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New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 2006

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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MATCH
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MATCH
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 20,766 )
Across
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Old afternoon TV staple, with "The" : MATCHGAME
6
Something light and soft? : DIETSODA
14
Misrepresented : BELIED
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Prescription description part : ONCEADAY
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Apprehensive : ONEDGE
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Joining-of-hands period : NOONTIME
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Number of the 2016 Olympics : XXXI
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Abbr. often before a name : ATTN
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Start of a critical call : NINE
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Get worse : SLIP
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One of two extremes: Abbr. : MIN
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Remains on the shoulder? : ROADKILL
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Retreat : ASYLUM
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Sore loser's cry : IDEMANDAREMATCH
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"Another Green World" composer : ENO
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Island chains : LEIS
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It's held in an orbit : EYE
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Inventor of a braking system for cars : OTIS
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The Rhineland Campaign was part of it: Abbr. : ETO
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Tries to outfox : MATCHESWITSWITH
44
Curiously spelled 1960 Al Cohn tune : YOUNME
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Somehow : INASENSE
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One locked in a boat : OAR
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Running things in a bar : TABS
49
Slime : GUNK
51
"Now I get it" : AHSO
52
Rake : SKIM
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Successful result in a DNA lab : PERFECTMATCH
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Certain Ontarian : ONEIDA
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Three-time Emmy winner for "Nick News" : ELLERBEE
61
Drunken : SOTTED
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Charges : ASSESSES
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Something struck from a book : MATCHHEAD
Down
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Big maker of small cars : MATCHBOX
2
Demographic group, briefly : GENX
3
Hoops Hall-of-Famer English : ALEX
4
18-Across in France : MIDI
5
Head shot?: Abbr. : EEG
6
Classic caution to a child : DONTPLAYWITHMATCHES
7
Start ___ : INON
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
9
Where singles start out in love? : TENNISMATCH
10
Lustrous : SATINY
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Mythical dweller across the Rainbow Bridge : ODIN
12
Broad : DAME
13
Always, in verse : AYE
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Try to profit from : DEALIN
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Tiny waves : TILDES
23
Calypso relative : SKA
24
Gooper's wife in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" : MAE
25
"The Old Swimmin'-Hole" poet : RILEY
26
Poem title start : ODETO
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Half-serious run? : AEIOU
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Old Eur. money : DMS
30
Accepted : LETIN
31
Hand and foot : UNITS
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"Munich" actor Ivgy : MOSHE
34
Spanish royalty : REINAS
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Have to return : OWE
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Union organizers? : MATCHMAKERS
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Always, in verse : EER
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They carry stigmas : TABOOS
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Many men are registered with it: Abbr. : SSS
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Having no charge : NONFEE
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Molecular biology lab preparations : GELS
50
Some addresses : URLS
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Unerringly, after "to" : ATEE
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Low in education : SETH
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Frequent flier? : KITE
54
What comes to mind : IDEA
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Org. whose success is no accident? : MADD
56
Fabaceae family member : PEA
57
Breakers' equipment : CBS
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Hardly a worthy competitor : NOMATCH

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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