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New York Times, Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Author:
Raymond Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Kindergarten instruction : ABCS
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Modern music holder : DISC
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Next-to-last Italian queen : ELENA
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Soften, as chocolate : MELT
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Draft-board classification : ONEA
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Puts a top on : ROOFS
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Follow : OBEY
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Cereal box figure with a hat : CAPNCRUNCH
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Eucalyptus muncher : KOALA
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"To happiness!," e.g. : TOAST
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Group forcing men into military service : PRESSGANG
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Young troublemakers : IMPS
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"Go away!" : SHOO
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Product of dehydration : SEASALT
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Years ___ : AGO
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Disney goldfish : CLEO
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Pang : THROE
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Popular family dog, familiarly : LAB
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Emergency military operation : AIRLIFT
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Hells Canyon locale: Abbr. : IDA
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Shooter : BBGUN
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Inquire : ASK
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Classic novel banned in the U.S. until 1933 : ULYSSES
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Was present : CAME
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Word on a biblical wall : MENE
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Enhancing undergarment : PUSHUPBRA
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Sucker : LEECH
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Stylish Ford, briefly : TBIRD
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Orange snack item : CHEESECURL
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Russian choreographer Moiseyev : IGOR
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Gather : AMASS
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Dairy case item : OLEO
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It may be wrinkled : NOSE
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Body of art? : TORSO
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Deep in thought : RAPT
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Got larger : GREW
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One way to run : AMOK
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Fast-tempoed jazz : BEBOP
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Free from confusion : CLEAR
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Does salon work : STYLES
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___ Martens (casual shoes) : DOC
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Pig ___ poke : INA
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Dividing membranes : SEPTA
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Church bylaws : CANONS
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Blunders : ERRS
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Stupid and ill-mannered : LOUTISH
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String of periods : EON
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Super Bowl winner more than 50% of the time: Abbr. : NFC
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Hair color : ASH
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Where to put an old newspaper, maybe : CAGE
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Trash bins : ASHCANS
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Songs for one : SOLI
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Suffix with theater : GOER
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Julie Andrews role in "The Sound of Music" : MARIA
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Trudges : PLODS
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Porterhouse, e.g. : STEAK
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Essay : ATTEMPT
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Music holder : ALBUM
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House feature : GABLE
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Delivery specialist, for short? : OBGYN
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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Nagging desire : ITCH
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Lady of the Haus : FRAU
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Of no value : USELESS
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Olympics blade : EPEE
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Assistance : SUCCOR
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Subsiding : EBBING
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Longtime Dolphins coach : SHULA
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Stiffness : RIGOR
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Popped up : AROSE
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Classic gas : ESSO
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Attracted : DREW
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Cool ___ : CAT
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Patient care grp. : HMO
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Pitcher part : EAR
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Workout unit : REP
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Parking site : LOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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