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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 2008

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {XY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0202 ( 21,270 )
Across
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"The County Chairman" playwright, 1903 : ADE
4
Hershey brand : ROLO
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Tree : CORNER
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Spinners, for short : DJS
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Southern university whose campus is a botanical garden : ELON
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Having the most pizazz : ZIPPIEST
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Cap and bells wearer : JESTER
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Convict : BRINGTOJUSTICE
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Meter readers? : POETS
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Kind of batting stance : OPEN
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Nos. : AMTS
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Reddish-brown : RUST
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Al-___ : ANON
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Big bang creator : NTEST
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Fifth qtrs. : OTS
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Enforce the rules : REFEREE
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Italian mine : MIO
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Has as a foundation : RESTSON
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"Rugrats" dad : STU
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Easter-related : PASCHAL
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"___ now the very witching time of night": Hamlet : TIS
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Norm of "This Old House" : ABRAM
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Coup d'___ (survey made with a glance) : OEIL
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Part of a moonscape : MARE
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No longer under consideration : DEAD
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Tetris objectives : ROWS
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Like clayware : FIRED
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Seemingly silent types : VENTRILOQUISTS
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Burns : ITCHES
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"She's gonna blow!" : RUNFORIT
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Ferris Bueller's girlfriend : SLOANE
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Spoils : LOOT
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Where the utricle is : EAR
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Like haunted houses, compared to ordinary houses : EERIER
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Good-looker : DISH
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The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. : KSU
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Hoelike cutting tool : ADZ
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Neighbor of Somalia : DJIBOUTI
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Brewed drink : ESPRESSO
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Checks : REINS
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Two-time figure-skating Olympic gold medalist Protopopov : OLEG
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Snapped : LOSTONESCOOL
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Ecstatic : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
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Option for wings : CAJUN
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Smeltery input : ORES
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Paraphrase, say : RESTATE
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A jiffy : NOTIME
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Decides : ELECTS
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Least spotted : RAREST
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British P.M. when the U.S. Constitution was signed : PITT
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Quality that's hard to express : JENESAISQUOI
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Event for a king and queen : PROM
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Father of Harmonia : ARES
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Former Giant Robb ___ : NEN
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Gymnastics move : ROLL
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Butt : RAM
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1979 film with sequels II to VI : STARTREK
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Prophet of Thebes, struck blind by Athena when he accidentally saw her bathing : TIRESIAS
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Drew on : USED
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Popular dish in an Asian cuisine : PADTHAI
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Guide : ADVISE
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Zyzzyva, e.g. : BEETLE
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Malignity : RANCOR
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Protein-rich paste : MISO
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Certain softball pitch : RISER
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Amendment that prevents being subjected to double jeopardy : FIFTH
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Oscar-winning French film director ___ Clément : RENE
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Article in Hoy : UNOS
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Robert Morse Tony-winning role : TRU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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