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New York Times, Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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1 Face imaginary enemies
7 1972 Bill Withers #1 hit
37 Bettor's buy
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0131 ( 20,903 )
Across
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Base runner's stats : THEFTS
7
Basis for the musical "Rent" : LABOHEME
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Jockey Shoemaker : WILLIE
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Manta ray : SEADEVIL
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Rusher's cry : IMLATE
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Previews : TRAILERS
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Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
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TV forensic drama : CSI
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Young muchacho : NINO
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Ambulance letters : EMS
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Bubble contents : AIR
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Waffle brand : EGGO
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How tuna salad may be served : ONTOAST
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Bio word : NEE
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One-wheeled vehicles : BARROWS
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Plays chords, perhaps : STRUMS
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Hunt down : TRACE
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Early sixth-century year : DII
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Certain navel : OUTIE
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Spleen venting : TIRADE
43
Crime lab job : DNATEST
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"Dern tootin'!" : YEP
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Not quite catch fire : SMOLDER
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Town near Caen : STLO
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Flagship fig. : ADM
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Donkey Kong, for one : APE
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Cry from a crib : WAAH
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One who may bug you : SPY
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Rock climber's tool : PITON
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Wicked acts : MISDEEDS
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Spray alternative : ROLLON
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Indian beverage : ASSAMTEA
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It's basic : ALKALI
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Got mushy : WENTSOFT
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Predicaments : MESSES
Down
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Time and time again? : TWICE
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Handmade sign in a stadium : HIMOM
3
Greece, to modern Greeks : ELLAS
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Showing no growth : FLAT
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Brownish orange : TITIANRED
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"Told ya!" : SEE
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D-Day craft : LSTS
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High homes : AERIES
9
Cote sound : BAA
10
Taking too much : ODING
11
Sun: Prefix : HELIO
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Tied up : EVEN
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Surrealist Joan : MIRO
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Ways around Chi-town : ELS
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Jam in elbow to elbow : CROWD
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"Am ___ believe ??" : ITO
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Sporty cars : GTS
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Preyer on seals : ORCA
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"Like me" : ASIDO
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Bananas : NUTS
30
Throw off : EMIT
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Compass dir. : ESE
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Cracker topper : BRIE
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Org. for boomers, now : AARP
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Headline? : TOTEMPOLE
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Sorry sort? : RUER
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Communications syst. for the deaf : TTY
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Mosaic element : INLAY
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Alien's subj. : ESL
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Contribute : ADD
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Rapper who co-starred in "The Italian Job" : MOSDEF
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1978 co-Nobelist : SADAT
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"___ the breaks" : THEMS
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Two-dimensional world? : ATLAS
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English Channel port : POOLE
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Bandleader Skinnay ___ : ENNIS
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Impudent : WISE
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N.C.A.A. part: Abbr. : ASSN
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Jr.'s exam : PSAT
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Sorts : ILKS
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Gaping mouth : MAW
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W.W. II inits. : ETO
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Zodiac creature : RAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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