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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 2005

Bill formerly of "Politically Incorrect"

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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A
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© 2005, The New York Times4/18/05 ( No. 20,250 )

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Across
1
Vice President Spiro : AGNEW
6
Many miles away : AFAR
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The "T" of S.A.T. : TEST
14
Colonial newscaster : CRIER
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In ___ straits : DIRE
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Prefix with sphere : ATMO
17
Suffer a serious blow : TAKEITONTHECHIN
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180° from NNW : SSE
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Words repeated in "___ or not ___" : TOBE
22
Noble's home : ESTATE
23
Withered : SERE
24
Bit of butter : PAT
25
Old film comic Sparks : NED
26
Boxer Sonny : LISTON
29
Uncovers : BARES
31
Thomas Paine's "The ___ Reason" : AGEOF
32
Dampens : WETS
33
"What Child Is ___?" : THIS
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Out, so to speak : DOWNFORTHECOUNT
40
Sea eagle : ERNE
41
President's prerogative : VETO
42
Boxing venue : ARENA
43
Noisy fight : SCENE
45
Fancy, as clothes : DRESSY
46
Number before "Liftoff!" : ONE
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6:00, 7:00, 8:00, etc.: Abbr. : HRS
50
Products of Hammond : MAPS
51
Sore : TENDER
53
Roof overhang : EAVE
54
Sault ___ Marie : STE
57
Give up : THROWINTHETOWEL
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God of love : EROS
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Shower affection (on) : DOTE
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___ and Novak (old news partnership) : EVANS
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Mysterious letter : RUNE
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Always : EVER
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"Divine Comedy" writer : DANTE
Down
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___ of the Apostles : ACTS
2
Mardi ___ : GRAS
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New Balance competitor : NIKE
4
Wide shoe spec : EEE
5
Cancellation of a debt : WRITEOFF
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Hacienda material : ADOBE
7
With 8-Down, museum material : FINE
8
See 7-Down : ART
9
Practice a part : REHEARSE
10
Savoir-faire : TACT
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Revolutionary War hero ___ Allen : ETHAN
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Strike, in the Bible : SMITE
13
Quieted, with "down" : TONED
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Shredded : TORN
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
23
Jagger's group, informally, with "the" : STONES
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Medical prefix with logical : PATHO
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Put on board : LADE
27
Dr. Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
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Mended : SEWN
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Singer Midler : BETTE
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Mall units : STORES
32
Small songbirds : WRENS
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Shades : HUES
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Lodges : INNS
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"Don't leave!" : STAY
38
Nullify, as a 41-Across : OVERRIDE
39
Covered, as a floor : CARPETED
44
Masticate : CHEW
45
Host Letterman : DAVE
46
Water-loving animal : OTTER
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India's first P.M. : NEHRU
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Company in a 2002 scandal : ENRON
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Bill formerly of "Politically Incorrect" : MAHER
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Amount of medicine : DOSE
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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Bird on a lake : SWAN
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Campsite sight : TENT
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Additional : ELSE
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Oct. follower : NOV
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Lab eggs : OVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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