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New York Times, Monday, April 21, 2008

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0421 ( 21,349 )
Across
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Do some fall farmwork : REAP
5
Servings of corn : EARS
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Windshield material : GLASS
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Auto shaft : AXLE
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Ladder rung : STEP
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Actor Murphy of old westerns : AUDIE
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Twelvemonth : YEAR
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Symbol of a new start : CLEANSLATE
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Low-growing tree found typically in rocky soil : SCRUBOAK
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Joined by treaty : ALLIED
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Tax org. : IRS
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Actress Longoria : EVA
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Byways: Abbr. : RDS
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Dangerous cargo : HAZMAT
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Does the butterfly, e.g. : SWIMS
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Fugard's "A Lesson From ___" : ALOES
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It indicates the seconds on a clock face : SWEEPHAND
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Aussie jumpers : ROOS
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Three squares, e.g. : MEALS
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___ Lackawanna (bygone railroad) : ERIE
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Small whirlwind : DUSTDEVIL
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Carpenter's tool : PLANE
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"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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Ransacked and robbed : RIFLED
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Seer's gift, briefly : ESP
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It's about 78% nitrogen : AIR
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Butterfly catcher : NET
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Hasty glance : APERCU
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Stock transaction done at a loss for tax purposes : WASHSALE
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Old radio part : VACUUMTUBE
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"Stronger than dirt" sloganeer : AJAX
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Commerce on the Web : ETAIL
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Out of harbor : ASEA
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Visitors to baby Jesus : MAGI
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Drug-yielding shrub : SENNA
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"Hey!" : PSST
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Once, long ago : ERST
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Sunbeams : RAYS
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Prez or veep : EXEC
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Banned spray on apple trees : ALAR
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Lima's land : PERU
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Debutante's date : ESCORT
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Smell horrible : REEK
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Fat farm : SPA
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Old-fashioned light : GASLAMP
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Pause : LULL
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Red who fought oil well fires : ADAIR
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Put in place : SITED
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Does some spring farmwork : SEEDS
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Forces at sea : NAVIES
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Favoritism or discrimination : BIAS
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Actor Tom of "The Girl Can't Help It" : EWELL
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Difficult : HARD
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Baseball's Felipe or Jesus : ALOU
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Places with exotic animals : ZOOS
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Legendary Washington hostess Perle ___ : MESTA
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Lover : SWAIN
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Bookcase part : SHELF
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Cut apart : SEVER
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Three's opposite on a clock face : NINE
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Land owner's document : DEED
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Steak order : MEDIUM
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Bram Stoker novel : DRACULA
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Central part : PITH
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Usher again : RESEAT
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Roof's edge : EAVES
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Sudden outpouring : SPATE
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Pie nut : PECAN
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Local theaters, in slang : NABES
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Go to rack and ___ : RUIN
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Pantywaist : WUSS
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Unchanged : SAME
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Not quite closed : AJAR
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Doesn't keep up : LAGS
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Number on an Interstate sign : EXIT
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Faucet : TAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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