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New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 2008

Author:
Robert W. Harris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0323 ( 21,320 )
Across
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Track figure : TIPSTER
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Din-din : EATS
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Nautical line : TOWROPE
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Ally makers : UNITERS
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Search high and low : SCOUR
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Like some grievances : UNAIRED
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Home of the newspaper Haaretz : TELAVIV
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Electrical engineers and news anchors? : CURRENTEVENTS
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World travelers and wine connoisseurs? : EXOTICPORTS
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Wrestling locale : MAT
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Cheer greatly : ELATE
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Some Millers : LITES
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It may be pinched : TOE
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Zealous : RABID
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Business card abbr. : TEL
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Oriole or Blue Jay, for short : ALER
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Completely bungle : BLOW
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Hercules or Ulysses : HERO
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Eyed : OGLED
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Classic Hans Christian Andersen story, with "The" : REDSHOES
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Geologists and music video producers? : ROCKBANDS
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Meal crumb : ORT
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Congestion site : SINUS
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Some volcanic deposits : BASALTS
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College students and mattress testers? : SPRINGBREAKS
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Greeted : MET
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Outdoor cover : TARP
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Robert who introduced the term "cell" to biology : HOOKE
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Where the antihelix is : EAR
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Under : SEDATED
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Itinerary word : VIA
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Choir stands : RISERS
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Despicable sort : CUR
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Executed : DID
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Stop : DESIST
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The Gamecocks of the Southeastern Conf. : USC
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Machinates : SCHEMES
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Prominent D.C. lobby : NRA
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Wallop : BASTE
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Twelve ___ : NOON
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Supercool : RAD
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Old West outlaws and aspiring thespians? : STAGECOACHES
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Bit of gridiron equipment : KNEEPAD
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Obviously sad : TEARY
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Boffo : HIT
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Beat-era musicians and orthopedists? : HIPJOINTS
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Show on the small screen : TELECAST
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Home of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge : MAINE
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PC screens, for short : CRTS
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Certain investigators, for short : FEDS
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Champ just before 36-Down : ASHE
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Tough spot : JAM
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Lavishes gifts (on), say : DOTES
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U.N. chief ___ Ki-moon : BAN
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Desex : ALTER
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Huge, in poetry : ENORM
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Shak. is its most-quoted writer : OED
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Fort Knox officials and pop singers? : GOLDRECORDS
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Comedians and parade directors? : STRAIGHTLINES
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Defeat in a derby : OUTRIDE
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Office newbie : TRAINEE
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"___ joking!" : YOURE
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Lettered top : DREIDEL
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Set out : SALLIED
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Cold war inits. : USSR
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Activity in which spelling counts? : SORCERY
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Like a guardian : TUTELAR
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Kept from home : INEXILE
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Flew : PILOTED
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Bay ___ (residents of Massachusetts) : STATERS
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Walter ___, author of "The Hustler" : TEVIS
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Prince in "The Little Mermaid" : ERIC
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Answer : RSVP
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Mortgagee's concern : ESCROW
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Sharp : ACUTE
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Craggy peaks : TORS
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Boulogne-___-Mer, France : SUR
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For all to play, in music : TUTTI
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With 105-Down, a short play : ONE
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Salon option : WAVE
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Cambodian money : RIEL
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Florid : ORNATE
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Stroked : PETTED
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Car with an innovative "rolling dome" speedometer : EDSEL
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Ad-libs and such : REMARKS
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Honcho : NABOB
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Western tribe : OTOS
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Stepped aside, in court : RECUSED
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Gave : DONATED
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1976-80 Wimbledon champ : BORG
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Not touch : LETBE
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Sounds of anger or jubilation : HONKS
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Factory shipments: Abbr. : GDS
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Hurdle for some college srs. : LSAT
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Sharpeners : HONERS
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Estuary : RIA
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Assist in shady doings : ABET
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Blood ___ : SERUM
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Extravagant : LAVISH
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Mournful : TRISTE
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Sudden floods : SPATES
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Much smaller now : SHRUNK
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Exterminator's option : POISON
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Gangster's gun : ROSCOE
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Nickname once at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. : IKE
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Hurried : RACED
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Member of the familia : MADRE
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Needing bleach, say : DINGY
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Campaign feature : DEBATE
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Eked (out) : SCRAPED
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Feels indignant about : RESENTS
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Egg holder : SAC
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Religious pilgrimage : HADJ
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Rebounds and steals : STATS
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Hurt so bad : ACHED
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Fruit-flavored soda : NEHI
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___ Magica : ARS
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"Essential" things : OILS
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A.T.M. need : PIN
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Without oomph : TIREDLY
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Certain chamber group : OCTET
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Oversee : TEND
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Heat-related : CALORIC
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On : ASTRIDE
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Dog after the winter, e.g. : SHEDDER
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How Calvin Coolidge spoke : TERSELY
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You can say that again : MANTRA
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Lacking scruples : AMORAL
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Less accurate : FALSER
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Kids : JESTS
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Expressed delight : OOHED
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Some South Africans : BOERS
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See 13-Down : ACTER
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Symbol of thinness : RAIL
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Attire not for the modest : MINI
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Striped animals : GNUS
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Wands : RODS
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Prefix with zone : EURO
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"Imagine that!" : GEE
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Note to be used later : IOU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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