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New York Times, Monday, January 29, 2007

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Member of a pesky swarm : GNAT
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Brighton baby buggies : PRAMS
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Blighted urban area : SLUM
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Change the décor of : REDO
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Wash gently against, as the shore : LAPAT
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Camp shelter : TENT
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Popular grilled fish : REDSNAPPER
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___ Elevator Company : OTIS
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Not half bad : DECENT
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Concerning : ABOUT
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Jordanian cash : DINAR
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Soft drink since 1885 : DRPEPPER
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Brit. reference work : OED
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China, Japan, etc. : FAREAST
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"… man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Pâté de foie ___ : GRAS
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Guns, as an engine : REVS
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All wound up : TENSE
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1940 Ronald Reagan role : THEGIPPER
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"Cheers" waitress : CARLA
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On the bounding main : ASEA
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"National Velvet" author Bagnold : ENID
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Golf rarity : ACE
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Sicilian seaport : PALERMO
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Language suffix : ESE
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Charlie Parker or Dizzy Gillespie : BEBOPPER
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Car antitheft device : ALARM
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City trashed by Rodan : TOKYO
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African desert : SAHARA
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Big bash : GALA
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Da Vinci masterpiece, with "The" : LASTSUPPER
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A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATTY
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Started a cigarette : LITUP
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Clearance event : SALE
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Soldiers' meal : MESS
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Signs of things to come : OMENS
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___ the Red : ERIC
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Cur's warning : GRR
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More impoverished : NEEDIER
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Tack-ons : ADDENDA
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Course of action : PLAN
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Totally absorbed : RAPT
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PC program, briefly : APP
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Al Capp's Daisy ___ : MAE
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Harness parts : STRAPS
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Place to sit streetside : STOOP
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Take some pressure off : LETUPON
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Opposite of dividers : UNITERS
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Appalachians, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
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Soft ball material : NERF
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Midler of "The Rose" : BETTE
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Husky or hound : DOG
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Inventor : DEVISER
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Speaker with a sore throat, say : RASPER
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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"___ we there yet?" : ARE
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Amuse, as with anecdotes : REGALE
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Cardinal's insignia : STL
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Poet's before : ERE
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All smiles : HAPPY
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Antistick cooking spray : PAM
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Part of a semi : CAB
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Overlay material : ACETATE
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Makes tighter, in a way : REBOLTS
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Close to its face value, as a bond : NEARPAR
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Ehud Barak or Ehud Olmert : ISRAELI
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Nancy Pelosi, e.g.: Abbr. : DEM
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Moon-landing program : APOLLO
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Pearl Harbor's site : OAHU
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Gives the go-ahead : OKAYS
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Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
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Zap with a Taser : STUN
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Nile slitherers : ASPS
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Pinup's leg : GAM
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Align the cross hairs : AIM
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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___ room (play area) : REC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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