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New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 2006

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 143, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 146 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0702 ( 20,690 )
Across
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Some radio dispatches, for short : APBS
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Album feature : STAMP
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___ Popular : BANCO
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Small handful : WISP
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"George of the Jungle" elephant : SHEP
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Historic symbol whose shape can be found hidden in this completed puzzle : LIBERTYBELL
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___'acte : ENTR
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Southern side? : PONE
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Made better : AMELIORATED
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French noodle product? : IDEE
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Shot by a doctor : INJECTED
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1776-1876: Abbr. : CEN
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Guitarlike Japanese instruments : SAMISENS
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Better set : READIER
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Hypodermics : SYRINGES
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Alexander Hamilton's place, informally : TENSPOT
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It's filled with bills : ATM
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Allegro ___ (music direction) : ASSAI
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Grps. : ASSNS
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Prefix with dermis : EPI
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Lateral lead-in : TRI
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Takes power away from : UNPLUGS
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Henpeck : NAG
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Bard's nightfall : EEN
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Shavings : PARINGS
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TV canine : REN
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Old washing machine feature : WRINGER
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34th U.S. pres. : DDE
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Opposite of blow up : DEFLATE
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"I beg to differ!" : NOTSO
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Neat : ICELESS
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Stage elevator : RISER
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Bighearted one : SOFTY
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Out : NOTIN
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Ones making amphibious landings? : TOADS
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They go all out at beauty shops : AFROS
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Center of Florida? : EPCOT
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Coulter who wrote "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" : ANN
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Mention : BRINGUP
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Kind of I.R.A. : SEP
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Broadcasts : AIRINGS
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Big bird : EMU
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U.S. atty. gen. in 1962 : RFK
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In a Weird Al Yankovic song, he "looks like a Muppet, but he's wrinkled and green" : YODA
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Certain fungus : SMUT
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Book before James: Abbr. : HEB
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"Cool" amount : MIL
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Saturate, in dialect : SOG
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"Sweet as apple cider" girl : IDA
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Cheesehead : SAP
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Ballantine, e.g. : ALE
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First group of invitees : ALIST
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"Consider it done!" : NOPROBLEM
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More fit : ABLER
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Moving away from the sides : CENTERING
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German auto pioneer Gottlieb : DAIMLER
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Carpentry supplies : RINGBOLTS
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Like Saturn : RINGED
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Skin cleanser component : ASTRINGENT
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In the middle of : DURING
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Not dis : DAT
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Whirler : TOP
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Comedy shtick : BIT
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Twisty turn : ESS
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Within reach : ACHIEVABLE
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Savory French appetizers : ONIONTARTS
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"Tell me about it" : ICANRELATE
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Much-photographed White House area : ROSEGARDEN
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Accent : STRESSMARK
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Misses the wake-up call : OVERSLEEPS
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Like many T's and P's : ASPIRATED
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Emergency calling plan : PHONETREE
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Image that appears with the 20-Across on an old half dollar : BENJAMINFRANKLIN
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Go over the limit? : SPEED
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Groups that run : SLATES
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Olympic officials : TIMERS
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Still snoring : ABED
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Actor Gibson : MEL
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Like a Rolls-Royce : PRICY
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Talking Heads co-founder David : BYRNE
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Legal org. : ABA
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Pulls in : NETS
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Baseballers' wear : CLEATS
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Graybeards : OLDMEN
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Houdini's real name : WEISS
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Longtime setting for 20-Across : INDEPENDENCEHALL
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Things needed around dictators : STENOPADS
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High reputes : PRESTIGES
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Ornament that may be worn with sandals : TOERING
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Org. with operations : CIA
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Pulls : INS
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Original ___ : SIN
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Hang : SAG
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Mozart's birthplace: Abbr. : AUS
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From Phila. to Miami : SSW
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Hard stuff : PROOFSPIRIT
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Repeated phrase in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech : LETFREEDOMRING
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Like a juggernaut : UNSTOPPABLE
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Elapse : PASSBY
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Polished off : ATE
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Fraudulent contestant : RINGER
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Welcome, as the new year : RINGIN
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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Check over : RETEST
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Hat, slangily : LID
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Top-secret grp. : NSA
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Sounds of woe : OYS
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It often gets glossed over : LIP
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Airport area : TARMAC
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Previously recorded : ONFILE
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Dish prepared in a skillet : OMELET
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Rutabagas, e.g. : TUBERS
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Starr and others : RINGOS
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Japanese noodle product : UDON
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Temple with curved roofs : PAGODA
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Put forward : ASSERT
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Muslim leader : IMAM
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Call : RINGUP
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Series : STRING
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Rocks : TEETERS
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June honorees : PAS
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Direct contact : ABUTTAL
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Routine : BORING
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Domestic Old World birds : RINGDOVES
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Creme-filled chocolate treats : RINGDINGS
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Talking point? : DAIS
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I.R.A. part: Abbr. : ACCT
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"There's gold in them ___ hills!" : THAR
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Oil producer : PALM
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Afrikaner : BOER
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Earth, to Mahler : ERDE
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Flight segment : STEP
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Payroll dept. ID's : SSNS
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Follower of Benedict? : INE
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Pastoral cry : BAA
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P.O. box item : LTR
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Comics shriek : EEK
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Granada gold : ORO
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Natl. Novel Writing mo. : NOV
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British verb ending : ISE
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It may follow you : ARE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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