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New York Times, Saturday, January 8, 2005

N.B.A. star who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated while still in high school

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FWXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times1/8/05 ( No. 20,150 )
Across
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Senator who wrote "Dreams From My Father" : OBAMA
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The spy in "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" : ALEC
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Oral verse : EPOS
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Hang : HOVER
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Ambassador or Statesman, once : NASH
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It had "well-kept acres," in a classic novel : TARA
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"Wait your turn!" : ONEATATIME
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Religious philosopher Watts : ALAN
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Game ender, perhaps : HORN
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Nonstop connection : DIRECTLINK
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Sharp things : TVS
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Flattening : KOING
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Ours, in Umbria : NOSTRA
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Tipped trips : CABRIDES
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On occasion : EVERANDANON
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N.Y. engineering sch. : RPI
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Beauties : GEMS
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Bony part : CORNU
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TV tavern that sells Duff Beer : MOES
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Epsilon ___ (the planet Vulcan's star) : ERI
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N.B.A. star who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated while still in high school : LEBRONJAMES
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Some shots : VACCINES
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Potherb plant : CICELY
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1940's Italian Fascist leader : CIANO
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Targeting need : AIM
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One may have an arrow : STREETSIGN
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One sacred to ancient Egyptians : IBIS
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Tippling evidence : HICS
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"Seems likely" : IIMAGINESO
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Where I-5 crosses I-10 : INLA
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Buck : CLAM
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Sticks in a bathroom : QTIPS
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Stress, say : AGER
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Suffix with couch : ETTE
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"Crime and Punishment" heroine : SONYA
Down
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Eager student's cry : OHOH
2
One-named rocker : BONO
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Maintain : AVER
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Suggest : MEAN
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The "her" in Beethoven's question "Who comprehends her?" : ART
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The opposition : ANTIS
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Refuge : LAIR
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Title girl of a "Nine Stories" story : ESME
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It may be avoided by keeping one's balance : CHECKBOUNCING
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Latin list-ender : ETALII
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Bob, e.g. : PALINDROME
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Bar garnish : ORANGEPEEL
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Dropped : SANK
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Fair warning : ADVANCENOTICE
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Divided : TORN
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La lead-in : TRA
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Beersheba locale : NEGEV
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Problem addressed by a drama coach : OVERACTING
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Zero halved : SEMICIRCLE
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___-80 (old computer) : TRS
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"It Must Be Him" singer and others : CARRS
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Monumental year? : ANNO
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Bruiser's antithesis : SISSY
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"___ careful" : DOBE
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Buddy : MAC
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Ancestry : LINE
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"Herman" cartoonist Unger : JIM
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Self-proclaimed conqueror : CAESAR
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"Only ___" (NPR program) : AGAME
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Some Muslims : SHIA
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Channel buildup : SILT
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"While ___ it ..." : IMAT
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Digging : INTO
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Peaceful gathering, 60's-style : BEIN
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Kids play it : ISPY
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Dominican slugger : SOSA
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Head counts? : IQS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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