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New York Times, Monday, September 12, 2005

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 20,397 )
Across
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British rule in India : RAJ
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Eject, as lava : SPEW
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Multigenerational tales : SAGAS
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Cowboy boot feature : SPUR
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Read (over) : PORE
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Trashy sort : TRAMP
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Lowland : VALE
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First-rate : AONE
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With 67-Across, a whisker cutter : RAZOR
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Dollar amount indicated on 55-Across : PREFERREDSALARY
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Sunshine State city : STPETE
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"That hurts!" : YOW
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Gathers leaves : RAKES
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Mailing label words : SHIPTO
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"Stop yelling ___!" : ATME
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Niceties following 29-Downs : THANKYOULETTERS
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Instant : TRICE
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Opposite of "ja" : NEIN
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Canadian gas brand : ESSO
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"Seriously, don't bother" : NONEED
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Mythical being with horns : SATYR
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Playing card dot : PIP
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Gives the gas : REVSUP
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Forms filled out for potential employers : JOBAPPLICATIONS
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Smell : AROMA
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Ignoring modern sensibilities, for short : UNPC
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Island of Napoleon's exile : ELBA
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Hysterical : MANIC
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Yards rushed, e.g. : STAT
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"Hold it!" : WAIT
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See 19-Across : BLADE
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Nozzle site : HOSE
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Hwys. : RDS
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Replies to an invitation, briefly : RSVPS
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Separately : APART
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Minty drink : JULEP
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Backup means for gaining entrance : SPAREKEY
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Impoverished : POOR
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Full of dandelions, say : WEEDY
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Summer headwear : STRAWHAT
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___ Sea, which is really a lake : ARAL
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Strip in the Mideast : GAZA
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Love god : AMOR
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Surprisingly lively : SPRY
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Letter often accompanying 55-Across : REFERENCE
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Flight board abbr. : ETA
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Call for help : SOS
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North Carolina's ___ University : ELON
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Swings around : SLUES
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Helpful step for an employment seeker : INTERVIEW
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Preceders of cues, alphabetically : PEES
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Blackens : TARS
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Approximately : ORSO
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Memo heading abbr. : ATTN
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Common street name : MAIN
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Not fall behind : KEEPPACE
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Theater intermission : ENTRACTE
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Plunge : DIP
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"Is it soup ___?" : YET
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Luxurious : PLUSH
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___-powered : SOLAR
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Ignored, as a bridge suit : UNBID
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Hurdles for H.S. juniors : PSATS
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Doorpost : JAMB
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Face-to-face exam : ORAL
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___ fide : BONA
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In the thick of : AMID
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Wild about : INTO
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Book auditors, for short : CPAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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