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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 2007

Author:
David Pringle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Pringle

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {BJQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Pringle. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 20,985 )
Across
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Like some 1930s design, informally : DECO
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Mafia biggie : CAPO
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Light from a lightning bug, e.g. : GLOW
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___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Worm's place on a fishing line : HOOK
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Make over : REDO
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3" x 5" aids for speakers : INDEXCARDS
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Out of control : AMOK
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Take to court : SUE
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Formerly, old-style : ERST
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Corporate office staffers : MIDDLEMANAGERS
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WNW's opposite : ESE
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Elevator company : OTIS
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Shut loudly : SLAM
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Des Moines native : IOWAN
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ET's craft : UFO
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Identify exactly ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : PUTONESFINGERON
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Lumberjacking tool : AXE
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Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
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It might be slapped after a good joke : KNEE
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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New Year's ___ : EVE
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Fonzie's girl on "Happy Days" : PINKYTUSCADERO
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Surrenders : CEDES
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Leo's symbol : LION
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Ph.D., e.g.: Abbr. : DEG
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End-___ (ultimate buyer) : USER
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Head of a cabal : RINGLEADER
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Doe's mate : STAG
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Tehran's land : IRAN
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Add liquor to, as punch : SPIKE
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Roly-___ : POLY
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Mishmash : MESS
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"___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Basic religious belief : DEISM
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Boredom : ENNUI
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In secret language : CODED
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Encouragement for a matador : OLE
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Deep gap : CHASM
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Main artery : AORTA
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Pea holder : POD
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10-4's : OKS
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Barely injures in passing : GRAZES
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Cousin of a monkey : LEMUR
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Stinks : ODORS
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Regained consciousness : WOKE
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Figure skating jumps : AXELS
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Indian of the northern Plains : CREE
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Getting on in years : AGING
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Record sent to a record producer : DEMO
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Hopeless, as a situation : NOWIN
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___ all-time high : ATAN
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Site of mineral waters : SPA
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Illumination unit : LUX
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Dined : ATE
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Bit of land in the sea : ISLET
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Birds ___ feather : OFA
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Vase : URN
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Enemy : FOE
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Last number in a countdown : ONE
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Drug agents: Var. : NARKS
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___ May of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : ELLY
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Scraped (out) : EKED
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Cabinet department since 1977 : ENERGY
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E.P.A. subj. : ECOL
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Barn toppers : VANES
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Sauce in un ristorante : PESTO
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Arm bones : ULNAS
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Omens : SIGNS
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Murphy who's heard in "Shrek" : EDDIE
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Stinks : REEKS
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Meanies : OGRES
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Edge : CUSP
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Edge : RIM
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Wrath : IRE
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Fitting : APT

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

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