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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 2007

"You're on!" … and a hint to answering the seven starred clues

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times3/6/07 ( No. 20,937 )

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Across
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Out-of-focus image, say : BLOB
5
"Be ___ and help me" : ADEAR
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Jets that boom : SSTS
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Cosmonaut Gagarin : YURI
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Bamboo lover : PANDA
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Karate blow : CHOP
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Cassini of fashion : OLEG
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Following closely behind : INTOW
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Meter maid of song : RITA
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*Lousy advice : BUMSTEER
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Martini garnishes : OLIVES
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Private eyes, for short : TECS
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___ Penh: Var. : PNOM
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Point the finger at : ACCUSE
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*Model behavior on the field : FAIRPLAY
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Elevator enclosure : SHAFT
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From head ___ : TOTOE
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Announcement at Penn Sta. : ETA
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Sport of horse racing, with "the" : TURF
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Subject of the 2004 biopic "Beyond the Sea" : DARIN
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Teri of "Young Frankenstein" : GARR
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Social finale? : ITE
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"All for one and one for all," e.g. : MOTTO
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Bagful on the pitcher's mound : ROSIN
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*What the nouveau riche have : NEWMONEY
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Commotions : HOOHAS
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Decorative pitcher : EWER
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Dune material : SAND
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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"You're on!" … and a hint to answering the seven starred clues : ITSADEAL
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Boast : BRAG
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Laughs : HAHAS
57
First name in mystery writing : ERLE
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Spelunker's setting : CAVE
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Castaway's locale, maybe : ATOLL
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Self centers : EGOS
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Warm up in the ring : SPAR
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Home on the range : TEPEE
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"i" toppers : DOTS
Down
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Informal invitation letters : BYOB
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Humdinger : LULU
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City NNW of Provo : OREM
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*Things worth sweating, with "the" : BIGSTUFF
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Each : APIECE
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Owners of the Faeroe Islands : DANES
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___'acte : ENTR
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Hubbub : ADO
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*Cutting it can bring tears to the eyes : RAWONION
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Pinch pennies : SCRIMP
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Switchblade, slangily : SHIV
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Schlep : TOTE
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Health resorts : SPAS
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Quiz : TEST
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Oral history : LORE
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Barbecue site : PATIO
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Patty Duke's son Sean : ASTIN
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Water park slide : CHUTE
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod : CAREW
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Number of winks in a nap : FORTY
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Tether : LEASH
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Places in the heart : ATRIA
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Tall tales : YARNS
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Spud : TATER
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*Words after "Been there" : DONETHAT
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*Samaritan's act : GOODDEED
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Tends to the lawn : MOWS
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Gossipy Barrett : RONA
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Scanty : MEAGER
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Pain in the behind : HASSLE
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Like a day-old baguette : STALE
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Police sting, e.g. : TRAP
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Source of basalt : LAVA
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Chain restaurant with a blue roof : IHOP
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As a result : ERGO
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Scads : ALOT
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Minus : LESS
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"Thanks, but I already ___" : ATE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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