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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 2007

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 21,237 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Oodles : SCADS
6
Wide as the ocean : VAST
10
Huffed and puffed : BLEW
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Seoul's land : KOREA
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Diva's song : ARIA
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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A magnet attracts it in a physics experiment : IRONFILING
19
Between twice and never : ONCE
20
Grand Coulee, e.g. : DAM
21
County seat NNW of Oklahoma City : ENID
22
Relieve : SOOTHE
24
At a tilt : SLANTED
26
Praise : LAUD
27
Tire filler : AIR
28
Divorces : SPLITSUP
32
Locale for a New York diva : THEMET
35
What the number of birthday candles signifies : AGE
36
Olden times : YORE
37
Jinxes : HEXES
38
Snooper's org. : CIA
39
Tomato-hitting-the-floor sound : SPLAT
40
Speed skater Heiden : ERIC
41
Bamboozle : CON
42
Sales pitches : SPIELS
43
Zilch : NOTAWHIT
45
Carry the day : WIN
46
Crazy-sounding bird : LOON
47
Freighters' freights : CARGOES
51
One with a hook, line and sinker : ANGLER
54
Stuporous sleep : COMA
55
Doc's picture producer : MRI
56
Java neighbor : BALI
57
Star's marquee position : TOPBILLING
60
Genesis garden : EDEN
61
Tall tale teller : LIAR
62
Have a meal at home : EATIN
63
Orange-flavored powdered drink : TANG
64
"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
65
Medicinal amounts : DOSES
Down
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On the ___ (going to pot) : SKIDS
2
Deep pink : CORAL
3
Enticing smell : AROMA
4
TV room : DEN
5
Two-point plays in football : SAFETIES
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Legitimate : VALID
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Parched : ARID
8
Envy or gluttony : SIN
9
Event before moving : TAGSALE
10
Pre-transfusion procedure : BLOODTYPING
11
Gave for a while : LENT
12
"To ___ his own" : EACH
13
Amusement park shout : WHEE
18
Lifeless : INERT
23
"Yes, madame" : OUI
25
Some verbal abuse : NAMECALLING
26
Women's links org. : LPGA
28
Paragon of virtue : SAINT
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One and only : SOLE
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___ Mountains, Europe/Asia separator : URAL
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Four-footed friends : PETS
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Next : THEN
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Medal winner for bravery : HERO
34
Escape route : EXIT
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Nickel or dime : COIN
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Shot up, as inflation : SPIRALED
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Gleeful laugh : CHORTLE
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Hindu teacher : SWAMI
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Misery : WOE
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King ___ (dangerous snake) : COBRA
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Skips : OMITS
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Old TV comic Kovacs : ERNIE
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Leo and Libra : SIGNS
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Help illegally : ABET
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Zilch : NADA
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"Galveston" crooner Campbell : GLEN
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Inspectors of fin. books : CPAS
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"Black gold" : OIL
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Neighbor of a Vietnamese : LAO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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