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New York Times, Monday, April 9, 2007

Author:
J. K. Hummel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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J. K. Hummel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JMQWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hummel. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
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High Hollywood honor : OSCAR
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Ice hockey venue : RINK
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"All ___ is divided into three parts" : GAUL
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Distress signal : FLARE
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First garden : EDEN
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German auto : AUDI
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*Park ranger's worry : FORESTFIRE
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Czech or Croat : SLAV
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Speak from a soapbox : ORATE
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Lab eggs : OVA
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*Conifer exudation : PINESAP
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Hopped to it : ACTED
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Pals : BUDS
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Come in last : LOSE
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___ Doria (ill-fated ship) : ANDREA
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Vagrant : DERELICT
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Gossip queen Barrett : RONA
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Like the starts of the answers to the six starred clues : GREEN
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Lively horses : PRANCERS
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Sudden : ABRUPT
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Mama ___ of the Mamas and the Papas : CASS
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Command for Rover : STAY
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Former Iranian leaders : SHAHS
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*Metaphor for dense fog : PEASOUP
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Kernel holder : COB
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Sum : TOTAL
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Adjust the pitch of : TUNE
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*Large seed of the alligator pear : AVOCADOPIT
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Abbr. before the name of a memo recipient : ATTN
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___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
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1970s music fad : DISCO
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53, in old Rome : LIII
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Not guilty, e.g. : PLEA
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Shuteye : SLEEP
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Nifty : KEEN
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Visibly horrified : AGASP
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Sainted eighth-century pope : PAULI
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Khartoum's land : SUDAN
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*Peace offering : OLIVEBRANCH
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Popular insect repellent : OFF
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Sailing vessels : SLOOPS
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Caleb who wrote "The Alienist" : CARR
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Breather : REST
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Ump : REF
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Moron : IDIOT
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Work, as dough : KNEAD
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Josh : TEASE
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Seek damages from : SUE
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Proverbs : ADAGES
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*Crunchy item at a salad bar : CELERYSTALK
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Gen. Meade's foe at Gettysburg : LEE
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Rococo : ORNATE
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Dadaist Jean : ARP
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Crime scene evidence : DNA
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___ Moines : DES
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Post-op location : ICU
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Badge wearer : COP
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Explosive inits. : TNT
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B. & O. and Reading: Abbr. : RRS
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Words before spell, shadow or wide net : CASTA
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Sheep's cry : BAA
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Put together, as film : SPLICE
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Where hair roots grow : SCALP
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Shack : HOVEL
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Superior to : ABOVE
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Certain belly button : OUTIE
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Loosen, as a knot : UNTIE
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Enclose, as farm animals : PENIN
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Ten to one, e.g. : ODDS
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Hard work : TOIL
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Church recess : APSE
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Spy org. : CIA
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Blouse or shirt : TOP

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

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