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New York Times, Monday, June 19, 2006

Author:
Raymond Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0619 ( 20,677 )
Across
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E-mail from a Nigerian with $10 million to give you, e.g. : SCAM
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Average : NORM
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Planet whose name is a Disney character : PLUTO
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Loser to the tortoise : HARE
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___ vera : ALOE
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Poe bird : RAVEN
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Clapton who sang "Layla" : ERIC
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___ Hari (spy) : MATA
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Musical work featuring 3-Down : OPERA
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State flower of Maryland : BLACKEYEDSUSAN
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Light into : ASSAIL
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Kind of number: Abbr. : ORD
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Flower with large velvety clusters : SWEETWILLIAM
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Sweetie : HON
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Words of comparison : ISTO
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Southwest plant : YUCCA
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Much : ALOT
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Request from a doctor with a tongue depressor : SAYAH
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Pagoda instrument : GONG
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Late princess : DIANA
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Said aloud : ORAL
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Flower in the violet family often seen on roadsides : JOHNNYJUMPUP
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Prefix with thermal : GEO
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Grand and baby grand : PIANOS
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Frilly white flower also called wild carrot : QUEENANNESLACE
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It makes scents : ATTAR
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"Open late" sign, maybe : NEON
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Old balladeer's instrument : LUTE
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Wash off : RINSE
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"Otello" baritone : IAGO
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City east of Utah Lake : OREM
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Quickness : SPEED
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Historic school on the Thames : ETON
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Deep grooves : RUTS
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Biblical land with a queen : SHEBA
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Olympic track gold medalist Lewis et al. : CARLS
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Songs in a 19-Across : ARIAS
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Places people are drawn to : MECCAS
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Anonymous : NAMELESS
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Oil of ___ : OLAY
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Repetitive process : ROTE
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Pasture : MEADOW
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How a peacock struts? : PROUDLY
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Trips around the track : LAPS
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Eye part : UVEA
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Bird with a forked tail : TERN
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Put ___ show : ONA
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Fuzzy green fruit : KIWI
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Greek "H" : ETA
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"Happy birthday ___" : TOYOU
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Haul : LUG
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Much-respected person : ICON
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Clearasil target : ACNE
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Sorcerer : MAGE
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Muslim pilgrimage : HADJ
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Mishmash : OLIO
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He released a dove in Genesis : NOAH
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Old cable inits. : TNN
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Sling's contents : ARM
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Discover accidentally : HAPPENON
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Irate : ANGERED
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San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
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Tokyo money : YEN
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"Happy Days" character : JOANIE
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Wanness : PALLOR
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Pacific nation once known as Pleasant Island : NAURU
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Group of eight : OCTET
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Appears : SEEMS
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Common cosmetics applicator : QTIP
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Eclectic magazine : UTNE
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Lighten, as a burden : EASE
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In apple-pie order : NEAT
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Aborted : NOGO
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"___ Poetica" : ARS

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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