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New York Times, Friday, November 21, 2008

Billionaire who bought the Greek island Skorpios

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJXZ} This is puzzle # 115 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2008, The New York Times11/21/08 ( No. 21,563 )
Across
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Paid, with "up" : PONIED
7
Garden pests in Harry Potter books : GNOMES
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Authorize : ENABLE
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Greeting in Granada : QUEPASA
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1950 #1 hit for the Ames Brothers : RAGMOP
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Bedlamites : LUNATICS
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Hush-hush org. : NSA
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Least welcoming : ICIEST
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"Am I an idiot!" : DOH
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___ buco : OSSO
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Brain part : LOBE
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Possible response to name-calling? : HERE
25
Gauge part : DIAL
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They affect one's constitution : AMENDMENTS
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Scottish dog breed : SKYETERRIER
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"Go ahead with your proposal" : IMLISTENING
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Unmentionable : PANTYGIRDLE
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What jack-in-the-boxes do : SPRINGOPEN
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Word of dismay : OOPS
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Singer/songwriter Gilmore : THEA
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Table game with paddles, slangily : PONG
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Holder of spectacles : NOSE
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Relig. title : REV
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Means : WEALTH
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Neither high nor low : MID
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Small and insignificant : ONEHORSE
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King who had an audience with Pope Leo I : ATTILA
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Projecting windows : DORMERS
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Pay the bills with : LIVEON
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Print up? : EMBOSS
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Doesn't repeat one's mistake : LEARNS
Down
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Clear liqueur : PERNOD
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Billionaire who bought the Greek island Skorpios : ONASSIS
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"Madame Butterfly" setting : NAGASAKI
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Co. whose employees have won four Nobel Prizes : IBM
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"Telephone Line" band, briefly : ELO
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Removing hair from, as the body : DEPILATING
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They're held by stocks : GUNS
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Bar request : NEAT
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Show a preference : OPT
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Horse that has never won a race : MAIDEN
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Conduct : ESCORT
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Military uniform accouterments : SASHES
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Title assumed by Margaret Tudor in 1513 : QUEENREGENT
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Symbol of dissent against British rule : LIBERTYPOLE
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Transpires : COMESTOPASS
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State capital with just 42,000 people : OLYMPIA
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William ___, law partner of Abraham Lincoln : HERNDON
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Campus gathering place : DININGHALL
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Russian-born Israeli leader : MEIR
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Dash : ELAN
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Not as bright : GLOOMIER
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Electromotive force symbol : EPSILON
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Moved with authority : STRODE
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Prodigy : PHENOM
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Label on an amplifier knob : REVERB
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Civics, e.g. : SEDANS
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Things to worry about : WOES
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Guesses wrong : ERRS
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Grp. that charges premiums : HMO
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___ fighter ("Star Wars" ship) : TIE
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Corp. created by F.D.R. : TVA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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