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New York Times, Monday, February 7, 2005

Author:
Gordon Seaberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGJKQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Seaberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Jane Austen novel : EMMA
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Chopper blade : ROTOR
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Friend : PAL
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Meat cuts behind the ribs : LOINS
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Give the slip : EVADE
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Pharmaceutical giant ___ Lilly : ELI
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Poker instruction : CUTTHECARDS
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___ v. Wade (1973 Supreme Court decision) : ROE
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Elapsed time : INTERVAL
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Slowly merged (into) : EASED
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Filling maker: Abbr. : DDS
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Saudi export : OIL
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"The final frontier" : SPACE
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Slots instruction : PULLTHELEVER
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Burn with hot liquid : SCALD
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His and ___ : HERS
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Cousin of an ostrich : EMU
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"Piece of cake!" : EASY
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Diamond weight : CARAT
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Mojave-like : ARID
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Mornings, for short : AMS
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Boot bottom : SOLE
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Roulette instruction : SPINTHEWHEEL
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Paris divider : SEINE
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Versatile truck, informally : UTE
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___ King Cole : NAT
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Carafe size : LITER
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Step-up : INCREASE
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Critic ___ Louise Huxtable : ADA
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Craps instruction : ROLLTHEDICE
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Chess pieces : MEN
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Clear the blackboard : ERASE
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Breed of red cattle : DEVON
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Mammal that sleeps upside-down : BAT
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Shut out : DEBAR
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New Jersey five : NETS
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Castilian hero : ELCID
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Pitcher's place : MOUND
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Pitchers' gloves : MITTS
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Prelude to a deal : ANTE
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Carmaker's woe : RECALL
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Racetrack : OVAL
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Road goo : TAR
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Strange : ODD
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Closes again, as an envelope : RESEALS
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Keep working hard : PERSEVERE
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___ vera : ALOE
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Told a whopper : LIED
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Hide from view : SHROUD
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Like Darth Vader : EVIL
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11-pointer in blackjack : ACE
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Queens ball park : SHEA
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Sassy : PERT
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Work at, as a trade : PLY
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Pitched : THREW
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Send forth : EMIT
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New York's Giuliani : RUDY
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The world has seven of them : SEAS
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Where soldiers stay overnight : CAMP
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Helper : ASSISTANT
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Harry ___, Columbia Pictures co-founder : COHN
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Sheltered, nautically : ALEE
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Be under the weather : AIL
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How 007 does not like martinis : STIRRED
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Squinted : PEERED
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Formerly known as : NEE
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Orion, with "the" : HUNTER
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Leave one's mark on : ETCH
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Unsophisticated : NAIVE
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High-class tie : ASCOT
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Parenting challenges : TEENS
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Ewe's baby : LAMB
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"I had no ___!" : IDEA
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Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Paradise lost : EDEN
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It's north of Calif. : ORE
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Research room : LAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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