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New York Times, Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQVZ} This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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O
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R
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S
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B
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A
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S
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S
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W
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I
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O
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T
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C
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U
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T
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C
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H
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R
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A
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O
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O
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L
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R
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B
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L
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O
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R
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R
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T
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M
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H
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B
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B
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M
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1110 ( 20,091 )
Across
1
Workplaces for some R.N.'s : ORS
4
It may be striped : BASS
8
Thin tufts : WISPS
13
They beat the 39-Across in the 1986 8-Down : METS
15
Old Modena family name : ESTE
16
Actor Milo : OSHEA
17
Noodle concoction? : IDEA
18
With 59-Across, 80+ year jinx that ended in 2004 : THECURSEOF
20
Cookbook amts. : TSPS
21
Donnybrook : ROW
22
"Entertaining Mr. ___" (Joe Orton play) : SLOANE
23
Spectral type : CSTAR
25
"It's my work, ___ say, and I do it for pay" (Dylan lyric) : HED
26
Trains: Abbr. : RYS
27
Silvery gray : ASH
29
Perception : EYE
30
Roughly : ORSO
32
Glasgow landowners : LAIRDS
34
The National Pastime : BASEBALL
38
Green-light : ALLOW
39
2004 jinx-breaking team, in headlines : SOX
40
Lover : ROMEO
41
2004 8-Down losers to the 39-Across, in headlines : REDBIRDS
43
Connects with : TIESTO
44
Zeno's home : ELEA
45
Historic start? : PRE
46
Sound made with a frown : TSK
47
Avis offering : MAP
50
"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
51
Literature Nobelist Hermann : HESSE
53
Cream puff : ECLAIR
55
Soccer ___ : MOM
56
Circle parts : ARCS
59
See 18-Across : THEBAMBINO
61
Together, musically : ADUE
62
Sphere : REALM
63
Hit man : ICER
64
59-Across, familiarly : BABE
65
Twisty turns : ESSES
66
Infirmary count : BEDS
67
Editor's backlog: Abbr. : MSS
Down
1
Exclude : OMIT
2
They beat the 39-Across in the 1975 8-Down : REDS
3
Marriage acquisition, maybe : STEPCHILD
4
Sells down the river : BETRAYS
5
Not on the briny : ASHORE
6
Hot pot : STEW
7
Jiffy : SEC
8
2004 event at which the jinx was broken : WORLDSERIES
9
"And what ___ rare as a day in June?" : ISSO
10
Cut : SHEAR
11
Showy flower : PEONY
12
Hotel amenities : SAFES
14
Cheek : SASS
19
Addicts : USERS
24
39-Across legend who played in the 1946 8-Down : TEDWILLIAMS
25
Deception : HOAX
27
Banned spray : ALAR
28
Post-Christmas event : SALE
31
"O" in old radio lingo : OBOE
33
Hotel amenity : ROBE
34
39-Across, on scoreboards : BOS
35
Rijksmuseum locale : AMSTERDAM
36
"I'm game" : LETS
37
Inspect, with "at" : LOOK
39
Badlands Natl. Park's state : SDAK
42
Give new weapons : REARM
43
Seismological activity : TREMORS
45
Buzzed : PHONED
47
39+ inches, in Britain : METRE
48
Throbs : ACHES
49
Court actions : PLEAS
52
Volvo rival : SAAB
54
Skilled : ABLE
55
Squeakers : MICE
57
8-Down also-rans to the 39-Across in 1918 : CUBS
58
Dates : SEES
60
Stain stopper : BIB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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