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New York Times, Monday, August 7, 2006

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0807 ( 20,726 )
Across
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Jewel : GEM
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Accumulate : AMASS
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One making a point at church? : SPIRE
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Mine find : ORE
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Money in India : RUPEE
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Top-ranked player in a tournament : FIRSTSEED
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Little old man in a fairy tale : GNOME
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Supernatural : OCCULT
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Confucian path : TAO
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Network that covers the N.Y.S.E. : CNBC
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Reward from a boss : RAISE
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Holdup victim's plea : DONTSHOOT
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Kids' guessing game : ISPY
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Cereal that's "for kids" : TRIX
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Smoker's mouthpiece : PIPESTEM
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Shoot using a scope, say : SNIPE
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Ripken who played 2,632 straight games : CAL
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Dutch island in the Caribbean : ARUBA
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Playa ___ Rey, Calif. : DEL
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Trap : SNARE
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Decorative foil : GOLDLEAF
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Cheap laughs : YUKS
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Patricia ___, Best Actress for "Hud" : NEAL
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Beer drinker's bar request : GIMMEABUD
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"Of course," slangily : NATCH
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See 60-Across : ROOM
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With 59-Across, battle planning site : WAR
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Pay no heed : IGNORE
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Kofi of the U.N. : ANNAN
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Pilgrims' carrier : MAYFLOWER
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Long, drawn-out attack : SIEGE
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Indifferent : BLASE
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Dig into, as dinner : EAT
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Check recipient : PAYEE
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Furrier John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
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Area between N. and S. Korea : DMZ
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Try to attain : GOFOR
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"Fear of Fifty" writer Jong : ERICA
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Parisian thanks : MERCI
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Lacking guile : ARTLESS
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Be compelled to : MUST
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Cousin of a human : APE
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Look after : SEETO
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Alternative to a convertible : SEDAN
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Slump : SAG
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Hit the time clock : PUNCHIN
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Rust : IRONOXIDE
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Classic Stallone role : RAMBO
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Send to the Capitol : ELECT
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"Wake Up Little ___" : SUSIE
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Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
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Easter egg decorator : DYER
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Sophs., two years later : SRS
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Mom-and-pop grp. : PTA
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Dell products : PCS
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Singer Janis : IAN
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Monopoly game equipment : PLAYMONEY
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Face on a "wanted" poster : MUG
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Vegetable on a vine : PEA
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North Pole helper : ELF
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School funder, often : BOND
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Drink with a head on it : ALE
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Search (through) : RUMMAGE
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Tassel on a cap, e.g. : DANGLER
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Grassy plain of South America : LLANO
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Logging tool : SAW
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Understanding : GRASP
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Ancient region with an architectural style named after it : IONIA
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"La ___" ('59 hit) : BAMBA
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European/Asian range : URALS
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Dragged behind : TOWED
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Cat's saucerful : CREAM
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Avis rival : HERTZ
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In that case ... : IFSO
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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China's Sun  ___-sen : YAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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