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New York Times, Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {GJXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 21,519 )
Across
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1980s sitcom built around the Tanner family : ALF
4
W.W. I French fighter planes : SPADS
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Alternative to a wagon : SEDAN
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Agnus ___ : DEI
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Northern native : ALEUT
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Fate : KARMA
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Library copy of a book, commonly : HARDBACKEDITION
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Coastal raptor : OSPREY
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Gardner of "The Barefoot Contessa" : AVA
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Org. with an eagle in its logo : NRA
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La ___ (Chinese food brand) : CHOY
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Prepared some desserts : BAKEDCAKES
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Show : AIR
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J.D.'s title : ESQ
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Girl in a "Paint Your Wagon" song : ELISA
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Hard or soft drink : CIDER
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With 42-Across, prepare to play cards (and a hint to this puzzle's circled letters) : SHUFFLE
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See 40-Across : THEDECK
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"Dang it!" : SHOOT
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Rail site : STAIR
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It may be pitched : WOO
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Played the first card : LED
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High, in a way : ONPOT
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Hunting aids : DUCKDECOYS
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Book before Obadiah : AMOS
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That, to Teodoro : ESA
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Computer key : ALT
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Hot ___ : TAMALE
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Place to get an Electra, once : BUICKDEALERSHIP
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The Sun, The Moon or The Star : TAROT
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On one's toes : ALERT
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"Little" woman of '60s music : EVA
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Casino section : SLOTS
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Like non-oyster months : RLESS
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Cath., for one : REL
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Having only one purpose : ADHOC
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Collar attachment : LEASH
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Dempsey's 1923 opponent : FIRPO
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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Umpire's shout : PLAYBALL
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Former govt. agcy. formed after W.W. II : AEC
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1988 presidential candidate : DUKAKIS
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Wozniak who co-founded Apple Computer : STEVE
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Item that's often waxed : SKI
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With 11-Down, preceders of "be merry" : EAT
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See 10-Down : DRINK
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Mediterranean emotion : AMORE
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Certain family members, affectionately : NANAS
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Baby's word : DADA
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First sign : ARIES
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Roman who originated the phrase "While there's life, there's hope" : CICERO
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Like a desert : ARID
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Tested the weight of : HEFTED
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Serpentine shape : ESS
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"Keep it down" : SHH
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"___ Vadis" : QUO
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Words before time or cost : ATANY
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You may get your feet wet with this : DEW
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Prefix with tourist : ECO
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Studio behind many Astaire/Rogers films : RKO
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Coffeehouse music genre : FOLK
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Coffeehouse patrons, once : HIPSTERS
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Nickname for former N.F.L.'er Ed Jones : TOOTALL
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Like some batteries : DEAD
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Highland headgear : TAMS
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Red ink cause : DEBTS
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Run-of-the-mill : USUAL
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Africa's most populous city : CAIRO
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Word that may go before 42-Across : CLEAR
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"Real Time With Bill ___" : MAHER
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Green shade : OLIVE
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Some are fine : ARTS
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Camp bed : COT
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Gold meas. : KTS
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Rock's Tommy, ex-husband of Pamela Anderson : LEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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