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New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 2008

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0313 ( 21,310 )
Across
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Factory seconds: Abbr. : IRRS
5
Sights : AIMS
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Support : BACK
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Starting fare, often : SOUP
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Shield border : ORLE
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"Scram!" : BUZZOFF
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Practice area, of a sort : PUTTINGGREEN
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Get out of a bind? : UNLASH
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Way to the top : SKILIFT
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___ Snider, frontman for rock's Twisted Sister : DEE
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Once-in-a-lifetime traveler : HAJI
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Figure usu. in hundreds or thousands of feet : ELEV
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"Black rat" as opposed to "Rattus rattus" : COMMONNAME
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Org. established by Nixon : EPA
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Sorry sort : RUER
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Loudness unit : SONE
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Biblical patriarch whose name means "he will laugh" : ISAAC
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"What a ___!" : CONCEPT
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Catch : ENSNARE
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Radical Hoffman : ABBIE
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Low-grade?: Abbr. : ELEM
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Hipsters : CATS
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Abridged, for short: Abbr. : SYN
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Northeast, on a map : UPPERRIGHT
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Ditto : SAME
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Delhi wrap : SARI
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Here, in Toledo : ACA
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Silk fabric for scarves : FOULARD
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Onetime Missouri natives : OSAGES
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Directories : ADDRESSBOOKS
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Bygone women's magazine : MCCALLS
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Sharp : KEEN
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Humdinger : ONER
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Parade honoree, familiarly : STPAT
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Himmel und ___ (traditional German potato dish) : ERDE
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Lawless role : XENA
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Sun. deliveries : SERS
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About to bloom : INBUD
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Catch up with old classmates : REUNE
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Half of a showy display? : RAZZLE
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Covered walkway : STOA
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Symbol of power, to the pharaohs : ASP
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Cash substitute : IOU
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Kennel club rejects : MUTTS
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Railroad track workers : SPIKEMEN
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Overwhelm : BOGGLE
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Reaches : ARRIVESAT
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Lee Van ___ (spaghetti western actor) : CLEEF
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Cigarette brand that sponsored "The Dick Van Dyke Show" : KENT
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Like some oil rigs : OFFSHORE
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Egyptian lifeline : NILE
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Eponym of a classic Minnesota-brewed beer : HAMM
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Bump : JOSTLE
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___ time : INNO
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Grammy winner Winans : CECE
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Shortage of punch : ANEMIA
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TV's Jack and kin : PAARS
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Point of no return? : ACE
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Robot in "Forbidden Planet" : ROBBY
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Without protection : UNINSURED
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___ the finish : INAT
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Job for Hercule Poirot : CAS
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Spice holder : PEPPERBOX
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Splits : SCHISMS
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Amherst campus, briefly : UMASS
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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Visibly stunned : AGAPE
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Last place : CELLAR
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Seconds: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Impostor : FAKE
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Less conventional : ODDER
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Blackmore heroine : DOONE
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Stops on a sales rep's rte. : ACCTS
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Knowledge : KEN
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Mme., across the Pyrenees : SRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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