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New York Times, Tuesday, August 15, 2006

42-Across : Dawdling

Author:
David Sullivan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sullivan.
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© 2006, The New York Times8/15/06 ( No. 20,734 )
Across
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1968 U.S. Open winner : ASHE
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"___ Easy" (1977 Ronstadt hit) : ITSSO
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Big name in pineapples : DOLE
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Shell game, e.g. : SCAM
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Appointed : NAMED
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Popular computer operating system : UNIX
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Dollars for rocket research? : THRUSTFUND
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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Sitter's handful : IMP
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Prefix with dollars : PETRO
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"Vamoose!" : SCRAM
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Housetop laborer : ROOFER
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Former F.B.I. chief Louis : FREEH
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Clearasil target : ACNE
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Lipton competitor : TETLEY
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Ex-Giants quarterback Phil : SIMMS
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Nothing can escape from one : BLACKHOLE
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
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Kind of club appropriate for this puzzle? : FOURH
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Country singer McEntire : REBA
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Dawdling : DALLIANCE
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Waste conduit : SEWER
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"Ta-ta!" : SEEYOU
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Largest continent : ASIA
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Yellowfin and albacore : TUNAS
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Montezuma's people : AZTECS
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Sounds of relief : SIGHS
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Soothing stuff : SALVE
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Curly's assaulter : MOE
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Month before Nisan : ADAR
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Fabrics manufacturer? : THREADMILL
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Hefty volume : TOME
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Daughter of Lear : REGAN
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___ onto (grab) : GLOM
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Otherwise : ELSE
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With regard to : ANENT
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Hess who was a dame : MYRA
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Jerky sort : SCHMO
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Oprah's production company : HARPO
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Cousin of a cassowary : EMU
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Often-unpaid worker : INTERN
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Wilson's predecessor : TAFT
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Blue toon : SMURF
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Madrid mister : SENOR
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Peculiar : ODD
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Killer tulip? : DUTCHTHREAT
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Lulu : ONER
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Old Italian money : LIRA
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Midterm worry : EXAM
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Glasses, informally : SPECS
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Pursue : SEEK
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Trio running the Mafia? : FAMILYTHREE
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Write on glass, e.g. : ETCH
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Raven-colored : EBON
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Marcus who co-founded 63-Down : LOEW
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Orbital period : YEAR
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Double agent : MOLE
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Territory : AREA
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Goat-man of myth : FAUN
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Debtors' notes : IOUS
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Evaluated, with "up" : SIZED
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Idiot ___ : SAVANT
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Pale with fright : ASHEN
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One reporting to a looie : SARGE
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Post with good etiquette : EMILY
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Some sports commentary : COLOR
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1965 march site : SELMA
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Fill beyond full : SATE
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Teen fave : IDOL
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Pinup's legs : GAMS
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What Mrs. Sprat couldn't eat : LEAN
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Big film inits. : MGM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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