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New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Author:
David Liben-Nowell and Ryan O'Donnell
Editor:
Will Shortz
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin
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Ryan O'Donnell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Liben-Nowell. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. O'Donnell.
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© 2005, The New York Times8/3/05 ( No. 20,357 )
Across
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Round bullets : SLUGS
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Dish that may come with a toothpick : BLT
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Helps in crime : ABETS
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Columbus's birthplace : GENOA
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Ladies' or gents', e.g. : LOO
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Onetime Red head : LENIN
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Board that's usually 1 5/8" x 3 5/8" : TWOBYFOUR
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Punch server : LADLE
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Ages and ages : AEONS
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Point-and-click item : REMOTE
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Conflict from 1337-1453 : HUNDREDYEARSWAR
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Prefix with bar : ISO
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Atlanta-to-St. Pete dir. : SSE
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Russian fighter : MIG
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John and Paul, e.g.: Abbr. : STS
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Grandly honor : FETE
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Call on : VISIT
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Mathematician's response to 17-, 22-, 51- and 58-Across? : IDEMANDARECOUNT
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Desire, with "for" : SPOIL
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Snack item since 1912 : OREO
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___ glance (quickly) : ATA
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Prefix with school : PRE
47
Draft org. : SSS
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Breach : GAP
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Aramis, Athos, D'Artagnan and Porthos, with "the" : THREEMUSKETEERS
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Grand Prix site : LEMANS
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High clouds : CIRRI
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"Don't say ___" : AWORD
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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin : THEBIGTEN
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Turn aside : SHUNT
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Any ship : HER
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It's a snap : PHOTO
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Trunk : TORSO
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Drapers' meas. : YDS
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Place : STEAD
Down
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___ Pepper : SGT
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Author Wallace : LEW
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Popular Mattel game : UNO
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Become spoiled : GOBAD
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Gale on the gridiron : SAYERS
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Marilyn Monroe, e.g. : BLONDE
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Punk : LOUSY
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Rocky point : TOR
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Kind of reaction : ALLERGIC
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Rafters : BEAMS
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Funds : ENDOWS
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Struggle with : TILTAT
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Speaks scornfully : SNEERS
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The Blue and the Gray, once : FOES
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Add to the pot : RAISE
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Old 45 player : HIFI
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Preowned : USED
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A flat, e.g. : NOTE
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Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
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First responders: Abbr. : EMS
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Actor Kilmer : VAL
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Excessively : TOO
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Tack on : APPENDTO
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Social standards : NORMS
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"___ et mon droit" (British royal motto) : DIEU
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Advocate : URGE
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Approach : NEAR
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Trumps : TOPS
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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"Pinball Wizard" group : THEWHO
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British knight's protector : ARMOUR
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Sports people in masks : SKIERS
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Certain Slav : SERB
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"Cathy" and "Luann" : STRIPS
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Takes home : EARNS
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Part of an I.R.S. return: Abbr. : SCHED
54
Black billiard ball : EIGHT
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Your, of yore : THY
59
Corn location : TOE
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Airport inits. : ETA
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Silent O.K. : NOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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