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New York Times, Thursday, August 24, 2006

Author:
Gary Steinmehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Steinmehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Steinmehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 20,743 )
Across
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Lotion letters : SPF
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Cross against traffic, e.g. : DART
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Sole support? : ARCH
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Falsehood : TALE
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Item for a travel bag : ETUI
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Czarist noble : BOYAR
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Lab gel : AGAR
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"The way I see it …" : TOME
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___ Arthur of "Bewitched" : UNCLE
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Seven-time Wimbledon winner : PETESAMPRAS
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Fish story : LIE
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Commercial resin : LAC
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How-dos : HIS
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Escape punishment : GETOFF
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Canine's coat : ENAMEL
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Outward appearances : PERSONAS
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Noodle on a banjo : STRUM
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Have the blues : MOPE
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Book by Madonna : SEX
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Soup vegetables … and a hint to 20-, 30-, 45- and 52-Across : SPLITPEAS
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___-relief : BAS
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Leftovers : ORTS
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Ice formations : BERGS
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Funnel-shaped flowers : PETUNIAS
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Interchangeable unit : MODULE
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Man Friday : HELPER
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Hip home : PAD
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Calendar abbr. : MON
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Manhattan chaser? : ITE
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Chef Auguste Escoffier creations : PEACHMELBAS
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Fractional part? : SLASH
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Place for a warp and a heddle : LOOM
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Middle sax? : ALTO
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"Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
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Capt. Holmes of "From Here to Eternity" : DANA
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Suds : BEER
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Entree eaten with a spoon : STEW
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Eddie's Beverly Hills cop : AXEL
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Like some wine : DRY
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Bread and butter, e.g. : STAPLES
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Where swimsuits may be worn : PAGEANT
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Freight train unit : FLATCAR
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Army chore : DETAIL
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Mighty mites : ATOMS
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Beef cut : RUMP
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Ticket info, maybe : TIER
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Kicks around : ABUSES
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Silver of the screen : RON
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"The Wizard of Oz" event : CYCLONE
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Home of Canada's main naval base : HALIFAX
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"___ Time transfigured me": Yeats : ERE
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Coral groups : REEFS
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One of a show biz threesome : SHEMP
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Go along (with) : AGREE
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Like rodeo riders, eventually : TOSSED
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Tousle : MUSSUP
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"Designing Women" woman Annie : POTTS
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Omar of TV's "House" : EPPS
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"Look!," in Lima : MIRA
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River through Tours : LOIRE
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Place to hang one's hat : ABODE
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Bugs in a garage : BEETLES
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Whatever else you may say : ATLEAST
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Had a street fight : RUMBLED
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Bad winner : GLOATER
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Picking up signals : SENSORY
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Scam, modern-style : PHISH
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Certain heir : NEPHEW
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Mustang or impala, e.g. : MAMMAL
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It may get charged or get charges : PHONE
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"Paper Lion" star, 1968 : ALDA
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Cajole : COAX
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Test site : LAB
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Orlando-to-Miami dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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