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New York Times, Monday, September 4, 2006

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 20,754 )
Across
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Part of a flower or wineglass : STEM
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"Exodus" author Leon : URIS
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"Aladdin" villain : JAFAR
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Volcano output : LAVA
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Quarter of a bushel : PECK
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Had dinner at home : ATEIN
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Sycamore or cypress : TREE
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Diploma receivers, for short : GRADS
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The best place to sleep : PENTHOUSESUITE
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Drought relief : RAIN
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This-and-that dish : HASH
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Most strange : ODDEST
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They may be tapped for fraternities : BEERKEGS
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Singer in Abba : FRIDA
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Give up a poker hand : FOLD
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"Vive le ___!" : ROI
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The best place to sit : FIRSTCLASSCABIN
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Vietnamese New Year : TET
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Abhor : HATE
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Make up (for) : ATONE
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Long journeys : ODYSSEYS
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Name holders : IDTAGS
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"Little piggies" : TOES
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About, on a memo : INRE
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The best place to see : FRONTROWCENTER
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Narrow openings : SLITS
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Ending with peek or bug : ABOO
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Place to order a ham on rye : DELI
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Secret stash : CACHE
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Take care of, as a store : MIND
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Prez, e.g. : EXEC
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Like a stamp pad : INKED
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Guitarist Townshend : PETE
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Carve in stone : ETCH
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Response to a rude remark : SLAP
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A fisherman might bring back a big one : TALE
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Sen. Bayh of Indiana : EVAN
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They show you to your table : MAITREDS
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Ready for a challenge : UPTOIT
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Second airing : RERUN
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Summer coolers in tiny cups : ICES
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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Alternative to a Mercedes or BMW : JAGUAR
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In jeopardy : ATRISK
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Burlesque show accessory : FEATHERBOA
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Capitol Hill worker : AIDE
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E.R. workers : RNS
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Attacks : HASAT
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Loses hair, as a dog : SHEDS
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"We're ___ See the Wizard" : OFFTO
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Hung on the clothesline : DRIED
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Prank that's not nice : DIRTYTRICK
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Yachts, e.g. : BOATS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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On one's way : GOING
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Trig functions : SINES
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Whip : FLAY
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Where VapoRub may be rubbed : CHEST
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Training group : CADRE
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Conference-goer : ATTENDEE
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Relieve : SOOTHE
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Felt : SENSED
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Like secret messages : INCODE
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"Not gonna do it" : IWONT
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Custard dessert : FLAN
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Highway exit : RAMP
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Theater award : OBIE
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Student's book : TEXT
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Monthly util. bill : ELEC
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Having megamillions : RICH
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Chem. or biol. : SCI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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