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New York Times, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Classic Miles Davis album ... or a hint to the start of 17-, 22-, 37- or 45-Across

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times4/13/10 ( No. 22,071 )
Across
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Biblical strongman : SAMSON
7
Two cents' worth : SAY
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Anti-D.U.I. org. : MADD
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Climber's chopper : ICEAXE
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Sports org. with a tour : PGA
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Skin care brand : OLAY
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Place to freshen up : POWDERROOM
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Rock legend Hendrix : JIMI
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Display of grandeur : SPLENDOR
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French-speaking African nation : GABON
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Sport involving a chute : SKYDIVING
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"Unforgettable" duettist Cole : NATALIE
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Like clocks with hands : ANALOG
33
Tot's repeated questions : WHYS
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ID with two hyphens : SSN
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Britney Spears's debut hit : BABYONEMORETIME
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Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
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Fully convinced : SOLD
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Joins : UNITES
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Hatcher with a Golden Globe : TERI
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Disassembles, as a model airplane : UNGLUES
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Elite military group : NAVYSEALS
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On one's toes : ALERT
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Treatment with carbon dioxide : AERATION
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Prefix with star or bucks : MEGA
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Classic Miles Davis album ... or a hint to the start of 17-, 22-, 37- or 45-Across : KINDOFBLUE
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"___ Almighty" (Steve Carell movie) : EVAN
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Tattooist's supply : INK
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Characteristics : TRAITS
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Bumper blemish : DENT
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"Pick a card, ___ card" : ANY
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Most achy : SOREST
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Nurses, at the bar : SIPS
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Rent-___ (private security guard) : ACOP
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Whimper like a baby : MEWL
4
One-named Nigerian songstress : SADE
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Paul Bunyan's Babe and others : OXEN
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Dorky sort : NERD
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Hybrid utensil : SPORK
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Way back when : AGO
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Sweet potato : YAM
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Desert with Joshua trees : MOJAVE
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Suspect's story : ALIBI
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Friend of Pythias : DAMON
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Flopping at a comedy club : DYING
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Ascended : ROSE
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Root used in some energy drinks : GINSENG
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Start of a pirate's chant : YOHO
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Practice go-round : DRYRUN
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Catches, as a perp : NABS
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Med school subj. : ANAT
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Forbidden-sounding perfume : TABU
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Prince ___ Khan : ALY
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Least strict : LOOSEST
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Pay no heed to : IGNORE
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Subj. of a U.N. inspection, maybe : WMD
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In ___ (as placed) : SITU
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"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
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Loch ___ monster : NESS
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Up to, in ads : TIL
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Iron-fisted boss : TYRANT
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___ car dealer : USED
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Identified : NAMED
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Tylenol alternative : ALEVE
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Lacking meat, eggs, dairy, etc. : VEGAN
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Like Abe Lincoln, physiologically : LANKY
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Goes bad : ROTS
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Early Jesse Jackson hairdo : AFRO
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Way up the slope : TBAR
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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Contract loopholes, e.g. : OUTS
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Digs of twigs : NEST
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Spectra automaker : KIA
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B&B, e.g. : INN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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