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New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0321 ( 20,952 )

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Across
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Solidarity leader : WALESA
7
Gremlins, Pacers and others : AMCS
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"___ recall ..." : ASI
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Takes to excess : ABUSES
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Blue matter : SMUT
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B & B : INN
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Start of a quote by 26- and 32-Down : WORKISTHERUINOF
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Golfer Isao ___ : AOKI
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Abu Dhabi's fed. : UAE
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Intermission follower : ACTTWO
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Wherewithal : MEANS
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Fort Worth inst. : TCU
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Shaped like a plum tomato : OBLONG
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Relief measure of Elizabethan times : POORLAW
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Bill killer : VETOER
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Java neighbor : BALI
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Cramped space : CUBBY
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Quote, part 2 : THE
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Event before vacation, maybe : FINAL
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Author Seton : ANYA
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Slow-pot : COOKER
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Give a boost to : AID
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Plan for peace, in modern lingo : ROADMAP
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Andy of TV's "Andy's Gang" : DEVINE
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Water on la Côte d'Azur : MER
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Musical with the song "On This Night of a Thousand Stars" : EVITA
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Go over : EXCEED
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Tiny bit : DAB
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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End of the quote : DRINKINGCLASSES
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Track pick, informally : NAG
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Complacency : EASE
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More than pleases : ELATES
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Cries of regret : AYS
68
Some TV's : RCAS
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Attack from above : STRAFE
Down
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Toddler's cry when thirsty : WAWA
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See 29-Down : ABOO
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Lie unobserved : LURK
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Nunavut native : ESKIMO
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Twice tre : SEI
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Mollify : ASSUAGE
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Grateful? : ASHES
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Tussaud's title: Abbr. : MME
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Exhibition overseer : CURATOR
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Exterior finish : STUCCO
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"Is so!" retort : AINT
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Pre-cable woe : SNOW
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Stats, e.g. : INFO
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Spank but good : TAN
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Pianist José : ITURBI
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Green-eyed monster : ENVY
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See 17-Across : OSCAR
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___ Magli shoes : BRUNO
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Tripoli's land : LIBYA
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With 2-Down, toddler's game : PEEK
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Maui veranda : LANAI
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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See 17-Across : WILDE
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Sporty car roof : TTOP
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"Well, whaddya know?!" : OHO
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Outlaws : BADMEN
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Feature of some necks : FRET
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Heart-related : CARDIAC
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They're fit to consume : EDIBLES
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Not so bold : MEEKER
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Poughkeepsie college : VASSAR
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Beats (out) : EDGES
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Oreck, e.g., in brief : VAC
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Mystery author Buchanan : EDNA
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Inside look? : XRAY
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Smokes : CIGS
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"The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
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Bone to pick : BEEF
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Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
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Cryptologist's org. : NSA
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PC key : ALT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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