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New York Times, Thursday, May 1, 2008

Author:
Jim Leeds
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James R. Leeds

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJV} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Leeds. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 21,359 )
Across
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Unicorns and griffins : BEASTS
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U.S. Army award: Abbr. : DSC
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Part of une pièce de théâtre : ACTE
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Ex-Dodger manager Walter : ALSTON
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What SSTs crossed: Abbr. : ATL
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Word in a French party invitation : CHEZ
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Club founder and president in an 1836 Dickens novel : MRPICKWICK
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Field goal attempter, once : DROPKICKER
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Oregon Trail fort : BOISE
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Sass : MOUTH
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Spanish pronoun : ESA
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Author Rand : AYN
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Box score no. : RBI
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Cause of a sore spot : THORN
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Perceived to be : SEENAS
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City on the Arkansas : TULSA
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Tiniest bit at the bottom of a coffee cup : LASTDROP
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Handle : MONICKER
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Deal preceder : ANTE
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"That's repulsive!" ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : GROSS
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Cry at a doctor's office : NEXT
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5th Avenue alternative : SNICKERS
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Grapefruit units : SEGMENTS
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According to ___ : HOYLE
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Free ___ (1850s abolitionist) : STATER
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Sir Thomas who introduced the sonnet to England : WYATT
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Intel org. : NSA
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Big inits. in trucks : GMC
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Century, e.g. : BUICK
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Waist removal regimens? : DIETS
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Plaything for a kitty : SPOOL
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Crispy appetizer : BREADSTICK
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Easy winner in bridge : QUICKTRICK
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"I'm game if you're game!" : LETS
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What: It. : CHE
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Brown and simmer : BRAISE
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Meth. : SYST
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In great demand : HOT
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Gun dog : SETTER
Down
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1959 pop hit, after "La" : BAMBA
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The Jetson boy : ELROY
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Take out for ___ : ASPIN
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Boonies : STICKS
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Stood tall : TOWERED
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___ and snee : SNICK
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Parade walks : STRUTS
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Draper's offering : CLOTH
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When repeated, antiaircraft fire : ACK
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Hysterical hen of fable : CHICKENLICKEN
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Tourist shop display : TEES
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Cornell of university fame : EZRA
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Start to finish? : PHOTO
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College student's declaration : MINOR
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Arctic castoffs : BERGS
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Hall floor cover : RUNNER
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Unbending : STEELY
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Deaf as ___ : APOST
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Noon service, to ecclesiastics : SEXT
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Beaux-___ : ARTS
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You may get an extended one at a salon : LASH
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Cornerstone word : ANNO
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Awkward situations, informally : STICKYWICKETS
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Ones graded E-8 in the Army : MSGTS
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Opinionated Hannity and others : SEANS
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Check the figures, possibly : READD
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Dram or gram : MEASURE
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Chest: Prefix : STETHO
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Former CBS chief Laurence : TISCH
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"Understood!" : GOTIT
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___ code : MORSE
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Quiz show gizmo : CLICKER
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Oil qty. : BBLS
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1934 Chemistry Nobelist Harold : UREY
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Amusement park purchase : TICKET
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Eat without enthusiasm : PICKAT
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N.Y.C. hrs. + 1 : AST
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N.F.L. hurlers : QBS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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