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New York Times, Saturday, September 9, 2006

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0909 ( 20,759 )

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Across
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Blockbuster : SMASHEROO
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Inside job : DECOR
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"You'd better believe it!" : NOFOOLING
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Hanging open : AGAPE
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Base figure : INFIELDER
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Places for toupees : DOMES
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Victorian : PRIG
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Camp sight : MESSTENT
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Dirt : PORNO
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Thorny subject : ROSE
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Romance fiction award : RITA
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Mocha setting : YEMEN
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Neighbor of Draco : URSAMINOR
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Mrs. Miller in "Ah, Wilderness!" : ESSIE
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The Pleiades, e.g. : SEPTET
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Noodlehead : ASS
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Knock : PAN
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Great time : EON
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Dig : SHOVEL
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Thompson who played Fat Albert : KENAN
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Absorbent component of some cat litter : SILICAGEL
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Thresholds : CUSPS
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Rotten : EVIL
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#24 who played in 24 All-Star Games : MAYS
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Author Canin : ETHAN
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His "J.B." won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Drama : MACLEISH
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Heart : CORE
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Sticking point? : BRIAR
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Odets hero Joe : BONAPARTE
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Unhand : LETGO
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Smooth and white : ALABASTER
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Some nods : YESES
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Warms up : GETSREADY
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Displaying short-temperedness : SNIPPY
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County name in 17 states : MONROE
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Ratify : AFFIRM
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Well-groomed : SOIGNEE
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It can turn over a lot : HOE
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Head of lettuce? : ELL
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Relieve : RID
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What there may be room for, barely : ONEMORE
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Fairy tale villain : OGRESS
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Pops : DADS
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Self-guided "tour" : EGOTRIP
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Acquired with little or no effort : CAMEINTO
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Having digital display? : OPENTOED
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Extra boots : RESTARTS
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Yuletide, e.g. : SEASON
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Some writers write this way : ONSPEC
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Remains to be seen? : RUIN
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Imperil : MENACE
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Makings of a hero, maybe : SALAMI
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Knesset, literally : ASSEMBLY
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Noisy celebration : SHIVAREE
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Goes after : SOLICITS
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They may shock you : EELS
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Hamlet's cousin : VILLAGE
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Listening post? : KEYHOLE
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Crank : NUTCASE
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Blowhard : GASBAG
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Fan sound : SHORTA
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Split : PARTED
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Derisive : SNEERY
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"The Garden of ___" (Wilde poem) : EROS
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Mr. Miller in "Ah, Wilderness!" : NAT
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Workout target, for short : ABS
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Stock figure : PAR

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

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