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New York Times, Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Shortly after quitting time, for many

Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Underwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Underwood.
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© 2007, The New York Times11/6/07 ( No. 21,182 )
Across
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Home in an old warehouse district : LOFT
5
Virus named for a river : EBOLA
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Trans-Siberian Railroad stop : OMSK
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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U.S./Canada early warning syst. : NORAD
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City bond, for short : MUNI
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Eisenhower was one : FIVESTARGENERAL
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Move unsteadily : TEETER
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Delon of "Purple Noon" : ALAIN
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Cedar Rapids college : COE
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2:30, aboard ship : FIVEBELLS
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Dele undoers : STETS
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Something new : AFIRST
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Ho Chi Minh's capital : HANOI
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Boris Godunov, for one : TSAR
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Rove, with "about" : GAD
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Full range : EXTENT
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It's off the tip of Italy : SICILY
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Bad-mouth : DIS
41
___ war syndrome : GULF
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___ plume : NOMDE
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Chiang Kai-shek's capital : TAIPEI
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Mountain cats : PUMAS
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Rests for a bit : TAKESFIVE
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Singleton : ONE
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"Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
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Like Dickens's Dodger : ARTFUL
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Shortly after quitting time, for many : QUARTERPASTFIVE
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Shul V.I.P. : RABBI
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Pizzeria fixture : OVEN
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Hot times in France : ETES
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Befuddled : ATSEA
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Try for a role : READ
Down
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Brit's elevator : LIFT
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Garfield's foil : ODIE
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Nickel : FIVECENTS
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Slugging it out : TOETOTOE
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___'acte : ENTR
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Feathery wrap : BOA
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Bobby of the Bruins : ORR
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Dillydally : LAG
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Fruity quencher : ADE
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Brunch dish : OMELET
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Wall art : MURAL
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Symbol of slowness : SNAIL
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Ceramists' baking chambers : KILNS
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Welcomes, as a guest at one's home : SEESIN
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Catches red-handed : NABS
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Jack Sprat's taboo : FAT
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Hypotheticals : IFS
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Rome's ___ Veneto : VIA
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Blunders : ERRS
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Outbuilding : SHED
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Vehicle with a medallion : TAXI
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Request for a congratulatory slap : GIMMEFIVE
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Pierce player : ALDA
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Gray concealers : DYES
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End-of-workweek cry : TGIF
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At a cruise stop : INPORT
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Be worth : COUNTFOR
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AP competitor : UPI
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"My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
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"For shame!" : FIE
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Colorful fishes : TETRAS
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Brimless cap : TOQUE
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At least 21 : ADULT
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist Bil : KEANE
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Home to most Turks : ASIA
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Iris's place : UVEA
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Libraries do it : LEND
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Big Band ___ : ERA
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Turn state's evidence : RAT
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"Sesame Street" channel : PBS
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Honest ___ : ABE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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