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New York Times, Saturday, July 2, 2005

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0702 ( 20,325 )

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Across
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Sinister, manipulative type : SVENGALI
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___-tongue (small fern) : ADDERS
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"Dig in!" : HAVEATIT
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Lake Erie feeder : MAUMEE
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The opportunity to start over : ANEWLEASEONLIFE
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Courter : GENTLEMANCALLER
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Ratfinks : CROSSERS
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Smallish energy source : AABATTERY
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Busts and such : STATUARY
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They make folks hot under the collar : FEVERS
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It's highly unlikely to work : HAREBRAINEDIDEA
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Famous "Tonight Show" tomahawk tosser : EDAMES
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Much ado about nothing : NONEVENT
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Gambling venues in Vegas and Detroit : MGMGRANDS
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Long whites, e.g. : POTATOES
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Something to discuss : ITEMONTHEAGENDA
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Haggles successfully : STRIKESABARGAIN
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The Wall Street Journal topic : MERGER
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"Sense and Sensibility" sister : MARIANNE
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Some nymphs : OREADS
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Monocle : EYEGLASS
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Catch some flies : SHAG
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Wind instrument : VANE
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Square : EVEN
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It becomes aquatic during its breeding season : NEWT
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Rub the wrong way : GALL
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Just so, after "to" : ATEE
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British rocker Gallagher : LIAM
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"Something really ought to be done" : ITSACRYINGSHAME
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Gas giant : AMOCO
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Actress Wynter and others : DANAS
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Takes the edge off : DULLS
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Boxer Griffith : EMILE
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Not handle oneself, say : REFER
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Ones watching the ball? : SEERS
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Eliza's tutor, to Eliza : ENRY
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"Off the Court" writer : ASHE
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Just barely : ATAD
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Silents siren : BARA
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"Lemme ___!" : ATEM
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IV part : TUBE
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Hands on deck : TARS
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Generation or more : ERA
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Chinese for "wind" : FENG
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River that joins the Fulda : EDER
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Brawny competitor : VIVA
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Primeval plot : EDEN
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Split : REND
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Essay questions are part of them: Abbr. : SATS
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René, for instance : NOM
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"Miracle" workers of 1969 : METS
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___ Beach (town near San Luis Obispo) : PISMO
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Sleek, lustrous fur : OTTER
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Land in a foreign land? : TERRE
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Onetime alternative to Atari : AMIGA
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Took a hit : TOKED
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Pips : ONERS
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Where many surfers shop : EBAY
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Swiss bank site : AARE
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Young eel : GRIG
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Not différent : EGAL
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Junior spoiler, perhaps : NANA
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Rackets : DINS
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Scottish singletons : ANES

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

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