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New York Times, Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 148 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 20,777 )
Across
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Appropriate-sounding papal name : PIUS
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Word on a headstone : BORN
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Gulped bar drinks : SHOTS
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Waffle brand : EGGO
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"East of Eden" director Kazan : ELIA
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Kind of typing : TOUCH
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They have a chilling effect : COLDSNAPS
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Exterior : OUTER
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Skating great Yamaguchi : KRISTI
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Doubting Thomas, for one : APOSTLE
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Top guns : ACES
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Ancient : AGEOLD
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Not imaginary : CONCRETE
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Gun : REV
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"___ directed" : USEAS
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Unswerving : TRUE
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Popular brand of lingerie : OLGA
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Excellent, slangily : PHAT
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Word that can follow the starts of 17- and 61-Across and 10- and 30-Down : CALLS
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"One Tree Hill" target viewer : TEEN
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Jack-tar : SALT
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X ___ xylophone : ASIN
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Gave up : CEDED
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Cut (off) : LOP
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Port of Japan : NAGASAKI
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Scam : FLEECE
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Rod and reel, e.g. : GEAR
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Harvesting team : REAPERS
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Subdued : LOWKEY
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Departmental opening? : INTRA
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1983 Burt Lancaster film : LOCALHERO
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"Keep your ___ the ball" : EYEON
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Surefooted goat : IBEX
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In the thick of : AMID
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___ of time : SANDS
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Runtish : TINY
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Pickled peppers measure : PECK
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Famed lab assistant : IGOR
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Wrinkled fruit : UGLI
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Landscapers' supplies : SODS
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"No nasty comments!" : BENICE
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Commercial suffix with Rock : OLA
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Abbr. on a headstone : RIP
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G-suit acronym : NASA
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Laughingstock : STOOGE
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Congressional Record info : HOUSEVOTES
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___ lunch : OUTTO
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Kind of count in a blood test : TCELL
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Bit, as of evidence : SHRED
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General's display : STARS
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Whittles (down) : PARES
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Singer James and others : ETTAS
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"The Twilight Zone" host : SERLING
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Recipe measures : CUPS
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Hazmat regulator : OSHA
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"Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
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Rancher's equipment : CATTLEPROD
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Ones touching elbows : ULNAE
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Spartan queen : LEDA
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Techie, stereotypically : GEEK
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Me, myself ___ : ANDI
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Escapade : CAPER
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Song often sung outdoors : CAROL
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Where the buoys are? : OCEANS
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Astronomical study : GALAXY
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Alternative to onion rings : FRIES
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Actress Lotte : LENYA
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Ingested : EATEN
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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"Pow!" : WHAM
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___ sabe : KEMO
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Land o' blarney : ERIN
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"Star Wars" sage : YODA
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Part of a geisha's attire : OBI
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100 yrs. : CEN

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

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