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New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 2005

They leave marks on the road

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 144 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times7/12/05 ( No. 20,335 )
Across
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Nurses' workmates : DOCS
5
Leave clueless : STUMP
10
Headliner : STAR
14
Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
15
Lack of laxness : RIGOR
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Kent State's state : OHIO
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"I'm game" : FINEWITHME
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On guard : WARY
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Jane of "Klute" : FONDA
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Had in mind : MEANT
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"Telephone Line" rock grp. : ELO
24
Pretend to sing : LIPSYNC
28
Star Wars mil. project : SDI
31
"I'm game" : LETSDOIT
33
One of the Twin Cities : STPAUL
35
Cold-relief brand : CONTAC
37
"Love Story" author Erich : SEGAL
38
Drop anchor : MOOR
41
Hedge former : SHRUB
43
D.C. bigwigs : POLS
44
Out of kilter : ASKEW
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Letter lines : SERIFS
48
"Tommy" rockers : THEWHO
50
"I'm game" : ALLRIGHT
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Stable diet? : HAY
55
Fashionable : INSTYLE
57
Soccer standout Hamm : MIA
58
Plug : DAMUP
60
They leave marks on the road : SKIDS
62
New Mexico resort town : TAOS
64
"I'm game" : SUREWHYNOT
68
Like a G.I. peeling spuds : ONKP
69
Susan Lucci's Emmy role : ERICA
70
Don Juan, for one : ROUE
71
Sight seers : EYES
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Got up : STOOD
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Cultural doings : ARTS
Down
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___ bag (camper's tote) : DUFFEL
2
Baltimore ballplayer : ORIOLE
3
Defeatist's word : CANNOT
4
Musher's transport : SLED
5
Hindu honorific : SRI
6
Small songbird : TIT
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"Gross!" : UGH
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Daddy's counterpart : MOMMY
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Fixes feathers : PREENS
10
Scattered, as seed : SOWN
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"I'm game" : THATSAGO
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Go public with : AIR
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"Crying" singer Orbison : ROY
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Hider in kids' books : WALDO
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Does something : ACTS
25
Electrified particles : IONS
26
Cores : PITHS
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Ogle : STAREAT
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Twofold : DUAL
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Sorry situations : ILLS
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You may make its head turn : SCREW
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Coke competitor : PEPSI
36
One of the Three Stooges : CURLY
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Trig, e.g. : MATH
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Govt. workplace watchdog : OSHA
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"I'm game" : OKEYDOKE
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One, for one : BILL
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Passing fancy : WHIM
47
Mouthing off : FRESH
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Unwelcome obligations : ONUSES
51
Key with two flats : GMINOR
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Lay low : HIDOUT
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Has a bite : TASTES
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Brief burst : SPURT
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Cairo cobras : ASPS
61
Actress Sedgwick : KYRA
62
Bunion's place : TOE
63
Whatever : ANY
65
Brazilian hot spot, briefly : RIO
66
System starter? : ECO
67
Roll of dough : WAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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