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New York Times, Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Clinton cabinet member satirized by Will Ferrell

Author:
Michael Langwald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Langwald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Langwald.
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© 2008, The New York Times3/26/08 ( No. 21,323 )

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Across
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Came down (on) : ALIT
5
Word processing command : SAVE
9
Off the wall : DAFFY
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Word before luck or cluck : DUMB
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Cut, maybe : EDIT
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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To boot : ALSO
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Ill-considered : RASH
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Targets of some busts : GANGS
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Breakfast specialty of a rock singer? : GLENNFREYSEGGS
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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King of the stage : LEAR
25
Spanks hard : SWATS
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Constant complainers : CRANKS
33
Relaxing place : SPA
36
Carry away, in a way : ELATE
38
Zebra feature : MANE
39
Lunch specialty of an Emmy-winning actor? : PETERBOYLESSTEW
43
Informed about : UPON
44
Popular online magazine : SLATE
45
Part of M.Y.O.B. : OWN
46
Topple : DEPOSE
49
Pass : ENACT
51
Clinton cabinet member satirized by Will Ferrell : RENO
53
Arkansas River city : TULSA
57
Dinner specialty of an R&B singer? : SAMCOOKESSTEAK
62
Spectrum part : COLOR
63
Busy place : HIVE
64
Docent's offering : TOUR
65
Bicker : ARGUE
66
Basin go-with : EWER
67
A law ___ itself : UNTO
68
Brute : BEAST
69
Foreboding trouble : DIRE
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Freshman, most likely : TEEN
Down
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Bit of wisdom : ADAGE
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Downtimes : LULLS
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"No more, thanks" : IMSET
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Butchers' offerings : TBONES
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Toiler of yore : SERF
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Purim's month : ADAR
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Workbench attachment : VISE
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___ alcohol : ETHYL
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Makeshift bookmark : DOGEAR
10
Angered and enraged, e.g. : ANAGRAMS
11
Dracula feature : FANG
12
Big Turkish export : FIGS
13
Mos. and mos. : YRS
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More recent : NEWER
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Wall St. watchdog : SEC
26
Priestly garment : ALB
27
Pueblo dweller : TAOS
28
Topic for Vogue : STYLE
30
Mil. alliance since 1949 : NATO
31
Had down : KNEW
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Tailor-made : SEWN
33
Tater : SPUD
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Le Pew of cartoons : PEPE
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Perched on : ATOP
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Pizazz : ELAN
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More than big : ENORMOUS
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LAX posting : ETA
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Religious offshoots : SECTS
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It may be under your hat : SECRET
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Sound of rebuke : TUTTUT
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Expressed amazement : OOHED
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Director Sergio : LEONE
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Brown, perhaps : SAUTE
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Rubber hub : AKRON
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Teed off : SORE
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Bit of aquarium growth : ALGA
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Fuzzy fruit : KIWI
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"Did you ___?!" : EVER
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Lacking moisture : SERE
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Certain red wine, informally : CAB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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