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CAR TALK

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 2007

Author:
Seth A. Abel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Seth A. Abel

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 21,208 )
Across
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Marx's collaborator on "The Communist Manifesto" : ENGELS
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It's beyond repair : TOTALLOSS
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Abbr. on a food package : NTWT
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Await : LOOKTO
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So that one might : INORDERTO
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Fort ___, captured by U.S. forces in 1814 : ERIE
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Ford purchased online? : INTERNETEXPLORER
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It's measured in degrees : BURN
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Generic comic strip diner : JOES
27
Word with night or right : ALL
28
Quick outing on the links : NINE
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Consumes : USES
30
Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
31
French spread : PATE
33
It's needed to find the right key : EAR
36
Like some diets : NOSALT
38
Honda owned by one of the Simpsons? : HOMERSODYSSEY
42
Errs : STRAYS
44
___ Bien Phu, Vietnam : DIEN
45
Group of the same race or culture : ETHNOS
47
Parts of the lunar landscape : MESAS
49
Wool source : ALPACA
52
Bump : JAR
53
Major oil source : ARABIA
56
Michelin Guide listing : INN
57
"Avast!" : CEASE
58
City dweller's Acura? : URBANLEGEND
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Fast www hookup : DSL
61
Bring in : EARN
62
Kind of kick : ONSIDE
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Lolling : ATEASE
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Old Jewish villages : SHTETLS
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Standard : GAUGE
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Home pregnancy checker, e.g. : TESTKIT
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Camera components : IRISES
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Bet : RISKED
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It's set partly at the Temple of Vulcan : AIDA
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When doubled, a much-married celebrity : ZSA
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Genuine Isuzu? : REALTROOPER
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Like a pop fly : ARCED
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Not feel oneself : AIL
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Uncut : ENTIRE
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Made (off) : RAN
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Tots' wheels : TRIKES
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___-Roman : GRECO
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Traduce : MALIGN
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Not safe to skate on, say : THIN
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Go downhill fast : SCHUSS
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Tiny Volkswagen? : MINIATUREGOLF
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Hanukkah treats : LATKES
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Board honcho : CEO
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Wall St. debuts : IPOS
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Ore. neighbor : CAL
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Sleep ___ : ONIT
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O.T. book : EZEK
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Broadway's Hagen : UTA
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S. Amer. land : ECUA
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All ears : RAPT
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One of the first Buicks to roll off the line? : TWENTIETHCENTURY
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Religious statue locale : APSE
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1983 Stephen King thriller : CHRISTINE
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Bad way to be caught : INALIE
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What a rake may do : LEER
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Party throwers : HOSTESSES
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Took home : NETTED
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He ascended to heaven in a whirlwind, in II Kings : ELIJAH
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Emphatic refusal : NONONO
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Stadium cheer : GOTEAM
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Makes (out) : EKES
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Photocopier tray size: Abbr. : LTR
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___ of God : SON
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Like nobles : TITLED
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Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
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Study of poisons: Abbr. : TOX
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Dadaist Jean : ARP
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"Bad" cholesterol, initially : LDL
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Nuevo ___, Mexican state bordering Texas : LEON
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Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
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They listen to dictators : STENOS
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Most upset : SOREST
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Space clouds : NEBULAE
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Reliable Suzuki? : TRUSTYSIDEKICK
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Booby trap component : WIRE
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Second place from the right : TENS
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Big name in stationery : EATON
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Compare the costs of : PRICE
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Steaming along, maybe : ASEA
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Paved road: Sp. : ESTRADA
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Burning issue? : ASH
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Kidney-related : RENAL
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Admirals' commands : ARMADAS
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Emmy winner for "Roots" : EDASNER
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Size approximation : YEABIG
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Time long past : YORE
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Without : SANS
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Overdrawn account? : SAGA
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Weekly 90-min. show : SNL
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Nails : ACES
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Rachel's older sister : LEAH
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Half-assembled Mitsubishi? : PARTIALECLIPSE
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III preceders: Abbr. : JRS
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Improve : BETTER
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"___ to Wake Up," 2006 Oscar-winning song by Melissa Etheridge : INEED
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Oust : UNSEAT
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Prefix with science : NEURO
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Either sister starring in 2004's "New York Minute" : OLSEN
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Kind of contest : STARING
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Exhaust : TIREOUT
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Genoa's Palazzo San ___ : GIORGIO
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Sevilla's home : ESPANA
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What Descartes thought of? : IDEE
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Squirts : TADS
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Meager : SLIM
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Understanding : KEN
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Turn back : ZAG
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Dear ___ : SIRS
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Cable carrier? : TRAM
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Thing of the past : RELIC
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Old Dodge : ARIES
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Poetic preposition : THRO
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Teeth do it : CHATTER
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Rapper ___ Shakur : TUPAC
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Rendering, say : SKETCH
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Question following "Oh, yeah?!" : SEZWHO
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Service charges? : TITHES
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Cabalistic : OCCULT
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Performance artist Anderson : LAURIE
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Skinned : FLAYED
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They may have a ball : SEERS
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Voiced : ORAL
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Pick-up spot? : NAPE
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Furrow : KNIT
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___ Reader : UTNE
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Ministre d'___ : ETAT
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Lao-___ : TSE
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"___ magic!" : ITS
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Winter autobahn hazard : EIS
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Hamburger's one : EIN
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Wichita-to-Omaha dir. : NNE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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