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New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 2008

Author:
Stephen Edward Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 21,317 )
Across
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Big kid? : GOAT
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Burns and Cowper : BARDS
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Sit heavily : PLOP
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Sch. of the Runnin' Rebels : UNLV
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Apply : EXERT
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Locale of the highways H1 and H2 : OAHU
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Served to perfection? : ACED
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Animal in the 2005 film "Madagascar" : LEMUR
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Sound of silver striking crystal : TING
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South-of-the-border border town portmanteau : MEXICALIMEXICO
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"___ certainly do not!" : NOI
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Te-___ cigars : AMO
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Plains border town portmanteau : KANORADOKANSAS
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Downed : EATEN
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Cellar stock : WINES
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Cheerful, proud, powerful sort, it's said : LEO
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Each state, symbolically : STAR
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Displayed audacity : DARED
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Fire starter? : PYRO
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Up to : TIL
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Cattle-herding canine : CORGI
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Usher to the parlor : SEEIN
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Mid-Atlantic border town portmanteau : DELMARDELAWARE
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Issue pikes and poleaxes, e.g. : ARM
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Switzerland's ___ Léman : LAC
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South-central border town portmanteau : TEXARKANATEXAS
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Minestrone morsels : ORZO
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"The Big Trail" or "The Big Stampede" : OATER
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Source for an outburst : NOVA
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The Putumayo River forms part of its northern border : PERU
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Two bells, in a sailor's middle watch : ONEAM
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Pressing need? : IRON
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Milk dispenser : TEAT
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Encounters : MEETS
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Donkey ___ : KONG
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Acquisition of the U.S. in the Spanish-American War : GUAM
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A while ago : ONCE
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Doonesbury's daughter in "Doonesbury" : ALEX
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Takeout alternative : TVDINNER
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1950s-'70s Chevy : BELAIR
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Jump and a twist : AXEL
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Do trailers? : REMI
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Run (out of) : DRUM
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Like some poorly washed windows : STREAKED
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Aphrodisiac, perhaps : POTION
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Not of the cloth : LAIC
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"Horrors!" : OHNO
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Palooka : PUG
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Nighttime scavenger, informally : COON
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$hopping season? : XMAS
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Holmes of "Dawson's Creek" : KATIE
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In the least : ATALL
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Bestow : AWARD
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Doleful air : DIRGE
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Buck ___, first African-American coach in Major League Baseball : ONEIL
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More foxy : SLYER
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Raptor's perch : AERIE
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"So ___?" : SOON
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Abbr. before a date : ESTD
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Campus digs : DORMROOM
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Dove : PEACENIK
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Italian sweetie : CARA
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Team letters : SWAT
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Hit the limit : MAXOUT
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Bells and whistles, say : ALARMS
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Decision-making diagram : TREE
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Fitch of Abercrombie & Fitch : EZRA
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Sugar ___, Marilyn Monroe's role in "Some Like It Hot" : KANE
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To ___ (just so) : ATEE
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Straight up : NEAT
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Tic-tac-toe choice : XORO
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Skin So Soft maker : AVON
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Trolled : SANG
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Make up one's mind : OPT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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