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New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 2007

Author:
Steven E. Atwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven E. Atwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Atwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0301 ( 20,932 )
Across
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Exchange : SWAP
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Enjoy 5-Down hills : SKI
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Facility in Phila. or Denver : USMINT
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City with a seemingly contradictory two-syllable name : HILO
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Oui's opposite : NON
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Orthodontic device for separating teeth : SPACER
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Capital at 60 degrees latitude : OSLO
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Switch positions : ONS
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Mean : DENOTE
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Means : WHEREWITHAL
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Country in Eur. : SWE
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Fiber for wet suits : LYCRA
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Some standardized coll. exams : LSATS
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Mean : EQUAL
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Majestic : AUGUST
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Mean : VULGAR
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Scratch : MAR
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Trifling : IDLE
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German "a" : EINE
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Surplusage : OVERS
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Org. setting eligibility requirements : NCAA
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Duration : SPAN
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"___ dieu!" : MON
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Means : AUGURS
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Heads of old Rome : CAPITA
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Carmen, for one : GYPSY
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Makes laugh really hard : SLAYS
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Not generic : LABEL
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Mean : AIM
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Mean : SMALLMINDED
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Mean : MEAGER
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Words said before and after "what" : IAM
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Not remote : ONSITE
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Put to the test : TRY
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Means : WAYS
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Value : ASSESS
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Go-ahead : YES
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Short and detached, in mus. : STAC
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Mean : SHOW
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Birthday creation : WISH
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Everything, in Germany : ALLE
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Mean : POOR
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See 5-Across : SNOWY
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Big name in Japanese photography : KONICA
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Means : INSTRUMENTALITY
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Food safety grp. : USDA
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Means : SPELLS
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"Whew!" : MAN
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Prefix with -hedron : ICOSA
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Contents meas. : NETWT
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Apple and orange : TREES
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She: Italian : ELLA
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Comics Viking : HAGAR
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Mean : STINGY
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Lead-ins to holidays : EVES
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Witticism : QUIP
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Forearm part : ULNA
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Means : AGENCY
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___ Minor : URSA
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Frolic : ROMP
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Large bra feature : DCUP
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Phyllis's 1970's TV husband : LARS
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"Don't get too excited now!" : EASY
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"Et ___!" : VOILA
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Hybrid fruit : UGLI
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Means : ASSETS
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Playing loudly : ABLARE
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Part of Oceania : SAMOA
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Some bank holdings : LIENS
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Collect : AMASS
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Annual September gala, with "the" : EMMYS
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G.I. chow : MRES
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Scoop : NEWS
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"Phooey!" : DRAT
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"A Day Without Rain" singer : ENYA
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Genealogical abbr. : DESC
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"Oh wad some power the giftie ___ us": Burns : GIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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