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New York Times, Friday, March 14, 2008

Small, round sponge cake topped with fruit and whipped cream

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times3/14/08 ( No. 21,311 )
Across
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Los Angeles's ___ Tower : USBANK
7
They're seen around some cakes : SOAPSUDS
15
Alaska's ___ Sound : NORTON
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Mom's partner? : APPLEPIE
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What a toaster may hold : CHAMPAGNEBOTTLE
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Un article défini : LES
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Modern greeting : ECARD
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Plays intensely, in jazz slang : WAILS
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It often follows something : ELSE
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Doesn't toss : KEEPS
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Fictional upper class : ELOI
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One who doesn't chew the fat? : SPRAT
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Find ___ for (match) : AMATE
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TV's Spike, once : TNN
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Bygone explosive : AMATOL
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Dungeons & Dragons race : OGRES
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"The White House," for "the presidency," e.g. : METONYM
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Abba's style : EUROPOP
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Rootless sort : NOMAD
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Lombardia's capital : MILANO
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Game with sticks : NIM
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Got on : FARED
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Dog-___ : EARED
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It's mild and a bit nutty : EDAM
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Racket string material : NYLON
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Coll. elective program : ROTC
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Serenade, as the moon : BAYAT
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Noted fifth-century invaders : JUTES
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Regrettable E.R. status : DOA
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Refrain from eating pasta? : UHOHSPAGHETTIOS
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Where to find Nancy : LORRAINE
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Ready to receive visitors, say : DECENT
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Held : ASSERTED
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Beguiles : AMUSES
Down
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One known for finger-pointing : UNCLESAM
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"It's the truth" : SOHELPME
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M.I.T.'s class ring, familiarly : BRASSRAT
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Long green box? : ATM
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Informal demurral : NOPE
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Touch : KNACK
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Post-W.W. I conference site : SANREMO
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Setting for some columns : OPEDPAGE
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It's issued to several stations, briefly : APB
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Caterpillar product : PLOW
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Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
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Raise, as a steering wheel : UPTILT
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Long Branch Saloon visitor : DILLON
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Escorts after greeting : SEESIN
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Earth personified : GAEA
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Bond girl player Shirley : EATON
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Choose not to pick? : STRUM
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___ bricks : TONOF
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Like some similarities : EERIE
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Preacher Beecher : LYMAN
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Like the Julian calendar : SOLAR
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Small, round sponge cake topped with fruit and whipped cream : MARYJANE
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Takeoffs : PARODIES
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Direct : ONETOONE
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They may be received by free subscriptions : PODCASTS
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In up to one's neck : DELUGED
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Interstellar matter : NEBULA
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Some spuds : IDAHOS
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LaGuardia and others : MAYORS
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"How then ___ he now see?": John 9:19 : DOTH
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Twins' name at the 1984 Olympics : MAHRE
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"I ___ Lover" (1979 John Cougar hit) : NEEDA
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Bygone crown : TSAR
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Brain component : STEM
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Gambler's place : PIT
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Fort Worth sch. : TCU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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