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New York Times, Friday, February 1, 2008

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0201 ( 21,269 )

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Temper : ASSUAGE
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Ape wrestlers : GRAPPLE
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Be negative about : POURCOLDWATERON
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Hobbes in "Calvin and Hobbes" : IMAGINARYFRIEND
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Went to a lower level : EBBED
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Prefix with 6-Down : PENTA
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Body part above la bouche : NEZ
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Frames found in frames : CELS
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Clubs: Abbr. : ASSNS
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Señora's step : PASO
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"A little ___ the mightiest Julius fell": Shak. : ERE
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Actress Kimberly of "Close to Home" : ELISE
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Give away : RATON
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Intimate : CRONY
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Tahini base : SESAME
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Well activity : WISHING
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Domesticates : GENTLES
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Dramatic beginning : ACTONE
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With 44-Down, Cajun dish with giblets : DIRTY
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Polynomial components : TERMS
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Subject of some conspiracy theories : HOFFA
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Prez's first name on "The West Wing" : JED
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Shot near the green : CHIP
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Little piggies? : RUNTS
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Staff note : MEMO
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Ad follower : HOC
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Playboy's plea? : RENEW
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She's dangerously fascinating : CIRCE
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They're not easily overturned : OUTRIGGERCANOES
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Stereotypically smarmy sorts : USEDCARSALESMEN
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Without much wind : TERSELY
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Tickled the most? : PINKEST
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For one : APIECE
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Not at all sunny : SOMBER
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Fit to be tried? : SUABLE
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Id output : URGES
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Mordant : ACID
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Suffix with 19-Across : GON
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Going by : ELAPSING
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Fred of "The Munsters" : GWYNNE
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Hosts : RAFTS
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Brand in a bathroom : ATRA
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Linguist Mario : PEI
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Before being delivered : PRENATAL
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Unfrequented : LONESOME
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Chief goals? : ENDZONES
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Smart : DRESSY
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Exclusively : ALONE
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British meat pie : PASTY
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Actress Gray and others : ERINS
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___-crowd (attendance booster) : RENTA
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Make like Pac-Man : CHOMP
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They're bound to work : SERFS
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"Heads up!" : WATCHOUT
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It stocks blocks : ICEHOUSE
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Less lax : STRICTER
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Prepare for a shower, maybe : GIFTWRAP
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Foundations, often : DONEES
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Aggressively ambitious : HUNGRY
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Basso Hines : JEROME
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Hosts : EMCEES
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"Who ___?" : DOESNT
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August : REGAL
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Belarus's capital : MINSK
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See 34-Across : RICE
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Longtime columnist who coined the term "beatnik" : CAEN
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Cloverleaf composition: Abbr. : RDS
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Second-century year : CLI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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