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New York Times, Friday, April 20, 2007

24-Across : Modern communication

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times4/20/07 ( No. 20,982 )
Across
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One who doesn't want to grow up, in a jingle : TOYSRUSKID
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Dramatists' degs. : MFAS
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Versatile combatant : ONEMANARMY
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Set down : ALIT
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Popular '90s workout video : ABSOFSTEEL
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Cause for an "Excuse me!" : BURP
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Matin's opposite : SOIR
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Interpretation of a dog's growl : IMMAD
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E.U. mem. : SWE
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Larry or Louise on "Bewitched" : TATE
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Modern communication : ONLINECHAT
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Harmonia's antithesis : ERIS
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Make one : JOIN
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Show : PROVE
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Turnoffs, e.g.: Abbr. : RDS
30
"___ chance!" : BONNE
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Like some limits : OUTER
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Where hangings are witnessed: Abbr. : MUS
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Bogart's only horror film title role, 1939 : DRX
34
Sore spot : ULCER
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Move on a court or a diamond : PIVOT
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Western setting: Abbr. : PST
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Scylla or Charybdis : PERIL
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Starting point? : EDEN
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"And the ___ raths outgrabe" ("Jabberwocky" line) : MOME
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a, b, c, d, e, etc. : CHARACTERS
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Capital on Upolu island : APIA
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Dude : CAT
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Yankee Clipper company : PANAM
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Old Fords : LTDS
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Golden Age writer : OVID
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Home of Southern University : BATONROUGE
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Pendant : DROP
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Church section : AMENCORNER
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Dark times, in literature : EENS
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Berlioz opera based on Virgil's "Aeneid" : LESTROYENS
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Wedding reception figure : TOASTER
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Participating in a group : ONBOARD
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Insistent affirmation : YESITIS
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Three-ingredient treats : SMORES
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W.W. II inits. : RAF
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Young ___ : UNS
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Audited : SATINON
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Presidential abode : KREMLIN
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Song on the Beatles' "Let It Be" : IMEMINE
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"Time Out of Mind" Grammy winner : DYLAN
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Queen of folklore : MAB
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Seasonal safeguard : FLUSHOT
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Broadcasting unit? : AIRWAVE
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Gateman? : STPETER
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Exile : DEPORT
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Optometría concern : OJOS
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Meat : CRUX
30
Wrap for a nursery plant : BURLAP
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World leader who resigned in 1974 : MEIR
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Gets into : DONS
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Bars from a store : UPCCODE
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Birthplace of René Coty : LEHAVRE
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Old Army meal : CRATION
37
Muffin, for one : PETNAME
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Conceives : IDEATES
39
Monopoly avenue : VERMONT
40
Chart maker : POPTUNE
41
Dash : SMIDGEN
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Some TV spots : TEASERS
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"Le Morte d'Arthur" author : MALORY
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Intrigue : CABAL
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Stat for infielders : DPS
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Big A.T.M. maker : NCR
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Zoo critter : ROO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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