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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Author:
Steven L. Zisser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zisser. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1029 ( 21,540 )

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Across
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Jerry's sitcom neighbor : COSMO
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Part of C.S.A.: Abbr. : AMER
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Winter hrs. in St. Louis : CST
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John who played Gomez Addams : ASTIN
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"The Cloister and the Hearth" novelist : READE
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Pal of Tarzan : APE
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Meteor shower : PLANETARIUM
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Scand. land : NOR
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Low on the Mohs scale : SOFT
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"Bingo!" : IWIN
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In romance poetry, a frequent rhyme for June : MOON
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Country bowers : FIDDLEPLAYERS
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Fife and Frank : BARNEYS
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Languishes : AILS
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Suffix with reflex : OLOGY
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Fought : WRESTLED
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Southeast Asian : LAO
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Online activities : CHATS
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Org. in "Michael Collins" : IRA
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Georgian's neighbor : ARMENIAN
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In reference to : ASFOR
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Square thing : MEAL
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Most dismal : DARKEST
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Farm towers : TEAMSOFHORSES
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Shade at a swimming pool : AQUA
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"Look ___ hands!" : MANO
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It may be minimum : WAGE
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Paste's partner : CUT
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South American flower : AMAZONRIVER
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Trireme tool : OAR
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Police weapon : TASER
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Like krypton : INERT
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Like some grins : SLY
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Last team managed by Casey Stengel : METS
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What subjects and verbs should do : AGREE
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Play ammo : CAPS
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Capital of 18-Across : OSLO
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Schoolteachers' break area : STAFFROOM
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Moneymaking activity : MINTING
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1969 Three Dog Night hit : ONE
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Falcon's home : AERIE
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Lead role : MAINPART
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School's Web suffix : EDU
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Band with the 1993 hit "Man on the Moon" : REM
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Lake rental, maybe : CANOE
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Animal's trail : SPOOR
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Fork-tailed fliers : TERNS
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"Lady Love" singer Lou : RAWLS
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Like Felix Unger's room : TIDY
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Computer game set on an island : MYST
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
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Links positions : LIES
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Bundy and Kaline : ALS
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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Wing-shaped : ALAR
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Hardly ruddy : WAN
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Holey confection : LIFESAVER
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Lustful god : EROS
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Blowgun ammo : DART
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"Ta-ta!" : CIAO
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Flag's position, at times : HALFMAST
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Actress Samms : EMMA
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Super ___ (old game product) : NES
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Companion of scientia : ARS
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Presenting unfairly : SKEWING
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Blood drive attendee : DONOR
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Schönberg's "Moses und ___" : ARON
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Glen Bell's fast food : TACOS
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Add up to : EQUAL
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Cowboy who rode Champion : AUTRY
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Initiates cruelly : HAZES
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Richard of "Bee Season" : GERE
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One-named artist : ERTE
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Convenience store convenience : ATM
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Al Capp's Daisy ___ : MAE
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Narrow inlet : RIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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