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New York Times, Friday, April 11, 2008

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 250 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 21,339 )

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Across
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Is blessed with many assets, before "him" or "her" : HASALOTGOINGFOR
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Have cosmetic surgery, for example : IMPROVEONNATURE
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Sources of government waste : PORKBARRELBILLS
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Old Turkish title : BEY
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Significant advancement : STRIDES
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Excess : FAT
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Awards for J. K. Rowling and P. L. Travers: Abbr. : OBES
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Gulf of Aqaba city : EILAT
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Traps : GINS
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Like an "eh," maybe : NASAL
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Something that shouldn't be left open : FLY
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Three-time Masters winner Nick : FALDO
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Sensitivity : ESTHESIA
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One of the Jackson 5 : MARLON
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"___ votre permission" : AVEC
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Fix : MEND
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Sounded smooth : PURRED
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1954 title role for Ava Gardner : CONTESSA
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Singer Jamie with the 2001 #1 country song "When I Think About Angels" : ONEAL
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John : LAV
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It's negative : ANION
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D-Day sights: Abbr. : LSTS
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Heads of a tribe? : TOTEM
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Onetime Bowie collaborator : ENO
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Fired pitcher? : CERAMIC
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Void, in Vichy : NUL
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Gross domestic product producer : NATIONALECONOMY
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Some bank offerings : TRADITIONALIRAS
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At every point : ALLALONGTHELINE
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Connector in a song : HIPBONE
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Studies under a microscope : AMOEBAS
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Most agile : SPRYEST
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Ham's place : ARK
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Hardly hard questions : LOBS
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Roundish : OVATE
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Tops : TERRIFIC
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Thug : GORILLA
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Sometime ahead : ONEDAY
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Buzzards Bay, e.g. : INLET
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Bags : NABS
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Popular Volkswagen model : GTI
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Carry out : FULFILL
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"As You Like It" romantic : ORLANDO
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Leans against : RESTSON
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Vast arid wastes : SAHARAS
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California city with a horticultural name : GARDENA
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Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
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Coca-Cola brand : FANTA
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But, to Brutus : SED
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See 38-Down : MEN
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Progress in negotiations : MOVEMENT
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Alternative to pasta : POLENTA
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Straighten out : UNSNARL
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Double-check, as figures : RETOTAL
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Put in a bibliography, e.g. : CATALOG
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Titles for Italian 31-Down : SIGNORI
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Words before "a Brain" and "an Animal" in book titles : SOHUMAN
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Examine, in Exeter : ANALYSE
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Ohio city on Lake Erie : LORAIN
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Nearing the hour : TENTO
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Book containing a prediction of the coming of the Messiah : MICAH
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Spring : COIL
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Thomas ___, artist of the Hudson River School : COLE
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Home of the Salmon River Mtns. : IDA
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No score : NIL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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