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New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 2007

Author:
Jim Leeds
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James R. Leeds

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Leeds. NYT links: Across Lite
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Palms (off on) : FOBS
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Egyptian symbols of royalty : ASPS
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Casino equipment : RAKES
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"___ the Agent" (old comic strip) : ABIE
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Place : LIEU
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"If ___ you ..." : IWERE
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Certain marine biologist's test? : CORALEXAM
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Gainsay : BELIE
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___ Kooser, former U.S. poet laureate : TED
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Cultural stuff : ARTS
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Tops : CRESTS
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One way to get into a gang's headquarters? : CONTHELOOKOUT
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Splits : LEAVES
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F.D.R. agcy. : OPA
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Wrinkly fruit : UGLI
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"Breaker Morant" people : BOERS
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Lived : WAS
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Eskimos in an igloo? : COLDFOLKSATHOME
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Many a person on the U.S.S. Enterprise: Abbr. : ENS
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Stomach contents : ACIDS
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"'Starts With F' for a thousand, ___" : ALEX
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Cartoon pooch : REN
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Prepare trout, in a way : PANFRY
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Pictures of Slinkys? : COILPAINTINGS
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Part of A.S.A.P. : ASSOON
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Prefix with -phile : OENO
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___ canto : BEL
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Wombs : UTERI
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Witches' pots, pans, etc.? : COVENWARE
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Cling Plus brand : SARAN
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Kiss in Kensington : SNOG
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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Zest : PEEL
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1910s heavyweight champ ___ Willard : JESS
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"Is that a ___?" : FACT
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Poulenc's "Sonata for ___ and Piano" : OBOE
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Coos and hoots : BIRDCALLS
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Triton's realm : SEA
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Red lights and flares : ALERTS
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Musical interval : SIXTH
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___ pudding (British dish) : PEASE
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Arithmetic exercise : SUM
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Beef cut : RIBROAST
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Hebdomadally : AWEEK
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Five-time Horse of the Year, 1960-64 : KELSO
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Verdi aria : ERITU
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"What ___ thou?" (biblical query) : SEEST
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Word with bus or memory : LANE
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Dried coconut meat : COPRA
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Poet who wrote "At night there is no such thing as an ugly woman" : OVID
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Windblown deposit : LOESS
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Time-honored name : LUCE
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Expressionist Schiele : EGON
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Thin pancakes : BLINI
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Let pass : OKD
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Poisonous flower : WOLFSBANE
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Western Hemisphere abbr. : AMER
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Hot : SEXY
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Utmost distance from the eye at which an image is clear : FARPOINT
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Triton's realm : OCEAN
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Not be resolved : HANG
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Kind of gland : PINEAL
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Like most adages: Abbr. : ANON
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___ finalis (purpose, in law) : CAUSA
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Massive, very hot celestial orb : OSTAR
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French frigate that carried the Statue of Liberty to the U.S. : ISERE
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Nautical acronym : LORAN
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Who has won an Oscar for Best Actor three times : NOONE
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"Fiddler on the Roof" role : TEVYE
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Carrier of a bow and arrows : EROS
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Stamina : LEGS
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Climax : CAP
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Financial paper: Abbr. : WSJ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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