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NY Times, Sun, Nov 20, 2005  CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Gary Disch
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69
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P
O
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P
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M
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D
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D
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R
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S
K
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T
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G
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L
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P
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T
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O
V
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T
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V
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B
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O
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N
A
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M
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M
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P
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A
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S
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B
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M
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D
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S
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A
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T
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K
© 2005, The New York Times
Across
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See occupant: an English poet (4) : POPE
3
Psychic: "Damn! I erred badly!" (4,6) : MINDREADER
9
Go around ski resort's extremities (5) : SKIRT
11
Grant all-mixed club a noble-minded courtesy (9) : GALLANTRY
12
Not including end of chapter in sample of writing (7) : EXCERPT
13
Classic work I found before 51 A.D. (5) : ILIAD
15
Drawing: Seurat's and Ingres's first calling (9) : SIPHONING
17
Chief of combatants from Midway to go in (5) : ENTER
19
Cast vote about right to be open (5) : OVERT
21
Truth about Ms. Derek's talkativeness (9) : VERBOSITY
23
Back-room holds starter of turbine engine (5) : MOTOR
24
Individual in dock is early arrival (7) : PIONEER
26
Award for rehabilitating lamed African cat (9) : MEDALLION
27
Morse code unit to repeat (5) : DITTO
28
Improvisational act re-signs jazz vocalist (4,6) : SCATSINGER
29
Leaders of Teddy Roosevelt's extended Kenya safari (4) : TREK
Down
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Control post office's meeting (10) : POSSESSION
2
One plural in monarch's rule (9) : PRINCIPLE
4
Gin? Go to Central Bar (5) : INGOT
5
Notorious outlaw grilled in "stir" (9) : DILLINGER
6
Cut back on quarry survey (7) : EXAMINE
7
Courted? … out of fashion! (5) : DATED
8
Reportedly, increase in salary is light (4) : RAYS
10
Trunk has gnarled roots (5) : TORSO
14
Repay Brook somehow for religious article (6,4) : PRAYERBOOK
16
Reversal of order in account (9) : INVERSION
18
Mix-up: remit rest in a few months (9) : TRIMESTER
20
Tells stories about Tom Thumb, initially (7) : TATTLES
22
O (nothing) is egg-shaped (5) : OVOID
23
Comedians, at heart, are means of communication (5) : MEDIA
24
Coins: 50% pengos and 1/2 cent (5) : PENCE
25
Revised maps to be current (4) : AMPS
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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