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New York Times, Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Arithmetic exercise ... or what literally occurs in 20-, 33- and 40-Across?

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Peterson.
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© 2008, The New York Times11/5/08 ( No. 21,547 )
Across
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Alternative to whole : SKIM
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Hind's mate : STAG
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Truman declaration of 9/2/45 : VJDAY
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Crunchy munchie : TACO
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Dose deliverer : HYPO
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Nano and Shuffle : IPODS
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Big name in golf shirts : IZOD
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After-lunch snack : OREO
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Majestic : REGAL
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Sight at the Texas Capitol : LONESTARFLAG
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50-50 chance : TOSSUP
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State of confusion : FOG
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Big inits. in news : UPI
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Word after speed or baby : BUMP
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Political columnist Peggy : NOONAN
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It's done in Maine waters : LOBSTERFISHING
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One of the Three Rivers : OHIO
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Marker, of sorts : IOU
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Junction point : NODE
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Athlete with four ESPY awards : LANCEARMSTRONG
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With suspicion, old-style : ASKANT
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Labor Dept. watchdog : OSHA
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Fourth notes : FAS
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Pal of Piglet : ROO
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Boots : EVICTS
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Arithmetic exercise ... or what literally occurs in 20-, 33- and 40-Across? : LONGDIVISION
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Delicate ornament : BIJOU
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Change of mortgage, informally : REFI
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European wine region : ASTI
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Dizzying hangings : OPART
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Peace of mind : EASE
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On the rocks : ICED
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"Awesome!" : ZOWIE
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Not very busy : SLOW
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Feature of some arenas : DOME
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Pink-legged wader : STILT
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It can create quite a buzz : KAZOO
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Larger-than-life figures : ICONS
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Figures in statistics : MODES
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Event with a 16-pound ball : SHOTPUT
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Banks of TV talk : TYRA
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Simon Says player : APER
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Explode : GOOFF
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Shrewish sorts : VIRAGOS
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PC image format : JPEG
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Goofy, e.g. : DOG
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Decay-fighting org. : ADA
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Couturier's monogram : YSL
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Sits in (for) : SUBS
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Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
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Grant's side : UNION
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Consumer products giant, briefly : PANDG
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Prime minister after Eshkol : MEIR
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Movie trailer, e.g. : PROMO
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"It can't be!" : OHNO
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Capital with the Potala Palace : LHASA
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Porcine sounds : OINKS
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Delray Beach neighbor, for short : BOCA
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Act the mother hen : FUSS
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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Not there yet : ENROUTE
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Gobs and gobs : ATON
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Morning TV staple since 1997 : THEVIEW
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First name in raga : RAVI
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Fiends of fantasy : OGRES
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"To repeat ..." : ISAID
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Pal of Pancho : CISCO
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Clan carving : TOTEM
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Said with a sneer : SNIDE
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Loughlin of "90210" : LORI
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Negotiation goal : DEAL
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"In that case ..." : IFSO
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Dickens moniker : BOZ
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N.Y.S.E. event : IPO
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Vise part : JAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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