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New York Times, Thursday, September 29, 2005

Author:
Sam Bellotto Jr.
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Bellotto Jr.

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Bellotto. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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___ cherry : BING
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Zoot suit feature : LAPEL
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"Pardon" : AHEM
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Spray target, perhaps : ODOR
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Spanish for "poplar" : ALAMO
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___ avis : RARA
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With 25-, 45- and 58-Across, some advice by 36-Across : ALWAYSGOTOOTHER
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Nets with floats : SEINES
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Emir's land : KUWAIT
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Sixth-century year : DLII
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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See 17-Across : PEOPLESFUNERALS
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Pizarro's conquest : INCAS
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Something bad to be caught in : LIE
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August : REGAL
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A cat, but rarely a rat : PET
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See 17-Across : BERRA
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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1974 top 10 hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
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Necessity for some, in order to go to the movies : SITTER
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See 17-Across : OTHERWISETHEY
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Enraptured : ALLAFLAME
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Elia Kazan's autobiography : ALIFE
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Fraternity character : RHO
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Supplement : ADDTO
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See 17-Across : WONTCOMETOYOURS
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"Far out, man!" : AWESOME
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Sole saver : HOBNAIL
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Nod's significance : YES
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Steaming : MAD
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"Ain't ___ Sweet?" : SHE
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Card game with forfeits : LOO
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They may hang by the neck : BOAS
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Shelved : IDLE
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"___ get it!" : NOWI
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One of the Munsters : GRANDPA
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Tommy Rettig's co-star in 1950's TV : LASSIE
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H.S. subject : ALG
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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Ambulance staffer, for short : EMT
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Take a peek : LOOKIN
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Decorative pottery and such : ARTWARE
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"Aren't we the comedian?!" : HAHA
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"… ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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K follower : MART
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Blasts out : YELLS
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On the perimeter : OUTER
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Ferry destination, possibly : ISLE
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One who's sorry : RUER
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Appurtenance for Santa : PIPE
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Month "The Motorcycle Diaries" begins : ENERO
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Four pairs : OCTET
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Balsam : FIR
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Playing marble : AGATE
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Half of a 1980's TV team : LACEY
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Drag through the mud : SLUR
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Small knot : BURL
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Where ships go : ASEA
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Mine passages : SHAFTS
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Verizon, for one : TELECOM
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"Quite possibly" : ITMAYBE
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Lead character in a Mario Puzo novel : THEDON
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Loosened (up) : WARMED
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"___ hollers, let …" : IFHE
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Hardly go-getters : SLOTHS
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On the road : AWAY
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E. S. ___, old game company famous for Yahtzee and Bingo : LOWE
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Twofold : DUAL
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Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIO
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Capital NW of Drammen : OSLO
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Medical suffix : OMA
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"That feels good!" : OOH

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

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