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New York Times, Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Author:
Oliver Hill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Hill

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1002 ( 21,147 )

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Across
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"Do you like green eggs and ham?" speaker : SAMIAM
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In the style of : ALA
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Lao-tzu's way : TAO
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Meeting handout : AGENDA
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Broke from the band, maybe : WENTSOLO
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Cosmopolitan staple : PERSONALITYQUIZ
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Date : SEE
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Uncertainties : IFS
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It can be silly : PUTTY
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Spot en el mar : ISLA
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W.W. I German admiral : SPEE
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N.F.L. star : PROQUARTERBACK
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Slip : LAPSE
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Conquistador's quest : ORO
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Opposite of WSW : ENE
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Period of human benightedness : DARKAGE
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Stroke : PET
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Overall feel : AURA
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Coquettish : COY
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Relative of a mole : SHREW
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Colorful bed cover : PATCHWORKQUILT
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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Pageant adornment : SASH
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Highest peak of Crete : MTIDA
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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"Behave!" ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : MINDYOURPSANDQS
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Representative : EMISSARY
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Tie, as a score : EVENUP
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Cry between "ready" and "go!" : SET
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"Kid-tested" breakfast cereal : KIX
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Keep : RETAIN
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Fools : SAPS
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Author James : AGEE
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Slight : MERE
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Special connections : INS
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Bustle : ADO
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Port seized by Adm. Dewey, 1898 : MANILA
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Poking tools : AWLS
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Luau offering : LEI
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Queen of the hill? : ANT
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Ballyhoo : TOUT
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Like mud : OOZY
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Easygoing : TYPEB
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Sound at a greased pig contest : SQUEAL
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In the distance : AFAR
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Figs. clustered around 100 : IQS
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Like a malfeasant, often : SUED
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Fluids in bags : SERA
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Bull Moose party: Abbr. : PROG
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Appeal : PLEA
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Incurred, as charges : RANUP
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"La Traviata," e.g. : OPERA
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Site of the first Asian Olympics : TOKYO
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Kind of pants : CAPRI
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Prepare to propose : KNEEL
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1, for hydrogen: Abbr. : ATWT
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What a massage may ease : ACHE
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Theater seating : ROWS
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Titles for attys. : ESQS
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In disagreement : ATODDS
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"Say what?" : HUH
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Pottery materials : CLAYS
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Reply, briefly : RSVP
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Onetime German leader : KAISER
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Mlles. after marriage : MMES
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Red-bordered magazine : TIME
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The "W" in Geo. W. Bush, e.g. : INIT
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Straight-horned African animal : ORYX
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Prefix with distant : EQUI
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"SportsCenter" channel : ESPN
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Yellow ribbon holder, in song : OAK
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Geller with a psychic act : URI
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St. crosser : AVE
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Bring home : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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