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New York Times, Monday, November 19, 2007

Where you may find the ends of 17-, 23-, 52- and 63-Across

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Lempel.
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© 2007, The New York Times11/19/07 ( No. 21,195 )
Across
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Bit of smoke : WISP
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"Jeepers!" : CRIPES
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Burton who produced "The Nightmare Before Christmas" : TIM
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Popular plant gel : ALOE
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Native name for Mount McKinley : DENALI
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Long-distance number starter : ONE
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Subversive group : FIFTHCOLUMN
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Buddy : PAL
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Four: Prefix : TETRA
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QB Manning : ELI
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Repulsive : VILE
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Soap or lotion, say : TOILETARTICLE
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Searched : TROLLED
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Gardner of Hollywood : AVA
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Debtor's promise : IOU
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Wise ones : SAGES
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Suspect's excuse : ALIBI
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___ Ness monster : LOCH
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Where you may find the ends of 17-, 23-, 52- and 63-Across : PAPER
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Social slight : SNUB
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Actor Hawke : ETHAN
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Sirius or XM medium : RADIO
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Three: Prefix : TRI
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No ___, ands or buts : IFS
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Furry burrowers : GOPHERS
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Notorious stigma : SCARLETLETTER
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Umpteen : MANY
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Mullah's teaching : ISLAM
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Traveler's stopover : INN
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Coveted film honor : BESTPICTURE
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Stocking's tip : TOE
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Hardly hip : UNCOOL
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Drooling dog in "Garfield" : ODIE
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Evil spell : HEX
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Freshman's topper : BEANIE
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Spiffy : NEAT
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Blow gently : WAFT
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Tennis champ Nastase : ILIE
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One who'll easily lend money for a hard-luck story : SOFTTOUCH
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Fuel by the litre : PETROL
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U.S. health promoter: Abbr. : CDC
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Auto last made in the 1930s : REO
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Shoreline opening : INLET
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Newswoman Zahn : PAULA
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New York city where Mark Twain is buried : ELMIRA
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What it is "to tell a lie" : SIN
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Subject of discussion : TOPIC
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With everything counted : INALL
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Fracas : MELEE
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Flags down, as a taxi : HAILS
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Pharmacy containers : VIALS
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Vault : LEAP
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Ventriloquist Bergen : EDGAR
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Big electrical project inits. : TVA
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Underlying cause : ROOT
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Fed. air quality monitor : EPA
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Marsh plant : SEDGE
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Period between : INTERLUDE
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Jefferson's first vice president : BURR
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Curve-billed wader : IBIS
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Hirsute : HAIRY
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Real sidesplitter : RIOT
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Org. for Colts and Broncos : NFL
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Eye-related : OPTIC
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Calm : SERENE
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Charlton of "The Ten Commandments" : HESTON
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Suffix with black or silver : SMITH
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It gets a paddling : CANOE
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Building add-on : ANNEX
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Pretend : LETON
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Met highlight : ARIA
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Assemble : MEET
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Fella : BUB
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Hawaiian dish : POI
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___ du Diable : ILE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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