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New York Times, Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What a gal has that a gent doesn't?

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 180 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 2008, The New York Times4/22/08 ( No. 21,350 )
Across
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What a gal has that a gent doesn't? : HARDG
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Elephant of children's literature : BABAR
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Church perch : PEW
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Correspondence sans stamp : EMAIL
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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Mystifying Mr. Geller : URI
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Fishing trawler's haul? : NETEARNINGS
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Opposite of max. : MIN
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Board of directors hiree : CEO
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Needed fixing, as a faucet : DRIPPED
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Suffix with east or west : ERN
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Lukas of "Witness" : HAAS
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QB boo-boos: Abbr. : INTS
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Seat of government's acquisitions? : CAPITALGAINS
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Family cars : SEDANS
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Whichever : ANY
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1910s-'20s car inits. : REO
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Upturned, as a crate : ONEND
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Gallery display : ART
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Parade entry : FLOAT
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Yeoman's agreement : AYE
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Caesar of comedy : SID
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Big Easy team : SAINTS
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Publisher's windfall? : PAPERPROFITS
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Terra firma : SOIL
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Money maker : MINT
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Celestial altar : ARA
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Getting slick during winter : ICINGUP
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Funny Charlotte : RAE
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Business owner's dreaded ink color : RED
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Jazz instrument : SAX
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Salary for selling insects as food? : GROSSINCOME
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Big galoot : APE
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"Snowy" bird : EGRET
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Ryder rival : UHAUL
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"That's a go" : YES
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Fakes out with fancy footwork : DEKES
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By itself : PERSE
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Therefore : HENCE
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Mideast pooh-bah : AMEER
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Betray, in a way : RATON
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Gambler's cube : DIE
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Campaigner's greeting : GLADHAND
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Dwarf tree : BONSAI
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Parisian pal : AMI
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Wedding reception staple : BAND
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How curses are exchanged : ANGRILY
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On the upswing : RISING
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Works out with weights : PUMPSIRON
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Lake next to Avon Lake : ERIE
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Kiting necessity : WIND
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Harvests : REAPS
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Sch. monitor : PTA
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"American Idol" quest : STARDOM
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Pink-slip : CAN
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Industrious insect : ANT
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Spiffy : NEAT
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Elbow-benders : SOTS
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"General Hospital," for one : SOAP
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New Age superstar : ENYA
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Throws in the trash : DEEPSIXES
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Run on TV : AIR
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Add some meat to the bones : FATTENUP
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Go off a diet big-time : SPLURGE
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Mount of the Ten Commandments : SINAI
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Forever and a day : EON
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Manipulated, as an election : RIGGED
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Many Guinness listings : FIRSTS
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Loud, as a crowd : AROAR
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Twin of Romulus : REMUS
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Fred's dancing sister : ADELE
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"Look here, old chap!" : ISAY
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Part of Batman's ensemble : CAPE
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"The other white meat" : PORK
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
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___ Guevara : CHE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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