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New York Times, Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
Brian who composed the Windows 95 start-up sound
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
557/7/19947/14/20081
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
1917117442
ScrabDebutFresh
1.5419531%
Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Early. Tuesday freshness: 85%
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J
2
O
3
B
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A
5
T
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T
7
A
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C
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K
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S
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R
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A
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F
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A
X
E
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B
O
W
S
H
O
T
16
E
L
L
17
P
E
T
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I
V
E
H
A
D
A
19
B
E
E
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E
N
A
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C
T
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L
I
N
23
L
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H
A
S
A
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P
E
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R
F
E
C
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T
L
Y
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O
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D
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E
S
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S
T
R
E
P
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M
33
U
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N
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I
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K
E
N
N
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E
T
H
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S
K
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I
N
N
E
D
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D
R
O
O
D
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C
A
C
T
I
42
W
O
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N
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D
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E
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R
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F
U
L
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D
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I
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P
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A
E
I
O
U
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P
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V
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T
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U
N
I
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E
V
E
N
I
N
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G
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O
A
S
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N
T
E
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S
T
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A
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I
S
L
E
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B
U
T
T
H
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I
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S
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W
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A
S
N
T
I
T
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A
N
A
L
Y
S
T
69
O
P
P
R
E
S
S
70
R
E
S
O
L
E
D
71
N
O
S
I
R
E
E
© 2006, The New York Times8/8/6 ( No. 20,727 )
Across
1
Employment : JOB
4
Goes on the offense : ATTACKS
11
Churchill's "so few": Abbr. : RAF
14
Tool that's swung : AXE
15
Distance an arrow flies : BOWSHOT
16
Plumbing joint : ELL
17
Collar wearer : PET
18
Start of a Groucho quip : IVEHADA
19
Honey maker : BEE
20
Put on the books : ENACT
22
Chinese writer ___ Yutang : LIN
23
Tibet's Forbidden City : LHASA
25
Quip, part 2 : PERFECTLY
28
Lofty lines : ODES
31
Throat bug : STREP
32
Local bond, familiarly : MUNI
36
Actor/director Branagh : KENNETH
38
In need of a Band-Aid, say : SKINNED
40
Dickens's Edwin : DROOD
41
Desert bloomers : CACTI
42
Quip, part 3 : WONDERFUL
48
Ballroom dance move : DIP
51
Bit of kindergarten learning : AEIOU
52
Enlistee: Abbr. : PVT
55
Commercial prefix with vision : UNI
56
Quip, part 4 : EVENING
58
Western treaty grp. : OAS
59
SALT concern : NTEST
61
Congressional divide : AISLE
63
Quip, part 5 : BUTTHIS
66
End of the quip : WASNTIT
68
Investment firm worker : ANALYST
69
Tyrannize : OPPRESS
70
Did a cobbling job : RESOLED
71
"Forget it!" : NOSIREE
Down
1
Make fun of : JAPE
2
Yoke wearers : OXEN
3
Test model : BETA
4
Grab ___ (eat on the run) : ABITE
5
"Mazel ___!" : TOV
6
Last of a dozen : TWELFTH
7
More gray : ASHIER
8
A daredevil takes them : CHANCES
9
Walloped in the ring, for short : KOD
10
Play for time : STALL
11
Sitcom about a Texas soccer mom : REBA
12
Taproom offerings : ALES
13
Tiny jumper : FLEA
21
"Strangers and Brothers" writer : CPSNOW
24
Sunday music book : HYMNAL
26
Queue before U : RST
27
Toll hwy. : TPK
28
Assented to : OKD
29
"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
30
Brian who composed the Windows 95 start-up sound : ENO
33
Chapel Hill sch. : UNC
34
Bottom line : NET
35
Infamous Amin : IDI
37
Tokyo, once : EDO
39
Hosp. area : ICU
43
Maritime org. : NAV
44
Actress Ruby : DEE
45
"Ich bin ___ Berliner" : EIN
46
Title for Louis XIV : ROI
47
Kicks, so to speak : FUN
48
Costner role in "Dances With Wolves" : DUNBAR
49
Perfectly pitched : INTUNE
50
Religious artworks : PIETAS
52
Medium for a picture of Uncle Sam : POSTER
53
Suitcase : VALISE
54
Feared fly : TSETSE
56
___ alcohol : ETHYL
57
Reactions to shocks : GASPS
60
D-Day campaign town : STLO
62
Cross inscription : INRI
64
Expert finish? : ISE
65
Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
66
Came in first : WON
67
G.I.'s mail drop : APO

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