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New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 21,168 )
Across
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Play place : STAGE
6
Ballroom dance : TANGO
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Chart-topper : HIT
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Sign of spring : ARIES
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Mountaineer's tool : ICEAX
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ET's ride : UFO
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Play follower, usually : CURTAINCALL
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Unruly do : MOP
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Amateurish : BUSH
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"___ economy is always beauty": Henry James : INART
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Buggy rider : BABY
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Loofah, e.g. : BATHSPONGE
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108-card game : UNO
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Start the pot : ANTEUP
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Pest control brand : DCON
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Spoil : GOBAD
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Bibliophile's suffix : ANA
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Tipplers : SOTS
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Circulatory system flow : BLOODSTREAM
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Singer ___ P. Morgan : JAYE
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Early 11th-century year : MII
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Back at sea? : STERN
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Actress Chase of "Now, Voyager" : ILKA
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For dieters : NONFAT
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Smidgen : DAB
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Shoot-'em-up figure : GUNSLINGER
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Harmony, briefly : SYNC
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Clobber, biblically : SMITE
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Computer that uses OS X : IMAC
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Director Lee : ANG
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What the starts of 17-, 26-, 37- and 52-Across are : THINGSDRAWN
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Crib cry : WAH
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Burger topper, maybe : BACON
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Site of Ali's Rumble in the Jungle : ZAIRE
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Salon job : SET
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Cuts and pastes : EDITS
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TV awards : EMMYS
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Amniotic ___ : SAC
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Play about Capote : TRU
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Put on TV : AIR
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Manage, barely : GETBY
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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G.I.'s helmet, slangily : TINHAT
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Duke's sports org. : ACC
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"Read Across America" grp. : NEA
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Guy's partner : GAL
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Primrose family member : OXLIP
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Saroyan novel, with "The" : HUMANCOMEDY
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"It slipped my mind!" : IFORGOT
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Letterman lists : TOPTENS
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ID on a dust jacket : ISBN
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Acknowledges nonverbally : NODSAT
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PC glitch : BUG
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANO
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Hoops coach with the most N.C.A.A. Division I wins : BOBBYKNIGHT
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Playful mockery : TEASING
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Rural event on horseback : HUNT
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Work out in the ring : SPAR
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Commotion : ADO
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Red Sox div. : ALEAST
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Old Dodge : OMNI
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Singer of the 1962 hit "The Wanderer" : DION
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Guinness Book suffix : EST
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Tools for making twisty cuts : JIGSAWS
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Barnard grads : ALUMNAE
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Bled, like dyes : RAN
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"Deal or No Deal" network : NBC
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Fakes, as an injury : FEIGNS
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Weaponry : ARMS
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Leave alone : LETBE
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"Beat it!" : SCRAM
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Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
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Suffered from : HAD
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Here, in Paris : ICI
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"I'm kidding!" : NOT
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Deadeye's asset : AIM
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Dryly amusing : WRY
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Nintendo's Super ___ : NES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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