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New York Times, Thursday, November 15, 2007

With 47-Across, palindromic Senate worker looks with amazement upon job payment inconsistency

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Krozel.
Joe Krozel notes:

This puzzle contains three of my original palindromes. I also have a 75-page manuscript which illustrates numerous others. I'll mention three other original palindromes which appeared in my Lollapuzzoola 3 puzzle since they are now in the public domain:

TAMMY GOT NINE MEN INTO GYM MAT

BAR CLIENTELE LET NEIL CRAB

TURNING, I SPOT STOP SIGN IN RUT

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© 2007, The New York Times11/15/07 ( No. 21,191 )

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Across
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Eventful times : ERAS
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Gin flavor : SLOE
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Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
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Unlucky board game square : LOSEATURN
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Intoxicate : BESOT
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Palindromic thought about preparing to pay down massive debt : MUSTSAVEVASTSUM
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It might set off a light : SENSOR
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Extra winning opportunities : SIDEBETS
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Prefix with natal : NEO
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Sea flier : ERNE
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With 47-Across, palindromic Senate worker looks with amazement upon job payment inconsistency : PAGEGAWKSAT
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"Is that someone I should know?" : WHO
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Cheese in a ball : EDAM
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Lemon ___ : TEA
34
Annoy : WEARON
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1960s singer Terrell : TAMMI
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It has M.S.G. in it : NYC
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Group-mailing aid : ELIST
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"Um ... sure" : IGUESS
43
Hot tub reaction : AAH
45
Line starter in "Hot Cross Buns" : ONEA
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Asian holiday : TET
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See 24-Across : TASKWAGEGAP
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Seal : SHUT
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Ukraine was one: Abbr. : SSR
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Completely : FROMATOZ
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Michigan is part of it : BIGTEN
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Palindromic plan for freshening part of a lab : AERATEPIPETAREA
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Boxes : SPARS
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Meeting : INSESSION
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Role played in films by Chief Thundercloud : TONTO
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Overseas denial : NEIN
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Somewhat, musically : POCO
Down
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Landmark Newport mansion, with "the" : ELMS
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Womanizer : ROUE
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A.A.A. member?: Abbr. : ASSN
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Preceders of spikes in volleyball : SETS
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Ogle : STAREAT
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Cutesy letter closer : LUV
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Some bank deposits : ORES
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Is green? : ENVIES
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Like some ballots : ABSENTEE
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Not bother : LETBE
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Latin 101 verb : ESSE
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Talk up : TOUT
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20 places? : ATMS
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"___ to Remember," biopic on Frédéric Chopin : ASONG
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Play to ___ : ADRAW
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Wilson of "Wedding Crashers" : OWEN
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Minor, at law : PETIT
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Bit of old wisdom : ADAGE
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Range : GAMUT
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One-named supermodel : EMME
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Vessel in icy waters : KAYAK
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Squeeze out : WRING
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Whence the line "They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind" : HOSEA
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Ready : ONTAP
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Soother : ALOE
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"Really?" : ISTHATSO
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Harsh cries : CAWS
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Cook in a skillet, maybe : SAUTE
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Star no more : HASBEEN
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Drop by : STOPIN
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Breakfast serving : GRITS
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Feel the pain : SMART
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How a painkiller should act : FAST
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Defaulter's concern : REPO
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Fan's publication : ZINE
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[Oh ... my ... God!] : GASP
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Small combo : TRIO
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Fair-hiring org. : EEOC
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Certain iPod : NANO
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Tire meas. : PSI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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