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New York Times, Friday, January 25, 2008

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FWXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 21,262 )
Across
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War-torn Baghdad suburb : SADRCITY
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23-Across and others : BEIGES
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One and only : TRUELOVE
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Weather Channel topic : ELNINO
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Fleet runner of myth : ATALANTA
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Key that doesn't include 58-Across : EMAJOR
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Up to : TIL
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Ape : MIRROR
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Habit : ROTE
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Shade shade : ECRU
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Biblical miracle setting : CANA
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Powerful piece : QUEEN
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Boarding spot : SLOPE
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Call from home : YEROUT
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1936 N.L. leader in slugging percentage : MELOTT
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Brooklynese pronoun : DESE
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Pilot's place : SKY
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Part of Manhattan's Alphabet City : AVENUEC
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"Be honest" : DONTLIE
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Onetime Serbian capital : NIS
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Show some spunk : DARE
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Drops in a theater : SCRIMS
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Japanese model sold from 1970 to 2006 : CELICA
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Meccan pilgrim : HADJI
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Some speakers : SONYS
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Abbr. before a date : ESTD
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Underhand? : PEON
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Zip : TEAR
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Spotter's confirmation : ISEEIT
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Polit. label : IND
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It's almost a B, scorewise : ASHARP
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Pilot's place : GASRANGE
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Apple application : ITUNES
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Fancy haberdashery item : ASCOTTIE
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No longer in : DEMODE
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Judge of films : REINHOLD
Down
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Henry Clay or William Jennings Bryan : STATESMAN
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It forbids religious tests for political office : ARTICLEVI
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Versatile actors may play them : DUALROLES
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Person found in a tree: Abbr. : REL
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Buck : CLAM
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Corinthian alternative : IONIC
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It might hold a couch potato's potato : TVTRAY
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Really hoped to get, with "for" : YEARNED
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It can be drafted : BEER
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___ bark beetle : ELM
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Stuck : INARUT
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11 1/2" soldier : GIJOE
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Online memo : ENOTE
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Archaeologist David who found the lost Roman city of Kourion : SOREN
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Made some waves? : OARED
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Word in some British place names : UPON
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Put out : QUENCH
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School exercises : ETUDES
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Zoo de Madrid beasts : OSOS
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Shade of blue : TEAL
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Enter gently : SLIDEINTO
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Head of state known to his people as "Dear Leader" : KIMJONGIL
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"Of course" : YESINDEED
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Exclamations : CRIES
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Piehole : TRAP
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Swee' Pea's creator : ECSEGAR
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Edmond Rostand hero : CYRANO
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Calm : ATEASE
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Composed : STAID
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Dirección sailed by Columbus : OESTE
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British poet Tate : NAHUM
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Track-and-field equipment : DISCI
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___ dixit : IPSE
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1982 film title role for Bruce Boxleitner : TRON
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Traffic stopper : RED
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School dept. : ATH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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