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New York Times, Saturday, June 17, 2006

She said "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times6/17/06 ( No. 20,675 )
Across
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"Sweet Liberty" director and star : ALDA
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Heroin, slangily : SCAG
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Air, in Augsburg : LUFT
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Free : FOOTLOOSE
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Test versions : BETAS
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World War headgear : TINHELMET
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Prepare to take off? : UNTIE
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Deserves a hand? : ANTESUP
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Less apt to trust : WARIER
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High in the Andes : ALTO
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Fiddles with : ALTERS
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They may have private entries : DIARIES
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September through April, to an oysterman : RMONTHS
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Superlatively severe : ACUTEST
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Snare : MANTRAP
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Tired-looking : WAN
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Turner of records : IKE
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Drew in : ENTICED
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Operating expense? : SCALPEL
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Incentives : STIMULI
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Least conventional : ARTIEST
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Possible result of infection : SEPSIS
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Very bright : NEON
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Gushes, e.g. : EMOTES
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Many cabins : RENTALS
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Flat arrangement? : LEASE
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Viewers : EYEPIECES
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Microwave feature : TIMER
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Told all : CAMECLEAN
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Honorees in l'Église catholique: Abbr. : STES
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Red-bearded god : THOR
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Cold war grp. : SSRS
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Colgate brand : AFTA
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Cut off the spine : LOIN
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Terse bit of advice : DONT
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Inside : ATHEART
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Sugar and salt, often : SOLUTES
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Gardener's supply : COMPOST
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Suffix with polymer : ASE
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Near the right answer : GETWARM
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Soft : LENIENT
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Applesauce : UTTERTRIPE
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Opposite of raw deals : FAIRSHAKES
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Where Can. shares are bought and sold : TSE
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"The Saint" creator ___ Charteris : LESLIE
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"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" director : BURTON
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Michigan college or its town : ALMA
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William who rode with Paul Revere : DAWES
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"That doesn't seem feasible to me" : ICANTSEEIT
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She said "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" : AUNTIEMAME
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Like L-O-N-D-O-N : SPELT
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Levies : IMPOSES
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South Dakota county or its seat : CUSTER
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N.B.A.'er Mario ___ : ELIE
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Analyze : DISSECT
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Resort port where Alfred Nobel died : SANREMO
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Ivy, e.g. : CREEPER
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Unaccented : ATONIC
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High beams? : LINTELS
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Scores quickly? : ACES
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King of drama : LEAR
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Info put on some schedules: Abbr. : SSNS
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Flap and Fuzz of "Beetle Bailey": Abbr. : LTS
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Cry of impatience : YAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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