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New York Times, Friday, February 29, 2008

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0229 ( 21,297 )
Across
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Product once advertised with the catchphrase "There's no step 3!" : IMAC
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Barely mention, as something one doesn't want to discuss : SKATEOVER
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Putting regular gas in a diesel engine, e.g. : NONO
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One abandoned at the altar? : MAIDENNAME
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Presently : ANON
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In-house debugging : ALPHATESTS
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Person at the wheel? : POTTER
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Most useless : SORRIEST
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"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" speaker : OPHELIA
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Snazzy : COOL
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Region bordering Mount Olympus : THESSALY
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Sound of a dropped scoop of ice cream : SPLAT
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Certain chess piece, informally : HORSE
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Edward who created the Gashlycrumb Tinies : GOREY
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Coca-Cola creation : TAB
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"Caribbean Blue" singer : ENYA
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Candle holders : CAKES
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Ford or Lincoln : MAKE
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"Notorious" setting : RIO
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Dispel a curse? : BLEEP
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Man : VALET
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Unit of radioactivity : CURIE
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It protects car buyers : LEMONLAW
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In the distance : AFAR
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#1 Beatles hit with the only known vocal contribution by Linda McCartney : LETITBE
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Soft spread : BEDCOVER
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Hang it up : RETIRE
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1990 #1 rap hit that starts "Yo, V.I.P., let's kick it" : ICEICEBABY
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Mystical indicator : OMEN
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Bernard Malamud's debut novel : THENATURAL
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Ball boy? : BEAU
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One who refuses to shake hands, maybe : SORELOSER
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Poses : ASKS
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Agitated : INAPOTHER
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Like most 1950s recordings : MONOPHONIC
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Final Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy : ANOTHERYOU
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Neapolitan noblewoman : CONTESSA
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___ volatile : SAL
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Goes to bed, in Britspeak : KIPS
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Having a single purpose : ADHOC
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Flowers named for their scent : TEAROSES
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Tendency toward chaos : ENTROPY
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"The Great God Brown" playwright : ONEILL
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Classical art medium : VASE
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Lifesavers, for short : EMTS
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Others : REST
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"___ Full of Grace" (2004 film) : MARIA
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Other : ELSE
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Pool owner's nuisance : ALGAE
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Clodhopper : YOKEL
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Continuously : ATALLTIMES
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Stop working : TAKEABREAK
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Push off : REPEL
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"Don't spread this around, but ..." : BETWEENUS
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Tightly embrace : CLEAVETO
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Home for the Ojibwa and Cree : MANITOBA
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Split right before your eyes? : BIFOCAL
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Go for a party, say : VOTE
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Wisconsin city that's home to S. C. Johnson & Son : RACINE
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Actress Streep : MERYL
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Picture writing, of a sort : REBUS
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Atoms : BITS
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Comeback : ECHO
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Pullers of the chariot of Artemis : DEER
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Practically unheard-of : RARE
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Rule out : BAR

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

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