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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 2007

Author:
Eric Fischer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fischer. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Cousins of mandolins : LUTES
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Marx with a manifesto : KARL
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Not shallow : DEEP
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"Faust" or "Don Giovanni" : OPERA
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Neutral tone : ECRU
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Simple pleasure : CREATURECOMFORT
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Doctors' bags : KITS
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Often-stained piece of attire : NECKTIE
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Manipulate : USE
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Drip from a pipe, e.g. : LEAK
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Leftover bit : SCRAP
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Old Iran : PERSIA
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Preordain : DESTINE
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Daily allowance : PERDIEM
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Unruly head of hair : MOP
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1978 Rolling Stones hit : BEASTOFBURDEN
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Caribbean, e.g. : SEA
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Worker in a stable : HOSTLER
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Humor that's often lost in an e-mail : SARCASM
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Proverb : SAYING
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___ B. Anthony dollar : SUSAN
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Two of a kind : PAIR
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Word with neither : NOR
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Four-alarm fire : INFERNO
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Where 6-Down is : ASIA
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Sex appeal : ANIMALMAGNETISM
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Aria singer : DIVA
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___ quilt (modern memorial) : AIDS
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Kind of pole : TOTEM
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Plow pullers : OXEN
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Gait between walk and canter : TROT
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Tickle : AMUSE
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Put in jail : LOCKUP
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Revolt : UPRISE
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Be on the verge of falling : TEETER
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Periods in history : ERAS
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Day of the wk. ... or an exam usually taken on that day : SAT
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Seoul's home : KOREA
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Smart ___ : ALECK
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Basketball coach Pitino : RICK
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Stolen money : LOOT
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Flaw : DEFECT
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Modern prefix with tourism : ECO
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Blow it : ERR
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Postpone, with "off" : PUT
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Digs up : UNEARTHS
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"Little ___ Sunshine" : MISS
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Untruths : LIES
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Coating of frost : RIME
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In the near future : ANON
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Where you might get into hot water : SPA
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Credit card bills, e.g. : DEBT
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Photographic film coating : EMULSION
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Inevitable destruction : DOOM
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No ___, ands or buts : IFS
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Boyfriend : BEAU
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Distinctive features of Mr. Spock : EARS
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Backside : REAR
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Empty, as a well : DRY
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Radiator sound : SSS
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Alligatorlike reptile : CAIMAN
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"The King and I" woman : ANNA
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Where originally found : INSITU
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Bump and thump : NOISES
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British weight : GRAMME
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Home of many Velázquez paintings : PRADO
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Uneasy feeling : ANGST
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Kansaslike : FLAT
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Arab chieftain : EMIR
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___ smasher : ATOM
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Hurly-burly : ADO
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Veto : NIX
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"If ___ told you once ..." : IVE
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When the pilot is due in, for short : ETA

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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