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New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 2008

Soft leather used in wallets, whose name derives from a place in California

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {VZ} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2008, The New York Times3/22/08 ( No. 21,319 )
Across
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Yak : JABBER
7
Nurses, say : CARESFOR
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Zebralike : EQUINE
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Like anchors : ONCAMERA
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Kept one's own counsel, online : LURKED
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Geographic feature depicted in the Armenian coat of arms : MTARARAT
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Some pointers : LASERS
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Big numismatic news : MISPRINT
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Steps away from : OPTSOUTOF
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Forced, in a way : STAGY
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See 22-Down : SLOT
25
"Obviously, Einstein!" : NODUH
27
___ legomenon (word or phrase used only once in a document or corpus) : HAPAX
29
Salt with the maximum proportion of element #53 : PERIODIDE
35
Common soccer score : ONENIL
37
Star of "London After Midnight," 1927 : CHANEY
38
1991 conflict between Slovenia and Yugoslavia : TENDAYWAR
42
Western Australia, for example : STATE
43
Brawn : SINEW
45
Compound with a double bond : ENOL
46
Soft leather used in wallets, whose name derives from a place in California : NAPPA
51
Volkswagen Polo, for one : SUPERMINI
53
Shrub also known as Russian olive : OLEASTER
55
One suspended in adolescence : BOYMAN
56
Light mixer : DIETSODA
57
Split personality? : EXMATE
58
As time expires, in a football game : ATTHEGUN
59
Street lighting specialist? : RIOTER
60
Roller skate features : TOESTOPS
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Claim of convenience, in ads or otherwise : NOMESS
Down
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Jigger that jiggles? : JELLOSHOT
2
Alternative to a water ski : AQUAPLANE
3
Begin to blossom : BURSTOPEN
4
Lance Armstrong foundation? : BIKESTAND
5
Hot month in Chile : ENERO
6
Notable distinction for the planet Krypton : REDSUN
7
Where to go : COMMODE
8
Like some animal rights campaigns : ANTIFUR
9
Some DVRs : RCAS
10
Legendary brothers in law : EARPS
11
Sting : SMART
12
Spanish festival : FERIA
13
Animal in Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" : ORANG
14
Run-down : RATTY
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With 24-Across, number one position : TOP
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Minute Maid drink brand : HIC
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Earliest recorded Chinese dynasty : XIA
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Quaker cereal : OHS
31
MTV reality show : DATEMYMOM
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Lifeless : INANIMATE
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Sets off : DETONATES
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Parts of makeup kits : EYELINERS
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Flower of Pâques : LYS
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Saw the light : WISEDUP
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Frogs and toads : ANURANS
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One who stands for something : REP
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Composer of "Das Augenlicht," 1935 : WEBERN
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Tacitly acknowledge : NODAT
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First justice alphabetically in the history of the Supreme Court : ALITO
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First African-American golfer with 12 P.G.A. Tour wins : PEETE
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They go places : PATHS
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Plus : ASSET
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CD-burning software company that bought Napster : ROXIO
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Neighbor of Ghana : TOGO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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