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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 2007

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
Home of the invaders in Wells's "The War of the Worlds"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 112 for Mr. Estes.
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© 2007, The New York Times12/3/07 ( No. 21,209 )
Across
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Part of a molecule : ATOM
5
Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
9
Pepsi and RC : COLAS
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Prom night transportation : LIMO
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Furry tunneler : MOLE
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Face-to-face exams : ORALS
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Alda of "What Women Want" : ALAN
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Othello's false friend : IAGO
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White-plumed wader : EGRET
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Profanity, e.g. : STRONGLANGUAGE
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2007 film "___ and the Real Girl" : LARS
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"Bonanza" star Greene : LORNE
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Sit behind bars : DOTIME
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Memorial designer Maya ___ : LIN
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Cowboy boot attachment : SPUR
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Madonna title role : EVITA
33
Flies off the handle : RAGES
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Mail carrier's beat: Abbr. : RTE
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1995 Woody Allen comedy : MIGHTYAPHRODITE
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Number before "ignition ... liftoff!" : ONE
40
Bank robber's job : HEIST
41
Dressed to the ___ : NINES
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Arctic floater : BERG
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Suffix with meth- : ANE
45
"No Exit" playwright : SARTRE
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Becomes frayed : WEARS
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Hand protector : MITT
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Classic "Jeopardy!" category : POTENTPOTABLES
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Henhouse perch : ROOST
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Earthenware jar : OLLA
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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From days of yore : OLDEN
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Bring up, as children : REAR
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Be certain about : KNOW
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Saltine brand : ZESTA
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Home of the invaders in Wells's "The War of the Worlds" : MARS
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Snaky swimmers : EELS
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Self-pitying cry : ALAS
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Pinball foul : TILT
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Sharif of "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
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Monument carved from a single stone : MONOLITH
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Settler from a foreign land : EMIGRE
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Snowman's eyes : COALS
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Olympic gymnast Korbut : OLGA
8
Nighttime advertising sign, maybe : NEONLIGHT
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___ de Lion, epithet for Richard I : COEUR
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Church hymn accompaniers : ORGANS
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Easily read type : LARGEPRINT
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Away from the wind : ALEE
13
Lander at J.F.K., once : SST
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Football's Broadway Joe : NAMATH
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Dead duck : GONER
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Brit's service discharge : DEMOB
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Golfer named A.P. Male Athlete of the Year four times : TIGERWOODS
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Senior moment, e.g. : LAPSE
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Pure-and-simple : UTTER
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Witherspoon of "Walk the Line" : REESE
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Cloudburst : RAINSTORM
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Beethoven specialty : SONATA
37
Have a hankering : YEARN
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Off-road two-wheeler : DIRTBIKE
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Gird oneself : GETSET
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Indian instruments : SITARS
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Prudential rival : AETNA
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Grinding tooth : MOLAR
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Extremity of the earth : POLE
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"Not guilty," for one : PLEA
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Companionless : LONE
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Hydroxyl-carbon compound : ENOL
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Toothed tools : SAWS
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Peri Gilpin's "Frasier" role : ROZ

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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