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New York Times, Saturday, September 30, 2006

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 20,780 )
Across
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Politically unstable area : HOTSPOT
8
2005's "Walk the Line" and others : BIOPICS
15
Derived by logic : APRIORI
16
Fit for the stage : ACTABLE
17
Goes home for the night, say : HEADSIN
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"Dig in, everyone!" : LETSEAT
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Actress with the memoir "Call Me Crazy" : ANNEHECHE
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Producer of the megaflop "E.T." : ATARI
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Film about a blind man for which the lead won Best Actor : SCENTOFAWOMAN
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After much delay : ATLAST
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Like some calendars : LUNAR
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Navigational aid : CHART
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Repairs a leak, possibly : WELDS
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Snap ___ : PEA
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Classic pencil-and-paper game : DOTS
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Kiosk item : DAILY
34
Mouthful : GULP
35
Signal : CUE
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Lacking in resonance : TINNY
37
Coin with a two-headed eagle on the reverse : RUBLE
38
Savvy film/TV character whose name, paradoxically, is Spanish for "idiot" : TONTO
39
Bygone weapon : POLEAX
40
Some brass : MAJORGENERALS
44
Lose one's cool : ERUPT
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Fiendish : DEMONICAL
48
Big farewell : SENDOFF
50
1983 song that begins "Hate New York City" : ILOVELA
51
Violinmaker Stradivari : ANTONIO
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Compared : LIKENED
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Less natural : STAGIER
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Brought to bear : EXERTED
Down
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"Funny ___" : HAHA
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As yet undecided : OPEN
3
Exchange words? : TRANSLATE
4
Brandy cocktails : SIDECARS
5
Like a presidential suite, presumably : POSHEST
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Help get settled : ORIENT
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Color : TINCT
8
With undisguised menace : BALEFULLY
9
Party supply : ICE
10
Council of Three Fires members : OTTAWAS
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Flock's overseer : PASTOR
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Rolled steel joist : IBEAM
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Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
14
Arrive, as darkness : SETIN
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Exciting drive? : HOLEINONE
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Auto racer Granatelli : ANDY
24
Kind of adapter : ACDC
25
Second person appearing in the Bible : THOU
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Phrase in a police bulletin : WANTEDFOR
29
Starting to mature : PUBESCENT
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2004 title role for Anne Hathaway : ELLA
31
Mountaineering goal : APEX
33
Car owner's annoyance : DING
34
Swift traveler : GULLIVER
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Dessert topped with crumbled macaroons : TORTONI
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___ Colony (first English settlement in the New World) : ROANOKE
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Boss : TOPDOG
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Wordy : PROLIX
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They're capped with caprock : MESAS
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"Aunts ___ Gentlemen" (P. G. Wodehouse's last complete novel) : ARENT
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Unelected officials : JUNTA
43
Lebanese president Lahoud : EMILE
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"Hard ___" (ship command) : ALEE
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"The Blue Dahlia" star : LADD
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Cry of disgust : FIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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