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New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 2006

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0706 ( 20,694 )
Across
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Malicious one : VIPER
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Country music legend Ernest : TUBB
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Poverty and war : ILLS
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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Oil that's not really oily : OLAY
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Board unit? : MEAL
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Relative of "It's not you, it's me" : I NEED MY SPACE
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Co. name ender : LTD
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Girl who's having a ball : DEB
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Like some expensive tickets : SCALPED
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Actor McGregor : EWAN
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Prepared : SET
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"Chasing ___," 1997 film : AMY
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Two tablets every 12 hours, say : DOSAGE
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Mother of Ares : HERA
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Cry of disgust : FIE
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Jimmied : FORCED
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"Bye Bye Bye" boy band : NSYNC
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Almost zero : NEXT TO NOTHING
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Rule to follow : BYLAW
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1979 Vanessa Redgrave title role : AGATHA
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50's political inits. : AES
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Kind of skirt : HULA
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Rowers : OARMEN
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The husband's : HIS
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Old hand : PRO
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"___ Sutra" : KAMA
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Judge : ARBITER
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Yalie : ELI
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Certain corp. takeover : LBO
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"We have a big dessert coming" : LEAVE SOME ROOM
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Trim : PARE
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Alternative media magazine : UTNE
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Title boy in old comics : DONDI
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They may be hard to beat : ODDS
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Tap-in, e.g. : PUTT
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Follows : OBEYS
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Hidden : VEILED
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Bisected : IN TWO
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Cuddly zoo animals : PANDAS
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Hot time in Québec : ETE
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Rush, e.g. : REED
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Repeated part of a soliloquy : TO BE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Dark horses : BAYS
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How many vacationers travel : BY CAR
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Suggest : IMPLY
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Bound : LEAP
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Some frills : LACE
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Source of many spills : SLED
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Leave : DESERT
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Fox with the 1988 hit "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" : SAMANTHA
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Borderline agreement? : NAFTA
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Classic name in retail clothing … or a hint to this puzzle's theme : THE GAP
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Blanch : GO WHITE
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Dame ___ : EDNA
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Memo starter : FYI
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B & B : INN
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Ticker tape, for short? : ECG
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Shade of black : COAL
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Predator : SHARK
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Rockets can be found in this: Abbr. : NBA
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Check out : EYE
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Some T-shirts : XLS
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He played Lord Jim in "Lord Jim" : OTOOLE
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Deplete : USE UP
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1992 and '96 Dream Team member : MALONE
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Represent : EMBODY
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Campbell and Judd : NAOMIS
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Allergic reaction : HIVES
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Convened again : REMET
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Meat dish often served with gravy : ALPO
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Go through : READ
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Good college for poets? : BARD
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VW predecessor : RSTU
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Words of affirmation : I DO
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It touches four Great Lakes: Abbr. : ONT
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Deprive (of) : ROB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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