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New York Times, Friday, March 28, 2008

___ Highway, old auto route from New York City to San Francisco

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JKV} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times3/28/08 ( No. 21,325 )
Across
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Pick up : ACQUIRE
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Not as consequential : SMALLER
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What seeds may be found in : TOURNEY
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A mouse may help you get there : WEBSITE
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Sprint competitor : TMOBILE
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Setting for TV's "Matlock" : ATLANTA
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Layer that scratches : HEN
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Stadium snack : SOFTPRETZEL
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She, overseas : ESSA
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Time to burn? : SUMMER
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Winter Olympics equipment : SLEDS
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___ Highway, old auto route from New York City to San Francisco : LEE
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Overwhelms, with "down" : MOWS
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___ Pacific Airways : CATHAY
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Drag during the day? : NEEDANAP
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Petroleum gases : ETHENES
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Legalese adverb : THERETO
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Part of some complexes : NEUROSIS
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Person lifting : SWIPER
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"Symphony in Black" artist : ERTE
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Strike marks : XES
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Comics canine : SNERT
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Symbol of limpness : WETRAG
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Symbols of authority : ORBS
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Where to order a cheesesteak "wit" or "witout" : SOUTHPHILLY
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Bully : COW
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Six bells, nautically : THREEPM
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Reprimand lead-in : SEEHERE
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Patron saint of Palermo : ROSALIA
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Aid in picking things up : ANTENNA
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Make a point of : SHARPEN
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Brandy holder : SNIFTER
Down
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Where it's happening : ATTHESCENE
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Follows : COMESLATER
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W.W. II shelter : QUONSETHUT
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City area, briefly : URB
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"Last one ___ ..." : INIS
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Job-related moves, for short : RELOS
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Spectacle : EYEFUL
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Cousin of a flea market : SWAPMEET
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Reading rhythm : METRE
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Less error-prone : ABLER
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Its scores range from 120 to 180: Abbr. : LSAT
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Capital of Upper Austria : LINZ
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Major conclusion? : ETTE
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Coin on the Spanish Main : REAL
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Ringleaders' nemeses : TMEN
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Be glued (to) : ADHERE
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Not loco : SANO
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His #13 was retired in 2000 by the Miami Dolphins : MARINO
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How much of genius is inspiration, according to Edison : ONEPERCENT
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Like typhoid bacteria, often : WATERBORNE
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Gym shoes, e.g. : SPORTSWEAR
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Referendum choice : YES
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Lukewarm reviews : EHS
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Mountain ___ (Pepsi products) : DEWS
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Best substitute on the court : SIXTHMAN
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Bandar ___ Begawan, capital of Brunei : SERI
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Some dips : SALSAS
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Whippersnapper : WHELP
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"Silas Marner" girl : EPPIE
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One of the Mercury Seven : GLENN
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Orch. section : STRS
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Eager cry : OHOH
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Major start? : URSA
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Tendon trouble : TEAR
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Subject of Nepalese legend : YETI
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Mag founder of 1953 : HEF

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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