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New York Times, Saturday, October 4, 2008

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 21,515 )
Across
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"Sweet!" : OHBOY
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"Dial ___ Murder" : MFOR
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Mini, e.g. : IPOD
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Inherently : PERSE
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Europe's third-largest island : EIRE
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Rover's watcher : NASA
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Rover's reward : TREAT
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Self-absorbed individual : NARCISSUS
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Start of an Einstein quote that holds true when solving clever crosswords : IMAGINATIONIS
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Doesn't fall short : MAKESIT
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Chicken choice : NUGGETS
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R.S.V.P., e.g.: Abbr. : ANS
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R.S.V.P. facilitator: Abbr. : SAE
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Thought about Paris? : PENSEE
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Gas usage units : THERMS
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North Dakota Fighting ___ : SIOUX
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Middle of the quote : MOREIMPORTANT
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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Type A problem : STRESS
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Most ready : RIPEST
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Far Eastern capital : YEN
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Scented, medicinal plant : RUE
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Originator of the phrase "Pandora's box" : ERASMUS
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Something often read from : LECTERN
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End of the quote : THANKNOWLEDGE
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Unpleasant rules to be under : TYRANNIES
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Check box choice : OTHER
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Antony's love : AMOR
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Trix alternative? : ENNE
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Treat unjustly : WRONG
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Unable to part? : BALD
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Scene of W.W. I fighting : YSER
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Smart : NATTY
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Bests : OPTIMA
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"Hello, Dolly!" composer : HERMAN
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Pool openings : BREAKS
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County in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma : OSAGE
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Some unsubstantiated sightings : YETIS
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Knights, e.g. : MENATARMS
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Order : FIAT
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Hatch in Washington : ORRIN
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Get back : RECOUP
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Parts of many military uniforms : INSIGNIAS
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Relays : PASSESON
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Pac-10's Beavers: Abbr. : OSU
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Zeitung article : DAS
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Gets down : INGESTS
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Some W.W. II internees : NISEI
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Ger. : TEUT
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Questionnaire info : SEX
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Drain : EMPTY
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Strains : TRIESHARD
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Big honor for a college athlete : HEISMAN
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One might refuse to shake hands : SORELOSER
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Head of state who resigned in 1974 : MEIR
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Making the rounds : ONPATROL
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Esquire's plea? : RENEW
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M.A. hopeful's hurdle : GRE
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Writer of "A Man Must Fight," 1932 : TUNNEY
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Burning : REDHOT
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Burning : URGENT
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It can be conserved : ENERGY
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Some kitchen waste : SKINS
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Performer with a big mouth? : CLOWN
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Fourfront? : TETRA
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Bogotá baby : NENE
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Indexing aid : TAB
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Singer who appeared with Charlton in "Secret of the Incas" : YMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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