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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 2007

City at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Ross.
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© 2007, The New York Times3/9/07 ( No. 20,940 )
Across
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He appointed the first chairman of the A.E.C. : HST
4
Secretive places : SWISSBANKS
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Simple choice : AORB
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What a standard deviation measures : DISPERSION
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Oscar-nominated actress for "Leaving Las Vegas" : SHUE
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Like some fears : IRRATIONAL
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Hint : TINGE
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City at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers : EASTON
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Team member : YOKEMATE
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Without a break : ONEACT
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Christmas at St. Peter's : NATALE
30
First lady before Eleanor : LOU
31
2000 best seller on social epidemics : THETIPPINGPOINT
37
Climax at Daytona : BELLLAP
38
Title boy in a nursery rhyme : GEORGIE
39
Ability to let a pitch go by : SALESRESISTANCE
41
Historic beginning? : PRE
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Budget item : RENTAL
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Doesn't follow the party line : STRAYS
47
Pension supplements : NESTEGGS
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Make good progress : GETFAR
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Yellow bloomer : OXLIP
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Artful gossip : INSINUATOR
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Crackerjack : AONE
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Common elevator stop : FIRSTFLOOR
60
Hedge fun? : MAZE
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Communist collectives : STATEFARMS
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Bit : TAD
Down
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Precipitate : HASTY
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1987 BP acquisition : SOHIO
3
Jack's place : TRUNK
4
Program introduced by R.W.R. : SDI
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Person of intelligence? : WIRETAPPER
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Begin, say : ISRAELI
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Body shops? : SPAS
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Row : SETTO
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Singer/film composer Jon : BRION
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In harmony : ASONE
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"Henry & June" role : NIN
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Big inits. in camping : KOA
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Broadcast from Rockefeller Ctr. : SNL
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"Go easy" : BEGENTLE
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Office communications : EMAILS
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How some stock is bought : ATPAR
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Go straight : ALIGN
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Kind of section : CONIC
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Person in a class of one : TUTEE
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Part of a ship : ENGINEROOM
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Cookbook amts. : TBSPS
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Compassion : HEART
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Hall-of-Fame Viking Carl : ELLER
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Tales of derring-do : GESTS
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Baseball, in slang : POTATO
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Dental routine : ORALEXAM
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Cicero or Publius : SENATOR
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Feed for a fee, as cattle : AGIST
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Fictional matchmaker : YENTE
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Things : STUFF
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Be a bad winner : GLOAT
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Where you may have a yen for shopping : GINZA
50
1994 Sandra Bullock film : SPEED
52
Start of a Christmas chorus : FALA
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Possibilities : IFS
55
Picked peeve : NIT
56
Mme. of La Mancha : SRA
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Traffic at Union Sta. : RRS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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