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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 2008

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FQWX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0308 ( 21,305 )
Across
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Big flap on the road? : SPLASHGUARD
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Yearbook div. : SRS
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Song sung by Mehitabel in Broadway's "Shinbone Alley" : TOUJOURSGAI
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Treaty of Rome org. : EEC
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Traitorous : UNPATRIOTIC
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First Fiesta Bowl winner: Abbr. : ASU
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Since : AGO
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Algorithm component : STEP
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Forgoes a cab, say : LEGSIT
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Nickelodeon nut : REN
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Rijksmuseum subject : REMBRANDT
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Ready to be driven : TEEDUP
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Poetry Out Loud contest org. : NEA
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Vandals' target : GAUL
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Tennis's Ivanovic : ANA
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Est., once : SSR
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___-Ball : SKEE
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Sketching : LIMNING
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She's entertaining : HOSTESS
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Abba's "___ the Music Speak" : ILET
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Subj. of the 2006 film "The Good Shepherd" : CIA
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Identification aid in an obituary : NEE
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Sponsoring publication of TV's "Project Runway" : ELLE
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Prefix with culture : AVI
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The Danube flows through it : SERBIA
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People in a rush : ATTACKERS
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Host and winner of the 1966 World Cup: Abbr. : ENG
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With 59-Across, it lasted from about 3500 to 1000 B.C. : BRONZE
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Defeater of Schmeling in 1933 : BAER
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See 55-Across : AGE
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Slogan ending : EER
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Dedicatee of "The Muppet Movie" : EDGARBERGEN
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Flow checker : DAM
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Dish with coddled egg : CAESARSALAD
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___-Mère-Église (D-Day town) : STE
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Order of ants : HYMENOPTERA
Down
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Prolific suspense novelist Woods : STUART
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Soft, thin silk cloth : PONGEE
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2006 Tony-nominated "Sweeney Todd" actress : LUPONE
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1977 Steely Dan title track : AJA
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They're often fried : SOTS
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Offended : HURT
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Member of the 1960s Rams' Fearsome Foursome : GRIER
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Sports biggies : USOPENS
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Insurance fig. : AGT
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Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould : RAILBARONS
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Cook, at times : DICER
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Dangerous swimmer with an oarlike tail : SEASNAKE
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Bathtub rings, e.g. : RESIDUES
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Deep-sixes : SCUTTLES
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Card : GAGSTER
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Be in harmony : MESH
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Bizarrely hellish : DANTEAN
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Aussie's place of higher learning : UNI
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Mardi Gras, in the U.K. : PANCAKEDAY
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Early-birds' opposites : LIEABEDS
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Ride roughshod over : ILLTREAT
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"Born to Be Blue" singer : MELTORME
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Yield some : GIVE
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Lead-in to a sheepish excuse : SEE
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Home to some fighters : AIRBASE
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Charles Darwin's ship H.M.S. ___ : BEAGLE
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Ready to be driven : INGEAR
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Steering committee's creation : AGENDA
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Language in which "k" and "v" are the words for "to" and "in" : CZECH
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Kitchen gripper : SARAN
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It rises in the Cantabrian Mountains : EBRO
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Plaintiff's opposite: Abbr. : RESP
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Beauty : GEM
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Turncoat : RAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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