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New York Times, Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1003 ( 21,148 )

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Across
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A diehard enemy might want yours : SCALP
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Gather : AMASS
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QB's goals : TDS
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Amor vincit ___ : OMNIA
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Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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In : HOT
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Call in roulette : FOURTEENRED
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Suffix with fish : ERY
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For smaller government, presumably : ANTITAX
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One who supplies the means : ENABLER
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Knocks off : ICES
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Gun dealer's stock : AMMO
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Norway's patron saint : OLAF
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Call in blackjack : HITMEAGAIN
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Robot maid on "The Jetsons" : ROSIE
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Buttresses : AIDS
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Call in many a betting game : DOUBLEORNOTHING
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Impart : LEND
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Broadcast portion : AUDIO
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Call in draw poker : ILLTAKEONE
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John P. Marquand detective : MOTO
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Signify : MEAN
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Prefix with carpal : META
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Sounds of walking in moccasins : PATTERS
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Deicing tool : SCRAPER
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Detroit-to-Philadelphia dir. : ESE
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Call in craps : ROLLTHEDICE
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Family room : DEN
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Challenge to ___ : ADUEL
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Family girl : NIECE
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Inexact fig. : EST
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Request to meet in person : SEEME
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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It has arms, legs and a back : SOFA
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"Let's go!" : CMON
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"Sometimes you feel like ___ ..." : ANUT
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Italian river valley in W.W. II fighting : LIRI
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Page of music : PATTI
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Cosmonaut Leonov, the first human to walk in space : ALEXEI
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"Holy moly!" : MAN
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Fair-sized plot : ACRE
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Old British gun : STEN
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Fountain offering : SODA
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1991 Geena Davis title role : THELMA
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"The Sound of Music" hit : DOREMI
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"Sophie's Choice" author : STYRON
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Per : EACH
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Catch : BAG
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Celebrity : STARDOM
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Fort ___ on Monterey Bay : ORD
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W.C. : LOO
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Tiny tale : FIB
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Part of r.p.m.: Abbr. : MIN
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Pre-1868 Tokyo : EDO
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Dog in 1930s films : ASTA
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Fitzgerald who sang "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" : ELLA
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Comics cry : EEK
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Start of long-distance dialing : ONE
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Make music on a comb : HUM
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Answer before exchanging rings : IDO
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Have a ___ to pick : NIT
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Sentimental drivel : GOO
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Hinder : IMPEDE
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Some auto deals : LEASES
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Present but not active : LATENT
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Contents of some shells : TNT
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Be cozy : NESTLE
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Write permanently : ETCH
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Rock concert setting : ARENA
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Pitchers' stats : ERAS
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Depended (on) : RODE
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Pivot : SLUE
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Score after deuce : ADIN
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Bakery display : PIES
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Line holder : REEL
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NASA vehicle : LEM

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

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