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New York Times, Thursday, October 18, 2007

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: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1018 ( 21,163 )
Across
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Lady abroad : FRAU
5
With 50-Down, steak go-with : BAKED
10
With 68-Across, fish filet go-with : COLE
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Wedding parties?: Abbr. : REVS
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Water, for one : OXIDE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Psyche components : EGOS
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Fix, as a hitch : RETIE
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Unnerve : FAZE
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"Yep" negator : NAW
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Behind closed doors : INSECRET
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Drug-free : CLEAN
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Well-founded : TENABLE
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He-man : HERCULES
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With 44-Across, hot sandwich go-with : ONION
34
Like waves on a shoreline : EROSIVE
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It's on the St. Lawrence River: Abbr. : ONT
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Hilarious ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : SIDESPLITTING
42
Brown, in ads : UPS
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Passed : ENACTED
44
See 33-Across : RINGS
47
Closed tight : SEALEDUP
51
White-knuckle : INTENSE
54
Make a ship stop by facing the wind : LAYTO
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Newscast lead : TOPSTORY
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Drift ___ : NET
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Airline rarity, nowadays : MEAL
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"May ___ your order?" : ITAKE
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Bob Dylan's first wife and the title of a song about her : SARA
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Makeover : REDO
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Stinky : FETID
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Dirty magazines and such : SMUT
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See 10-Across : SLAW
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See 1-Down : FRIES
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Neither good nor bad : SOSO
Down
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With 69-Across, burger go-with : FRENCH
2
Treat splendidly : REGALE
3
One saying "I do" : AVOWER
4
Letters before Liberty or Constitution : USS
5
Sprung (from) : BORN
6
x, y and z : AXES
7
Toy sometimes seen on a beach : KITE
8
Order : EDICT
9
Big name in balers : DEERE
10
Unisex dress : CAFTAN
11
Female gametes : OVA
12
1995 showbiz biography by C. David Heymann : LIZ
13
December 31, e.g. : EVE
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Harden : INURE
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Breezed through : ACED
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One of a series of joint Soviet/U.S. space satellites : BION
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Dragged out : LONG
28
Suffix with absorb : ENT
30
Shake, in a way : LOSE
31
Cable inits. since 1979 : ESPN
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Albino in "The Da Vinci Code" : SILAS
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Police target : VICE
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Jazzy James : ETTA
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Something to take in a car : SPIN
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Fred Astaire's "___ This a Lovely Day" : ISNT
40
The Beeb is seen on it : TELLY
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"The very ___!" : IDEA
42
The Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conf. : URI
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2003 #2 hit for Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz : GETLOW
46
___-Cat : SNO
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Go-getter : DYNAMO
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Womb : UTERUS
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See 5-Across : POTATO
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Spruce (up) : SPIFF
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Perfume ingredient : ESTER
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1955 Oscar nominee for "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" : TATI
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Tex's neighbor to the north : OKIE
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Some wines : REDS
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Partner, informally, with "the" : MRS
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Underwater cave dweller : EEL
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Oral health org. : ADA
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Draft org. : SSS

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

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