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New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
4-Down : Sexy lass
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Mel Taub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} Spans: 4 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Taub.
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© 2005, The New York Times8/24/05 ( No. 20,378 )
Across
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Spur on a climbing iron : GAFF
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Temple V.I.P. : RABBI
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Less than a one-star movie : BOMB
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Saragossa's river : EBRO
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Lake Geneva spa : EVIAN
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Macedonian king to those who knew him when : ALEXTHEORDINARY
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Old-fashioned ingredient : RYE
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Medieval merchants' guild : HANSE
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Dug up : MINED
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Pitts of old Hollywood : ZASU
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Czar to those who knew him when : PETETHEMEDIOCRE
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Waters naturally : RAINS
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Summit : APEX
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Bagel filler : LOX
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Herr Bismarck : OTTO
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Store away : LAYIN
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Be ominous : BODE
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"___ the fields we go" : OER
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Fiddle with : ALTER
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Prussian king to those who knew him when : FREDTHENOTSOHOT
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"Lady" preceder, often : OUR
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Put up : POST
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Draconian : STERN
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Aplomb : POISE
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Wanted notice: Abbr. : APB
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Czarina to those who knew her when : KATETHEPASSABLE
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Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
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Use a soapbox : ORATE
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Kill : DOIN
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New York's Carnegie ___ : DELI
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Whimpered : PULED
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1956 hotspot : SUEZ
Down
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Reverse, e.g. : GEAR
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Well : ABLY
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Unfettered : FREE
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Sexy lass : FOX
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Go over and over : REHASH
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Way of approach : AVENUE
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Brief lives : BIOS
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Stripped : BARE
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Third line on a ballot: Abbr. : IND
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Kind of shark : BONITO
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"The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
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Difficult place to walk : MIRE
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Hopalong Cassidy actor : BOYD
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"___ life!" : THATS
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Commingle : IMMIX
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Stoicism founder : ZENO
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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86 is a high one : PROOF
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Gormandizer : EATER
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British chemical lab measurement : TITRE
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Like the corn god Yum Kax : MAYAN
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Prefix with center : EPI
30
Minister's calling, with "the" : CLOTH
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Bulldogger's venue : RODEO
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Use with effort : EXERT
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1939 co-star of Haley and Bolger : LAHR
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86 is a high one : AGE
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Stain : BLOT
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Jumping garbage cans on a motorcycle, e.g. : STUNT
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Dolts : ASSES
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Moolah : DOREMI
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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Like some coins and salads : TOSSED
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Lose traction : SKID
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Far from risqué : TAME
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Enumerator's ending : ETAL
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Indiana town where Cole Porter was born : PERU
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Iridescent stone : OPAL
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Leigh Hunt's "___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
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Dance exercise : PLIE
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German auto pioneer : BENZ
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Quaint dance : HOP
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Yellow Pages displays : ADS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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