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New York Times, Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Author:
Larry Shearer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Larry Shearer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Shearer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1120 ( 21,196 )
Across
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Missing Jimmy : HOFFA
6
Hit the slopes : SKI
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General feeling : VIBES
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Paula of "American Idol" : ABDUL
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Chum : PAL
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Take forcibly : USURP
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Big spender's woe? : GIANTBILL
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"Mule Train" singer, 1949 : LAINE
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Gum arabic-yielding tree : ACACIA
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Where to find the headings Books, Dolls & Bears, and Collectibles : EBAY
25
Revolver toter? : COLTPACKER
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The Ewings' soap : DALLAS
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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Letter-shaped support : IBEAM
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Huge expanses : SEAS
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Clinic name : MAYO
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MasterCard-carrying ecclesiastic? : CARDINALCHARGER
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New York home of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute : TROY
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Give the boot to : OUST
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Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
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Mark, as a ballot square : XIN
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"Blah, blah, blah ..." : ETCETC
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Peter? : CHIEFSAINT
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Deck wood : TEAK
52
Country singer Milsap : RONNIE
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Quick Pick game : LOTTO
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Worse than bad : AWFUL
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Where this puzzle's theme pairs would like to meet : SUPERBOWL
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Chain unit : STORE
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Reproductive cells : OVA
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Condor's nest : AERIE
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Tender spots : SORES
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Prickly husk : BUR
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Pasta sauce brand : PREGO
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Witchy woman : HAG
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Sapporo sash : OBI
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Rx watchdog : FDA
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1975 Barbra Streisand sequel : FUNNYLADY
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Chorus voice : ALTO
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Richard's first vice president : SPIRO
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Superman's birth name : KALEL
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Under the weather : ILL
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Spock, on his father's side : VULCAN
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Asimov of sci-fi : ISAAC
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LaCrosse carmaker : BUICK
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Bert's Muppet pal : ERNIE
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Pickle portion : SPEAR
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Some ballpoints : BICS
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Imitative in a silly way : APISH
22
Papal bull, e.g. : EDICT
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Kiddie lit elephant : BABAR
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Olds discontinued in 2004 : ALERO
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Developer's plot : TRACT
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"___ Blue?" : AMI
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Spa feature : SAUNA
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Overhead trains : ELS
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Reggie Jackson nickname : MROCTOBER
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Think alike : AGREE
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Buttinsky : YENTA
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Vacuum maker : ORECK
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Library no-no : NOISE
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Supermodel Carol : ALT
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"Trust No One" TV series, with "The" : XFILES
44
Sermon ending? : ETTE
45
Lacking couth : CRASS
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Self-help category : HOWTO
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Due to get, as punishment : INFOR
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Toughen : ENURE
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Romantic message, in shorthand : ILUVU
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Without face value : NOPAR
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Pipe section : TRAP
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Cry out loud : SOB
57
Seam material : ORE
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Rug, of a sort : WIG
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Zodiac beast : LEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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