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New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 2006

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Ben Tausig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lee Glickstein
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Ben Tausig

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Tausig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 20,753 )
Across
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Thwacked but good : PASTED
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Come to one's senses : AWAKEN
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Trial case : ATTACHE
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Needing crackers, say : INCODE
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Spotted cat : CALICO
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More than tanned : BRONZED
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Is acquainted with a quartet of wildebeests? : KNOWSFOURGNUS
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Consummate skill : MASTERY
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Have coming : EARN
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Poetic contraction : TWAS
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Religious sch. : SEM
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Clears for liftoff : DEICES
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What is that in Mexico? : ESO
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Community character : ETHOS
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Drill one more time : RETEACH
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Early run? : ABC
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Booby-trapped nudist resort? : BAREINNMINED
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Soul buddy? : BRO
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Skin ___ : BRACER
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Cornmeal creation : POLENTA
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Like 60% of people : ASIAN
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Prudent time to get to the airport : EARLYISH
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___ Dinh Diem of Vietnam : NGO
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Old guy, slangily : GRAMPS
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Young guy, slangily : DUDE
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Subject of some gossip : MISTRESS
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Busy : ORNATE
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Poet ___ García Lorca : FEDERICO
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Had plenty : ATEALOT
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"Once in Love With ___" : AMY
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Vegetarians' supermarket protests? : MEATBUYCHANTS
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"Um" cousins : ERS
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Sulking more : POUTIER
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One who's fallen : APOSTATE
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Home of the world's second-oldest written constitution, after America's : POLAND
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Make it big : GOPLACES
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Traveling : AWAY
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Old Olds models : ALEROS
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Record producer Brian : ENO
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Belief in disbelief : CYNICISM
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Contractions : LABOR
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Outskirts of the outskirts : BOONIES
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Italian, e.g. : ETHNIC
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___-wolf : SHE
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Transported a couple of Porta-Potties? : BORNETWOLOOS
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C.S.I. evidence : DNA
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Zoom in on : ENLARGE
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Sought morays : EELED
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Foolish talk : YAP
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"Fanny Hill," supposedly : MEMOIR
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Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA
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Fifth and Mad. : AVES
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Skip it : ROPE
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City on the Smoky Hill River : ABILENE
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Rose raised by a sardonic gardener? : WRYBREDFLOWER
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Less considered : HASTIER
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Title heroine of a hit 2001 French film : AMELIE
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Diplomat Harriman : PAMELA
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Emotional : INTENSE
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Busybodies : YENTAS
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Towers above : DWARFS
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Expressway : PIKE
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Trollope's "Lady ___" : ANNA
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Place for strikes or strokes : SCORECARD
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Dots on a map : TOWNS
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Salon workers, for short? : EDS
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Nimble : DEFT
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Pointed : ACUATE
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Main threat? : WARSHIP
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Calc. prerequisite : ALG
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Blood sharers : KIN
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Old French coins : ECUS
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Results of piercing pain? : NOSERINGS
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1972 treaty subj. : ABM
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Available on the stock exchange : TRADED
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"And they went ___ in a Sieve": Edward Lear : TOSEA
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Robin Williams-esque : ANTIC
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Eastern European guy who loves both sexes? : CZECHBIMALE
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Word turned into its own opposite by putting a T in front : HERE
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Big name in ice cream : EDYS
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Shy person? : OWER
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Candy billed as "The Freshmaker" : MENTOS
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Heed : OBEY
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She was famously married 3/20/69 at the Rock of Gibraltar : ONO
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Initials for two Belushis : SNL
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Bagged leaves : TEA
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Horizontal, perhaps : ABED
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Oktoberfest serving : BRAU
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Word on a wall, in the Bible : MENE
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Vulture, e.g. : RAPTOR
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Beginnings : ONSETS
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Symbol on the front of some bars : CLEF
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Halt : ARREST
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Mideast capital : SANA
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Campaign dirty trick : SMEAR
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Trumpeter on the "Kill Bill" soundtrack : HIRT
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"___ go!" : GOTTA
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Sis, e.g. : SIB
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Horned Frogs' sch. : TCU
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Kind of pain : ROYAL
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Key of "The James Bond Theme" : EMINOR
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List for St. Peter : DEEDS
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Fidgety : ANTSY
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Horrifies : APPALS
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Cabbage : MOOLAH
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Christmas quilters' haze? : YULEBEEMIST
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Number cruncher, for short : CPA
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Ad follow-up? : HOC
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"Wait ___!" : ASEC
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Poi source : TARO
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Individually : EACH
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One-spot : GEORGE
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En route : ONONESWAY
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Oval-shaped loaf : PONE
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Alternative energy source : WINDPOWER
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Speller's phrase : ASIN
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Community ctr. : YMCA
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Prefix with realist : NEO
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Teeny, slangily : ITSY
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Manhattan, for one: Abbr. : BOR
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Follower of Manhattan : ITE
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Milk source : EWE
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Convalescent sites : SOLARIA
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Noble partner : BARNES
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Current resisters : LEVEES
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Had too much : ODED
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"The Prince of Tides" co-star : NOLTE
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Certain 60's protest : LIEIN
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Bouquet : AROMA
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When repeated, a dolphinfish : MAHI
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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French weapon : ARME
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Calif. force : SFPD
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Ill-gotten gains : PELF
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Mound stats : ERAS
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Long : YEN
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Place for a toothpick : BLT
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Postgrad field : LAW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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