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New York Times, Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Author:
Michael J. Doran
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael J. Doran

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Doran. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle literally includes the entries CROSS-EXAMINES, CROSS-FIRES, CROSS-HAIRS, CROSS-ROADS, CROSS-SECTIONS, and, of course, CROSS-WORDS.

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Across
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Stinky locale to work : SEWER
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Come in second : PLACE
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Not just "a" : THE
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Dean Martin's "That's ___" : AMORE
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He's entombed in Red Square : LENIN
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Dinghy propeller : OAR
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With 3-Down, popular puzzles : WORDS
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Bit of hijinks : ANTIC
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Clamor : DIN
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"Maybe, maybe not" : ITDEPENDS
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With 12-Down, rifle shooter's aid : HAIRS
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Nintendo's Super ___ : NES
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Dumb ___ (oafs) : OXES
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Most rational : SANEST
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Lantern-jawed Jay : LENO
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President ___ (acting head) : PROTEM
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With 26-Down, some statistical samples : SECTIONS
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Janet of the Clinton cabinet : RENO
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Half-wit : IDIOT
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"Bonne ___" (French send-off) : NUIT
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With 21-Down, questions in court : EXAMINES
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Eventually : INTIME
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Hunter's quarry : PREY
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Turndowns : NOES
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Trojan horse donors : GREEKS
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No longer around : GONE
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Dandy dresser : FOP
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With 47-Down, crucial decision point : ROADS
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Gives the car keys : LETSDRIVE
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Granola bit : OAT
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Muscat native : OMANI
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With 50-Down, tough positions for soldiers : FIRES
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Handheld computer, briefly : PDA
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Novelist Puzo : MARIO
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In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Krupp Works city : ESSEN
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Hangs in there : LASTS
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Greeted at the door : SAWIN
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Overact : EMOTE
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See 17-Across : WORDS
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Our 6-Down, in Germany : ERDE
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Made another comment : RESPOKE
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Sun circler : PLANET
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Gives for a time : LENDS
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Pantry raiders : ANTS
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102, in old Rome : CII
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Cast a spell over : ENCHANT
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"It is ___ for" : TODIE
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See 22-Across : HAIRS
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Dadaist Max : ERNST
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See 40-Across : EXAMINES
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Rubs holy oil on : ANOINTS
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See 32-Across : SECTIONS
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Trampled on : STOMPED
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The MGM lion : LEO
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Cousin of ante- : PRE
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Reviewer Reed : REX
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___ roll (winning) : ONA
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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Arles affirmative : OUI
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Takeaway game with matches : NIM
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
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Annoying : IRKSOME
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Required : NEEDFUL
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Mental picture : NOTION
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Feel blindly : GROPE
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See 53-Across : ROADS
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Bother incessantly : EATAT
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"Three wishes" granter : GENIE
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See 59-Across : FIRES
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For all to see : OVERT
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Cuban moolah : PESOS
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TV husband of Phyllis : LARS
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Pinup Hayworth : RITA
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Pas' mates : MAS

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

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