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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 2007

Fictional Pulitzer-winning journalist in a 2006 film

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times11/3/07 ( No. 21,179 )

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Across
1
Sleuthing aid : FLASHLIGHT
11
Early education : ABCS
15
Hammer wielder : AUCTIONEER
16
Bangkok currency : BAHT
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YouTube phenomenon : VIRALVIDEO
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___ witness : STAR
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Suffix with polymer : ASE
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Walk-on parts? : LEGS
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Safari hazard : TSETSE
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"Rhapsodie norvégienne" composer : LALO
24
Co-creator of Hulk and Thor : STANLEE
25
Napoleon, e.g. : PASTRY
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Allergist's procedure : SKINTEST
29
Lexicon listing : ENTRY
30
Relative of homespun : TWEED
31
Century-ending Middle Ages year : MCC
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Modern organizers, briefly : PDAS
33
Judge, e.g. : TRIER
34
Skittish wildlife : DEER
35
Record finish? : EST
36
Fail to be : ARENT
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Food also called mostaccioli : PENNE
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Fictional Pulitzer-winning journalist in a 2006 film : LOISLANE
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Didn't fizzle : LASTED
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Aquatinting acid : ETCHANT
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Succeed : WORK
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Grinders : MOLARS
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One might be kidding : GOAT
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U.S.C.G. rank : CPO
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"Madama Butterfly" wear : OBIS
49
Much-anticipated Paris debut of 1992 : EURODISNEY
52
Colleague of 38-Across : KENT
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Place for trophies at an awards luncheon : PRIZETABLE
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Concert venues : ODEA
55
1971 Elton John song : TINYDANCER
Down
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Kind of bean : FAVA
2
See 51-Down : LUIS
3
Plot segment : ACRE
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Where folks go off and on: Abbr. : STA
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"View From the Summit" memoirist : HILLARY
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Swell : LOVELY
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___ López de Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus : INIGO
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People may get them before going to coll. : GEDS
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Part of a giggle : HEE
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Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bryan : TROTTIER
11
Not in the picture : ABSENT
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Archer's post : BATTLEMENT
13
Action thriller staple : CHASESCENE
14
Homey's acceptance : STREETCRED
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Innards of some clocks : SAND
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Posts: Abbr. : LTRS
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Earth-shattering activity? : SKEET
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Casbah fugitive of French film : PEPELEMOKO
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Noted diary words : ANDSOTOBED
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Alternative to a rip cord : STATICLINE
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Coarse type : SWINE
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___ Canal (connector of lakes Ontario and Huron) : TRENT
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It intersects the nave : TRANSEPT
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Secretary, e.g. : DESK
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Garden no-no, now : ALAR
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One of six pieces by Bach : PARTITA
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Daisy variety : SHASTA
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Like some questions : LOADED
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Vertiginous : WOOZY
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Wink accompanier : GRIN
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"Power Lunch" channel : CNBC
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Legendary kicker : PELE
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Legal hearing : OYER
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Sch. in Kingston : URI
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With 2-Down, seat of Costilla County, Colo. : SAN

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

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