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New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 2008

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1002 ( 21,513 )
Across
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In a poem, it "perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door" : RAVEN
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Sing like Mel Tormé : SCAT
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Use cue cards : READ
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Slightly ahead : UPONE
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Part of a military band : TUBA
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Anxious baseball player at the plate? : BATTWIRLER
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Talk like Daffy : LISP
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Supermarket bagful : ICE
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Great literature it's not : SMUT
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Wallpaper and such : DECOR
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"Big Sur" writer, 1962 : KEROUAC
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Worst in the worst way : TROUNCE
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Sign above a luau buffet? : PICKYOURPOIS
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Working factory, e.g. : ASSET
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Actress Popplewell of "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ANNA
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___ in victory : VAS
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Hogwarts stick : WAND
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High-school disrupters : GANGS
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Big party : FETE
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___ premium : ATA
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Out of order : DOWN
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Broad valleys : DALES
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Land of laughs? : YUKTERRITORY
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Horace who founded the New York Tribune : GREELEY
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They may be seen on slides : AMOEBAS
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Certain resident of Yemen : ADENI
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Ready : PREP
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Home of Sault Ste. Marie: Abbr. : ONT
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It may be held at a 39-Down : MAYO
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Flood of ideas? : BRAINSURGE
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Observer : EYER
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Barn young 'un : CALF
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Where to see "bombs bursting" : INAIR
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Flat sound : SSSS
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One who wants you to put away everything he sets out : CHEF
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Two-time Time Man of the Year (and a hint to 17-, 27-, 41- and 54-Across) : NIXON
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1980s craze starter : RUBIK
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Quickly : APACE
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Campaign target : VOTER
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Suffix with insist : ENT
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Preinterview purchase, maybe : NEWSUIT
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Lit, as a match : STRUCK
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Zealot's group : CULT
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Five-spot : ABE
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Contents of some pits : TAR
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Provoke : RILEUP
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"War and Peace," e.g. : EPICNOVEL
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Business partner : ASSOCIATE
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Takes the starch out of : DEPRESSES
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Product promoted as having both "beauty" and "brains" : IMAC
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Nickelodeon's explorer : DORA
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Newspaper piece : OPED
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Chinese secret society : TONG
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Directs : RUNS
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One-named New Age musician : YANNI
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Road trip events : AWAYGAMES
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Popular dates for dates : SATURDAYS
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Loser at the dice table : SNAKEEYES
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Blood : GORE
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Out of whack : AWRY
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Actress Dunaway : FAYE
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Shop with 53-Across : DELI
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Pays a visit : DROPSIN
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Choir section : TENORS
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Duty : TARIFF
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Harbinger : OMEN
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Powdered cleaning agent : BORAX
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Hospital procedure, for short : ANGIO
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Draconian : STERN
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Washed out : PALE
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Abbr. atop some e-mails : BCC
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Cheering word : RAH
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Sea urchin, at a sushi bar : UNI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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