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New York Times, Thursday, October 23, 2008

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 21,534 )
Across
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Sounds from Santa : HOS
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Habitually, for short : OFT
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"Men in Black" actor : RIPTORN
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*Settler in a pharmacy : ANTACID
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Retell : ITERATE
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Bawl club? : WEEPERS
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Dressed down : BERATED
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Some sorority women : KAPPAS
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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*"___ Island" : FANTASY
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Oodles : ALOT
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Tracks : OVALS
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Conjecture : SPECULATE
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Crumbs : BITS
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Year in Trajan's reign : CII
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Emergency lights : FLARES
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It's like "-like" : ISH
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*B'way hit beginning in '88 : PHANTOM
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"Treasure Island" monogram : RLS
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Sir Richard who co-founded the Spectator : STEELE
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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Nabors role : PYLE
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Spilling one's drink at a shindig, for one : PARTYFOUL
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Neighborhoods in New York and London : SOHOS
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Italian bone : OSSO
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*Where Delta Air Lines is headquartered : ATLANTA
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Dinesen who wrote "Out of Africa" : ISAK
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Product once pitched by Pelé : VIAGRA
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Like juicy biographies : TELLALL
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Some cricketers : BATSMEN
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Bygone McDonald's mascot : SPEEDEE
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*Cast a spell over : ENCHANT
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Gently towels off : PATSDRY
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One in a series : NTH
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Directory data: Abbr. : NOS
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Peddle : HAWK
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___-Day : ONEA
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Ones joining the family : STEPFATHERS
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Oodles : OCEANS
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Historic event : FIRST
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QBs' scores : TDS
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Hearty steak : RIBEYE
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Gossip's subject : ITEM
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Prefix with scope or meter : PERI
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Refrain from singing? : TRALALA
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Stable particle : OAT
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Interstate sign abbr. : RTE
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"Nightmare ___," 1997 Disney animated series : NED
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Consternates: Var. : APPALS
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Home to some elephants : ASIA
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Indy 500 mishap : SPINOUT
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Actress Mary Martin's actor son : LARRYHAGMAN
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Opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
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The "Working Girl" girl and others : TESSES
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San Luis ___ : OBISPO
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Outlooks : VISTAS
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Corporate money mgrs. : CFOS
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German city on the Danube : ULM
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Person who's often sent compliments : CHEF
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Wield : PLY
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One way to stand : TALL
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Study for astronomes : ETOILES
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White, granular powder : POTASH
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Annie with a gun : OAKLEY
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Teller : SNITCH
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___-dernier (penultimate: Fr.) : AVANT
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High-school org. : SADD
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Yank or Ranger : ALER
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The Biggest Little City in the World : RENO
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"Marchers" through the answers to the five starred clues : ANTS
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Cough syrup amt. : TSP
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DDT banner : EPA
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Reason for a third serve : LET
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Little Joe's pa on "Bonanza" : BEN

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

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