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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 2007

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0308 ( 20,939 )
Across
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Game standout, briefly : MVP
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Jr.'s place : SCH
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"Steve Canyon" cartoonist Milton : CANIFF
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Rhine tributary : AAR
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Cádiz kinswoman : TIA
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Country of Saroyan's heritage : ARMENIA
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Beef producers : GRIPERS
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No place for an epicure : BEANERY
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Start of a question about an old proverb : INTHECASEWHERE
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Zero, to Nero : NIHIL
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They're over specialists: Abbr. : CPLS
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Filing facilitator : TAB
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Carbohydrate suffix : OSE
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1990's Ontario premier Bob : RAE
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"___ Madness" (1966 Sean Connery comedy) : AFINE
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Question, part 2 : THESTITCHISLATE
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Swamp critter : CROC
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Not for : ANTI
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Question, part 3 : DOYOUTHINKITCAN
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___ worse than death : AFATE
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Linemen near centers: Abbr. : LGS
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Ins. plan : HMO
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Cry heard by Cratchit : BAH
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___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
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Sounds that may be heard before bangs? : SNIPS
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End of the question : STILLSAVEEIGHT
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Apple computer co-founder : WOZNIAK
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Queen in "The Lion in Winter" : ELEANOR
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King Minos' people : CRETANS
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Clear : RID
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Educational inits. in Tulsa, Okla. : ORU
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Sailor's protector : STELMO
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Opinion : SAY
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60's hot spot : NAM
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Frenchman with a famous line : MAGINOT
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Make superficially attractive : VARNISH
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Please, old-style : PRITHEE
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It's associated with some magnets and magnates : STEEL
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Mag. publisher's concern : CIRC
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Is too good to be true : HASACATCH
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Work groups : CREWS
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Sight on Hawaiian lava flows : NENE
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It keeps things going : INERTIA
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Nasty stinger : FIREANT
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Actress Spain of "God's Little Acre" : FAY
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Early victim : ABEL
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Symbol of electric flux : PHI
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Engineering detail : SPEC
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Frontier gathering : BEE
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Scream : RIOT
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Riesling alternative, familiarly : ASTI
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Move quickly and lightly : FLIT
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Robert Louis Stevenson, e.g. : SCOT
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So : TRUE
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Katzenjammers : HANGOVERS
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Tattooist's stock : INKS
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Touch : DAB
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In some respects : OFASORT
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Classic Milton Bradley game : YAHTZEE
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"As Time Goes By" requester, in film : ILSA
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Hair bun : CHIGNON
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Antique jar : AMPHORA
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Quack remedy : NOSTRUM
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Dallas suburb : PLANO
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Quizzes : ASKS
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Far from posh : SEEDY
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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Not domestic: Abbr. : INTL
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Novelist O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Lamb by another name : ELIA
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Loos : WCS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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