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New York Times, Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Author:
Kelsey Blakley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kelsey Blakley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1121 ( 21,197 )
Across
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Harsh criticism : FLAK
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Presidential middle name : ABRAM
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Active vocabulary? : VERBS
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Priest in an Ogden Nash verse : LAMA
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Point a finger at : BLAME
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It may include a cc or bcc list : EMAIL
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"Little Shop of Horrors" dentist : ORIN
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Consumer Reports offering : BUYERSGUIDE
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Film showing for V.I.P.'s, in the army? : PVTSCREENING
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Ludd, the original Luddite : NED
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Doctor's request : SAYAH
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___ de Jouy (fabric) : TOILE
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Carte blanche offer : NAMEIT
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Worked the garden : WEEDED
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"Chances ___" : ARE
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Use the H.O.V. lane, say : CARPOOL
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Driver's warning : FORE
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Big studio release, in the army? : MAJMOTIONPICTURE
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Fit to serve : ONEA
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Gary's home : INDIANA
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Med. unit : TSP
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Add to the kitty : KICKIN
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Like many oaths : SOLEMN
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Shapes up : TONES
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Oktoberfest music : POLKA
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Islands fare : POI
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Common ticket category, in the army? : GENADMISSION
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Means of visual communication : SMOKESIGNAL
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Foam : HEAD
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Queen ___ lace : ANNES
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Bit of monkey business : PRANK
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Give a come-hither look : OGLE
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Quaint denial : TISNT
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Lets up : EASES
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Get tiresome : WEAR
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Lays an egg : FLOPS
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Maggot, e.g. : LARVA
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Cordial quality : AMITY
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Bob Dole, by birth : KANSAN
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E.g., e.g. : ABBR
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Smurf-colored : BLUE
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Comic Martha : RAYE
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Final word : AMEN
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Scholarship criterion : MERIT
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Meatless, informally : VEGGIE
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Outback runner : EMU
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Postponed, in a way : RAINEDOUT
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Patiently wait : BIDE
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Inuit's ride : SLED
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Demarcation affected by warming : SNOWLINE
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___ Canyon (Pueblo cultural area) : CHACO
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Not right : LEFT
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Shows with lower-priced seats, usually : MATINEES
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Yeats's land, poetically : ERIN
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Popular MP3 players : IPODS
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"Pagliacci" clown : TONIO
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Slips up : ERRS
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Tough to fathom : DEEP
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In a frenzied way : AMOK
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Sari-clad royal : RANI
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Bouncers' tasks : EJECTIONS
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Nevada gemstone : OPAL
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Cousin of a hammerhead : MAKO
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Roughs it : CAMPS
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Consume : INGEST
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Standby's salvation : NOSHOW
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Take potshots : SNIPE
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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"Bear" that's not a bear : KOALA
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Florida congressman Crenshaw : ANDER
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Jr.'s exam : PSAT
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___ Hotels (luxury chain) : OMNI
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Indian tourist city : AGRA
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Double-helix molecules : DNAS
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Lippizaner's locks : MANE
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Kinds : ILKS
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Classic Mattel doll : KEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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