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POLITICAL LEADERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 2008

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 21,285 )
Across
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Words "beautifully marked in currants" in "Alice in Wonderland" : EATME
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Common ___ : ERA
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Make an example of : CITE
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Destination in Genesis 8 : ARARAT
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With 105-Across, what the answer to each starred clue starts with : SCRAMBLED
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*Again : ONEMORETIME
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*Baseball's Willie Mays, with "the" : SAYHEYKID
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*Fiancé : HUSBANDTOBE
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Glycerides, e.g. : ESTERS
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Football Hall-of-Famer Ernie : NEVERS
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Home of Faa'a International Airport : TAHITI
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Lie : STORY
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Jury pool : VENIRE
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Watch-crystal holder : BEZEL
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Villain : BADDIE
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Ring results, briefly : KOS
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Bigwig : NABOB
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"Awesome!" : RAD
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Next-to-last round : SEMIS
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Little of France? : PEU
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St. Louis, e.g. : ROI
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Brawl motivator : IRE
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Crunch's title : CAPN
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Rod holders : RETINAE
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Photocopier choice : SIZE
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Hollow-point ammo : DUMDUMS
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*Metal used for swords : DAMASCUSSTEEL
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Stage awards : OBIES
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Butlers and maids : HELP
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Be about to fall : TEETER
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*Symbol of rejoicing for someone's long-awaited return : FATTEDCALF
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*Brownish-orange : TERRACOTTA
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Lady-in-waiting in "Othello" : EMILIA
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Lovers of expensive furs may put them on : AIRS
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West Coast wine city : UKIAH
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*Kind of ratio : PRICEEARNINGS
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Divine : FORESEE
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New York's ___-Fontanne Theater : LUNT
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Supermarket lines? : UPCCODE
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"We Need a Little Christmas" singer : MAME
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Hoop grp. : NBA
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Alma mater for Neil Armstrong and Pat Nixon: Abbr. : USC
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Close of day, to poets : EEN
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Gutter locale : EAVES
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Thomas Mann's "Der ___ in Venedig" : TOD
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Attempts : STABS
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With 20-Down, airshow activities : FLY
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Jim who wrote "Ball Four" : BOUTON
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Indy champ Bobby : RAHAL
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Dentist's concern : TARTAR
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___ of vantage (good position for viewing) : COIGN
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Split : CLOVEN
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Split : FORKED
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Like wiping one's dirty mouth on one's sleeve : GAUCHE
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*Decelerating : SLOWINGDOWN
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*Composer's due : ROYALTIES
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*Whatever happens : RAINORSHINE
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See 19-Across : PRESIDENT
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Cantankerous : ORNERY
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Not including : LESS
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Inexact fig. : EST
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Magazine holders : FORTS
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Mississippi quartet : ESSES
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___ of thousands : ACAST
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"___ Remember" : TRYTO
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"Real Time" moderator : MAHER
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Tip reducer? : EMERY
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Variety of leather : ELK
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Exercised power over : REINEDIN
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All the parts of a column except the bottom : ADDENDS
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Stick : COHERE
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Accustom : INURE
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Actress Harper : TESS
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Diplomats' place: Abbr. : EMB
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Ball handler? : ARNAZ
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"Not I!" hearer : REDHEN
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Titular Verdi role : ATTILA
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Laugh-a-minute : RIOT
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Curling goal : TEE
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See 85-Across : BYS
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Author of the Oprah's Book Club selection "We Were the Mulvaneys" : OATES
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I's opposite on a clock : VII
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Improvises : VAMPS
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Bar personnel : BOUNCERS
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Light from a headlight : BEAM
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Rears : KEISTERS
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Cracker topper : BRIE
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What 35-Down may do : OOZE
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Jessica of "7th Heaven" : BIEL
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Done with : RIDOF
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Tourist mecca near Venezuela : ARUBA
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Relinquish : DEMIT
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Passing remark? : SCUSEME
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Sch. fair organizer : PTA
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Schumacher of auto racing : RALF
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The "E" in H.R.E.: Abbr. : EMP
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Violinist Mischa : AUER
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This, in Havana : ESTA
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Cox's call : STROKE
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Spot : DETECT
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Manhattan street leading to the Williamsburg Bridge : DELANCEY
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Guarantees : SECURES
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Sensory receptor in the ear : HAIRCELL
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"Mon ___!" : DIEU
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Loud, abrupt sound : CLAP
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Dog of old comics : TIGE
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Denier's reply : TISNT
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Aerobics technique : TAEBO
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Winning : AHEAD
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+ : AND
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+ : PLUS
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Impair through inactivity : RUST
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Atahualpa, e.g. : INCA
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It may be + or - : ION
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Act of kindness : FAVOR
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Soothsayer's subject : OMEN
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"Death in the Afternoon" figures : MATADORS
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Muse of music : EUTERPE
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Creator of "Hägar the Horrible" : BROWNE
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Hero : SAVIOR
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Part of many a Halloween outfit : FANGS
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Noble partner : BARNES
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Fictional TV planet : ORK
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___ Fleming, central character in "The Red Badge of Courage" : HENRY
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Dots on a map : TOWNS
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Home of 67-Across: Abbr. : CALIF
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Top : OUTDO
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Not so friendly : ICIER
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Capital of East Flanders : GHENT
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Fits (inside) : NESTS
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Reed instrument: Abbr. : CLAR
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Pork cut : LOIN
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Liver in Lyon : FOIE
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Braggadocio : GAS
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"No seats left" : SRO
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FedEx competitor : DHL
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Still : YET

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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