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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 2005

Instruction on a record executive's answering machine message?

Author:
Ben Tausig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Tausig.
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© 2005, The New York Times9/8/05 ( No. 20,393 )
Across
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Sight at St. Peter's : PIETA
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Appliance figs. : BTUS
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Come together : JELL
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Titanic V.I.P. : ASTOR
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A Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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End of the old switch : EROO
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Lament on a washed-up celebrity's answering machine message? : IMNOTINRIGHTNOW
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Show without acting : REALITYTV
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Together : ASONE
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Two-time loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Something I can't use, but you can : ARE
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Promise on a patient prosecutor's answering machine message? : ILLTRYYOULATER
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Low-lying area : VALE
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Bandleader Skinnay ___ : ENNIS
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Saturn model : ION
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Part of the Gulf Coast: Abbr. : ALA
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Igneous rocks : BASALTS
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Vet's old locale : NAM
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Links legend, informally : ARNIE
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Rama V's land : SIAM
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Advice on a fitness instructor's answering machine message? : WAITFORTHETONE
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One-pointers: Abbr. : FTS
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A Beatle bride : ONO
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Shine : EXCEL
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Lousy : THIRDRATE
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Instruction on a record executive's answering machine message? : LEAVEYOURNUMBER
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Memo opener : INRE
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So : ERGO
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Backs : REARS
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Coal area : SAAR
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Many a Nintendo player : TEEN
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1983 flick "___ and the Cruisers" : EDDIE
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It's not much to show : PAIR
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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It held down the giant Enceladus, in myth : ETNA
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"You had your chance" : TOOLATE
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More chichi : ARTIER
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Lacking meat, so to speak : BONY
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Start of a suit : TORT
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Duke, e.g.: Abbr. : UNIV
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Slump : SAG
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Resort-goers : JETSET
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Cosmetics maker ___ Laszlo : ERNO
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Nut : LOON
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Pitcher Derek, 2004 Red Sox World Series hero : LOWE
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Tiny, informally : ITSY
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Hector : HARASS
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Set down : ALIT
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Soviet Literature Nobelist Bunin : IVAN
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1980's-90's TV drama : LALAW
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Long-necked animal : LLAMA
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Kind of personality : ONAIR
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Empty, as rooms : UNLET
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Follower of cow, pig or horse : EIEIO
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Pontius Pilate, e.g. : ROMAN
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Biggest town on Norton Sound : NOME
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More than a scrap : BATTLE
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Canine pleas : ARFS
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Rushed : STORMED
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Assuming, hypothetically : IFEVER
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A driver may sit on it : HORN
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Put up with : ENDURE
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Bush and Kerry, collegiately : ELIS
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Lawless role : XENA
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Irene of "Fame" : CARA
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Rushed : TORE
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Record-setting : HUGE
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Smooth : IRON
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In ___ way : ABAD
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Polo of "Meet the Fokkers" : TERI
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European tongue : ERSE
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So far : YET

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

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