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New York Times, Monday, September 5, 2005

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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N.B.A.'s O'Neal, informally : SHAQ
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Armada parts : SHIPS
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Shoots the breeze : GABS
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Andean land : PERU
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1992 and '96 third party candidate : PEROT
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Milky white gem : OPAL
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A couple of chips in the pot, say : ANTE
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Knight in shining ___ : ARMOR
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Waiter's offering : MENU
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California senator : BARBARABOXER
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Lucy's best friend : ETHEL
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Water pitcher : EWER
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Singer at Woodstock : JOECOCKER
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Pharmacy weights : DRAMS
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Historical period : ERA
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Comet feature : TAIL
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Exactly right : DEADON
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Humorist Bennett who co-founded Random House : CERF
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Long-billed marsh bird : SNIPE
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Abhor : HATE
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One-on-one teachers : TUTORS
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Pitts of Hollywood : ZASU
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"Oh, my!" : GEE
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Johanna ___, author of "Heidi" : SPYRI
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1972 Olympic swimming sensation : MARKSPITZ
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'60's civil rights org. : SNCC
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Came about : AROSE
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Comment when things are tough … or a title for this puzzle : ITSADOGSLIFE
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Bulletin board fastener : TACK
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Middle of a sink : DRAIN
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Baby carriage : PRAM
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Tip-off : CLUE
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Slugger with 755 home runs : AARON
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Prince Charles's sport : POLO
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___ and haws : HEMS
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Tchaikovsky ballet roles : SWANS
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Puppy's cry : YELP
Down
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Healthful retreat : SPA
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Rooster's mate : HEN
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Paintings and such : ART
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Where Montreal is : QUEBEC
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Wrangle : SPAR
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Parsley or bay leaf : HERB
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"___ la Douce," 1963 film : IRMA
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More in need : POORER
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Old mattress stuffing : STRAW
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Sin city of Genesis : GOMORRAH
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Pinnacle : APEX
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Cause of distress : BANE
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"Dirty, rotten scoundrel," e.g. : SLUR
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Oodles : ALOT
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George Eliot's "Adam ___" : BEDE
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Kicks out : EJECTS
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Shredded : TOREUP
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Robust : HEARTY
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Mama of the Mamas and the Papas : CASS
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Cousins, e.g. : KIN
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Henry's fair lady : ELIZA
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Slow symphonic movement : ADAGIO
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Sacred songs : MOTETS
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"Bless you" preceder : SNEEZE
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Kneehole site : DESK
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Abandons : FORSAKES
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What a golfer might shoot : PAR
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Peel : RIND
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Grp. with F-16's : USAF
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Country singer Tim : MCGRAW
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Ivy League-ish : PREPPY
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Musical endings : CODAS
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Measles symptom : ITCH
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Chronicle : TALE
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Lowlife : SCUM
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___ Lee cakes : SARA
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One guarding the steps of the New York Public Library : LION
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Rustic lodgings : INNS
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Fish-to-be : ROE
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Completely : ALL
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Floor cleaner : MOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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