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New York Times, Friday, June 9, 2006

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 234 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 20,667 )
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"Not to worry" : THATSOK
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Plays pat-a-cake : CLAPS
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Sinking of 1898 : THEMAINE
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Become employed : HIREON
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Back and forth : REPARTEE
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Ships at sea : ARMADA
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___ Powers (negotiators between the U.S. and Mexico, 1914) : ABC
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Sine ___ (timeless): Lat. : TEMPORE
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Opposite of brazen : COY
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Word said with a handshake : DEAL
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Order with a glass of milk : DONUT
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Women, slangily : FEMS
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Blues guitarist Sleepy John ___ : ESTES
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Jockey Turcotte : RON
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Too much excitement : MANIA
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1966 musical about a taxi dancer : SWEETCHARITY
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Makes things more interesting : RAISESTHESTAKES
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Fuddy-duddy : OLDFASHIONED
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Complain : BLEAT
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Foot soldiers: Abbr. : INF
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Member of the Eastern establishment? : RAJAH
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All in : BEAT
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Not just butterflies : ANGST
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Kind of candle : YULE
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Allen wrench shape : ELL
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Continuing annoyance : BUGBEAR
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Familia relative : TIA
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Undone : RUINED
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Attacker of colonies : ANTEATER
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"Most certainly, señor!" : SISISI
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Honor society rejectee : CSTUDENT
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Playground retort : AMTOO
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Objects of punches : KEYPADS
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Where Jocasta was queen : THEBES
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Swinger, once : HEPCAT
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Org. founded by Dr. Nathan Smith Davis : AMA
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Dress (up) : TART
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In place : SITED
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"And while I'm on the subject ..." : ONEMORETHING
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Reveal all : KEEPNOTHINGBACK
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Mariner's aid : CHART
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Bygone coins : LIRE
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Spot for a shot : ARM
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Dove : PEACENIK
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Lot, e.g. : SODOMITE
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Buy and sell : TRADE
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Refuses : NAYSAYS
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Any intelligence at all : OUNCEOFSENSE
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Healthful food claim : LESSFAT
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Electromagnetism pioneer : FARADAY
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Worry beads? : SWEAT
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Agrippina, to Nero : MATER
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Tee neighbor : ESS
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Buying channel on TV : HSN
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Ones clearing out? : ROBBERS
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Word of praise : ALLELUIA
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High-mindedness : IDEALISM
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Poked (out) : JUTTED
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Saucer contents : ALIENS
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Pluck : HEART
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Kind of feed : AUDIO
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Cheap : TATTY
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Kiss: Sp. : BESO
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Go for more duty : REUP
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Insect egg : NIT
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1969 Nabokov novel : ADA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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