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New York Times, Thursday, November 6, 2008

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Newton

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Newton. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1106 ( 21,548 )
Across
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What the 13 circled things in this puzzle constitute : SUIT
5
Light from a lantern, say : GLEAM
10
Pound delivery : CANINE
13
Latin word on a cornerstone : ANNO
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20/20, e.g. : RATIO
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Max : MOST
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Devices for music lovers : MPTHREEPLAYERS
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This and that : OLIO
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TV screen choice: Abbr. : LCD
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Yo-yo : ASS
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A.L. or N.L. Division Series format : BESTOFFIVE
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Off the charts? : UNPOPULAR
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Like squads in arena football : EIGHTMAN
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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Eye liners : LIDS
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Something that may hold up a train? : SIXSHOOTER
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Guise : VENEER
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Prelude to many a kiss : IDO
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Never idle : WORKINGTWOFOURSEVEN
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Auto monogram : REO
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Trifling : TOYING
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Bodywide : SYSTEMIC
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Dashed figs. : SSNS
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Donkey Kong, e.g. : APE
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Fail, as a flick : TANK
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Full coverage? : SURFACEAREA
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Tool for a driver or painter : SCRAPER
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Crank (up) : REV
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U.R.L. ender : ORG
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Invitation info : WHEN
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"Bad Girl" singer : LATOYAJACKSON
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Gofer : AIDE
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Actor Hirsch of "Into the Wild" : EMILE
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Grp. for court pros : USTA
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Actor known as the King of Cool : MCQUEEN
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Baby-sits : TENDS
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Barefaced : PATENT
Down
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___ Adams, signature on the Declaration of Independence : SAML
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Like calling a woman a "chick," say : UNPC
3
Having depth : INTHREED
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Blouse, e.g. : TOP
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Reach : GRASP
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Breaks up flights : LAYSOVER
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When the French fry? : ETE
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Winged mammoth : AIRBUS
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Wine region where Riesling is made : MOSEL
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Neighbor of N.M. : COLO
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"Keep dreaming!" : ASIF
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Like many office jobs : NINETOFIVE
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Advil alternative : MOTRIN
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Airline to Chile : LAN
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Bargain hunter's lure : SALESEVENT
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Game with a yelled name : UNO
24
Spot : PARKINGSPACE
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"Scratch that!" : EIGHTSIXIT
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Old PC software : MSDOS
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Whoops at sea : AHOYS
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Body layer : DERMA
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Welcome : SEEIN
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Says "My bad!" : OWNSUP
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Deck (out) : TOG
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Some engines : VFOURS
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Big ring stone, slangily : ROCK
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Juvenile, in horse racing : TWOYEAROLD
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Unbelievable : INSANE
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H : ETA
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Building with walls for a ceiling : AFRAME
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Fill a flat again? : RELET
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Rulers like Juan Carlos : REYES
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Actress Mendes of "Hitch" : EVA
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Skinny-dipped : SWAM
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In : CHIC
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"Through the Looking-Glass" antagonist : REDQUEEN
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Greek summit : OSSA
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No-good : ROTTEN
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Airborne irritant : GNAT
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___ plate : TIN
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Hike : JACKUP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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