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New York Times, Saturday, January 5, 2008

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Saucily titled best-selling diet book : SKINNYBITCH
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Center starter? : EPI
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It's featured in "A Night at the Opera" : ILTROVATORE
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Tickled user's response : LOL
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Target of a school bully : TEACHERSPET
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___-de-four (hemisphere-shaped vault) : CUL
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3,280.84 ft. : KIL
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Suspect's request: Abbr. : ATTY
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Internet site graphics : WEBART
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Chooses by divine election : ANOINTS
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Ice remover : SCRAPER
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Fig. on a 1970s dollar : DDE
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Enamel strengthener : FLUORIDE
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Has confiscated : LOSES
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Slip fillers : BOATS
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T preceder : TOA
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Alliance : AXIS
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College bookstore stock : TEXTS
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Château ___-Brion (Bordeaux wine) : HAUT
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Arizona senator Jon : KYL
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Yes or no follower : SIREE
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Abundant sources : FONTS
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Lands in the Persian Gulf : EMIRATES
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John of Lancaster : LOO
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Ben Jonson poem : TOCELIA
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N.F.L. salary limit : HARDCAP
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Like 1, but not I : ARABIC
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Rest : EASE
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Peggy of "The Dukes of Hazzard" : REA
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Not be generous with : HOG
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They really ought to be kicked : NASTYHABITS
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Next to nothing? : ONE
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Sign of stress? : ACUTEACCENT
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An alien may take it: Abbr. : ESL
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Is a hero : SAVESTHEDAY
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University of Alaska Southeast campus site : SITKA
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Anne of fashion : KLEIN
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___ disco (European dance music) : ITALO
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Reactor overseer: Abbr. : NRC
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Cry from a daredevil cyclist : NOHANDS
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1884 short story by Guy de Maupassant : YVETTE
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St. ___ (Caribbean island, familiarly) : BARTS
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Wee, to a wee 'un : ITSY
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Foremost : TOP
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Private dos? : CREWCUTS
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They're straight : HETEROS
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Yosemite Valley peak : ELCAPITAN
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Dumped : POUREDOUT
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Harms : ILLTREATS
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Manhattan's place : BAR
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Every month has one : IDES
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Ticket : SLATE
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Babes : FOXES
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Where Fredo Corleone gets shot : LAKETAHOE
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Passive-aggressive and the like : OXYMORONS
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Common desiccant : SILICAGEL
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Kentucky college : BEREA
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Body found high in the Andes : TITICACA
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Where to hang, in slang : HOOD
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Steinbeck's birthplace : SALINAS
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Apiece : FOREACH
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No Yankee fan : REB
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Light into : LASHAT
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Governor who helped found Ohio State University : HAYES
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Called out : CRIED
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UnitedHealth rival : AETNA
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Like plaster : PASTY
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Suffix with super : ETTE
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Explorer, e.g. : SUV
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Dating letters : BCE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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