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New York Times, Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Author:
Steve Salmon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Salmon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Salmon. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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" … and the ___ shall be first": Matthew : LAST
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Singer Ives : BURL
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Place for a boutonniere : LAPEL
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2-Down, for example : AUTO
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French political division : ETAT
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Bicker : ARGUE
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Prefix with graphic : IDEO
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Told all : SANG
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___ shoppers : KMART
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Safecrackers' noise? : DINOFTHIEVES
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Pharmaceutical facility : LAB
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Zero : NIL
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One in the plus column : WIN
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Cherish : HOLDDEAR
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Wordsmith William : SAFIRE
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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Glutton's before and after pics? : THINANDNOW
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Criticizes and how! : SLAMS
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In the past : AGO
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Stingless bee : DRONE
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The art of wrestling? : PINMANSHIP
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Former 64-Across capital : NIS
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Full : ENTIRE
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Carry on : TRANSACT
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"Gloria in excelsis ___" : DEO
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___ good deed : DOA
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Former Portuguese colony in India : GOA
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Cheap racing cycle? : TINSPEEDBIKE
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Washbowl : BASIN
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Certain Slav : SERB
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Mideast flier : ELAL
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Together : ASONE
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Roughly : ORSO
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Small stream : RILL
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Spars : MASTS
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Half a gas mileage rating : CITY
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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Deposited : LAID
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Popular German import : AUDI
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W.W. II gun : STEN
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Over the hill : TOOOLD
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Strongest possibility : BESTBET
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Great Salt Lake state : UTAH
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Indian royal : RANI
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Three-star V.I.P.: Abbr. : LTGEN
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Stop between Tampa and Orlando : LAKELAND
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Jacket parts : ARMS
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Holder of a Grand Slam event, for short : PGA
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It's east of the Atl. : EUR
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Tennis call : LET
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Craze : FAD
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MasterCard rival : VISA
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A Ryder : WINONA
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Like many O. Henry stories : IRONIC
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Like some locked gates : HASPED
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Over the Internet : ONLINE
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Simple shed : LEANTO
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Cries of insight : AHAS
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Starboard : RIGHT
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New Deal inits. : FDR
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Pinot ___ : NOIR
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Start of the 21st century : MMI
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Ones closely packed in : SARDINES
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Glass gas : NEON
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Shoulder-length hairdo : PAGEBOY
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Doze (off) : NOD
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Cavalry weapons : SABERS
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Org. : ASSOC
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Windshield feature : TINT
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Persian spirit : PERI
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Once, once : ERST
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Hip bones : ILIA
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Former "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
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Fashion magazine : ELLE
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"Pow!" : BAM
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Simile center : ASA
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Morse Mayday : SOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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