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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Author:
Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0809 ( 20,728 )
Across
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Some are corny : FEET
5
Whistler's whistle : TUNE
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Gypsy's specialty, maybe : TAROT
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Ad sales rep's quote : RATE
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Source of many a proverb, for short : ANON
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Valerie Harper sitcom : RHODA
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WAVER : ORCHESTRALEADER
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Sister of Clio : ERATO
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A little of this, a little of that : MIX
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"The buck stops here" prez : HST
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Monticello, e.g. : ESTATE
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Wall St. watchdog : SEC
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
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CARRIER : POLICEMAN
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What a steamroller steamrolls : TAR
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Kind of fly, for short, in baseball : SAC
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Slew : TON
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What 17-, 28-, 43- and 55-Across all are : BATONWIELDERS
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Vein contents : ORE
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Fish tail? : ERY
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Challah need : EGG
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TWIRLER : MAJORETTE
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Carbo-loader's option : PASTA
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Latin 101 verb : AMAT
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Bit of sun : RAY
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Soft touch : CARESS
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"Vive le ___!" : ROI
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Cav's opponent : MAV
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It may be off the wall : CAROM
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PASSER : RELAYTEAMMEMBER
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Thumbs-up reviewer : EBERT
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Thumbs-up review : RAVE
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Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
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___ Vader : DARTH
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Execute perfectly : NAIL
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___ money (start-up's need) : SEED
Down
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Opposite of to : FRO
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Grin's boundary, so it's said : EAR
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Often-abbreviated phrase : ETCETERA
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Mideast capital : TEHRAN
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Refinement : TASTE
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Render ___ (give, old-style) : UNTO
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Scand. land : NOR
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Plaque collector? : ENAMEL
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Fearsome dino : TREX
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"Gotcha!" : AHA
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Hillary, at birth : RODHAM
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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Clan cloth : TARTAN
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Beanery sign : EATS
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According to law : LICITLY
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Repair shop fig. : EST
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Volvo rival : SAAB
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White-tie affair folks : SOCIETY
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Animal print maker : PAW
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U.P.S. option : COD
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Show contempt for : SNEERAT
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Tugboat signal : TOOT
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Boston rink legend : ORR
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Poet's preposition : ERE
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Be like : RESEMBLE
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Boot camp barkers: Abbr. : SGTS
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Electric alternative : GAS
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Scratched, maybe : MARRED
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It divides to multiply : AMOEBA
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Key employee? : JAILER
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Round building? : TAVERN
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Cut back : PARE
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Bakery enticements : AROMAS
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Oasis visitor : CAMEL
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It's not to be believed : MYTH
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Early 10th-century year : CMVI
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"If the ___ is concealed, it succeeds": Ovid : ART
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Bumper sticker letters : AAA
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Christmas ___ : EVE
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Gnarly : RAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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