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New York Times, Friday, September 8, 2006

Author:
David Bunker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Bunker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Bunker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 20,758 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Manly attribute : SQUAREJAW
10
Sailor's behind : ABAFT
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It's frustrating not to get : PUNCHLINE
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In again : RETRO
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Like many an engine : AIRCOOLED
18
Troubles : CARES
19
Road sign no. : RTE
20
Copier, of sorts : PLAGIARIST
22
Correct à la a cobbler : RESOLE
25
Invoice abbr. : RECD
26
Mortgage org. : FHA
27
"The Three Burials of Melquiades ___" (2005 Tommy Lee Jones film) : ESTRADA
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Followed closely : HEELED
31
Medicated : DOSED
32
Stretch for the stars? : LIMO
35
Dwarf planet in the outer reaches of the solar system : XENA
36
Candy jar classic : LEMONDROP
39
Copiers : APES
42
Cryptozoological topic : YETI
43
Hippie sign-off : PEACE
47
Hereditary : LINEAL
49
Basque, e.g. : IBERIAN
51
Dog show org. : AKC
52
"Lobster Telephone," e.g. : DALI
55
Belfast's county : ANTRIM
56
Like some sciences : BEHAVIORAL
59
Repeated bit in a song : TRA
60
Cremona artisan : AMATI
61
Enthusiastic supporters : PARTISANS
64
Wings, e.g. : MAIMS
65
Season openers? : EQUINOXES
66
Mars to mars, say : ANNEE
67
Sunscreen ingredient : ZINCOXIDE
Down
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Fought : SPARRED
2
"Rather" : QUITESO
3
Hostilities : UNRESTS
4
Duke's grp. : ACC
5
Density symbol : RHO
6
Were running mates? : ELOPED
7
One of two tumblers : JILL
8
Imminent, old-style : ANEAR
9
Doorstop, e.g. : WEDGE
10
Token place : ARCADE
11
Terribly tough task : BEAR
12
Slightly : ATRIFLE
13
Top off : FRESHEN
14
Dish with a side of guacamole : TOSTADA
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Blood of the gods, in myth : ICHOR
23
Bully's final words : ORELSE
24
Put great weight on : LADE
28
Sunscreen ingredient : ALOE
30
Puzzle-solving level : EXPERT
33
Bank buildup: Abbr. : INT
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Year of Columbus's last voyage : MDII
37
Hamlet in 1969 news : MYLAI
38
Available : OPEN
39
Where Enterprise is : ALABAMA
40
Soldier armed with a spear : PIKEMAN
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Subjugate : ENCHAIN
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Small plane service : AIRTAXI
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Having a stone heap as a landmark : CAIRNED
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As a body : ENMASSE
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Steer : ADVISE
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North sea : BALTIC
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George with a self-titled ABC sitcom : LOPEZ
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Many a Kurd : IRAQI
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"Look ___!" : ATME
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Score ___ (reach home) : ARUN
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Rescuer of Odysseus, in myth : INO
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One of two A.L. teams, informally : SOX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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