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New York Times, Thursday, April 5, 2007

Author:
Mike Shenk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Shenk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVYZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0405 ( 20,967 )
Across
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Supreme leader : ROSS
5
Special Forces toppers : BERETS
11
"Top Gun" target : MIG
14
Dissenter : ANTI
15
One of a tour crew : ROADIE
16
Title girl in an 1884 operetta : IDA
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"A County in la Nazione: Autobiography of a 'Godfather' Star" : ITALIASHIRE
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Shaving choice : GEL
20
"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." star : NABORS
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Dominant : CENTRAL
23
Bracing : BRISK
24
Partner of starts : FITS
26
L.S.U. rival, informally : BAMA
27
Garage stain : OIL
28
Hawks : SELLS
30
Saturn's largest moon : TITAN
31
Melancholiac's list : WOES
33
Blount in the N.F.L. Hall of Fame : MEL
34
Report card signer : PARENT
35
"Mark of a Big Movie: Autobiography of a Western Author" : IMAXBRAND
38
Seasoned (and seasonal) quaff : EGGNOG
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Stud's place : EAR
42
Tastes : SIPS
46
Slowly : LARGO
47
Annual traveler : SANTA
49
Unimpressive score : NIL
50
Airline since 1948 : ELAL
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It might hold your interest : BANK
52
Scathing online criticism : FLAME
54
20 Questions category : MINERAL
56
Didn't let out of one's sight : TAILED
57
Bulldog booster : ELI
58
"Unyielding Sweetheart: Autobiography of a Big-League Pitcher" : IRONDARLING
61
Pay stub line : NET
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Get mentioned : COMEUP
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Get in on a deal : ANTE
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Pirouetter's pivot : TOE
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Works : KNEADS
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Bus. bigwigs : CEOS
Down
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Pointer for gold seekers? : RAINBOW
2
Neighbor of four Great Lakes : ONTARIO
3
Work of art : STABILE
4
Sights on a rural horizon : SILOS
5
They have supporting roles : BRAS
6
Sister of Helios : EOS
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Encouraging word : RAH
8
Orders : EDICTS
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A bicycle's built for two : TIRES
10
Taken in : SEEN
11
Move : MIGRATE
12
Thinker : IDEAMAN
13
Stouthearted : GALLANT
18
Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
22
Sporty '55 debuts : TBIRDS
24
Show off at the gym : FLEX
25
"Sick Noggin: Autobiography of a Mail-Order Pioneer" : ILLBEAN
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Slate, for one : EMAG
30
Biscuit or almond : TAN
32
Census form check box : SINGLE
34
Hair splitter : PART
36
Cattle call : MOO
37
File's counterpart : RANK
38
Honda model : ELEMENT
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"Sidereus Nuncius" author : GALILEO
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Countertop choice : GRANITE
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Straight : INALINE
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Olive stuffing : PIMENTO
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Arctic transports : SLEDGES
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Oscar Wilde play : SALOME
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Way over there : AFAR
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Captain of industry : BARON
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Sachet scent : LILAC
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Ilsa's love : RICK
56
Last call : TAPS
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PBS supporter : NEA
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Flop : DUD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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