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New York Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Caleb Madison was 15 years 3 months old when this, his debut puzzle, was published, making him the youngest constructor in the Shortz era at the time.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 21,371 )
Across
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Perfect : IDEAL
6
Farm sound : BAA
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Highly excited : AGOG
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Wispy clouds : CIRRI
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Ash containers : URNS
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Let go : CEDE
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Singers Clint + Patti : BLACKSMITH
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Couple in the news : ITEM
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Ache reliever : MASSEUR
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They may be sown : SEEDS
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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It's jumped in a high jump : BAR
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As high as you can possibly go : LIMIT
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Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
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Singers Tom + Johnny : PETTYCASH
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Where Kofi Annan earned his master's deg. : MIT
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Says lovingly : COOS
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Copacabana Beach locale : RIO
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Classic film company ... or a description of 17-, 32-, 46- and 65-Across? : UNITEDARTISTS
43
Pharmaceutical watchdog grp. : FDA
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Show subtitled "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" : HAIR
45
"___ my shorts!": Bart Simpson : EAT
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Singers Neil + Courtney : YOUNGLOVE
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D.E.A. agent : NARC
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"___ Deep" (1999 Omar Epps film) : INTOO
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Suffix with Caesar : EAN
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Yale student : ELI
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Midwestern tribe : IOWAS
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Perched : ROOSTED
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Like Yul Brynner, famously : BALD
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Singers James + Sly : BROWNSTONE
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Blue, in Bogotá : AZUL
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___ Lee cakes : SARA
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Poet Federico García ___ : LORCA
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Prominent part of a Groucho disguise : NOSE
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"Wailing" instrument : SAX
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Vows : OATHS
Down
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Cold war weaponry : ICBMS
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Widen, as a pupil : DILATE
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Got rid of marks : ERASED
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Paths of pop-ups : ARCS
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Simile part : LIKE
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Accused's bad break : BUMRAP
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Uris hero : ARI
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"Farm" dwellers : ANTS
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Vinegary : ACIDIC
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1960s sitcom with the catchphrase "Sorry about that, Chief" : GETSMART
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Uplifting poem : ODE
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Cameo, e.g. : GEM
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Any ship : SHE
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40-Down, e.g. : SUB
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Heavenly : ELYSIAN
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Cut again, as a turkey : RECARVE
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Mother goddess in Egyptian mythology : ISIS
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Howe'er : THO
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British record label : EMI
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John of "3rd Rock From the Sun" : LITHGOW
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Rocky hill : TOR
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Bag with handles : TOTE
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Bluish hue : TEAL
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Tempura ___ (Japanese dish) : UDON
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Vessel in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" : NAUTILUS
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God, to Galileo : DIO
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Where to board a train: Abbr. : STA
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Post-it note abbr. : FYI
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Brain, slangily : NOODLE
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Q-Tip target : EARWAX
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"So's your old man!," e.g. : RETORT
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Grip tightly : CLENCH
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Sine qua ___ : NON
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"An invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ___ cannot be resisted": Hugo : IDEAS
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They may be crunched : ABS
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Lima ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Ancient Greek walkway : STOA
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No-smoking ordinance, e.g. : BAN
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___ dye : AZO
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"... ___ mouse?" : ORA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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