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New York Times, Monday, January 21, 2008

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {PQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

Went back to a simple WIN/LOSE/DRAW ... but I was especially fond of DRAW A BLANK because I am a Scrabble enthusiast. And I love that it is such a good thing in Scrabble to draw a blank, but a bad thing in real life!

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0121 ( 21,258 )
Across
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Lascivious : LEWD
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Dopey or Doc : DWARF
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Say jokingly : JEST
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Zone : AREA
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More unusual : RARER
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Great Salt Lake's state : UTAH
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Triumph, but just barely : WINBYANOSE
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Hawaiian island : MAUI
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Badminton court divider : NET
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Actor Ed of "Daniel Boone" : AMES
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Declining in power : EBBING
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False fronts : FACADES
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God, to Muslims : ALLAH
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Smug smiles : SMIRKS
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TV, slangily, with "the" : TUBE
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Legal wrong : TORT
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Find a new purpose for : REUSE
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Org. with admirals : USN
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Fall off a beam, e.g. : LOSEONESBALANCE
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Baseballer Mel : OTT
43
Ice cream holders : CONES
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Fusses : ADOS
45
Politico Gingrich : NEWT
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Marks that look like inverted v's : CARETS
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Pago Pago's locale : SAMOA
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Less drunk : SOBERER
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Graduates : ALUMNI
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Opposite of an intro, musically : CODA
57
Parisian yes : OUI
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MasterCard rival : VISA
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Momentarily forget (or get lucky in Scrabble?) : DRAWABLANK
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Barely earned, with "out" : EKED
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Ship from the Mideast : OILER
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Suffix meaning "little" : ETTE
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M&M's that were removed from 1976 to 1987 out of a health concern for a coloring dye : REDS
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A ton : LOADS
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Command to a steed : WHOA
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Home turf? : LAWN
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Shallowest Great Lake : ERIE
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Led off : WENTFIRST
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Amount of hair cream : DAB
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All soap operas, basically : DRAMAS
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Declined in power : WANED
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Got up : AROSE
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Thing, in legal briefs : RES
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Unoccupied, as a theater seat : FREE
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Popular newspaper puzzle subtitled "That Scrambled Word Game" : JUMBLE
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Online commerce : ETAIL
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Finnish bath : SAUNA
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Chicken piece : THIGH
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Talk idly : YACK
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Biblical tower site : BABEL
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Cigar ends : STUBS
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Capital of Manche, France : STLO
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No longer worth debating : MOOT
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" land : USA
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Leases : RENTS
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WNW's opposite : ESE
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Sworn to tell the truth : UNDEROATH
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Glaswegian, e.g. : SCOT
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Loch ___ monster : NESS
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Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
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At this moment : NOW
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Swiss river : AARE
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Wanderers : NOMADS
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Trees whose wood is used for chests : CEDARS
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United ___ Emirates : ARAB
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Lifeguard, at times : SAVER
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Similar : ALIKE
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Meditated (on) : MUSED
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City between Gainesville and Orlando : OCALA
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Took a curtain call : BOWED
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Fox hit "American ___" : IDOL
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"Render therefore ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
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Scandinavian furniture giant : IKEA
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___ de Janeiro : RIO
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Actor Ayres : LEW

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

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