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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 21,162 )
Across
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
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Casino pair : DICE
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Cabaret, e.g. : CLUB
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Smuggler's stock : OPIUM
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Giant-screen film format : IMAX
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Summer wine selection : ROSE
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All the rockets in existence? : MISSILEUNIVERSE
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Ask for : SEEK
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Some emergency cases, for short : ODS
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Place for shots : TAVERN
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Noughts-and-crosses win : OOO
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Brand of shaving products : AFTA
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"Dry-clean only," e.g.? : TEXTILEMESSAGE
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Empty (of) : RID
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Small, as a Beanie Baby : TEENIE
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First course option : SOUP
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Does as told : OBEYS
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___ Andreas fault : SAN
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Like déjà vu : EERIE
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Turner who sang "The Best" : TINA
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Marzipan ingredient : ALMOND
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Piggy : TOE
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Cooking utensil from central Spain? : CASTILEIRONPAN
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Like a starless sky : INKY
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Alt. spelling : VAR
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Iran-___ : CONTRA
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Debtor's letters : IOU
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___ buco : OSSO
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HAL 9000, in "2001: A Space Odyssey"? : HOSTILECOMPUTER
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First-year J.D. candidate : ONEL
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Restaurant chain acronym : IHOP
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Thus far : ASYET
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A sergeant might ask a soldier to pick it up : PACE
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I.R.S. ID's : SSNS
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Recipe parts : STEPS
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Tabbies' mates : TOMS
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
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Angry reaction : RISE
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Animal with a shaggy coat : MUSKOX
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U.K. record label : EMI
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Fizzled out : DIED
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Radio's former "___ in the Morning" : IMUS
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Poky : CAN
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Mutual fund redemption charge : EXITFEE
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Deep fissure : CREVASSE
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Oral history : LORE
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"Evil empire" of the '80s : USSR
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"It's ___ real!" : BEEN
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Sarge's superior : LOOIE
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Brewery units : VATS
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Baseball's Ed and Mel : OTTS
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Relative key of C major : AMINOR
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Second-longest human bone : TIBIA
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Utopias : EDENS
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Stahl of "60 Minutes" : LESLEY
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As a friend, to the French : ENAMI
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Outlet of the left ventricle : AORTA
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Astronaut ___ Bluford, the first African-American in space : GUION
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Sport with lunges : EPEE
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Mil. option : ROTC
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First N.F.L. QB with consecutive 30-touchdown passing seasons : YATITTLE
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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Acid neutralizers : ALKALIS
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"___ Organum" (1620 Francis Bacon work) : NOVUM
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Crucifix inscription : INRI
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Subject of the 1999 film "Le Temps Retrouvé" : PROUST
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Karate blow : CHOP
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The last Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Minute part of a minute: Abbr. : NSEC
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A program usually has one : ICON
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"Stupid me!" : OOPS
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Eyelid woe : STYE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Table scraps : ORTS
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Geezers' replies : EHS
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Dads : PAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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