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New York Times, Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Author:
David Elfman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Elfman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 20,399 )

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Across
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Particular : ITEM
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Particular, for short : SPEC
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Data processing room : PCLAB
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Looking up : ROSY
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Celestial bear : URSA
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Geneva's river : RHONE
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Petri dish filler : AGAR
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Wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Give the slip to : ELUDE
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What this puzzle has? (not really) : NOUNIFYINGMOTIF
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Give ___ to (prompt) : ACUE
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Stan who created Spider-Man : LEE
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Thanksgiving side dish : YAM
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In perfect formation : ARRAYED
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Mattress problem : SAG
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Bubbling over : ABOIL
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Neptune's realm : SEA
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Essayist's alias : ELIA
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Like this puzzle? (not really) : WHOLLYTHEMELESS
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Without a partner : LONE
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Arthur Godfrey played it : UKE
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Nobelist Bohr : NIELS
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A.A.R.P. members : SRS
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Treated with contempt : SCORNED
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Church ___ : KEY
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Liberal arts maj. : SOC
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___ about : ONOR
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What this puzzle is composed of? (not really) : JUSTRANDOMWORDS
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Super success : ECLAT
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Life of Riley : EASE
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Yawn producer : BORE
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Stroke of luck : FLUKE
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Monopoly stack : ONES
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"The very ___!" : IDEA
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Like a celebrity : FAMED
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Bronx/thonx rhymer : NASH
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Grown-up eft : NEWT
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Modern-day theocracy : IRAN
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Take-out : TOGO
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Loy of filmdom : MYRNA
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Element in gunpowder : SULFUR
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Victimizer : PREYER
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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"High Hopes" lyricist : CAHN
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Aspiring doc's program : PREMED
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Daphnis's love : CHLOE
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Boorish sort : LOUT
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"Me, myself ___" : ANDI
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Bone to pick : BEEF
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Stud declaration : ICALL
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Twinkle : GLEAM
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Some two-masters : YAWLS
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Can't take : ABHOR
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Is dreamy : MOONS
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A tribe of Israel : ASHER
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"___-haw!" : YEE
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Built for speed : SLEEK
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Steward's beat : AISLE
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Like a windbag : GASSY
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Suffix with duct : ILE
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QB Manning : ELI
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New Mexico's state flower : YUCCA
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Ref's declaration, for short : TKO
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Provide funds for : ENDOW
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In cubbyholes : SORTED
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Implements of western justice : NOOSES
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Catch in a net : ENMESH
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Anti-vampire tool : STAKE
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Maid Marian's man : ROBIN
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Mutt's buddy, in the comics : JEFF
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Bruins' sch. : UCLA
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Ratty area : SLUM
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It's inert : NEON
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Agent Scully : DANA
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Hectored : RODE
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Was in a no-win situation? : DREW
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Candidate's goal : SEAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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