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New York Times, Saturday, May 10, 2008

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen M. Tracey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {F} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0510 ( 21,368 )

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Across
1
Ledger no. : ACCT
5
Painter Fouquet : JEAN
9
Dance of African origin : SAMBA
14
Suspensions : MORATORIA
16
Aquafina alternative : EVIAN
17
Antarctic environmental concern : OZONEHOLE
18
It might be jewel-encrusted : TIARA
19
Family in 1980s news : REAGANS
20
Falafel seasoners : SESAMES
22
It's hit with a pinky : ENTERKEY
24
Be a part of, as a film : ACTIN
25
Nixon adviser Nofziger : LYN
26
Blessing : APPROVAL
29
Like some vino : SECO
32
Nixon creation of 1970: Abbr. : OSHA
34
"The Cosby Show" actress Alexander : ERIKA
35
Rudy's coach in the 1993 football film "Rudy" : ARA
36
Preferred seating, for many : EXITROW
38
Top suit? : CEO
39
Decongestant brand : SINEX
41
Mogul : CZAR
42
Oenological category : REDS
43
Source of some big waves : SEAQUAKE
45
John ___ : DOE
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Stop up, in a way : CAULK
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Gulf states : EMIRATES
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Kept charging shots, say : RANATAB
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Back together, for now : ONAGAIN
56
"The Red Tent" author Diamant : ANITA
57
Indie rock band whose name is Spanish for "I have it" : YOLATENGO
59
Finger : RATON
60
Bump in the road? : REARENDER
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Not nodding : ALERT
62
Lake craft : DORY
63
Spare in a boot : TYRE
Down
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Venetian balladeer's topic : AMORE
2
Gull : COZEN
3
Dalmatian, e.g. : CROAT
4
Citrus tree : TANGELO
5
16th-century founder of Scottish Presbyterianism : JOHNKNOX
6
Jagged-edged : EROSE
7
Bother : AIL
8
Caledonian contradictions : NAES
9
Bit of securing hardware : SETSCREW
10
One whose idea may be taking off : AVIATOR
11
1980s TV show or 2006 film : MIAMIVICE
12
In the raw : BARENAKED
13
Santa ___ (meteorological phenomena) : ANAS
15
Pathetic : TEARY
21
"Israfel" writer's monogram : EAP
23
Classic game with 13 categories : YAHTZEE
27
Professional helper, for short : PARA
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Part of French Indochina until 1949 : LAOS
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Freshness : SASS
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Work on it began in Rome in 1817 : ERIECANAL
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Hebrew or Phoenician : CANAANITE
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Really warped : SICK
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More than happy : EXULTANT
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Stock : ORDINARY
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It's just north of Nauru : EQUATOR
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Assaying aid : REAGENT
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Booking letters : AKA
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Make an impressive delivery : ORATE
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Meat grinder : MOLAR
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Commodore competitor : TANDY
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Peak southeast of Bern : EIGER
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Boredom indicator : SNORE
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Hard to find in Latin? : RARA
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Longtime West Virginia senator : BYRD
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War on Poverty agcy. : OEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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