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New York Times, Thursday, April 19, 2007

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0419 ( 20,981 )

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Across
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Hardware purchases : BRADS
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Writer Silverstein : SHEL
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Name-dropper, maybe : SNOB
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Ladies' man : ROMEO
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Readily shaped : WAXY
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___ Bear : PAPA
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It merged with BP in 1998 : AMOCO
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Cracked : AJAR
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Armstrong of N.F.L. fame : OTIS
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With 32-Across, 48-Across's pet project : SPRINGTIME
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Consequently : THUS
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"Ditat ___" (Arizona's motto) : DEUS
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Poetry contest : SLAM
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Ones out for a while : DOZERS
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"What's ___?" (informal greeting) : COOKIN
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Brooklyn's Medgar ___ College : EVERS
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See 20-Across : FORHITLER
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Individually : PER
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48-Across's partner : BLOOM
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Way back when : AGO
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1968 film or 2001 Broadway hit, with "The" : PRODUCERS
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Its participants must form a line : BINGO
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Sergio with two 1968 top 10 hits : MENDES
44
6'7" TV star of 1955-75 : ARNESS
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Anjou kin : BOSC
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Overseas friends : AMIS
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Canvas holder : MAST
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Flimflammer of stage and screen : BIALYSTOCK
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Italian wine town : ASTI
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Lip : EDGE
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Holy book : KORAN
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Air : MIEN
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Knowing look : LEER
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Remove, as characters : ERASE
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Treaty signatory : ALLY
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Wear well : LAST
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Soprano Fleming : RENEE
Down
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Support group? : BRAS
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Easy win : ROMP
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Son of Venus : AMOR
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Game 7, e.g. : DECIDER
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Children of Norman and Enid : SOONERS
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Crushing blows : SWATS
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Returnee of a sort : HAJI
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Reason for an all-nighter : EXAM
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Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
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Put the focus on : SPOTLIT
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48-Across portrayer : NATHANLANE
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Smuggled stuff : OPIUM
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Stereo control : BASS
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Nickname aboard Apollo 1 : GUS
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Biathlon need : SKI
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Johnny of Hollywood : DEPP
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Outranking : OVER
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48-Across portrayer : ZEROMOSTEL
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The Rockies' ___ Field : COORS
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1992 Olympics prizes : OROS
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Law man : OHM
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Run off : FLEE
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Protesters' ammo : EGGS
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Big hoppers, for short : ROOS
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A train? : BCD
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Hereafter : DESTINY
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James K. Polk's alma mater: Abbr. : UNC
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More invigorating : BRISKER
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Awaiting : INSTORE
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Dickens's "Little Dorrit" : AMY
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Pesto ingredient : BASIL
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Tip off : ALERT
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___ Bear : MAMA
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Man who found his calling? : BELL
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Fancy : IDEA
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"It's been ___!" : AGES
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"The Plague" setting : ORAN
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Purchase for a beer blast : CASE
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Trick part? : KNEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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