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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 2007

He said "How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 kinds of cheese?"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2007, The New York Times12/7/07 ( No. 21,213 )

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Across
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Confectioner's offering : SAMPLER
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Affecting the heart : CARDIAC
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Item in a 1-Across : PRALINE
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Two-character Mamet play : OLEANNA
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Cause of overreactions? : ALLERGY
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Matching accessory for a slicker : RAINHAT
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Traditional Monday meal in Creole cuisine : REDBEANSANDRICE
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"Oh! Susanna" closer : KNEE
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World Cup highlight : GOAL
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Podiatric problem, for some : ODOR
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Urges : YENS
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Grand Lodge Convention attendees : ELKS
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Big tier? : TWINE
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Fair diversion : RIDE
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Time off : RANDR
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First major-league team to sign Satchel Paige : INDIANS
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1992 New Hampshire primary winner : TSONGAS
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Intimidate : DAUNT
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Frequent Styne collaborator : CAHN
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Speaks with a pleasing rhythm : LILTS
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Bundle up : BALE
39
Jimi Hendrix's style : AFRO
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Reese's "Legally Blonde" role : ELLE
44
Synagogue cabinets : ARKS
45
Timer sound : BEEP
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He said "How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 kinds of cheese?" : CHARLESDEGAULLE
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Underground nesters : HORNETS
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Required reading for 007 : DOSSIER
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Offering just the right amount of resistance : ALDENTE
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Wire, at times : ANTENNA
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Give a whirl : TESTOUT
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They hold at least two cups each : TEASETS
Down
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Radar's radio contact on "M*A*S*H" : SPARKY
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Longtime "What's My Line?" name : ARLENE
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Brando's "On the Waterfront" co-star : MALDEN
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First-year men : PLEBES
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Money replaced by euros : LIRE
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Practice : ENGAGEIN
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Noted English portraitist : REYNOLDS
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Beach shop souvenirs : CORALS
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Playwright Ayckbourn : ALAN
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Frist's successor as majority leader : REID
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TV host who told viewers "Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls!" : DANROWAN
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Lying low : INHIDING
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Montana county seat named for a nonnative creature : ANACONDA
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Hosts' hirees : CATERERS
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Purpose : SAKE
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1982 film and arcade game : TRON
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"I hate it when that happens!" : RATS
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Cocktail party exchanges : IDLECHAT
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Board opening? : NAILHOLE
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Intellectuals' opposites : DULLARDS
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Site site : INTERNET
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Had a one-sided conversation with : TALKEDAT
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1976 Hall & Oates hit : SHESGONE
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Funny fellow : CARD
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Dog breed whose name literally means "rather low" : BASSET
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Wrongs : ABUSES
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Ocelot, for one : FELINE
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Come around : RELENT
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Palais Garnier offerings : OPERAS
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Celebrity who testified at the 2005 Michael Jackson trial : LENO
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Some famous last words : ETTU
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Four-legged Hammett character : ASTA

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

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