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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tiny parasites spring from a Los Angeles newspaper?

Author:
Burton Clemans
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BFJQXZ} Spans: 5 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Clemans.
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© 2007, The New York Times3/28/07 ( No. 20,959 )
Across
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Watermelon rind, e.g. : WASTE
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X-X-X part : TAC
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Development units : HOMES
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Place to moor : INLET
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Ex of Artie and Frank : AVA
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Numbered works : OPERA
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Harvests more Anjous than needed? : REAPSSPAREPEARS
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Coastal flier : ERNE
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Quart halves: Sp. : PINTAS
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___ deer : ROE
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Judges the crying of comic Johnson? : RATESARTESTEARS
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Landscaper's supply : SOD
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Long or short measure : TON
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Cousin of a cassowary : EMU
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Part of a voting machine : LEVER
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Australian mine find : OPAL
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Imposing look from an angry king? : LARGEREGALGLARE
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Hawaiian coastal area : KONA
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W. C. Fields persona : TOPER
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Long-distance letters : MCI
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Kisser : YAP
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Bracketed word : SIC
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Tiny parasites spring from a Los Angeles newspaper? : TIMESEMITSMITES
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Old Tokyo : EDO
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Bum : HEINIE
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Club of song : COPA
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Freshest stories? : LEASTSTALETALES
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Poem division : CANTO
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M.D. specialty : ENT
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___ fixes (obsessions) : IDEES
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Either actress twin on "Full House" : OLSEN
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Legal matter : RES
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Good April fool target : PATSY
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Cable worker, at times : WIRER
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"It's the end of ___" : ANERA
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Diagonal : SLANT
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Conical abodes : TEPEES
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Otherworldly ones, for short : ETS
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Swinelike animal : TAPIR
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Culturally advanced : AVANT
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Upscale eatery handout : CARTE
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Gets right on (it) : HOPSTO
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Unlock, to bards : OPE
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Comic Anne : MEARA
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Faux pas : ERROR
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Submitters' encls. : SASES
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James of "Boston Legal" : SPADER
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Bridge hand : EAST
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Exclusive : SOLE
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Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
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Lodge member : ELK
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1972 Nixon host : MAO
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Ash holder : URN
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Member of a post : VET
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Something inflatable : EGO
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Shoot the breeze : RAP
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Skillet spray : PAM
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Lob's path : ARC
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Fragrant necklace : LEI
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Soul's Marvin : GAYE
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Time-sharer, e.g. : LESSEE
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Hardly rosy : GRIM
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Kutcher of "Punk'd" : ASHTON
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Pair of nappies? : PEES
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Summer buzzer : CICADA
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45-Across, e.g. : TELCO
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Old toy company that made Rubik's Cube : IDEAL
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Kvetches : MOANS
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Bishop's topper : MITER
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Foolheaded : INANE
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Contests on horseback : TILTS
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Apartment sign : TOLET
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Modern pentathlon gear : EPEES
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Pert : SASSY
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___ Jeanne d'Arc : STE
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15%-20%, usually : TIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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