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New York Times, Saturday, April 7, 2007

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 9, (1 triple stack) Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 20,969 )
Across
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Defame : ASPERSE
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It may be hard to resist : THEURGE
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Opining : THINKINGOUTLOUD
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Composer of a set of variations on "God Save the King" : NICCOLOPAGANINI
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Like some wines : OAKY
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Send : ELATE
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___ prof. : ASST
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"The Situation Room" airer : CNN
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Musical circles? : CDS
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Some TV programs are shown on it: Abbr. : CST
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Bowl bonuses, briefly : OTS
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___ lo tanto (therefore, in Spain) : POR
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With 13-Down, they go off with a bang : CAP
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"Happy birthday" wish : HERESTOMANYMORE
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Ideally : INAPERFECTWORLD
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"You know where I live" : DONTBEASTRANGER
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Test administration locations: Abbr. : ERS
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The Lake of Thun is a widening of its course : AAR
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Worrisome letters to send : SOS
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Prefix with thermal : ISO
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Company leader: Abbr. : SGT
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VCR standard : VHS
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Sly : ARCH
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1950s White House name : MAMIE
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Lot : HEAP
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Spectacle : GALAPERFORMANCE
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Home-coming time? : EVENINGRUSHHOUR
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Actual : DEFACTO
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Long Island community northeast of Mineola : SYOSSET
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95 for Am or 100 for Fm: Abbr. : ATNO
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Many Iranian believers : SHIA
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Go with : PICK
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Atlas shelfmate: Abbr. : ENCYC
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"Gunga Din" distributor : RKO
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Alternative to a berating : SILENTTREATMENT
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Keto-___ tautomerism (organic chemistry topic) : ENOL
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Just right : TOAT
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Cause of deep division : HUGECONTROVERSY
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Station info: Abbr. : ETA
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Skeletal parts : ULNAS
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Important pieces in échecs : ROIS
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See 31-Across : GUNS
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Salon job, informally : EDIT
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Campus figure?: Abbr. : GPA
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Muzzle attachment : NOSEBAG
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Clean laundry that hasn't yet been ironed : DRYWASH
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Castigate : CHIDE
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Title for un profesor : SENOR
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Plantation head? : TRANS
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As of now : SOFAR
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Results of some peacekeeping efforts : PACTS
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Good dog for livestock droving : CORGI
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"Starry Night Over the Rhone" setting : ARLES
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Name of either of the only two emperors of Brazil : PEDRO
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Capable, facetiously : EPT
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Calendario unit : MES
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Calendar abbr. : MON
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Alexander of debates : SHANA
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Bygone royalty : SHAHS
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Like wine : AGED
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Quotable review : RAVE
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Sign seen in front of some bars : CLEF
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Classically named Martian crater visited by the Opportunity rover : ARGO
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Producer: Abbr. : MFR
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Slips in pots : IOUS
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1961 earth orbiter : ENOS
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Take ___ from : ACUE
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Forward : PERT
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Quick shot? : PIC
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Unit of conductance : MHO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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