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New York Times, Monday, May 14, 2007

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 22 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0514 ( 21,006 )
Across
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Some Apple computers : IMACS
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Fall behind : LAG
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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End of an Aesop fable : MORAL
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Eggs : OVA
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Secret languages : CODES
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*Mock rock band in a 1984 film : SPINALTAP
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From the country : RURAL
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Hides the gray : DYES
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Old-fashioned "Scram!" : BEGONE
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"Dear" dispenser of advice : ABBY
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*Revealer of vowels, on TV : VANNAWHITE
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Hardly trim : FLABBY
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Enclosure for grain or coal : BIN
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"Cut it out!" : STOP
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
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*Part of a Valentine's Day bouquet : REDROSE
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*Seasoned seaman : OLDSALT
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The mating game? : CHESS
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Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Citrus coolers : ADES
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Parts of lbs. : OZS
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Tie the knot : SAYIDO
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*Local place for making deposits or getting loans : BANKBRANCH
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___ empty stomach : ONAN
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Garb : ATTIRE
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Long, long time : AEON
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Around, as a year : CIRCA
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Be logical ... or what the last words of the answers to the five starred clues can do? : HOLDWATER
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Parts of eyes : UVEAS
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Nothing's opposite : ALL
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Rub out : ERASE
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Oozes : SEEPS
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"Affirmative" : YES
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Pub projectiles : DARTS
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Quick online notes, for short : IMS
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Clean the floor : MOP
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___ Onassis, Jackie Kennedy's #2 : ARI
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Butterfinger or 3 Musketeers : CANDYBAR
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Smite : SLAY
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Gardner of "The Night of the Iguana" : AVA
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Space between the teeth, e.g. : GAP
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Fastener that turns : SCREW
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Robitussin suppresses them : COUGHS
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Skillful : ADROIT
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Crude shelter : LEANTO
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Dozing : ASLEEP
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Impose, as a tax : LEVY
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Yawn-inspiring : BANAL
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From quite a distance : AFAR
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Azure : BLUE
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Poet : BARD
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Org. with a 24-second shot clock : NBA
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Bogotá boys : NINOS
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Voting coalition : BLOC
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Talk show host Gibbons : LEEZA
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Notion : IDEA
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Ocean's edge : SHORE
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Tokyo "ta-ta!" : SAYONARA
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Not fer : AGIN
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Mother of Helen, in myth : LEDA
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1982 sci-fi film : TRON
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Tax ID : SSN
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You can always count on this : ABACUS
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Latin case : DATIVE
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Course before dessert : ENTREE
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Headwear on the slopes : SKICAP
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Place for a lawn mower : SHED
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Military bigwigs : BRASS
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Phones : CALLS
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Was in debt : OWED
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Stable diet? : HAY
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Cheer for a matador : OLE
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Road surface : TAR
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Ballpark fig. : EST
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High-___ monitor : RES

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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