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New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 2005

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0605 ( 20,298 )
Across
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Pen filler : CON
4
Unit of change : CENT
8
Sky line? : RAY
11
Calf accompanier : SHIN
15
___ Alto : PALO
16
Mexican silverworks city : TAXCO
17
Latino sports legend : PELE
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Kind of infection, for short : STAPH
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"I ___ the opinion …" : AMOF
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Source of unrest : AGGRAVATOR
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Flynn of film : ERROL
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Harem : SERAGLIO
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Knock for a loop : STUN
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Given the heave-ho : AXED
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1-, 4-, 8- and 11-Across, when treated as 59-Across : OLDTELEVISIONGAMESHOW
33
Mideast land: Abbr. : SYR
34
Cowpoke's charge : DOGIE
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Rubber : MASSEUR
36
Company's plant, e.g. : ASSET
40
They have hands and hooves : FAUNS
41
Michael Jackson movie musical, with "The" : WIZ
42
Sir Henry for whom a gallery is named : TATE
43
Forty-niner's equipment : PICK
44
Tweet : CHIRP
46
Imbued with : STEEPEDIN
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Stub ___ : ATOE
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They're adjacent to jibs : FORESAILS
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Formula One challenges : ESSES
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Splashdown recoveries : CAPSULES
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Datum for a secy. : APPT
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"___ the bat hath flown / His cloister'd flight …": Macbeth : ERE
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43-, 44-, 80- and 81-Across, literally : PARTSOFAREBUS
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Bygone carrier : TWA
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With 9-Down, is compatible : GETS
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Former press secretary Fleischer : ARI
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Land-locked national : BOLIVIAN
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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Ones higher up in a tree : ANCESTORS
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Some : ABIT
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Out of stock : NOTONHAND
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60's symbol : PEACE
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Puncture sound : SISS
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Taking care of matters : ONIT
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Ultimate end : EST
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Peter, Paul or Mary : SAINT
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Substantial : MEATY
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With 103-Down, Shakespearean title character : RICHARD
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Latin "earth" : TERRA
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Superfund administrator: Abbr. : EPA
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112-, 113-, 114- and 115-Across (for this puzzle's theme) : MAKEROFTHEHOMEVERSION
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Raised : BRED
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Standing : VERTICAL
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Biscayne Bay city : MIAMI
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Rustic furniture material : KNOTTYPINE
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Hot drink in a cup : SAKE
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Lombardy capital : MILAN
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Welk's "… and ___" : ATWO
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"Bellefleur" author : OATES
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Mideast ruler : AMIR
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Big wheel site : MILL
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Scale unit : TON
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Small fastener : BRAD
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General in the Capitol's Statuary Hall : LEE
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Animal with three lids on each eye : CAMEL
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Prayer starter : OLORD
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Skim : NOFAT
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More conniving : CAGIER
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Mario Cuomo or Gray Davis, f'rinstance : EXGOV
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Big maker of A.T.M.'s : NCR
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___ fault : TOA
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Adjust, as an engine : RETUNE
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See 66-Across : ALONG
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"So's ___ old lady!" : YER
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Cardiologist's exam : STRESSTEST
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Mules : HARDHEADS
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Business sect. listing : IPO
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Org. with many goals : NHL
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El ___ : PASO
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Agree (with) : TALLY
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Cajun French, e.g. : PATOIS
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Battle of the ___ : SEXES
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Churchill gesture : VSIGN
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Heroic deed : GEST
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Dazzle : AMAZE
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"Do ___?" : IDARE
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Jazzes (up) : SOUPS
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Friendly femme : AMIE
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Many a navel : OUTIE
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Birdhouse dwellers : WRENS
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With some urgency : APACE
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Lutelike instrument : SITAR
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Sweep : SCOPE
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Just makes, with "out" : EKES
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"To begin with …" : FIRST
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Oz. and kg. : WTS
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B, basically : CFLAT
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Work force that turns over a lot : HOERS
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Product with a circular red, white and blue logo : PEPSI
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Title role for Jude Law or Michael Caine : ALFIE
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"This ___ surprise!" : ISA
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One of the Ivies : UPENN
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Basic multiple choice : ABORC
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Sign of life : PULSE
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Trap filler : SAND
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Frodo pursuer : ORC
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W.W. II craft : EBOAT
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Leg part : TIBIA
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Dieter's measure : WAIST
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Impatient : ANTSY
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Kind of power common in Iceland : GEOTHERMAL
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Museum artifact : VASE
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Poetically large : ENORM
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Actress Braga : SONIA
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Street competition : STICKBALL
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Boric acid target : ANT
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Veep after Hubert : SPIRO
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Morning break time, maybe : TENAM
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King in the Gospels : HEROD
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Left hand's starting position, for a touch typist : ASDF
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"It would ___ me …" : SEEMTO
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Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
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K follower : MART
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"The results ___" : AREIN
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Caught off guard : THROWN
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Leveled : EVENED
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Netanyahu's predecessor as P.M. : PERES
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50 past : TENTO
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Rice/Lloyd Webber musical : EVITA
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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Part of Caesar's boast : ICAME
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Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
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Phillie or Card : NLER
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"Yummy" : MMM
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See 87-Across : III
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Half a candy bar name : KAT
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Age-determining stat. : YOB
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Scorecard number : PAR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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