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New York Times, Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Author:
Lucy Gardner Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lucy Gardner Anderson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 21,525 )
Across
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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie : WATTS
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Netting : MESH
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One of the S's in U.S.S. : SHIP
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___ water (facing trouble) : INHOT
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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Sizable sandwich : HERO
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Nancy Drew author Carolyn : KEENE
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Y's guys? : ELIS
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Epps of TV's "House" : OMAR
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With 59-Across, highway that goes through the 15 places indicated in this puzzle, in order, north to south : INTERSTATE
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Ice Capades venue : RINK
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Kind of deck for a fortuneteller : TAROT
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Asset in answering the question "Does this dress make me look fat?" : TACT
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Bruce or Kravitz : LENNY
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Traditional Christmas sentiment : PEACE
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Needing directions : LOST
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Con's opposite : PRO
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"Dueling ___" : BANJOS
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Declare openly : AVOW
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Longtime "S.N.L." announcer Don : PARDO
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Lawman Wyatt : EARP
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Do lexicographical work : DEFINE
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Phoenix cager : SUN
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Strong cart : DRAY
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Harsh Athenian lawgiver : DRACO
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Online health info site : WEBMD
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Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
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College town near Bangor : ORONO
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Final Four org. : NCAA
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See 20-Across : NINETYFIVE
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Mideast missile : SCUD
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___-Tass news agency : ITAR
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In the year ___ Lord ... : OFOUR
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Movie lioness : ELSA
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Nintendo rival : SEGA
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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf," e.g. : FABLE
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Half of an E.P.A. rating : CITY
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Before, once : ERST
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Skedaddles : FLEES
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User-edited online reference : WIKI
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Concerning : ANENT
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Letter before iota : THETA
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Copier additive : TONER
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Unsaturated alcohol : STEROL
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Convene : MEET
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Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Old Walter Berndt comic strip about a teen : SMITTY
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Old Testament prophet : HOSEA
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Abridged : SHORTENED
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Hot-rod engine, briefly : HEMI
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Tehran's land : IRAN
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Much-criticized Congressional spending : PORK
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Treeless plain : STEPPE
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Expert with I.R.S. returns : CPA
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Gun lobby inits. : NRA
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Like Loki or Thor : NORSE
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Mrs. Dithers in "Blondie" : CORA
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Cheryl of TV's "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
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On the high side, as a guess : OVER
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Couch : SOFA
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Every 12 hours : TWICEADAY
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Bit of wit : BONMOT
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Make a knight : DUB
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Follower of Oct. : NOV
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Like sheets after bleaching : WHITER
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Use a towel : DRYOFF
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Biscotti flavoring : ANISE
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Butcher's byproducts : OFFAL
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Weeper of myth : NIOBE
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Small egg : OVULE
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Minute part of a min. : NSEC
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251, in old Rome : CCLI
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Neighbor of Switz. : AUST
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Carps, carps, carps : NAGS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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