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New York Times, Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1125 ( 21,567 )

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Across
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"Amerika" novelist : KAFKA
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Apt. area measurement : SQFT
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"Shut your ___!" : TRAP
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Something you click to open : EMAIL
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"Treasure Island," e.g. : TALE
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Trial jury? : PENALPANEL
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"Young Frankenstein" hunchback : IGOR
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___ and outs : INS
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Writer Oscar : WILDE
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Heart beater in bridge bidding : SPADE
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Wine telemarketer? : CELLARCALLER
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Detective played by Peter Lorre : MRMOTO
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Word before Miss or Opry : OLE
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Iranian money : RIAL
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Lone Star State duties? : TEXASTAXES
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Ecol. or biol. : SCI
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Kind of pass that might get you backstage : VIP
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Shout from Scrooge : BAH
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Late-night talk show host's principles? : CONANCANON
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American Beauty, for one : ROSE
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___ Flanders, neighbor of Homer Simpson : NED
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Some charge cards, informally : AMEXES
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Slyly popping a breath mint, e.g.? : TICTACTACTIC
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In the air : ALOFT
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Kept the engine running : IDLED
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"What have we here?!" : OHO
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Mrs. Dithers of "Blondie" : CORA
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Sammy's backup singers? : DAVISDIVAS
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Radioer's word : OVER
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Land o' the Irish : ERIN
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Honda division : ACURA
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Line from the ankle to the waist, say : SEAM
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Stag or stallion : MALE
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"Mmm-mmm!" : YUMMY
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Hat for a French soldier : KEPI
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"You said it, brother!" : AMEN
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Ones waiting for autographs, e.g. : FANS
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Sedona maker : KIA
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Totally mistaken : ALLWET
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Bathroom division : STALL
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Session after a lecture, informally : QANDA
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Old maker of baseball cards and bubble gum : FLEER
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Not quite in the majors : TRIPLEA
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Kingly : REGAL
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"Welcome to my humble ___" : ABODE
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Tool for someone on KP duty : PARER
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Test for a sitcom : PILOT
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Margarita garnish : SALT
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Sanders, Klink or Mustard: Abbr. : COL
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Dow Jones listings: Abbr. : COS
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Richie's mom, to the Fonz : MRSC
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Primary : MAIN
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Stowe heroine : EVA
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Mark, as a ballot : XIN
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Mil. address : APO
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GameCube competitor : XBOX
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Simplicity : EASE
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The Rolling Stones' "___ a Rainbow" : SHES
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Myrmecologist's box : ANTFARM
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"Very cool!" : NEAT
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Atlanta-based federal health org. : CDC
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Hoopsters Archibald and Thurmond : NATES
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VCR button : REC
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Noon : MIDDAY
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Mexican restaurant orders : TACOS
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"___ Lucy" : ILOVE
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Grammy-winning pianist Chick : COREA
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Miss America headwear : TIARA
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Tylenol rival : ADVIL
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"Crazy" singer Patsy : CLINE
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Egg, biologically : OVUM
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Damage : HARM
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" start : OSAY
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Barack Obama, e.g.: Abbr. : DEM
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Site of an oxygen tent, in brief : ICU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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