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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Calendar units hidden in 20- and 61-Across and 11- and 35-Down

Author:
Michael Kaplan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Kaplan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kaplan.
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© 2007, The New York Times10/16/07 ( No. 21,161 )
Across
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Show anger : FUME
5
Round before the final : SEMI
9
Washroom tub : BASIN
14
Ph.D. awarder : UNIV
15
Gave the boot : AXED
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Blessing-inducing sound : ACHOO
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Flank : SIDE
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Gimlet garnish : LIME
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Crockpot concoctions : STEWS
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Relax during a drill : STANDATEASE
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Temp's work unit : DAY
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Polite affirmation : YESSIR
25
Brazilian dance : SAMBA
27
Big Apple awards : OBIES
30
Like hair, usually, after combing : PARTED
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Post-O.R. stop : ICU
36
Craps natural : SEVEN
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Impoverished : NEEDY
39
Sgt. Friday's org. : LAPD
41
Calendar units hidden in 20- and 61-Across and 11- and 35-Down : DATES
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Worker's pay : WAGE
44
Like a brainiac : SMART
46
Fire remnants : COALS
48
The "R" in Roy G. Biv : RED
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Trojan War hero : AENEAS
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Popular snack chip : FRITO
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Surveyor Jeremiah, for whom a famous line is partly named : DIXON
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Beatle, endearingly : MOPTOP
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Meadow sound : BAA
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Sunshine State school : FLORIDATECH
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Minute Maid Park player : ASTRO
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Baylor's city : WACO
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Sp. girl : SRTA
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Rodeo animal : STEER
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From the top : ANEW
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Ticks off : IRES
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TV shout-out from the team bench : HIMOM
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It's sold in skeins : YARN
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"Great" kid-lit detective : NATE
Down
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Hard to please : FUSSY
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Bring together : UNITE
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Greedy monarch : MIDAS
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"Nevertheless ..." : EVENSO
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On the payroll : SALARIED
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Lighted sign in a theater : EXIT
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Hand-waver's cry : MEME
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They may be bright : IDEAS
9
One in the infield : BASEMAN
10
Follow direction? : ACT
11
Show sadness : SHEDATEAR
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Political caucus state : IOWA
13
Like a yenta : NOSY
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"That's mine!" : DIBS
22
Deplete, as energy : SAP
26
Cold one : BREW
28
FEMA recommendation, briefly : EVAC
29
Play by a different ___ rules : SETOF
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Upper hand : EDGE
32
Like batik fabrics : DYED
33
Ingrid's role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
34
Showed up : CAME
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"Time to rise, sleepyhead!" : UPANDATEM
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Within earshot : NEAR
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Zwei follower : DREI
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Lose the spare tire : SLIMDOWN
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Schedule B or C, e.g. : TAXFORM
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Ancient Greek colonnade : STOA
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La preceder : SOL
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Chooses to participate : OPTSIN
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"Impossible!" : NOWAY
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___ firma : TERRA
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Largish combo : OCTET
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Terrible twos, e.g. : PHASE
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Bad-mouth : BASH
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Sparkling wine city : ASTI
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___ deficit (lost money) : RANA
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Pastry prettifier : ICER
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Vintage auto : REO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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