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New York Times, Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 249 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Dress shirt closer : STUD
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Four times a day, on an Rx : QID
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Person who doesn't put down roots : NOMAD
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Had on : WORE
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Acapulco article : UNA
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State as one's view : OPINE
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Nitwit's swoon? : FOOLFAINT
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Nonsense, slangily : BILGE
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Torah holders : ARKS
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New York tribe defeated by the Iroquois : ERIE
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Exterior : OUTER
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Cartoon Chihuahua : REN
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On the house : FREE
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Respect : ADMIRE
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Kind of eyes : GOOGOO
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Force (open) : PRY
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Turn one way and then back : ESS
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"A Tale ___ Cities" : OFTWO
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Uncompromising sort : PURIST
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Regret some stupidity ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : FEELLIKEAFOOL
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Girls in the family : NIECES
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Watergate hearings chairman Sam : ERVIN
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Univ. where "Good Will Hunting" is set : MIT
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Suffix with neat or beat : NIK
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___ Conventions : GENEVA
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Shabbily clothed : INRAGS
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Rock star, e.g. : IDOL
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Speed (up) : REV
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
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Pre-remote channel changer : KNOB
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R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World ___ Know It" : ASWE
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Danger in dangerous waters : SHARK
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Spring in the air? : APRILFEEL
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News groups : MEDIA
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"Tastes great!" : YUM
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"___ do for now" : ITLL
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Analyze the composition of : ASSAY
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N.B.A. tiebreakers : OTS
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Like some orders : TALL
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Promised to give up : SWOREOFF
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Was attentive : TOOKNOTE
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Internet addresses : URLS
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"Excellent!," in slang : DEF
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Paper quantity : QUIRE
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Type of 39-Down : INNIE
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Movie companion, maybe : DATE
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Vibes not being picked up by anyone? : NOBODYSFEEL
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Painkiller since ancient times : OPIUM
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"Uncle" of early television : MILTIE
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Rages : ANGERS
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Some tractors : DEERES
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Red River city : FARGO
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Houston hockey player : AERO
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Doing credible work as a magician? : FOOLINGOKAY
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Mozart's "Madamina," e.g. : ARIA
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Verdon of "Damn Yankees" : GWEN
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Top exec. : PRES
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Miner's tool : PICK
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Hawaiian instrument, for short : UKE
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Pulled apart : TORN
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Gifts at Honolulu Airport : LEIS
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Push too hard, as an argument : OVERSELL
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Have it good : LIVEWELL
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Belly part : NAVEL
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Bad atmosphere : MIASMA
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" : INCHES
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Steps (on) : TREADS
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Asian desert : GOBI
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Places in the heart : ATRIA
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Contribution, as of ideas : INPUT
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Buildings near some cafeterias : DORMS
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Bout-ending slug : KAYO
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Mennen shaving brand : AFTA
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Shining : LIT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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