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New York Times, Monday, November 28, 2005

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQWX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 20,474 )

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Across
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Take hold of : GRASP
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Anatomical pouches : SACS
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"___ Excited" (Pointer Sisters hit) : IMSO
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Severity : RIGOR
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Alcove : NOOK
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First president born outside the original 13 colonies : ABELINCOLN
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Easy tennis shots : LOBS
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Retirees, often : SENIORCITIZENS
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A Chaplin : SYD
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Norma ___, Sally Field Oscar-winning role : RAE
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Mentally sharp : ASTUTE
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Revolution time? : YEAR
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Ewe's mate : RAM
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Often ___ : ASNOT
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Long time : EON
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Airhead : DITZ
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April 15 org. : IRS
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B team : JUNIORVARSITY
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Driveway covering : TAR
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Leslie Caron title role : LILI
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Fleming who created 007 : IAN
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Shaquille of the N.B.A. : ONEAL
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Kind of camera: Abbr. : SLR
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Kind of acid : NITRIC
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Yellowstone Park animal : ELK
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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They're neither nobility nor clergy : THETHIRDESTATE
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Horse's hue : ROAN
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Bad way to be held by a judge : INCONTEMPT
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007 foe : DRNO
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Scheme : PLAN
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Suffered defeat, slangily : ATEIT
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"I'd hate to break up ___" : ASET
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MS. enclosure : SASE
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Zellweger of "Bridget Jones's Diary" : RENEE
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Lawnlike : GRASSY
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Hearty steak : RIBEYE
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List for a meeting : AGENDA
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Songs for one : SOLI
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Before, with "to" : PRIOR
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World Cup sport : SOCCER
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Mine, in France : AMOI
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Stallion, once : COLT
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Actress Braga : SONIA
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Coast features : INLETS
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Frank Zappa's daughter : MOONUNIT
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Sympathy-arousing excuse : SOBSTORY
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Approves : OKS
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Gun lovers' org. : NRA
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One of the Gabors : ZSAZSA
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S.A.T. company : ETS
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Stimpy's pal on TV : REN
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Aleve competitor : ADVIL
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Like some old-fashioned lamps : OILLIT
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"___ won't!" : NOI
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Prefix with angle : TRI
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Mop wielders : JANITORS
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Foam material : URETHANE
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"Treasure Island" author's inits. : RLS
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Suffix with labyrinth : INE
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Bridge weight unit : TON
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Retort to "Am too!" : ARENOT
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Decorated anew : REDONE
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Place for pollen : STAMEN
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Entree with a crust : POTPIE
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Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
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Poker pieces : CHIPS
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Relatively cool sun : KSTAR
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Certain TV's : RCAS
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French head : TETE
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Nutritionist's fig. : RDA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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