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New York Times, Friday, August 11, 2006

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {VXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 20,730 )
Across
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Brewer's need : HOPS
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Borderline : IFFY
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Salvaging aid : SONAR
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Strike : OMIT
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Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer-winning graphic novel : MAUS
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Show fear : QUAKE
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Upper : HAPPYPILL
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Set free : UNTIE
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Nice one : UNE
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Sat. rehearsals, perhaps : SERS
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Back up : SECOND
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Brand whose logo is a cone-headed character : MISTERSOFTEE
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Voltaire's "La ___ de César" : MORT
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Electronic music pioneer : MOOG
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Culmination : CAP
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Bring (out) : TROT
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1990 #1 rap hit : ICEICEBABY
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Her name can be touch-typed with just the right hand : YOKOONO
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BBQ annoyance : SKEETER
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Like kilts : KNEELENGTH
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Faux Japanese reply : AHSO
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Conductor's need : EAR
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Prefix with -crine : ENDO
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Snarly sort : OGRE
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Biblical path to heaven : JACOBSLADDER
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Pacific : SERENE
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RR sta. info : ETDS
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It's stranded : RNA
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Hymn start : OLORD
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Bedtime cover : SLEEPMASK
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Fellow : BLOKE
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React angrily : ROAR
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Pivot : SLUE
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Mythical reveler : SATYR
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Mice catchers : OWLS
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Spent : USED
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Pedestrian : HOHUM
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One whose flag features a dagger and two swords : OMANI
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Santa Claus, for one : PIPESMOKER
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Big race sponsor : STP
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Freshness : IMPERTINENCE
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Events with tents : FAIRS
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Offensive : FULSOME
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Handbag monogram : YSL
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Film attacker? : SQUEEGEE
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Postal unit : OUNCE
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Like some troops : NATO
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Homologous : AKIN
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English horn, e.g. : REED
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River whose mouth is near Nieuwpoort : YSER
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Annual meeting attendees : STOCKHOLDERS
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Head-___ : TOTOE
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Dump (on) : FOIST
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They keep large flocks : CATHEDRALS
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Justice Fortas and others : ABES
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Lighter, briefly? : PYRO
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Big Wheel rider : TYKE
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Jaffe who wrote "The Best of Everything" : RONA
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Complex unit : CONDO
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Santa Claus feature : BEARD
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Poisonous ornamental : OLEANDER
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Not stay on deck : GOBELOW
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"Oh my!," for one : GASP
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Erratic : JERKY
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Take second, e.g. : STEAL
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Result : ENSUE
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Like baseball infields, before games : RAKED
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Is visibly miserable : SOBS
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Etymology info : ROOT
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Sign of overfilling : SRO
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Big Ten sch. : MSU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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