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New York Times, Monday, February 25, 2008

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 21,293 )
Across
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Boston orchestra : POPS
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Seaboard : COAST
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30 minutes, in the N.F.L. : HALF
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Once more : ANEW
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God of the Koran : ALLAH
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Mixed bag : OLIO
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X-rated dance : STRIPTEASE
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Miniature plateau : MESA
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Top secret? : TOUPEE
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"Thar ___ blows!" : SHE
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Something to cram for : EXAM
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Banjo picker Scruggs : EARL
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Org. that publishes American Hunter : NRA
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Some Caribbean music : SKA
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Beach find : SANDDOLLAR
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Referred to : CITED
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___ Speedwagon (1970s-'80s band) : REO
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Rotgut : BOOZE
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Fabergé collectible : EGG
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Acquire, as a debt : INCUR
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___ badge, boy scout's award : MERIT
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Dover's state: Abbr. : DEL
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___ jacket, 1960s fashion : NEHRU
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Initial power source : PRIMEMOVER
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One of a D.C. 100 : SEN
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401(k) alternative, for short : IRA
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Oodles : GOBS
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Object of the actions suggested by the starts of 17-, 30-, 47- and 66-Across : WOOD
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"You've ___ Mail" : GOT
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Lose all one's money in gambling : TAPOUT
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Thomas Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Pinto : PAINTHORSE
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Plane assignment : SEAT
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Ryan of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : IRENE
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Julia Roberts's role in "Ocean's Eleven" : TESS
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Golfer's target : HOLE
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Krupp Works city : ESSEN
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Alphabetize, e.g. : SORT
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It might be checkered : PAST
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Llama country : PERU
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Slide, as a credit card through a reader : SWIPE
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Supplies, as food for a party : CATERS
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Cheer for El Cordobés : OLE
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"Ah, me!" : ALAS
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Part of a girl scout's uniform : SASH
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Finis : THEEND
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1990 Macaulay Culkin film : HOMEALONE
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The "A" in A-Rod : ALEX
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Kudrow of "Friends" : LISA
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Cappuccino head : FOAM
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___ brain (nitwit) : PEA
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"Streets of ___" (classic cowboy song) : LAREDO
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Bird that comes "bob, bob, bobbin'" : ROBIN
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Little rascal : SCAMP
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Ben Franklin, famously, in an electrical storm : KITER
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Arcade game maker : ATARI
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Israeli desert : NEGEV
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Sharp turn on a golf course : DOGLEG
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Sources of Scottish streams : LOCHS
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Twice-seen TV show : RERUN
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Competitor of "The 5th Wheel," in reality TV : ELIMIDATE
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Scare off : DETER
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Chatterbox : MAGPIE
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Spoiled : ROTTEN
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Scrooge's cry : BAH
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Dalmatian markings : SPOTS
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Launder : WASH
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Margarine : OLEO
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White House office shape : OVAL
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Crew's control? : OARS
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Deadlocks : TIES
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Cookie with a creme center : OREO
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Stalingrad's land, for short : USSR
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The "T" of S.A.T. : TEST
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U-turn from SSW : NNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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