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New York Times, Monday, February 26, 2007

27-Down : Excavate again

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQUX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2007, The New York Times2/26/07 ( No. 20,929 )
Across
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Tempest : STORM
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Cub Scout group : DEN
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Singer Turner and others : TINAS
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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N.Y.C.'s Park or Lexington : AVE
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"Dying / Is ___, like anything else": Sylvia Plath : ANART
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E. M. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
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Brooks of comedy : MEL
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Old punch line? : SCAR
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Disreputable : SLEAZY
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Mia of women's soccer : HAMM
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Car parker : GARAGEATTENDANT
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One of the Astaires : ADELE
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Dictionary unit : WORD
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Australian hopper, for short : ROO
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Manner : MODE
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Property encumbrances : LIENS
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Hosp. scan : MRI
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Cost of a cab : FARE
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C-3PO, for one : DROID
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Entities cited in the Penitential Rite : ANGELSANDSAINTS
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Tipplers : SOTS
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The Vatican's home : ROME
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"La Nausée" novelist : SARTRE
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"Star Wars" guru : YODA
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Opposite of 'neath : OER
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What conspiracy theorists look for (as hinted at by 17-, 25- and 42-Across) : THEHIDDENAGENDA
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Colorado ski town : ASPEN
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Dined : ATE
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Spanish hero played by Charlton Heston : ELCID
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Louts : BOORS
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"Two clubs," e.g., in bridge : BID
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Cuts down on calories : DIETS
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E-mail offer of $17,000,000.00, e.g. : SCAM
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Reel-to-reel ___ : TAPE
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Spoken : ORAL
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I.C.U. helpers : RNS
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Communiqué : MESSAGE
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Explorer Vasco ___ : DAGAMA
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Even once : EVER
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Ping-Pong table divider : NET
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Last part : TAILEND
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Wanting : INNEED
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Zilch : NADA
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Phoenix's home: Abbr. : ARIZ
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Order to Fido : STAY
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Peak : ACME
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Some blenders : OSTERS
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Robust : HALE
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Lots : ATON
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Letter after beta : GAMMA
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Decorate : ADORN
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Excavate again : REDIG
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11- or 12-year-old : TWEEN
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Crime sometimes done for the insurance : ARSON
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Untagged, in a game : NOTIT
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Creatures said to cause warts : TOADS
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Remained : LASTED
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Gershwin and others : IRAS
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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Old gold coins : FLORINS
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Requiring repair : DAMAGED
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Rolle who starred in "Good Times" : ESTHER
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Spoke so as to put people to sleep : DRONED
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Ice cream drink : SODA
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Dagger wound : STAB
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"I see," facetiously : AHSO
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"___ Man," Emilio Estevez movie : REPO
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Dubious sighting in the Himalayas : YETI
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A single time : ONCE
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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X-ray units : RADS
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Small amount, as of hair cream : DAB
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Inventor Whitney : ELI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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