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New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 2007

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0426 ( 20,988 )
Across
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Shorten, say : EDIT
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Swindle, in slang : REAM
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Fancy button material : NACRE
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Banjoist Fleck : BELA
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"What ___?" (clerk's question) : ELSE
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Relatives of English horns : OBOES
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Events for some teens : BARMITZVAHS
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Censor : BLEEP
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Carry out an order : SEETOIT
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Frequently used adverb on Court TV : ALLEGEDLY
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Extremely popular : LOVED
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Dog-___ : EAR
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Eventually : INTIME
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CPR experts : EMTS
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Stain collector : BIB
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Kind of officer : LOAN
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21, e.g. : OFAGE
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Subject of many X-Files : UFO
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Bargaining phrase ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : ITSGONNACOSTYOU
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Call upon : ASK
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Nail, as a gymnastic landing : STICK
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Maximum extent : HILT
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A couple in Mexico? : DOS
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Follower of red or 50 : CENT
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Devotes : SPENDS
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Starts to like, with "to" : WARMS
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Like some breakfast cereals : OATEN
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It tends to increase with income : TAXRATE
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Places of prayer and reflection : PAGODAS
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"Goody!" : OHBOY
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Something never shown in bars : CIRCLEGRAPH
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Struck down : SMOTE
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"All right already!" : OKOK
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Branch headquarters? : TREE
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Warlock, e.g. : HEXER
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You can see right through it : LENS
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Gather : HERD
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Declines : EBBS
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"My stars!" : DEARME
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"Would ___?" : ILIE
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Fink's activity : TATTLING
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Bring back : REVIVE
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Lift : ELATE
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Bat material : ASH
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Southwest sight : MESA
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One column in the periodic table : NOBLEGASES
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More up to the job : ABLER
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Not same-sex : COED
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Stagger : REEL
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Annual athletic award from cable TV : ESPY
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Camera feature : ZOOM
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Free : LETGO
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Actual : DEFACTO
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Old war story : ILIAD
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"I beg to differ" : NOTSO
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Listings on a to-do list : TASKS
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Big truck maker : MACK
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Start of a poker game : BUYIN
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Poker player's declaration : IFOLD
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Fights : BOUTS
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"Come ___!" : ONIN
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Food company whose name is spelled out in its advertising jingle : OSCARMAYER
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Weapons check, in brief : NTEST
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Victors of 1865 : THENORTH
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Library area : STACKS
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Feature of many a pirate : PEGLEG
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Penned : WROTE
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Stage part : APRON
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Reggae musician Peter : TOSH
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"Alas!" : AHME
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Microsoft product launched in 2001 : XBOX
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Sci. course : ECOL
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Brave : DARE
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Mimic : APER
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Drop : SHED
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"South Park" brother : IKE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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