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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 2008

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 9, Columns: 24 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: While most crossword grids are square, this one has an ingenious reason for being elongated. This may be my favorite Monday puzzle of all time, proving that easy can also be a wow. - Will Shortz
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1006 ( 21,517 )
Across
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Blood type, briefly : ONEG
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Source of all the tender words in this puzzle? : DOLLAR
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"The Sopranos" airer : HBO
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The "Z" of DMZ : ZONE
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Slow-cooked entree : POTROAST
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Oregon city : EUGENE
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Body parts that may be pierced : EARLOBES
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8-Across issuer : THEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Tear : RIP
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German direction : OST
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Flow back, as the tide : EBB
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Retired flier : SST
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Motto of 26-Across found on the 8-Across : INGODWETRUST
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Mornings, briefly : AMS
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Water of Oise : EAU
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Emergency PC key : ESC
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It led to a 1773 Boston "party" : TEAACT
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"That hurts!" : YOW
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"That feels so-o-o good!" : AAH
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Symbol of 26-Across found on the 8-Across : GREATSEAL
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Sage : WISE
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Symbol of 26-Across found on the 8-Across : BALDEAGLE
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What gave the Hulk his powers : GAMMARAYS
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Stunt legend Knievel : EVEL
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Fort Knox feature : STEELDOOR
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Ryan of "Love Story" : ONEAL
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Marked, as a box : XED
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Holler : YELL
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___ Lingus : AER
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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Choose (to) : OPT
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Yokohama drama : NOH
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Somme summer : ETE
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Lowly soldier : GRUNT
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Dragon's ___ (early video game) : LAIR
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Ballpark fig. : EST
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Uncompromising : STERN
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Tyrant : DESPOT
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Opposite of safe : OUT
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N.Y.C. landing site : LGA
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Tennis umpire's cry : LET
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANE
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Club Med, for one : RESORT
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Weights : HEFTS
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Word repeated before "black sheep" : BAA
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"Coffee, Tea ___?" (1960s best seller) : ORME
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"The Greek" of film : ZORBA
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___-Wan Kenobi : OBI
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I.B.M. competitor : NEC
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Spanish pronoun : ESA
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"Bed-in" participant with Lennon : ONO
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Beirut's land: Abbr. : LEB
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Archaeological operation : DIG
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The Buckeyes, for short : OSU
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Clear kitchen wrap : SARAN
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"Guys and Dolls" song : SUEME
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Mountaineer's tool : ICEAX
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___ Decimal System : DEWEY
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Forgo, as one's rights : WAIVE
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Three-legged support : EASEL
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Immune system lymphocyte : TCELL
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"Tippecanoe and ___ too" : TYLER
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Nearsighted "Mr." : MAGOO
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Where dos are done : SALON
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Breakfast brand for a toaster : EGGO
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Lithuania or Estonia, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Praiseful poem : ODE
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Join with a blowtorch : WELD
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Roll call response : HERE
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Doc bloc : AMA
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Affirmative at sea : AYE
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Psychedelic drug : LSD
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"Be Prepared" org. : BSA
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Had a meal : ATE
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"Without further ___ ..." : ADO

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