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New York Times, Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Allan E. Parrish

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 21,539 )
Across
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Place for a dictionary : SHELF
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In pursuit of : AFTER
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Asian holiday : TET
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Skater-turned-actress Sonja : HENIE
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Sculpted figure : TORSO
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"Xanadu" band, to fans : ELO
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Dickens lad : OLIVERTWIST
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Align the cross hairs : AIM
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Itinerary word : VIA
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Motorcyclist's wear : HELMET
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Rental ad abbr. : RMS
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Takes out surgically : EXCISES
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Small equine : SHETLANDPONY
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Thurman of "Gattaca" : UMA
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W.W. I fighter plane : SPAD
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MGM's lion : LEO
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Activity exemplified in the '60s by the ends of 17-, 28-, 48- and 64-Across : DANCING
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Summer, in Sèvres : ETE
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Caesarean rebuke : ETTU
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Last article in the Constitution : VII
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Grant portrayer on TV : ASNER
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Weightlifter's lift : CLEANANDJERK
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Oscar winner Marisa : TOMEI
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From one side only, in law : EXPARTE
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AOL, e.g., for short : ISP
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Norman of the Clinton and Bush cabinets : MINETA
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Hole-making tool : AWL
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Brandy label letters : VSO
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Rum/vodka cocktail : BRASSMONKEY
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Wriggly fish : EEL
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Singer/actress Lenya : LOTTE
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Lets loose : FREES
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NNW's opposite : SSE
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Showy display : ECLAT
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Take a sip of : TASTE
Down
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Action on a crowded subway : SHOVE
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Double ___ (DNA structure) : HELIX
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Computer that debuted in 1946 : ENIAC
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Actress Tyler : LIV
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Attorney's charge : FEE
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Swear to : ATTEST
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Poultry : FOWL
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Far from pudgy : TRIM
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Latin 101 verb : ESSE
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Went bad : ROTTED
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Unwraps in a hurry : TEARSOPEN
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Rule out : ELIMINATE
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"The Tomorrow Show" host : TOMSNYDER
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South Korea's first president Syngman ___ : RHEE
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Mount Carmel's locale: Abbr. : ISR
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Lawn mower's spot : SHED
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Photo ___ (media events) : OPS
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Readily comprehended : LUCID
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"What a good boy ___!" : AMI
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Bert Bobbsey's twin sister : NAN
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Nonrequired courses : ELECTIVES
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Red ink entries : NETLOSSES
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Indian carving : TOTEMPOLE
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Frank Sinatra's wife before Mia : AVA
40
"Collages" novelist : NIN
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"The World According to ___" : GARP
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Oil-rich land: Abbr. : UAE
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Jamaican music : SKA
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Hardly clumsy : NIMBLE
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Trendy travelers : JETSET
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Proctored event : EXAM
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Landscapers' tools : RAKES
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Call from a nest : TWEET
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"Family Ties" mother : ELYSE
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___-Z (zippy Camaro) : IROC
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N.L.R.B. part: Abbr. : NATL
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Frequently, to bards : OFT
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New Deal inits. : NRA

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

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