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New York Times, Thursday, September 22, 2005

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0922 ( 20,407 )
Across
1
Studied : UNNATURAL
10
Early course : SALAD
15
Shared smoke : PEACEPIPE
16
Blather : TRIPE
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Judges : ASSESSORS
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One year record : ANNAL
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Proctor's instruction : START
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It's in poetry : TIS
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Family girl : NIECE
22
Kind of ribs : BBQ
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Weighed down : LEADENED
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Solid-colored pool ball : TWO
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Cable channel : A&E
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Music category : R&B
32
Exuded class : HADANAIR
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Eager player's cry : MYTURN
40
Having nobody owing anybody : EVEN
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Financial institution : S&L
43
Some twist it before eating : OREO
44
The world, according to Pistol, in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" : OYSTER
47
Slash : DIAGONAL
50
Overnight site : B&B
52
Monopoly deed : B&O
53
___-mo : SLO
54
Blue-blooded : HIGHBRED
59
Whelp : PUP
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Dark : UNLIT
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Thug's piece : GAT
64
Big dipper : LADLE
68
In New Zealand, it means "normal" : MAORI
69
Shift in steps : GRADATION
71
Retired : INBED
72
Indirect references : ALLUSIONS
73
John on a farm : DEERE
74
Purse taker : RACEHORSE
Down
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Dress ___ (resemble) : UPAS
2
Fit (in) : NEST
3
Rover's owner : NASA
4
Sharp : ACERB
5
Treaty topic : TESTBAN
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DHL competitor : UPS
7
Successful comic : RIOT
8
"___ Love" (1957 #1 hit) : APRIL
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Reduced : LESSER
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One way to fly : STANDBY
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Dan's buddy on "Roseanne" : ARNIE
12
Kind of closet : LINEN
13
Quickly : APACE
14
Took out : DELED
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Lecture follow-up : Q&A
25
Texas school : A&M
26
"The Cosby Show" boy : THEO
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Rolling : WAVY
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Confucius's "Book of ___" : ODES
30
German dessert : EIS
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Army member : ANT
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Corporate department : R&D
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Unduly : TOO
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Portico adornments : URNS
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Material : REAL
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Beginning of a plea : NOLO
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Women's ___ : LIB
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Shallow period : EBBTIDE
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Soldier's reward : R&R
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Food giant : A&P
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Mishmash : GOULASH
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One desiring change : BEGGAR
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One of the three H's : HUMID
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Stupid : INANE
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Classroom fixture : GLOBE
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Personnel director : HIRER
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Alfalfa's beloved : DARLA
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Summer party locale : PATIO
63
Locker room supply : TALC
65
Christian name : DIOR
66
Chaney and others : LONS
67
Start of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
70
Expected : DUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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