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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Author:
Deb Amlen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {HJQVY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Amlen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 21,280 )

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Across
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Olympics prize : MEDAL
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"Zounds!" : EGAD
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"In your dreams!" : ASIF
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Vega of "Spy Kids" movies : ALEXA
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Marilyn Monroe facial mark : MOLE
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It may be tempted : FATE
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Reminisce about a nice facial outline? : REMEMBERPROFILE
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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Cartoon villain Badenov : BORIS
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Gangsters' gals : MOLLS
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Ambassador's forte : TACT
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Nada : NIL
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Sidney Poitier title role : SIR
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Reminisce about spring cleaning? : RECOLLECTDUST
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"Daggers" look : GLARE
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Rap sheet letters : AKA
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Trifling amount : SOU
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Common breakfast fare : OATMEAL
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Tense subject? : GRAMMAR
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Brit. record label : EMI
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Catchword of 6-Down : BAM
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Wise up : LEARN
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Reminisce about working in a restaurant? : RECALLWAITING
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Pool tool : CUE
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Starch-yielding palm : SAGO
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Santa ___, California city, county or river : CLARA
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Not spoken : TACIT
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Buddhist sect : ZEN
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Reminisce about a pig-out? : RECOUNTCALORIES
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Census data : AGES
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Jungle menaces : BOAS
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Minister's home : MANSE
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Physiques, informally : BODS
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Cathedral area : APSE
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Like dessert wines : SWEET
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Like a blue state : DEMOCRATIC
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Give the boot : AXE
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Mild-mannered type : LAMB
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Lagasse of the Food Network : EMERIL
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Big bully : GORILLA
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"The Sound of Music" setting : ALPS
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Be able to meet the expense of : AFFORD
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Go yachting : SAIL
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"___ be a cold day in hell ..." : ITLL
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Honoraria : FEES
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U2 frontman : BONO
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Skip : OMIT
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Time in a seat : TERM
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Mark permanently : SCAR
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Middling grade : CEE
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Heart chart, for short : EKG
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People rival : USMAGAZINE
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Wing it? : SOAR
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Roll of the dice, maybe : TURN
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Attendee : GOER
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Poor, as an excuse : LAME
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Having the resources : ABLE
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Postgraduate study : LAW
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Boxer Laila : ALI
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Department store department : MENS
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Salsa percussion : MARACAS
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Unlike this answer : ACROSS
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Waikiki wingding : LUAU
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As a precaution : INCASE
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Follow, as a suspect : TAIL
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Honkers : GEESE
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Get-go : ONSET
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Kvetching sort : CRAB
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Toy block brand : LEGO
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Got 100 on : ACED
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'Vette roof option : TTOP
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Parts of a drum kit : TOMS
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Home for Bulls, but not Bears: Abbr. : NBA
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Like a new recruit : RAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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