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New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 2006

Author:
Mark Feldman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Feldman

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Feldman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0806 ( 20,725 )
Across
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See 131-Across : MAN
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Root holders : SCALPS
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End of "Lohengrin" : ACTIII
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Minor player : COG
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Manning the quarterback : ELI
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Good to go : ALLSET
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Perfume bottle : FLACON
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Itinerary info: Abbr. : ARR
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Yo-yo : NUT
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Demonstration against a Miss America pageant? : BEAUTYPROTEST
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Riddle-me-___ : REE
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One making calls from home : UMPIRE
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Off one's feed : ILL
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Tourist's aid : MAP
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Fingerprint feature : RIDGE
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Multiplying rapidly? : INASTATEOFPROFUSION
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Legendary elephant eaters : ROCS
40
Sinuous swimmer : EEL
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It maddens MADD : DWI
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Italian innkeeper : PADRONE
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Loose rope fiber used as caulking : OAKUM
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Ruckus : ADO
47
Shoebox letters : EEE
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Grant-giving grp. : NEA
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Collection of publications about historical advances? : THELIBRARYOFPROGRESS
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Rush violently : HURTLE
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Interstice : GAP
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Northern Ireland politician Paisley and others : IANS
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Dog it : LOAF
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Follower of Shakespeare? : ANA
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Matter of aesthetics : ART
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Honored Fr. woman : STE
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Fab Four forename : RINGO
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One who accidentally blurts out "I did it!"? : ABSENTMINDEDCONFESSOR
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De ___ : FACTO
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Do-do connector : ASI
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In excelsis ___ : DEO
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Perp prosecutors : DAS
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Is indisposed : AILS
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Use as a resource : TAP
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Nobel-winning poet Heaney : SEAMUS
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Nose-picking and belching in the White House? : GROSSNATIONALCONDUCT
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L.A.P.D. part : LOS
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Work for eds. : MSS
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Untilled tract : LEA
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Coil inventor : TESLA
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Where people travel between poles? : SKIAREA
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"Little Birds" author : NIN
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Twisted letter : ESS
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Person who's not straight : LIAR
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Competitor's dedication to hard training? : CONTESTANTWORKETHIC
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Shaded spots : OASES
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Carnation or rose : HUE
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Gray spray : ASH
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Come back again : REECHO
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Bird ___ : FLU
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Item to be checked on a census form? : PROFESSIONBOX
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Bit for an accelerator : ION
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Considerably : FAR
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Taking prescription drugs, informally : ONMEDS
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Put something on : ENROBE
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Ki ___ (Korea's legendary founder) : TSE
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Antigua-to-Barbados dir. : SSE
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What to see in a Chevrolet, in old ads : THEUSA
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Got as a result : REAPED
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With 1-Across, an agreeable guy : YES
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Course offerer : MENU
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'06 class member, e.g. : ALUM
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Hairsplitter : NITPICKER
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One born on a kibbutz : SABRA
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"Splitting Heirs" actor : CLEESE
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Patterned after : ALA
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Tiger Stadium's sch. : LSU
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Minor, at law : PETIT
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Like some hair : STYLED
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Recipient of much intl. aid : AFR
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Opposite of tiptoe : CLOMP
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Turkic language : TATAR
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Fruity frozen treat : ICEPOP
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Cyclades island : IOS
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Unwelcome visitor : INTRUDER
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Healthful exercise, informally : CARDIO
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Home of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument : OREGON
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"The Quiet American" author : GREENE
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Bulldoze : PLOW
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Dig : INSULT
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4-Downs, e.g. : ISRAELIS
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Really run : TEAR
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"Jenny" co-star, 1970 : ALDA
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Canines to beware of : FANGS
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"Zuckerman Unbound" novelist : ROTH
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Locale of Interstate H1 : OAHU
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Teatro alla Scala locale : MILANO
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Players for prayers : ORGANISTS
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Like some sees : EPISCOPAL
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Sister of Thalia : ERATO
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Contorted : BENT
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Sometime sale site : YARD
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Decided one would : OPTEDTO
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Continuously : ONEND
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Male issue : SONS
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Starchy foodstuff : SAGO
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In place of : FOR
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With great strength : AMAIN
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Take as an affront : RESENT
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Flyboys' hdqrs. : AFB
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Pow! : BANG
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Leave a mark on : SCAR
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Drain of color : ETIOLATE
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Faith of fakirs : ISLAM
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V.I.P. at V.P.I., say : DEAN
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Burkina ___ : FASO
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Stubborn sorts : ASSES
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Penguin variety : ADELIE
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Nashville nickname : MUSICCITY
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Where Lew Alcindor played : UCLA
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Critic's award : STAR
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Touchy subject : SORESPOT
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Fails to be : ISNT
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Garlic relative : LEEK
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Whodunit title word : CASE
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Gibes : SCOFFS
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Down Under denizens : KOALAS
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Have covered : INSURE
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In : ATHOME
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"___ robbed!" : IWAS
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More prone to pry : NOSIER
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Flash light? : STROBE
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Pot-___ (French meat-and-vegetables dish) : AUFEU
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Must have : NEEDS
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Lyon is its capital : RHONE
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Under a spell : HEXED
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Watering aid : HOSE
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Some till fill : ONES
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Abbr. after Sen. Judd Gregg's name : RNH
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Nine-digit ID issuer : SSA
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Org. that publishes American Hunter : NRA
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Knock : BOP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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