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New York Times, Saturday, March 24, 2007

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 182 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Stock report heading : MOSTACTIVE
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Early astronomer for whom a lunar crater is named : OMAR
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"Pretty fishy, if you ask me" : ISMELLARAT
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Work unit : PILE
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Persevere : STICKITOUT
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It's surrounded by agua : ISLA
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___ course (plans) : SETSA
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Grandma Moses' first name : ANNA
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Group that included the L.A. Express : USFL
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Game opener : MAH
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Cave, in poetry : GROT
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Utah senator who co-sponsored a 1930 tariff act : SMOOT
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Bastille Day party site : ELYSEE
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Shade of green : NILE
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The Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conf. : URI
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Dartboard wood : ELM
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Fedora feature : SNAPBRIM
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Complicate : EMBROIL
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Like curling stones : GRANITE
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Some come with twists : MARTINIS
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Pier grp. : ILA
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Suffix with lact- : OSE
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Literally, "disciple" : SIKH
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Huns, e.g. : ASIANS
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Shakespearean title : THANE
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Archaic adverb : ERST
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Want ad abbr. : EEO
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Prefix with Aryan : INDO
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Cagney player in the "Cagney & Lacey" pilot film : SWIT
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Black on the screen : KAREN
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Detroit's ___ Arena : COBO
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Drink mentioned in Rupert Holmes's song "Escape" : PINACOLADA
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Blues guitarist Taylor : OTIS
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"This isn't a good time" : ASKMELATER
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___ Hilario, Brazilian-born N.B.A. star : NENE
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Survey participants : RESPONDERS
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Question from far away, perhaps : MISSME
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Bony : OSTEAL
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Forger : SMITHY
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Shadows, briefly : TECS
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___-Mints chewable antacid : ALKA
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Second-century year : CLI
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Steppes settler : TATAR
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They're pressed into service : IRONONS
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Boastful : VAUNTING
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Singer Jones : ETTA
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Kind of pipe : OPIUM
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"___ Waltz," which begins "Hush-a-bye, ma baby, slumbertime is comin' soon" : MISSOURI
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Gung-ho : ALLFORIT
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Immediacy of data processing : REALTIME
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John F. Kennedy or George H. W. Bush : GEMINI
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Parts of perianths : SEPALS
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Harvard Science Center architect : SERT
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___ Midgen, fellow student of Harry Potter : ELOISE
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It's catching : LARIAT
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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E-mail attachment? : EMOTICON
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Steady correspondence : MASHNOTE
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Wonder-ful place? : BREADBIN
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"Ditto" : LIKEWISE
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Contracts : SHRINKS
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Fill up with gas : AERATE
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Have-not : NEEDER
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Finding things? : SONARS
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Hanger? : NOOSE
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Show impatience, in a way : STAMP
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Exchange ripostes : SPAR
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2006 World Cup city : KOLN
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"___-in His Lamp" (Bugs Bunny classic) : ALAD
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Major suit : CEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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