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New York Times, Thursday, September 28, 2006

Popular pet … or an apt description for 17-, 28- or 45-Across

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times9/28/06 ( No. 20,778 )
Across
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Newspaper foreign news desk : ASIA
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Some term life insurance offers : SPAM
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Monroe's co-star in "The Seven Year Itch" : EWELL
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Like some punished G.I.'s : ONKP
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Place for high fliers : AERIE
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1922 Physics Nobelist : NIELSBOHR
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Winner of a record 82 P.G.A. Tour events : SNEAD
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Part of an officer's uniform : EPAULET
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"Aha!" : IGETIT
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Real mess : MARESNEST
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Some breakfast orders, quickly : OJS
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Pianist called a "clown prince" : VICTORBORGE
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Play : RECREATE
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Juliet's vengeful cousin : TYBALT
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Psychiatrist's response : ISEE
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Geom. solid : SPH
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L'___ de catastrophe naturelle : ETAT
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"The Pilgrim's Progress" author : BUNYAN
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Milton subject : PARADISE
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"Babette's Feast" writer : ISAKDINESEN
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W.W. II spy org. : OSS
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Hymn with the lyric "Bring me my chariot of fire!" : JERUSALEM
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Screenplay element : DIALOG
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Candle site : MENORAH
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Successor to Pope John X : LEOVI
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Popular pet … or an apt description for 17-, 28- or 45-Across : GREATDANE
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Opposite of take out : EATIN
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Greek vowels : ETAS
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___ Hunter a k a Ed McBain : EVAN
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Poet who wrote 48-Across : BLAKE
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Cast or gram beginning : TELE
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Reply to "Shall we?" : LETS
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Tops : AONE
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Sassy one : SNIP
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Swedish-based chain : IKEA
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"… and pulled out ___" : APLUM
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Symbol of inhospitable remoteness : SIBERIA
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Cloaks : PROTECTS
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Backrub response : AAH
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Wool source : MERINO
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Slips past : EASESBY
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Retired : WENTTOBED
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"I'll speak a prophecy ___ go": Shak. : EREI
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Bloody Mary's daughter in "South Pacific" : LIAT
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Took by the hand : LED
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Toil : SLAVE
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Actor Fröbe of "Goldfinger" : GERT
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Part of Russia, with "the" : STEPPES
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Small African antelope : ORIBI
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"The Da Vinci Code" figure : JESUS
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Operatic vocal solo : SCENA
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Batting average, e.g. : RATIO
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Tiffany art medium : GLASS
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Rock finale? : ETTES
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Northern capital : REYKJAVIK
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Breaks bread : HASAMEAL
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Sweet girl of song : ADELINE
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Robert De ___ : NIRO
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Paper to sign : RELEASE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Forty-niner's find : NUGGET
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Architect's start : MODEL
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Start of a game : DEAL
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Jot : IOTA
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Four stars, perhaps : RAVE
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Sci. class : ANAT
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Nesters : HENS
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Isr. neighbor : LEB
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___ 1, along the Atl. coast : RTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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