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New York Times, Thursday, October 4, 2007

Future senator who delivered the 2004 Democratic convention keynote address

Author:
Sheldon Benardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Benardo.
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© 2007, The New York Times10/4/07 ( No. 21,149 )
Across
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Twinge : PANG
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W.W. II blast makers : ABOMBS
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Realm of Proteus, in Greek myth : SEA
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___ patriae : AMOR
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Pack again, as hay : REBALE
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___ Rose : AXL
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Leading Russian in the 32-Down : YURIGAGARIN
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One to one, e.g. : TIE
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Regard : ESTEEM
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Attitudes : MINDSETS
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Pilgrim in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" : REEVE
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Florida island resort : SANIBEL
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Once, once : ERST
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Prayer word : ALLAH
30
Paul McCartney played it for the Beatles : BASS
33
NASA launch vehicle : ARES
36
Record producer Davis : CLIVE
37
Connection for an electric guitar : AMP
38
Newsmaker of October 4, 1957 : SPUTNIK
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Result of a road emergency : TOW
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Be hot under the collar : ROAST
43
New Mexico county or its seat : TAOS
44
Basted : SEWN
45
Orders : DICTA
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Korea's Syngman : RHEE
48
"20 Hrs., 40 Min." author, 1928 : EARHART
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Catch on the range : LASSO
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Detroit suburb named for the plants the area was once overgrown with : FERNDALE
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Blocked, as a harbor, with "up" : SILTED
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Victorian ___ : ERA
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Leading American in the 32-Down : ALANSHEPARD
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Twitch : TIC
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Personally handle : TENDTO
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Egg on : URGE
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Bridge topper? : ACE
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Finishes : ENDSUP
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Earl, for one : PEER
Down
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One with checks and balances? : PAYER
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Beguile : AMUSE
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Durango direction : NORTE
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Distresses : GRIEVES
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Have a hand out, say : BEG
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Future senator who delivered the 2004 Democratic convention keynote address : OBAMA
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California county : MARIN
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Shrovetide dish : BLINI
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Remit : SENDBACK
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38-Across, e.g. : SATELLITE
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"No ___" : EXIT
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Stein fillers : ALES
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"The Waltons" actor : GEER
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Dump, e.g. : SELL
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Show pride, in a way : STRUT
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Bonehead : SAP
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Profess : AVOW
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Chopped : HEWN
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Odist, e.g. : BARD
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Parisian possessive : AMOI
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Event started by 38-Across : SPACERACE
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___ Pi (dessert lover's fraternity?) : ETA
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Stallion's sound : SNORT
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Enterprise log entry : STARDATE
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Suffix with sheep or goat : ISH
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1972 Wimbledon winner Smith : STAN
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Arctic newborn : SEALPUP
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First name at the 1986 Nobel Prize ceremony : ELIE
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Van ___ : HALEN
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"___ flowing with milk and honey" (Canaan, in the Bible) : ALAND
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Tears : RENDS
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Intimidate, in a way, with "down" : STARE
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Suit material : SERGE
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Comparatively unconventional : ODDER
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Kind of cheese : FETA
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Newsman Sevareid : ERIC
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Butcher's, baker's or candlestick maker's : SHOP
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Disco guy on "The Simpsons" : STU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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