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New York Times, Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Author:
Jay Livingston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jay Livingston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Livingston. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0918 ( 18,942 )

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Across
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Bookie's figures : ODDS
5
Ingrid, in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Doesn't merely pass : ACES
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Switch's partner : BAIT
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Lanai neighbor : MAUI
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Unalaska resident : ALEUT
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"Cantos" poet : EZRAPOUND
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Perry's secretary : DELLA
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"Is it soup ___?" : YET
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14-Across instrument : UKE
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Astronomer Johannes : KEPLER
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"S.N.L." star of 1984-85 : MARTINSHORT
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Hardly chic : FRUMPY
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Overlook : OMIT
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Day of "Pillow Talk" : DORIS
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He wouldn't grow up : PETERPAN
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Stressed type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Tries for the hole : PUTTS
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Green land : EIRE
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Aloof sort : COLDFISH
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Snacks in shells : TACOS
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___-Tea (first instant iced tea) : REDI
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Group regulations : BYLAWS
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Yachting prize : AMERICASCUP
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Take turns : ROTATE
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Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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H.S. math : ALG
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1 or 66, notably : ROUTE
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1960 #1 hit : TEENANGEL
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Llamas' locale : ANDES
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Have the nerve : DARE
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Highlands hillside : BRAE
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Employs : USES
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To-do : STIR
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Word that can follow the end of 16-, 22-, 31-, 40-, 45- or 56-Across : CAKE
Down
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Follow orders : OBEY
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Stupefy : DAZE
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Gossipmonger's stuff : DIRT
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Amtrak stop: Abbr. : STA
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Post-accident reassurance : IMOKAY
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Newsman Matt : LAUER
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Great ball o' fire? : SUN
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Lend a hand to : AID
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First Hebrew letter : ALEPH
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Yo-Yo Ma's instrument : CELLO
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Swiss mathematician : EULER
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Maze word : START
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Gasoline dispensers : PUMPS
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Cardigans, e.g. : KNITS
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Storyteller's challenge : TOPTHIS
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"___ a man with ..." : IMET
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Bank savings protection org. : FDIC
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Spring weather forecast : MILD
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Tangible : REAL
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About 1/6 inch : PICA
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Get one's ducks in ___ : AROW
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1987 Costner role : NESS
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Jigsaw element : PIECE
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Stamp-of-approval letters : USDA
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Side order at a French McDonald's : FRITES
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Aggressive, as a personality : TYPEA
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Bunsen's creation : BURNER
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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Many ___ (a long time) : MOONS
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Chopin composition : ETUDE
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Is worthy of : RATES
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French dear : CHERI
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Unofficial news source : LEAK
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Jollity : GLEE
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N.F.L. stats : TDS
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Polish off : EAT
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"The West Wing" network : NBC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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