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New York Times, Saturday, August 6, 2005

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QW} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0806 ( 20,360 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Dentist's concern : ORALHEALTH
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They're not advanced studies : ABCS
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Old soap, perhaps : RADIODRAMA
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Bar preference : NEAT
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You may slow down when it goes off : FUZZBUSTER
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Tiber tributary whose name means "black" : NERA
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Host seeker : FLEA
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"… on the head of ___" : APIN
21
Bloated : PUFFY
22
High-tech suffix : TRON
23
Large weight lifters : CRANES
24
Kind of contract clause : NOTRADE
28
One with a fitting job : TAILOR
29
Overthrow, say : ERROR
30
Commute : TRANSFORM
33
Where shorts may be manufactured : ANIMATIONSTUDIO
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Volcanic spew : LAVAROCKS
36
Small arm : INLET
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Secretary in both Clinton's and George W. Bush's cabinet : MINETA
38
Least cold : KINDEST
40
Title girl in a 1977 Shaun Cassidy hit : DEANIE
41
Languish : PINE
42
How many people trust : INGOD
43
Ding : DENT
44
"Nothin'" : NADA
48
Passengers' concerns, briefly : ETAS
49
Subject of Ruth Montgomery's biography "A Gift of Prophecy" : JEANEDIXON
51
Proceeded : CAME
52
Means of recapturing one's youth? : AMBERALERT
53
Components of un archipel : ILES
54
"Heavens!" : GOODNESSME
Down
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"Catulli Carmina" composer : ORFF
2
1980's Argentine president ___ Alfonsín : RAUL
3
Wood dresser : ADZE
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"Cabaret" name : LIZA
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Rounded quoits peg : HOB
6
Stephen King's Delacroix : EDUARD
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Classical treatise on verse : ARSPOETICA
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7-Down is in it : LATIN
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Some special agts. : TMEN
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Pirate's exclamation : HAR
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Pledge recipient : ANNUALFUND
12
Kind of soup : BEEFNOODLE
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Service providers to Martha's Vineyard, e.g. : CARFERRIES
14
Doesn't dash off : STAYS
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Untouched : PRISTINE
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"American Pie" actress : TARAREID
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Keisters : CANS
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"Batman" theme composer Hefti : NEAL
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Like some shrubs : ORNAMENTAL
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"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," e.g. : TRIVIAGAME
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High bridge sites : ROMANNOSES
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Copper : TANSKINNED
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"M*A*S*H" extra : ROK
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Pioneering women's rights advocate : MOTT
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Popular pledge drive gift : TOTE
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Make a prisoner of war : INTERN
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Cinque doubled : DIECI
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R & B singer Bryson : PEABO
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Expo presentation : DEMO
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___ Asther, suave, Swedish-born actor in old films : NILS
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Turning points : AXES
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Home away from home : DORM
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Show that one's in? : ANTE
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Bender : JAG
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Former South Korean president Kim ___ Jung : DAE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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