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New York Times, Friday, February 9, 2007

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 33 Missing: {BJQ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 20,912 )

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Across
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Steps up : ESCALATES
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Treasured instrument : AMATI
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Strike out : LEAVEHOME
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Goes down : WANES
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Polka heard frequently on "The Benny Hill Show" : YAKETYSAX
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Part of a chronicle : ANNAL
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Frustrate : STYMIE
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1950's political slogan : ILIKEIKE
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A, B or C, often: Abbr. : ANS
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Part of a telephone worker's routine : LINETEST
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Baseball's Vizquel : OMAR
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Hunter of literature : EVAN
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Part of CORE : RACIAL
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Marks off : DELIMITS
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Doesn't puff idly : INHALES
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Subject of the biography "All or Nothing at All" : SINATRA
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Develops anacusis : GOESDEAF
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Spurs : EGGSON
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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___ the Great (detective of kids' books) : NATE
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One end of a canal : OUTEREAR
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Frequent area of auto damage : FRONTEND
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Symbols : TOTEMS
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Lord's realm : MANOR
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Boeing employee : TESTPILOT
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"He seemed like such ___ boy" : ANICE
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Chance : HAPHAZARD
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When to see la luna : NOCHE
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Votaries : ADHERENTS
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Country rocker Joe and others : ELYS
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You might run for it : SEAT
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Forming clumps : CAKY
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Parts of some services : AVEMARIAS
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Admit : LETIN
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"I understand now" : AHYES
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Set-___ : TOS
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Like spam : EMAILED
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Masters topics : SEXLIVES
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Realization : AWAKENING
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"Un bar aux Folies-Bergère" artist : MANET
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"Maybe" musical : ANNIE
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Durable woods : TEAKS
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Dot on a map, maybe : ISLET
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How a snake may be caught? : INALIE
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Before being retitled: Abbr. : ORIG
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War preceder : MANO
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Flu symptom : ACHE
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Bearer of catkins : ALDERTREE
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Actress Sobieski : LEELEE
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Make attractive : MAGNETIZE
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Words with shame or boy : ITSA
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Order at a horse show : TROT
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Levelheaded : SANE
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TV witch : SAMANTHA
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A bad way to be left : FORDEAD
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"The Rights ___" : OFMAN
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Heavens: Prefix : URANO
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Nervine, for one : TONIC
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Methuselah's father : ENOCH
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___ least : ATTHE
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Like some stocks : NOPAR
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Brio : ELAN
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Cartoonist Walker : MORT
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Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
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Geom. figure : SPH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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