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New York Times, Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 21,568 )
Across
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Part of a gyro : LAMB
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Under, in Umbria : SOTTO
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Gershwin heroine : BESS
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Stone for many Libras : OPAL
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Beatnik's "Understood" : IMHIP
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It's chopped in a chop shop : AUTO
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Fair : SOSO
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City on the Aar : BERNE
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Capture the attention of : GRAB
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"Zounds!" : HOLYGUACAMOLE
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"Long Walk to Freedom" writer : MANDELA
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Bank job, e.g. : CAPER
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What fans do : ADORE
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Checkout line devices : SCANNERS
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Eight-time Best Actor nominee : PETEROTOOLE
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Feeder filler : SEED
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Cries one's eyes out : BAWLS
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Cross with a loop : ANKH
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Boneless entree : FILETOFSOLE
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Meaning of "one on the city," in diner lingo : TAPWATER
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One in a mess? : EATER
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Nonpareil : IDEAL
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Chase : GOAFTER
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1958 Spencer Tracy film ... and a hint to 20-, 30- and 39-Across : THELASTHURRAH
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"Take one" : HERE
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Jetliner name until 1997 : USAIR
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Bill killer : VETO
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Big times : ERAS
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___ Gras : MARDI
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Spoken : ORAL
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Bristlelike part : SETA
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Image crafters : PRMEN
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Russo of "Ransom" : RENE
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Acapulco article : LOS
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G.I. address : APO
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Billet-doux : MASHNOTE
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Vivid valentine color : BLOODRED
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Prophetess of legend : SIBYL
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Alphabet ender : OMEGA
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By way of, briefly : THRU
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Funny Fey : TINA
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Intl. price-setting group : OPEC
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Mob's money collector : BAGMAN
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Part of the West : EUROPE
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Less up-to-date : STALER
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Dries out, with "up" : SOBERS
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Prurient look : LEER
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Unwanted spots : ACNE
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War room items : MAPS
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Farmer, in the spring : SOWER
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Stable youngster : COLT
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As well : ALSO
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Passing notice : OBIT
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Fisherman's whopper? : TALE
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Expecting no payment : ASAFAVOR
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Missing : NOTTHERE
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Swiss abstractionist : KLEE
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Frau's mate : HERR
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F.D.R. dog : FALA
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Cause of some quaking : FEAR
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Church contributions : TITHES
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Show allegiance, as to a cause : ADHERE
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Watch intently : PEERAT
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Non-head of state who addressed a 1989 joint session of Congress : WALESA
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Sacagawea, for one : GUIDE
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Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
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Drainage pit : SUMP
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Old Russian despot : TSAR
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Perniciousness : HARM
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Whip but good : TAN
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49-Across, in this puzzle : OLE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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