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New York Times, Friday, May 11, 2007

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0511 ( 21,003 )
Across
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Admirable people : CLASSACTS
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Rope bridge sites : GULFS
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Formidable, as a task : HERCULEAN
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Maker of the Jaguar game console : ATARI
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An unspecified number : ONEORMORE
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Racing family surname : UNSER
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Ladies in men's rooms? : PINUPS
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Air gun ammo : PELLETS
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Problem fixable with a comb : SNARL
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Marionette parts : WIRES
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Thesis defender's prize, maybe : PHD
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Assessment on out-of-state purchases : USETAX
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Disappear : FLEE
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Holds off : RESISTS
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City where the Caesar salad was invented, 1924 : TIJUANA
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It may have two sides : ENTREE
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Option on an online order form : CANCEL
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Highly recommends : PRAISES
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You don't sit still in them : ROCKERS
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Prunes : LOPS
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One-horse town : PODUNK
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Ingrid's "Anastasia" co-star : YUL
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Theoretical massless particle : GLUON
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Cheers : HAILS
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Cage occupants : TELLERS
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U.S. chief justice, 1953-69 : WARREN
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Skillfully switch topics : SEGUE
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People generally don't take it well : SICKLEAVE
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Surprising political move : UTURN
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Shoe insert : ODOREATER
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Seafood restaurant annoyances : BONES
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Bagel variety : POPPYSEED
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Musical virtuosity : CHOPS
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His statue (minus its head) can be found in Arlington's Freedom Park : LENIN
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Theater : ARENA
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Rub, rub, rub : SCOUR
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It's nice to run these : SURPLUSES
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Poor support : ALMS
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Big suit : CEO
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Likely fossil location : TARPIT
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Belittle : SNEERAT
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Dwellers in ancient Celtica : GAULS
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Magazine founder Eric : UTNE
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You'll find a trailer in it : LASTPLACE
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Renuzit product : FRESHENER
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General address : SIR
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Field-specific vocabulary : LEXICON
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Film director Anderson : WES
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Gives someone a hand : DEALS
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Feature of the high church? : STEEPLE
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Musical genre featuring slap bass : FUNK
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Come back : REPLY
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Heading for : ENROUTETO
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Upholstering tool : STAPLEGUN
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Goddess of the rainbow : IRIS
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"Heart of the Tin Man" author : JACKHALEY
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Tropical fruit with white pulp and black seeds : SOURSOP
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Head up : RUN
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Back-to-back action? : DOSIDO
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Narrow valleys : GLENS
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Figures in geometry : AREAS
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Not just put out : IRATE
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"When the ___ Breaks" (old blues song) : LEVEE
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A big dummy : SNERD
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Inducement : LURE
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1978-82 sitcom locale : WKRP
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Fill in : SUB
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One who handles bookings : COP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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