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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Author:
Laura A. Halper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Laura A. Halper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Halper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 20,951 )
Across
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Flip (through) : LEAF
5
Sugar amts. : TSPS
9
Fire starter : SPARK
14
Trucker's toll unit : AXLE
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Aesopian also-ran : HARE
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Wore : HADON
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Zig or zag : VEER
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
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Gas in a layer : OZONE
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Gather sailors? : ACCRUEACREW
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Half-witted : INANE
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Genealogical diagram : TREE
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Roofing pro : SLATER
30
Stork delivery : NEONATE
33
Foul-line material : LIME
34
Rock's Green Day, e.g. : TRIO
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City north of Salt Lake City : OGDEN
38
Actress Thurman : UMA
39
Not really there : PHANTOM
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Traffic reg., e.g. : ORD
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Doodad : GIZMO
44
Walkout defier : SCAB
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Sit for a shot : POSE
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Like the B-2 bomber : STEALTH
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Quaking in one's boots : SCARED
50
"Diana" singer : ANKA
51
Dote on : SPOIL
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Big Blue : IBM
55
Dismay Reiser or Revere? : APPALLAPAUL
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Whistle-blower's exposure : FRAUD
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Pulitzer winner James : AGEE
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Out of kilter : AWRY
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Final authority : SAYSO
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Sans ice : NEAT
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Slave away : TOIL
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Day one : ONSET
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Ferrara family name : ESTE
69
Choice word : ELSE
Down
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Source of pumice : LAVA
2
Many a Barron's reader, for short : EXEC
3
A Waugh : ALEC
4
Compound of iron : FERRITE
5
Where we are : THEEARTH
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Clear wrap : SARAN
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Sticker figure : PRICE
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Visionary : SEER
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Dealership area : SHOWROOM
10
La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Love something offered at home improvement stores? : ADOREADOOR
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Gossipy Barrett : RONA
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Joint that may jerk : KNEE
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A, in Ardennes : UNE
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Hot time in Québec : ETE
26
E.S.L. part: Abbr. : ENG
27
Slimy creatures : SLUGS
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One to a customer, e.g. : LIMIT
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Wow Willie? : AMAZEAMAYS
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___ bene : NOTA
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Far from windy : TERSE
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Broke off : ENDED
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Calamine lotion target : RASH
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Business abbr. : INC
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Spot on a tie, perhaps : POLKADOT
40
Like Betamax : OBSOLETE
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"Geez, Louise!" : MAN
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Examine by touching : PALPATE
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Brewpub fixture : TAP
49
Org. in "The Good Shepherd" : CIA
51
Wise old heads : SAGES
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Fabric fold : PLEAT
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"In that case ..." : IFSO
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Fiber source : BRAN
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Plexiglas unit : PANE
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M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
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"Topaz" author : URIS
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Singer Lovett : LYLE
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Play for a sap : USE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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