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New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 20,679 )
Across
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Lid growth : LASH
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Let go : FREED
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Elder, e.g. : TREE
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It may prey on seals : ORCA
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Romance or sci-fi : GENRE
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Modern Maturity org. : AARP
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Mellow brass : FRENCHHORN
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Fiji neighbor : TONGA
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Doesn't dilly-dally : ACTS
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Take three of three, say : SWEEP
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Showing signs of recession? : BALDISH
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"Frasier" character : ROZ
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Makes aquatints : ETCHES
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Sunday seats : PEWS
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City near Santa Barbara : OJAI
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Rest on one's laurels : COAST
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2001 Will Smith biopic : ALI
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This puzzle's theme : DOUBLEH
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Fort Meade org. : NSA
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Jackpot game : LOTTO
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Legendary archer : TELL
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Models smaller than minis : MICROS
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Cake material? : MUD
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Cigar holder : HUMIDOR
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It's debatable : TOPIC
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Cologne cries : ACHS
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Show worry : PACE
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Combat venue : ARENA
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Delete : XOUT
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One hoping to get picked up : HITCHHIKER
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Like an eremite : LONE
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Deliver a keynote, say : ORATE
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"I don't think so" : NOPE
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Kitchen extension? : ETTE
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Hose material : NYLON
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Understands : GETS
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Places reached by ladders : LOFTS
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Keyboard quartet member : ARROW
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Public to-do : SCENE
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They hold up your pants : HANGERS
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I may follow these : FGH
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Kind of center : REHAB
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Gay leader? : ENOLA
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The Weasley family owl, in "Harry Potter" : ERROL
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Strip bare : DENUDE
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Hot stuff : TABASCO
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Worker in jeans : RANCHHAND
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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Certain Prot. : EPIS
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Family head : CAPO
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Rash reaction? : ITCH
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Madhouse : ZOO
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To be, to Brutus : ESSE
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Asian nation suffix : STAN
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Date producer : PALM
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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McCarthy's pursuit of Reds, e.g. : WITCHHUNT
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Protrude : JUT
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Jurist Fortas : ABE
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Off one's feed : ILL
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Banish to Hades : DOOM
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Massachusetts' state tree : ELM
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College bigwig : TRUSTEE
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Reverent : ADORING
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Gas thief's aid : SIPHON
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Bryce Canyon locale : UTAH
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Supermarket section : DAIRY
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Of base 8 : OCTAL
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Odd-numbered page : RECTO
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Tea variety : PEKOE
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Klutzy : INEPT
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Gives a fig : CARES
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Cotter pin's place : AXLE
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Geezer : COOT
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Female lobster : HEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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