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New York Times, Monday, March 24, 2008

Much-photographed event after 39-Across's induction

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 2008, The New York Times3/24/08 ( No. 21,321 )
Across
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Ooze : SEEP
5
La ___, Milan opera house : SCALA
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One-spot cards : ACES
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"Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Phileas ___, who went around the world in 80 days : FOGG
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Like 39-Across's fans on his induction day? : ALLSHOOKUP
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Plenty : ALOT
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Uses a stool : SITS
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Spy Mata ___ : HARI
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Warmongers : HAWKS
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H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
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Old horse : NAG
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Layers : STRATA
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Letter before omega : PSI
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"___ Bitsy Spider" : ITSY
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Waved one's arms at, as a cab : HAILED
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Place to wager on the 28-Acrosses: Abbr. : OTB
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Goes bad, as fruit : ROTS
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Notable Army inductee of 3/24/58 : ELVIS
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Military no-show : AWOL
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Part of a gearwheel : COG
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Flexible : PLIANT
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Land of Lima and llamas : PERU
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French "a" : UNE
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Makes very happy : ELATES
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Balletic bend : PLIE
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___ and feather : TAR
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Simplicity : EASE
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Legendary Chicago Bears coach George : HALAS
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Singer ___ Anthony : MARC
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One who makes a good first impression? : APER
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Derrière : REAR
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Last movie 39-Across made before his Army stint : KINGCREOLE
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Dunce cap, geometrically : CONE
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1975-78 U.S. Open champ Chris : EVERT
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Finger's end : NAIL
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Artist who liked to paint dancers : DEGAS
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Hard journey : TREK
Down
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Place to refresh oneself : SPA
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Building wing : ELL
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Wriggly swimmer : EEL
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Openers for all doors : PASSKEYS
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Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
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Corporate V.I.P.'s : CEOS
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Noah's ___ : ARK
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"Ally McBeal" actress Lucy : LIU
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Some computer software checks : ALPHATESTS
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Light years away : AFAR
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Army officer who met 39-Across in 25-Down : COLINPOWELL
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Self-esteem : EGO
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Last Army rank of 39-Across: Abbr. : SGT
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What the "H" of H.M.S. may be : HIS
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Not too much : ATAD
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Much-photographed event after 39-Across's induction : HAIRCUT
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City with a Penn State campus : ALTOONA
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Where 39-Across was stationed overseas : WESTGERMANY
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First Army rank of 39-Across : PRIVATE
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Like seawater : SALINE
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Waldorf-___ Hotel : ASTORIA
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First movie 39-Across made after his Army stint : GIBLUES
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Defeated soundly : SHELLACKED
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Actresses Shire and Balsam : TALIAS
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Clear to all : APPARENT
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Word before group or pressure : PEER
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What the "H" of H.M.S. may be : HER
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Indian tourist city : AGRA
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Police hdqrs. : PCTS
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Record label of 39-Across : RCA
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Long, long time : EON
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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Photo image, briefly : NEG
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Rowboat mover : OAR
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Made-up story : LIE
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Antlered animal : ELK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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