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New York Times, Saturday, January 26, 2008

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen M. Tracey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 21,263 )
Across
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Cash cache, often : COOKIEJAR
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No surprise outcomes : NORMS
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Happy : OPPORTUNE
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Liner threat, once : UBOAT
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Well again : RECOVERED
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Spanish table wine : RIOJA
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"Isaac's Storm" author Larson : ERIK
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Player of the Queen Mother in "The Queen," 2006 : SYMS
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Determined to execute : SETON
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Wanton type : SATYR
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Please, to Pachelbel : BITTE
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Shout across the Seine? : CRI
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Green vehicle : ECOCAR
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They don't stay hot for very long : FADS
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It's prohibited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 : JUNKFAX
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Vitamin A : RETINOL
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Toughens : ENURES
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Kind of party : PAJAMA
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General equivalent : ADMIRAL
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"New York City Rhythm" singer : MANILOW
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Bills : NEBS
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"Turandot" composer Ferruccio ___ : BUSONI
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Sr.'s test : GRE
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Dad's rival : BARQS
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Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami : ABBAS
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Weasley family's owl, in Harry Potter books : ERROL
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Breaking sticks : CUES
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Minnelli of Broadway : LIZA
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Biblical woman who renamed herself Mara : NAOMI
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What kids might roll down : HILLSIDES
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Old lab items akin to Bunsen burners : ETNAS
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Darkroom equipment : ENLARGERS
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Cold weather : TEENS
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Blues guitarist Vaughan : STEVIERAY
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They're seedy : CORES
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Glass work : OPERA
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Ibid. relative : OPCIT
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Crackpot : KOOKY
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Hip-hop producer Gotti : IRV
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"Vous ___ ici" : ETES
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Peer group setting? : JURYBOX
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Peaked : ANEMIC
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Dwarf, maybe : REDSTAR
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Ill-prepared worker? : NURSE
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Drama honor : OBIE
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Potential canine saver : ROOTCANAL
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Personal manager : MAJORDOMO
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Playwright/painter Wyspianski : STANISLAW
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Direct : REFER
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Mine shaft tool : TREPAN
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Honeydew alternative : CASABA
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The Yasawa Islands are part of it : FIJI
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"The Thief's Journal" author : JEANGENET
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Review unfairly, maybe : UNDERRATE
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Tops : NUMBERONE
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Cheryl's "Charlie's Angels" role : KRIS
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___ Raymonde, player of Alex Rousseau on "Lost" : TANIA
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Reels : LURCHES
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Light white wine : MOSELLE
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Look askance : SQUINT
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Rapture : BLISS
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Six-time Grammy winner Mary J. ___ : BLIGE
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Patient one : BIDER
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Hyundai sedan : AZERA
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Fresh : SASSY
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It has an exclave on the Strait of Hormuz : OMAN
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Pomeranian or Dalmatian : SLAV
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Asian honorific : SRI

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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