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New York Times, Friday, August 12, 2005

Waiting time at the motor vehicle bureau, seemingly

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 220 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2005, The New York Times8/12/05 ( No. 20,366 )

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Across
1
Superior, after "a" : CUTABOVETHEREST
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Confide in : OPENONESHEARTTO
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Decorative plants : ORNAMENTALTREES
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Sorry : SAD
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Lighter fuels : BUTANES
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Convened : SAT
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Hiring no-no : BIAS
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Eucharist plate : PATEN
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Nike rival : FILA
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Up to now : ASYET
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Some dishwashers, for short : GES
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Place for a bow, maybe : BRAID
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Those in favor : YESVOTES
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Setting for "Der Rosenkavalier" : VIENNA
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Horned goddess : ISIS
33
Long : PINE
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Lug : SCHLEP
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Bibliophile's pursuit : RAREBOOK
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Settler of many an argument : HOYLE
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With 40-Down, big name in Massachusetts : TED
43
___ metal (plating alloy) : TERNE
44
"Her ___" ("Miss Saigon" song) : ORME
45
Cut off : SHORN
47
First home : EDEN
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Waiting time at the motor vehicle bureau, seemingly : EON
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Unwelcome greeting? : KEEPOUT
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Bonding candidate : ION
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Rams' gate? : PLAYERSENTRANCE
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"Proceed!" : ALLENGINESAHEAD
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An envisioned America, moneywise : CASHLESSSOCIETY
Down
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Harbor town in Oregon : COOSBAY
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Lift : UPRAISE
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Time window for a veto : TENDAYS
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Turkey : BOMB
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Ahead, barely : ONEUP
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Flute's finger holes : VENTAGES
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Probate court concerns : ESTATES
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Macbeth and Macduff : THANES
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Lover of Paris : HELEN
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Vittles : EATS
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School days initials : RRR
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Annual, as Mediterranean winds : ETESIAN
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Enter quietly : STEALIN
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Taqueria offering : TOSTADA
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City on the Guadalquivir : SEVILLE
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Handout: Var. : FREEBEE
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"We're off ___ the Wizard" : TOSEE
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Psychologist who gave his name to a test : BINET
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Not stiff? : TIP
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Man of ancient Rome : VIR
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Bosses : PADRONES
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Laced waterproof boot : SHOEPAC
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Popular Toyota : COROLLA
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Seatback items : HYMNALS
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Gets back to business : REOPENS
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Minister-in-training : ORDINEE
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Baseball-like game : ONEOCAT
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See 42-Across : KENNEDY
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Argument : THESIS
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Worsted variety : SERGE
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Bonkers : NUTSO
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___ Ration (dog food brand) : KENL
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___ II (razor brand) : TRAC
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"Uh-huh" : YEH
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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