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New York Times, Friday, March 16, 2007

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {F} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 20,947 )
Across
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"Same here" : ASAMI
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Journey part : LEG
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A.A.A. offering : JUMP
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Backless furniture : DIVANS
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Let go : AXE
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Martini & Rossi product : ASTI
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Punish arbitrarily : AMERCE
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It has its highs and lows in math : SINEWAVE
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Longtime TV host with a 1997 Lifetime Achievement Emmy : MISTERROGERS
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Something gotten on principal : INTEREST
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Alternate name indicator : AKA
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Feeling of excited anticipation : PINSANDNEEDLES
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Pal : MAC
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Antique dealers' destinations : ESTATESALES
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Washington capital? : ONES
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Make a sacrifice, perhaps : BUNT
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Treason : LESEMAJESTE
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Affairs : DOS
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Producer of many fragrances : ELIZABETHARDEN
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Hirer's request: Abbr. : SSN
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"Sense and Sensibility" sister : MARIANNE
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Microscopic code carrier : MESSENGERRNA
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It was on the 37-Down of Johnny Unitas and Lenny Wilkens : NINETEEN
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Heavy metal : OSMIUM
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Like the ocean : AQUA
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Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
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Complaints, informally : STATIC
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Head-turner : PSST
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Navigation abbreviation : SSE
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Crib parts : SLATS
Down
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Exile of note : ADAM
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Winery in Sonoma County : SIMI
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Pennsylvania and others: Abbr. : AVES
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Variety of swallow : MARTIN
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Holy smoke? : INCENSE
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World Series team manager of 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1988 : LASORDA
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Pressing : EXIGENT
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River through Rochester : GENESEE
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Gum holders : JAWS
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33-time Walker Cup winner : USA
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"Road Rules" airer : MTV
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Quiche, e.g. : PIE
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Some dormitory purchases : SERTAS
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The sculptures "Rigoletto" and "La Tosca," e.g. : ERTES
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Check for a place to stay : RENT
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Drive at, with "to" : ALLUDE
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Really into : KEENON
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Seconds: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Experts sit on them : PANELS
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Strands, somehow : ICESIN
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Bit : DAB
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Some infiltrators : MOLES
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Informal states? : SEZ
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"American Buffalo" playwright : MAMET
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Bullies, often : ABASERS
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See 51-Across : JERSEYS
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French philosopher Gilson : ETIENNE
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Tien ___ mountains in central Asia : SHAN
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"Romance de Barrio" and others : TANGOS
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Poet Thayer and others : ERNESTS
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Skinny? : DERMAL
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Stuff in a locker : MEAT
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Reporter Skeeter of Harry Potter novels : RITA
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Jour's opposite : NUIT
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Gremlins and Hornets : AMCS
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Be off one's guard : NAP
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Brightness measures : IQS
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Some college Greeks : NUS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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