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New York Times, Friday, April 18, 2008

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0418 ( 21,346 )
Across
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Films are shown in them : NABES
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"This is how it's really done ..." : STEPASIDE
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Come to : EQUAL
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Tried to buy : PUTABIDON
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It's all for the Italians : TUTTO
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Improving : ONTHEMEND
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Map line: Abbr. : LAT
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Jazz singer Carmen : MCRAE
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You can see right through it : PANE
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Become balanced : EVENOUT
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Note taker? : TELLER
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Its closing duet is "O terra, addio" : AIDA
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"About Last Night ..." co-star, 1986 : ROBLOWE
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Pay a visit to : STOPAT
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Angel's garb : ROBE
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Domino with one spot : ACE
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Lac contents : EAU
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Florida island : SANIBEL
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Curse : POX
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Position : SET
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Common noun suffix : TION
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Blunder : SLIPUP
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"Please? Please? Please?" : WILLYOU
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Rival rival : ALPO
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What big eyes they have : OGLERS
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Exam takers now, exam givers later : PREMEDS
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Café ___ : NOIR
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Weekly World News newsmaker : ALIEN
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Identify, informally : PEG
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Site of Mackinac Island : LAKEHURON
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Grammy-winning Baker : ANITA
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Begins to attack : OPENSFIRE
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Best by far : CREAM
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Retired : WENTTOBED
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Sampling : TASTE
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Certain rental arrangements : NETLEASES
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Spirits : AQUAVITAE
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Quit meddling : BUTTEDOUT
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Put away one's groceries : EAT
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Films can be shown in it : SLOMO
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Pal : SPORTO
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Main ingredient in tekka maki : TUNA
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Suffix with super : ETTE
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Cry of disgust : PAH
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Former Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
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"That's easy" : SIMPLE
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Best : IDEAL
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"Holy Sonnets" poet : DONNE
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Rear-___ : ENDER
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Docks : CURTAILS
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Be off one's guard : NAP
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"Indeed!" : TOBESURE
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"The Seven Year Itch" co-star : EWELL
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Ocean blue : BRINY
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High return : LOB
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Moving : ASTIR
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Americana symbols : APPLEPIES
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Takeover : COUPDETAT
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Bygone Montreal event : EXPOSGAME
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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"___ Woman" (1972 #1 song) : IAM
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"You ___ kidding!" : WERENT
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Theorized : OPINED
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Simmering : ONLOW
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Freak out : GOAPE
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Compare : LIKEN
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Pass : ENACT
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Bust ___ (laugh hard) : ARIB
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It's handed down : LORE
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Barkley was his V.P. : HST
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One might be involved in a hoax : UFO
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Colt's fans? : NRA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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