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New York Times, Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Author:
David Liben-Nowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Liben-Nowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Liben-Nowell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0629 ( 20,322 )
Across
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Defrosts : THAWS
6
Jazz player : CAT
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Set as a price : ASKED
14
Leonardo da ___ : VINCI
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Leave speechless : AWE
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Amtrak's "bullet train" : ACELA
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Home for an 11-Down : ASDFGHJKL
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Castle dweller : ROYAL
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Following behind : INTOW
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Stunt man, perhaps : DOUBLE
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Need Bengay : ACHE
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Hit head-on : SLAMINTO
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Was able to : COULD
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Time line divisions : ERAS
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Gullible sorts : SAPS
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Andean flier : CONDOR
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Dull as dishwater : DRAB
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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Withdraws : OPTSOUT
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Potter's pedal : TREADLE
42
"The Crying Game" actor : REA
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C.E.O.'s degs. : MBAS
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Pokémon and pet rocks, e.g. : MANIAS
46
Early Bond foe : DRNO
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Outback avians : EMUS
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It's grand at the Grand Canyon : VISTA
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Hive male : DRONEBEE
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Dish served with a big spoon : STEW
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Nationals living abroad, informally : EXPATS
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Marathoner Waitz : GRETE
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Bloodletter's need : LEECH
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Emulate a veteran 11-Down : TOUCHTYPE
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"I give!" : UNCLE
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Overacting actor : HAM
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One-eighty : UTURN
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Magic Johnson was one : LAKER
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Golfer Ernie : ELS
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Mailings to record execs : DEMOS
Down
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Dam-building agcy. : TVA
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___ Master's Voice : HIS
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"Go on …" : AND
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"The Bank Dick" actor : WCFIELDS
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Speak manually : SIGN
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Sweet-talk : CAJOLE
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Klutzy : AWKWARD
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Rolodex no. : TEL
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Baseball record-setter of 4/8/74 : AARON
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Expert knot tiers : SCOUTS
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Person of letters? : KEYBOARDIST
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Flier to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
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Chip's cartoon chum : DALE
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Elevs. : HTS
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Render harmless : DISARM
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Honda model : ACCORD
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Rock's Alice ___ : COOPER
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Emulate a rookie 11-Down : HUNTANDPECK
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Place to trade : MART
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Banish to Hades : DOOM
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Winetaster's asset : PALATE
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Plaything for two : SEESAW
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Flemish painter : RUBENS
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Wally's sitcom bro : BEAV
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Easy to manage : TAME
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Licorice-flavored cordial : ANISETTE
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Intermediate target : SUBGOAL
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Delphic prophet : ORACLE
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Medical fluids : SERUMS
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Catchall category : OTHER
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Common Market inits. : EEC
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End of the Jewish calendar : ELUL
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Lucy Lawless role : XENA
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Fall heavily : THUD
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Everyday article : THE
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"Deee-lish!" : YUM
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What a star athlete may turn : PRO
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U.S.N.A. grad. : ENS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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