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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 2007

"The Daughters of Joshua ___" (1972 Buddy Ebsen film)

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQWXYZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.48 This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 2007, The New York Times12/1/07 ( No. 21,207 )
Across
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Choirs' neighbors : APSES
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Lung covering : PLEURA
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Publicized : BILLED
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Phrase of interest : PERANNUM
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Producer of fine threads : SPIDER
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Source of more pay or more play : OVERTIME
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Orlando ___ : CEPEDA
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Grapevine exhortation : PASSITON
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Liveliness : ESPRIT
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Veterinarian, at times : ALTERER
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Stagnant conditions : STASES
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Banes : RUINERS
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Liliaceous plants : SEGOS
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Solo, in a way : STAG
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Bananas : MENTAL
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Webers per square meter : TESLAS
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"The Daughters of Joshua ___" (1972 Buddy Ebsen film) : CABE
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Southern loaves : PONES
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Pull off : ACHIEVE
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He declined a Nobel Prize in Literature : SARTRE
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One who's getting on : MOUNTER
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Pull in : ARRIVE
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Winner's pride : TOPSCORE
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John Deere product : REAPER
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Where much info can be found these days : ONTHENET
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Melodious : ARIOSE
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Producers of wall flowers? : CREEPERS
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Most Indians : HINDUS
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Limestone regions with deep fissures and sinkholes : KARSTS
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Call-waiting alerts : BEEPS
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Sore spot : ABSCESS
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Something for Santa Claus to bite : PIPESTEM
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Gear teeth trouble : SLIPPAGE
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Prince William, e.g. : ELDERSON
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Maximally mangy : SEEDIEST
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Cachet : PRESTIGE
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Wolf ___, captain in Jack London's "The Sea-Wolf" : LARSEN
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Livelong : ENTIRE
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Merger : UNITER
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Products of some "mills" : RUMORS
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Comment of concurrence : AMEN
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Comments of annoyance : DRATS
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Works with everyday objects : POPART
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Gauge : EVALUATE
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Fawning type : SLAVERER
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Cigarette smoke byproducts : ACETONES
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Cookout item usually eaten with two hands : SPARERIB
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Nancy's home : LORRAINE
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Direct opposite : ANTIPODE
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Dishes out : SERVESUP
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Military wear : BERETS
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"The Prophecy of the ___" (Eddic poem) : SEERESS
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Dualistic deity : AMONRA
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Skyhook dropper, briefly : COPTER
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Stills : HUSHES
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Receive : INCEPT
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___ Gamp, nurse in "Martin Chuzzlewit" : SARAH
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Clock sound : TOCK

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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