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New York Times, Friday, April 25, 2008

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.66434
Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0425 ( 21,353 )

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Across
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Tournament organizer's concern : BRACKETS
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Cheerleaders' doings : SPLITS
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Hombre-to-be : MUCHACHO
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Bring out : ELICIT
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Accurate : ONTARGET
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Simple inflorescence, as in a lily of the valley : RACEME
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Outlook : VISTA
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Zero-star movies : BOMBS
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"___ Kommissar" (1983 pop hit) : DER
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Much often follows it : INAS
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Future star athlete who debuted with the Rangers in 1989 : SOSA
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Food described in Exodus : MATZO
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Start to salivate? : ESS
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Dr. Seuss book, with "The" : LORAX
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He was succeeded by his archdeacon Hilarius : LEOI
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With 36-Across, shortsighted : PENNYWISEAND
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Disappear, in a way : GOAWOL
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Run out : ELAPSE
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See 30-Across : POUNDFOOLISH
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Editorial cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
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Work out : SOLVE
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She played Fantine in "Les Misérables," 1998 : UMA
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Piece of cake in school : EASYA
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Programming command : ELSE
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"T. J. Hooker" actor Adrian : ZMED
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Its logo is a goateed man in an apron : KFC
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Two strikes? : CAROM
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In on : HIPTO
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Plug : STOPUP
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Landmark on the Chicago shoreline : NAVYPIER
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Fill up with gas : AERATE
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Rushing home? : GRIDIRON
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Some natural history museum attractions : TREXES
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Its dome was designed by Michelangelo : STPETERS
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No Oscar contender : BMOVIE
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Encounters : RUNINS
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Is temporarily : ACTSAS
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Raps : CHATS
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___ Sea (arm of the Arctic Ocean) : KARA
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Thing that keeps track of the beat?: Abbr. : ECG
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Long-running Art and Chip Sansom comic strip : THEBORNLOSER
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In a manner of speaking : SOTOSAY
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Dinar earner : SERB
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Tissue material : PLASM
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Need to get hitched: Abbr. : LIC
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Some are sweetened : ICEDTEAS
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Mountain, e.g. : TIMEZONE
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Inflammation reducer : STEROID
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Fictional secret agent : MAXWELLSMART
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Sequel title starter : SONOF
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___ number (set theory concept) : ALEPH
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Dirty : LEWD
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Iloilo's island : PANAY
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Helen Keller's "The World ___ In" : ILIVE
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Response facilitator: Abbr. : SASE
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Urged persistently : GOTAFTER
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Come home more often than? : OUTSCORE
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Views through a keyhole : PEEKSAT
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Gunpowder alternatives : OOLONGS
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Masked official : UMPIRE
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Streaker with a tail : METEOR
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Trims : ADORNS
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It's never right : ACUTE
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"Shut your pie hole!" : ZIPIT
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Goons : APES
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1995-2001 House Judiciary Committee chairman : HYDE
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Irene's Roman counterpart : PAX
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Kind of lounge : VIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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