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New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 2008

Author:
Oliver Hill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Hill

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 84 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Be sure to see 65 Across for an explanation of this unusual puzzle.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 21,355 )
Across
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Program executors, for short : CPUS
5
Miracle-___ : GRO
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Tribal council makeup, often : ELDERS
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Casual attire : LEVIS
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Like the carol "Away in a Manger," originally : LUTHERAN
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Wine sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon : MERLOT
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Be : EXIST
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Turn away : ALIENATE
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Foot, slangily : TOOTSY
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2% alternative : WHOLE
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*Long, long time : MILLENIUM
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Loot : SPOILS
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Yank or Tiger : ALER
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Half-baked : DOPY
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*Stick with a needle, maybe : INNOCULATE
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*Absence at a nudist colony? : EMBARASSMENT
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What a Tennessee cheerleader asks for a lot? : ANE
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Stuck : INAJAM
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Neighbor of Ga. : ALA
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*Bugs : HARRASSES
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Jazzy Jones : NORAH
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*Wee : MINISCULE
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Below par : ILL
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X-ray ___ : SPEX
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"What a moron I am!" : DOH
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Gawk at : OGLE
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Whatchamacallit : GIZMO
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Monterrey mister : SENOR
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Suffix not seen much in London : IZE
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Least bold : MEEKEST
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Like the answers to the 10 asterisked clues, more often than any other English words, according to a 1999 study : IMPROPERLYSPELLED
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Narrative : ACCOUNT
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___ choy (Chinese vegetable) : BOK
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Contract specifics : TERMS
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Luster : SHEEN
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Tip of the Arabian Peninsula : OMAN
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Massage target? : EGO
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Spicy cuisine : THAI
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Debt acknowledgment : IOU
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*Conspicuous : NOTICABLE
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Trying period for a doctoral student : ORALS
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*Supplant : SUPERCEDE
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Clean air org. : EPA
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Baseball's ___ league : PEEWEE
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Gen ___ : XER
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*Doggedness : PERSEVERENCE
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*Oblige : ACCOMODATE
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Commotion : STIR
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Series of rounds : BOUT
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Is undecided : WAVERS
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*Event : OCCURENCE
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Root used in perfumery : ORRIS
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Farmer's ___ : MARKET
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Attempts : HASAGOAT
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T-shirt style : VNECK
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Follows : ENSUES
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Like some pens : ERASABLE
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Swift's "A Modest Proposal," e.g. : ESSAY
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Plain : STEPPE
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Alternative to dial-up : DSL
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French noblemen : DUCS
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Symbol of happiness : CLAM
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Long-haired sheepdog : PULI
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Regulated bus. : UTIL
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Writer/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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Mustang competitor : GRANDAM
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Photoshop options : RATIOS
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Tops : ONEUPS
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Ambulance figure: Abbr. : EMT
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Many August babies : LEOS
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Disarming words? : DROPIT
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Rocker John : ELTON
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Violinist's need : ROSIN
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Pen, to Pierre : STYLO
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1950s Braves All-Star pitcher Burdette : LEW
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Relaxes, in a way : EXHALES
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It's bowed : VIOLA
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Archipelago part : ISLET
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Laredo-to-Galveston dir. : ENE
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"Bro!" : MYMAN
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Cliff : SCAR
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Spanish "a" : UNA
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Karl Marx's one : EINS
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Alphabet quartet : MNOP
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Expose : BARE
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Product with TV's first advertising jingle, 1948 : AJAX
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Word of encouragement : RAH
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QB Manning : ELI
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"Illmatic" rapper : NAS
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Most massive : HUGEST
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The whole wide world : ALL
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Show up again : REEMERGE
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Judged, with "up" : SIZED
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They're seen in many John Constable paintings : ELMS
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___ machine : SLOT
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Orator's no-no : MONOTONE
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Restaurant chain since 1958 : IHOP
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Close, as a relationship : COZY
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Laura of "Jurassic Park" : DERN
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Some shampoos : GELS
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Running mate with Dick : IKE
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Like cotton candy : SPUN
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Commercial come-on : REBATE
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Type : ILK
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Ticklish one? : ELMO
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Freeze : ICEUP
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Target of many a Bart Simpson prank call : MOE
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Rice-A-___ : RONI
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Marmalade component : PEEL
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Without adjustments : ASIS
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Dynasty of Confucius and Lao-tzu : CHOU
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Trendy : MOD
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Olive or apple : TREE
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Goldie of "Cactus Flower" : HAWN
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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"Ah, yes" : ISEE
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O.K. mark : CEE
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When Earth Day is celebrated: Abbr. : APR
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___ profundo : BASSO
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Rare imports, maybe : EXOTICA
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Crucial sleep stage : REM
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Cock-a-doodle-doo : CROW
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Examination : PERUSAL
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Opposite of "nod off" : PERKUP
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Marked permanently : ETCHED
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Parish priests : VICARS
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Previously mentioned : ABOVE
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Toes' woes : CORNS
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Parish priests : CURES
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Matriarchs : DAMES
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___-garde : AVANT
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Brusque : TERSE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Dorm heads, for short : RAS
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"Heavens!" : EGAD
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International chain of fusion cuisine restaurants : NOBU
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Course after trig : CALC
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Somme times : ETES
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Heavens : SKY
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Literary inits. : TSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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