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New York Times, Friday, October 5, 2007

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1005 ( 21,150 )
Across
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Navigation hazard : DENSEFOG
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Coolness : APLOMB
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Way off : EXITLANE
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Special delivery? : PREMIE
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Married man who had long been a bachelor : BENEDICT
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Many a monthly check writer : TENANT
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Missing the point? : SCORELESS
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Car bar : STRUT
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W.W. II agcy. : OSS
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Drawer units? : CELS
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___ Genevieve County, Mo. : STE
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Take off : SPLIT
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When repeated, a "Funny Girl" song : SADIE
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Utterance when pointing to a woman : HER
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Chief : LEAD
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Famously fussy pair of diners : SPRATS
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Any of les Trois Mousquetaires : AMI
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Acts on a gut feeling? : EATS
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Gold rush storyteller : HARTE
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Hardware store offering : BRAD
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In the style of: Suffix : ESE
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Fishing boats : DORIES
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Island republic : EIRE
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___ phenomenon (optical illusion) : PHI
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Like most mammals : EARED
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He wrote "A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die" : KAFKA
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Top of some scales : TEN
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Chump : CLOD
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Univ. offerings : MAS
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Not having as favorable a prognosis : ILLER
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Main, maybe : WATERPIPE
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Quiet craft : GLIDER
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Dangerous places for correspondents : WARZONES
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Bunny backer? : HEFNER
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Where workers gather : APIARIES
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Risers meet them : TREADS
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QB who was the 1963 N.F.L. M.V.P. : YATITTLE
Down
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Five-time U.S. presidential candidate in the early 1900s : DEBS
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One making firm decisions : EXEC
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Hombre, once : NINO
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Some athletes shoot them : STEROIDS
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Like many an heir apparent : ELDEST
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Goes under : FAILS
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If ever : ONCE
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Overdoes it : GETSCARRIEDAWAY
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Not out of place : APT
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Importunes : PRESSES
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Carnival follower : LENT
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"Che!" title role player, 1969 : OMARSHARIF
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Watch notch : MINUTEMARK
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Alternative that should be followed : BETTERIDEA
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Put under? : SEDATED
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The Chi-___ (1970s R & B group) : LITES
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"Pleasant dreams" : SLEEPTIGHT
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Seed-separating gizmo : PEASHELLER
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Past prime time? : LATEINLIFE
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U.S. air-to-air missile : SPARROW
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Navigation hazard : SHOAL
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"C'mon, do me this favor" : BEASPORT
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Ordained : DECREED
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Post-Taliban Afghan president : KARZAI
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Kind of scholarship : MERIT
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Mrs. Turnblad in "Hairspray" : EDNA
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Spanish hors d'oeuvre : TAPA
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Competing : INIT
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Strip : PEEL
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Forum infinitive : ESSE
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Commuters' choices: Abbr. : RRS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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