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DOUBLE-O SEVEN

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 2009

Author:
Jim Leeds
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James R. Leeds

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Leeds. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0215 ( 21,649 )
Across
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Some people dress in them in the winter : LAYERS
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Bayer alternative : ANACIN
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Poetry movement of Ezra Pound : IMAGISM
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Result of vitamin B12 deficiency : ANEMIA
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Military hero : WARACE
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1992-93 World Series champs : TORONTO
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Numbskull who likes Macintosh computers? : BOOBFORAPPLES
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Exercised too much : OVERDID
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Irish patriot Robert : EMMET
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Iron ___ : ORE
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Reddish-orange creatures : EFTS
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Caboose's opposite : ENGINE
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Schubert composition : LIED
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___ people (sci-fi figures) : POD
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Entrees for oilman Pickens? : TBOONESTEAKS
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John McCain, e.g.: Abbr. : SEN
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Bothers : GETSTO
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Burgeon : GROW
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"___ interested" : NOT
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Mavens : PROS
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, e.g.: Abbr. : MUS
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Who said "It gets late early out there" : BERRA
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"Gimme an A ...!," e.g. : CHEER
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Williams of tennis : SERENA
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At the earliest opportunity : SOONEST
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A lot of the Bahamas : CAYS
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"Get ___ writing" : ITIN
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Turner of history : NAT
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Mame, for one : AUNTIE
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Pluses : ANDS
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Just fine : AOK
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Between a dozen and a score of Disney creations? : SIXTEENTOONS
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Narrow groove : STRIA
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Overexposure or redeye? : PHOTOOOPS
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Be frugal : STINT
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South Carolina Gamecocks? : TEAMROOSTERS
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La-la preceder : OOH
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Tightened, as shoelaces : RETIED
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Warehouse contents: Abbr. : MDSE
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Abbr. on maps of the Old West : TERR
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Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
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Parlor piece : SETTEE
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Sanctify : BLESS
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Excellence : MERIT
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Rocket measure : YAW
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Intimate apparel : BRAS
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Rocket's path, maybe : ARC
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A throw : EACH
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Was blinding : GLARED
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Sharp turn back : ZAG
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Kids' whistles and horns? : TOYSFORTOOTS
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Drops on the lawn : DEW
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Roman evening : SERA
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Dürer, for one : ETCHER
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Saint ___, mother of the Virgin Mary : ANNE
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Fox News anchor Pemmaraju : UMA
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Loose : ATLARGE
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Place to sit by the highway? : ROADSIDESTOOP
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Planter : SEEDMAN
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One treating disorders of the ear : AURIST
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Shelby who wrote "The Content of Our Character" : STEELE
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Swirling : EDDYING
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G.E. products : DRYERS
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Cast : TOSSED
Down
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Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass and others : LABELS
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Cultural instability : ANOMIE
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Navy officers : YEOMEN
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Plant : EMBED
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Start of a breakup : RIFT
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___ Miguel Island : SAO
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Edgar and Tony : AWARDS
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Where a redneck gets red : NAPE
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Pioneering Dadaist : ARP
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Novelist Carr : CALEB
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Arctic weather phenomenon : ICEFOG
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Counselor to the Greeks at Troy : NESTOR
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Spanish diminutive suffix : ITO
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Chess problem specifications : MOVES
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Bing Crosby's "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Stuff : GORGE
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Spicy cuisine : INDIAN
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Sotted : STINKO
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Limited in amount : MODEST
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Gray location? : ROOTS
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Superior sort? : SNOB
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Home of Caterpillar : PEORIA
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Band's plan : TOUR
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___ milk : EWES
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Kaplan Review subj. : GRE
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Prohibition enforcers, informally : TMEN
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It "never won any battle," according to Eisenhower : PESSIMISM
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It has its privileges : SENIORITY
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Bookbinding leather : ROAN
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No contests : ROUTS
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Marks in the margin : ANNOTATES
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Factory eatery : CANTEEN
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Moisten : HYDRATE
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Many Punjabis : SIKHS
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Largest of the Cyclades : NAXOS
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Quintillionth: Prefix : ATTO
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Leading lights in ballet : ETOILES
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All people, according to the Bible : SINNERS
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Perfumery employee : TESTER
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Revolutionary of 1957 : CASTRO
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"___ the morning!" : TOPO
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Carell of "The Office" : STEVE
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Classical poem : EPODE
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Those, to Teodoro : ESOS
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
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Dwellers along the Platte, once : OTOS
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European boundary river : ODER
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Language of Literature Nobelist Shmuel Yosef Agnon : HEBREW
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Whimper : MEWL
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Landing place : PIER
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IDs : TAGS
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Knickers wearer : LAD
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"Ciao!" : TATA
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Scratch : BREAD
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Drill bit? : ATEASE
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Spoiled : ROTTED
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Competed in a velodrome : CYCLED
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Joseph who wrote "Nostromo" : CONRAD
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Order of the British Empire, e.g. : HONOUR
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Makes a member : ADMITS
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It's nice when checks have lots of them : ZEROES
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Space on a butterfly's wing : AREOLE
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Fought for air : GASPED
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Suspect : SHADY
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Manhattan Project scientist : FERMI
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"Rock of Ages" accompaniment : ORGAN
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Like some goodbyes : TEARY
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Internet destinations : SITES
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Mir launcher : USSR
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Vis-à-vis : ASTO
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2012 Olympics host: Abbr. : ENG
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Feel highly embarrassed, in teenspeak : DIE
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Superlative finish : EST

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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