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New York Times, Saturday, September 23, 2006

With 9-Across, informally, what aleph-null is, in mathematics

Author:
Matthew Lees
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {GJKQYZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lees. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times9/23/06 ( No. 20,773 )

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Across
1
With 9-Across, informally, what aleph-null is, in mathematics : INFINITE
9
See 1-Across : NUMBER
15
Old salts : NORSEMEN
16
"Willow Song" source : OTELLO
17
Rivals of the Buckeyes : SPARTANS
18
Knights, by nature : HEROES
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"Modern Gallantry" essayist : ELIA
20
Prefix with gram : CENTI
22
Turn in a game : MOVE
23
Yarborough of Nascar : CALE
24
Shy : START
25
On ___ (equipotent) : APAR
26
Antigen identifier : TCELL
28
Sp. name preceder : SRA
29
Fourth número primo : SIETE
30
Set : SERIES
32
Like aleph in the central black squares of this puzzle's grid : EMBEDDED
34
Truncation indication: Abbr. : ETC
36
Certain jazz soloist : SAX
37
Face to face : INPERSON
42
Gerrymander, say : REDRAW
47
They're expected : NORMS
48
By : VIA
50
Devil : DEUCE
51
On : ATOP
52
Canal banks : BERMS
54
Check inside?: Abbr. : ENCL
55
Gush : RAVE
56
Ballade ender : ENVOI
57
Lord's body: Abbr. : PARL
58
Cyberhandle : USERID
60
Performers : ARTISTES
62
Fought : STROVE
63
Revolt : NAUSEATE
64
With 65-Across, what aleph begins, in linguistics : HEBREW
65
See 64-Across : ALPHABET
Down
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Web site frequenters? : INSECTS
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Neither here nor there : NOPLACE
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Not so stout : FRAILER
4
Like the Merkava battle tank : ISRAELI
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Basket material : NET
6
Apples for the teacher, maybe : IMACS
7
Positions : TENETS
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Trammel : ENSNARE
9
Superbly pitched : NOHIT
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___ War in Colorado, 1879 : UTE
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Swimmer with three appendages : MERMAID
12
Hit a Texas leaguer : BLOOPED
13
Buoy : ELEVATE
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Shade similar to cherry wine : ROSERED
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Some British lines : TRAMS
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Bad looks : LEERS
29
Private instruction? : SEXED
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Parts of some grids: Abbr. : STS
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Cordial surroundings? : BAR
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Group of 13 : COVEN
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Hurried : INARUSH
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A love of kitsch, e.g. : NOTASTE
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Certain Bartlett's listing : PROVERB
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Montezuma, for one : EMPEROR
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Bliss : NIRVANA
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Bathysphere's place : DEEPSEA
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Put off paying, perhaps : RUNATAB
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Grow together : ACCRETE
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Strongly built : WELLSET
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Unlikely to preach : AMORAL
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Moisten : BEDEW
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Show sudden interest : SITUP
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Elvis Presley's "___ Lost You" : IVE
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Girl chaser? : ISH

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