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New York Times, Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Author:
Stella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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148/26/20045/5/200814
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1.62002
Stella Daily
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198/26/200410/19/201518
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1.61002
Bruce Venzke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Daily. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Venzke. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 21,252 )
Across
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Some charity fund-raisers : GALAS
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Outspoken : VOCAL
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Org. with a code : IRS
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Singer Davis with the 1998 hit "32 Flavors" : ALANA
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Airplane seat choice : AISLE
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Old ___, London theater : VIC
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Joie de vivre : ZESTFORLIFE
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Lab eggs : OVA
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Accomplish : ACHIEVE
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Star-related : ASTRAL
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Prank player : RASCAL
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"South Park" kid : KYLE
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Preceder of Bell or shell : TACO
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Speed-happy driver : LEADFOOT
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Book in which the first Passover occurred : EXODUS
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Castle protector : MOAT
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Middle-earth meanie : ORC
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Teacher's charge : CLASS
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Paris's ___ Invalides : LES
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Colder and windier : RAWER
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"___ a Tramp" ("Lady and the Tramp" tune) : HES
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Singer Pinza : EZIO
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Popular setting for a wedding : GAZEBO
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Fantastically wonderful : TODIEFOR
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Snare : TRAP
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Daughter of Czar Nicholas I or II : OLGA
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Arctic bird : PUFFIN
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Newswoman Katie : COURIC
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Diner sign filler : NEONGAS
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___-la-la : TRA
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Speaking manner : TONEOFVOICE
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Go wrong : ERR
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Proficient : ADEPT
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O.K. : ALLOW
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Newsman Koppel : TED
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Fix, as laces : RETIE
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This puzzle's theme : SOAPS
Down
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___ Strip (much-fought-over area) : GAZA
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British P.M. ___ Douglas-Home : ALEC
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Whip : LASH
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Prefix with matter : ANTI
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Like wearing a seat belt, e.g. : SAFER
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Lombardy province or its capital : VARESE
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De-squeak : OIL
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CBS forensic drama : CSI
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"Our Gang" kid : ALFALFA
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Famous Virginia family : LEES
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Lofty place for an academic : IVORYTOWER
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Pepsi vis-à-vis Coke : RIVAL
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Symbol of justice : SCALE
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Racetracks : OVALS
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Bout decision : TKO
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Didn't stay on : CAMEOFF
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Kerfuffles : ADOS
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Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : TECH
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Highway toll unit : AXLE
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Its academy is in New London, Conn. : COASTGUARD
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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___ vez (again, in Spanish) : OTRA
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Preowned : USED
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Wheat, barley or beans : CROP
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In ___ of : LIEU
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First drug approved to treat AIDS : AZT
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90210, for Beverly Hills : ZIPCODE
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Feeling of loss : GRIEF
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Person obeying a coxswain : OAR
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Significant : OFNOTE
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Four duos : OCTET
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Peter of "M" : LORRE
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Super stars : NOVAS
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___-Tass news agency : ITAR
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Court plea, informally : NOLO
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Tributary of the Colorado : GILA
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Rent-___ (security person for hire) : ACOP
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Wraps (up) : SEWS
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Snare : NET
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Prefix with dermis : EPI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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