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New York Times, Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Author:
Julie Ann Bowling
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julie Ann Bowling

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bowling. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 21,203 )

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Across
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In debt : OWING
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Post-op locale : ICU
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Bets build them : POTS
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Workplace for some clowns : RODEO
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Melon exterior : RIND
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Sign to heed : OMEN
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States confidently : AVERS
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Rice-shaped pasta : ORZO
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Late-night name : LENO
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Number one #2? : LEADPENCIL
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Hunchbacked assistant : IGOR
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"All My ___ Live in Texas" (1987 #1 country hit) : EXS
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Manorial worker : PEASANT
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2 and 12, e.g., in dice : DOUBLETS
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"I am such a dope!" : DUH
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Bart's teacher, ___ Krabappel : EDNA
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Hen's home : COOP
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Oslo is on one : FJORD
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Have-___ (poor people) : NOTS
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Traffic problem : SNARL
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Northamptonshire river : OUSE
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Yucky : GROSS
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Olympics blade : EPEE
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Toy with a cross frame : KITE
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Dental problem calling for braces : GAP
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Puts together hastily : SCARESUP
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Empty, as a stare : VACUOUS
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Prefix with culture : AGRI
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Little woman? : MINUTEMAID
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Heist haul : LOOT
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Proceed slowly : PLOD
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Persian tongue : FARSI
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Cuzco native : INCA
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Holding a grudge : SORE
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"I surrender!" : UNCLE
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Batik artist : DYER
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In a funk : SAD
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Manages to elude : LOSES
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Like most folklore : ORAL
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Used a loom : WOVE
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Brainchild : IDEA
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Social misfit : NERD
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Matthew or Mark : GOSPEL
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Hard porcelain : IRONSTONE
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Magazine fig. : CIRC
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Loosen, as a parka : UNZIP
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What a comedian might do before going onstage? : POLISHJOKE
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Alphabet ender : OMEGA
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Carpentry joint part : TENON
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Angry bull's sound : SNORT
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Apportioned, with "out" : DOLED
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Members of management : EXECS
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"___ Wiedersehen" : AUF
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China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
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Dumpster emanation : ODOR
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Sermon preposition : UNTO
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Fish-shaped musical instrument? : BASSGUITAR
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Ivory, Coast and others : SOAPS
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Made impossible : PRECLUDED
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Alsace assents : OUIS
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Queue after Q : RSTU
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Tough to fathom : DEEP
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Most trivial : LEAST
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___ Tomé : SAO
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High-heel shoes : PUMPS
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Really sorry : RUEFUL
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Not yet expired : VALID
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Intense pain : AGONY
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Jim who sang "Time in a Bottle" : CROCE
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Missile sites : SILOS
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Ibsen's ___ Helmer : NORA
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Hand, to Hernando : MANO
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Rainbow shapes : ARCS
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Cruise stopover : ISLE
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Stamping tools : DIES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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