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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Author:
Jonathan Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {BQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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___ Island, Bahamas, boyhood home of 47A : CAT
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Jack's partner : JILL
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Brook sound : MURMUR
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Egg cells : OVA
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Cookie since 1912 : OREO
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Discomfort : UNEASE
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With 64A, film for which 47A won an Oscar for Best Actor : LILIESOF
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President with an airport named after him : REAGAN
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Shangri-la : EDEN
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Autobiography of 47A : THISLIFE
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Noisy to-dos : ROWS
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VCR button : REC
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Film starring 47A with a chart-topping title song : TOSIRWITHLOVE
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Computer acronym about faulty data : GIGO
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Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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Broadway play (and later film) starring 47A : ARAISININTHESUN
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Bamako's land : MALI
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Ripped : TORE
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"All bets ___ off" : ARE
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Actor born Feb. 20, 1927 : SIDNEYPOITIER
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Michael Stipe's band : REM
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Debut film for 47A, 1950 : NOWAYOUT
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Relative of an ostrich : RHEA
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Kind of acid used in bleaches : OXALIC
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See 17A : THEFIELD
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Fine wool : MERINO
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River to the Seine : OISE
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___-mo : SLO
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Naval banner : ENSIGN
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Tampa/St. ___ : PETE
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Grp. that gave 47A a Life Achievement Award in 1999 : SAG
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___ slaw : COLE
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Eager : AVID
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Legend : TALE
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Cup of ___ : JOE
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Apr. 15 check recipient : IRS
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Preceder of Virgo : LEO
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Gallery : LOFT
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Classic cigar brand : MURIEL
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Intl. grp. for which 47A was named an ambassador : UNESCO
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Sincere : REAL
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Gift givers : MAGI
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Jet set?: Abbr. : USAF
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Artist Magritte : RENE
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Letters on a cross : INRI
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Regal inits. : HRH
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Grps. : ORGS
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1940's conflict, for short : WWII
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Affix one's John Hancock : SIGN
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Nets or Jets : TEAM
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Closes tightly : SEALS
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Hoity-___ : TOITY
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Neckline shape : VEE
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Bit of French writing : ESSAI
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"Certainly!" : SURE
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Lollapalooza : ONER
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Afternoon hour on a sundial : III
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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King Priam's home : TROY
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Prince, e.g. : HEIR
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Evaporating, with "up" : DRYING
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Reader of The Weekly Standard, perhaps : NEOCON
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Relative of an ostrich : EMU
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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Iditarod's finish : NOME
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Plow pullers : OXEN
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Punic ___ : WARS
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Sporty car feature : TTOP
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Gas company with collectible toy trucks : HESS
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Work like ___ : ADOG
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Make haste : HIE
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Round fig. : EST
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Price of admission : FEE

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

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