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New York Times, Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ends of 20- and 57-Across and 11- and 34-Down

Author:
Gail Grabowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Grabowski.
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© 2006, The New York Times10/24/06 ( No. 20,804 )
Across
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Proofer's mark : STET
5
Hinged fastener : HASP
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"Fiddlesticks!" : PSHAW
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In person : LIVE
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Get in touch with : REACH
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Flooring measure : AREA
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Like some pizza orders : TOGO
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Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
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Desktop container : PENCILCADDY
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Banned insecticide : DDT
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Place to rehearse : STUDIO
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Wine bottle datum : YEAR
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Take step one : STARTOFF
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Army one-striper: Abbr. : PFC
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Trash receptacle : ASHCAN
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Dairy case buy : OLEO
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Subject of a cigarette rating : TAR
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Think ahead : PLAN
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Ocular woe : STYE
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Fast-food dispenser items : STRAWS
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Exhaust tube : TAILPIPE
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Small battery size : AAA
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It may be filed : NAIL
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Premier Khrushchev : NIKITA
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Unit of work : ERG
57
Software flaw : COMPUTERBUG
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Mustard choice : DIJON
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Sites for studs : EARS
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Bit of dust : MOTE
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Pong maker : ATARI
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What's more : ALSO
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In a bit, to bards : ANON
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Mandrake's forte : MAGIC
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New driver, typically : TEEN
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Hatchling's home : NEST
Down
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Prelude to a duel : SLAP
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Runs out of steam : TIRES
3
Media attraction : EVENT
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It sits in a saucer : TEACUP
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Nickname on "M*A*S*H" : HOTLIPS
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Oil company that merged with BP : AMOCO
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Cowherd's tool : PROD
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Bedtime appeal : PRAYER
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Good to go : SET
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Crusty bakery buys : HARDROLLS
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Battery fluid : ACID
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"Come again?" : WHAT
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Think tank nugget : IDEA
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Cannon of Hollywood : DYAN
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On the peak of : ATOP
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Close call : SCARE
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The O'Hara estate : TARA
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Heroic deed : FEAT
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Sweet on, with "of" : FOND
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Low-key "Hey!" : PSST
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Cheese in salads : FETA
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Blubberer's binge : CRYINGJAG
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Letters before ://www : HTTP
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Composer Bartók : BELA
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Feed holder : SILO
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Serves at a restaurant : WAITSON
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Sushi go-with : SAKE
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Ant attractor : PICNIC
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Barnstormer, e.g. : AIRMAN
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Clara Barton, for one : NURSE
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Steakhouse selection : TBONE
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Ends of 20- and 57-Across and 11- and 34-Down : AUTOS
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Cheese in a ball : EDAM
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Meter maid of song : RITA
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Spam, e.g. : MEAT
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Hardly tanned : PALE
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Mannerly sort : GENT
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"… ___ quit!" : ORI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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