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New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 2008

Author:
Kenneth J. Berniker
Editor:
Will Shortz
Restricted space ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues
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Kenneth J. Berniker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Berniker. Thursday freshness: 26%
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© 2008, The New York Times2/7/8 ( No. 21,275 )
Across
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Jet : SABLE
6
Bush people, for short : GOP
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Retail, e.g. : SALES
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Indo-___ : ARYAN
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It may come after you : ARE
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Spam flavorer : CLOVE
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*Hairy-leaved plant : VENUSTRAP
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Many a dance club tune : REMIX
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English author Blyton : ENID
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Motor ___ : INN
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Parish V.I.P. : CURATE
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Bootblack's need : RAG
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*Fighter at 112 pounds or less : WEIGHTBOXER
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Mind : HEED
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"Without a doubt" : YES
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Not still : ASTIR
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Seaver once called it home : SHEA
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___ of the earth : ENDS
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*Classic comical restaurant complaint : THERESAINMYSOUP
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Fictional governess : EYRE
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S.O.S., in essence : PLEA
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Regarding : ASFOR
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"___ sport" : BEA
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Singer Jacques : BREL
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*Umpire's invocation after a pop-up, perhaps : INFIELDRULE
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Time period for a C.F.O. : YTD
54
Reassuring result on a blood test : NORMAL
55
Mimic : APE
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Biblical prophet : EZRA
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Traditional spy wear : CLOAK
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*Advice to a careless dresser, maybe : ZIPUPYOUR
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Former N.B.A. star Danny : AINGE
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Enzyme ending : ASE
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Obtuse : DENSE
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Occasion to sing "Dayenu" : SEDER
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Gen ___ : XER
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They're found around a neck : FRETS
Down
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Penny ___ : SAVER
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Bowl : ARENA
3
*Unreliable sort : BYNIGHTER
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Write an ode to : LAUD
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Wearer of a half-inch stripe: Abbr. : ENS
6
Decorated, on menus : GARNI
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Tropical tree-dweller : ORANG
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Zing : PEP
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O.R. attire : SCRUBS
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Car discontinued in 2004 : ALERO
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Bluesman Willie : LOMAX
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Web-based way to announce a party : EVITE
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Gender determiner, as on a chicken farm : SEXER
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The same, in a way : TIED
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Third-stringers : CTEAM
24
"___ #1!" : WERE
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Villainous one in "The Lion King" : HYENA
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Where punts were spent : EIRE
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Bolted down : ATE
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Short : SHY
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Some greens : SALAD
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Hotfoot it : HIE
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De bene ___ (legal phrase) : ESSE
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Restricted space ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues : NOFLYZONE
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One and one : DUO
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White Sulphur ___, W. Va.: Abbr. : SPR
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Relieve, as for a break : SPELL
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Easily maneuvered, as a boat : YARE
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Lab receptacle : BEAKER
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___ cheese : BLEU
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They believed the world was created by Viracocha : INCAS
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"That's the truth!" : NOLIE
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Makeshift fan : FROND
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Subject of a certain Google search : IMAGE
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Subject of union negotiations : RAISE
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Caffeine or nicotine : UPPER
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Bank's partner : TRUST
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Hurls defiance at : DARES
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Assessor : EYER
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Hole-punching tool for a slater : ZAX
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Suffix for many a sharable computer file : PDF

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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