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New York Times, Saturday, April 14, 2007

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQXZ} Average word length: 6.70 This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0414 ( 20,976 )
Across
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Dessert preference : ALAMODE
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Pontiac, for one : OTTAWA
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They're clean : NONUSERS
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Took its toll? : PEALED
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Proof provider : ACIDTEST
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Spa employee, generally speaking : PAMPERER
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So-so series : OCTAVE
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Benjamin's love in "The Graduate" : ELAINE
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Medication administration stipulation : ASNEEDED
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Not wanting more : SATED
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Changes color, maybe : RIPENS
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___ Cruces (Andean peak) : TRES
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They'd like to take things back : REGRETTERS
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Back of front? : IER
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Some relieved people : SIGHERS
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Very beginning? : VEE
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Dresses down : CASTIGATES
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Grammy winner Winans : CECE
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Enfants attend them : ECOLES
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Stripes : SORTS
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Went at : ASSAILED
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Toxic condition : SEPSIS
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Slight noticeable effect : RIPPLE
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Hitchhike : GETALIFT
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Not gauche : ADROIT
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Diva's problem : EGOMANIA
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Best in : BEATAT
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Need for a quiet report? : SILENCER
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Declines : SAYSNO
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Things are often returned to them : SENDERS
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Like some poetic feet : ANAPESTIC
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Neighborhood : LOCALAREA
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Producers of some shorts: Var. : ANIMATERS
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Kids' concoctions : MUDPIES
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Belgian port : OSTEND
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Inventive Vermont blacksmith of the 19th century : DEERE
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It's spoken in Stornoway : ERSE
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Classic novel with the heroine Alexandra Bergson : OPIONEERS
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Novel price, way back when : TENCENTS
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Maximally sharp : TARTEST
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Tons : ALOAD
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Move through traffic, say : WEAVE
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Like bonuses : ADDED
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Rulers : STRAIGHTEDGES
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Tears : SPREES
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Delight : REGALE
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Gilda's father, in opera : RIGOLETTO
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Beginning on : EVERSINCE
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Device for converting alternating current into direct current : RECTIFIER
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Experiences dizziness : SEESSTARS
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Sinatra or Capra : SICILIAN
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Places to put some bags : TEAPOTS
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"Fanfare for the Common Man" composer : COPLAND
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Petty officers' inferiors : SEAMEN
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Nejd natives : ARABS
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Single component : SIDEA
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Stick alternative : SPRAY
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Nipped : STOLE
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Auspices: Var. : EGIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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