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New York Times, Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Author:
John Halverson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GJQWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Halverson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0515 ( 21,007 )

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Across
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Baseball's Rose : PETE
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Struck, old-style : SMIT
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Violin master Zimbalist : EFREM
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Nike competitor : AVIA
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___ Hari (infamous spy) : MATA
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Native New Zealander : MAORI
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Super-easy decision : NOBRAINER
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Carpet cleaner target : STAIN
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Tightwads : SKINFLINTS
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Dino whose body was more than 30 feet long : TREX
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Vote in a legislative body : YEA
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Official, informally : REF
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In ___ (as found) : SITU
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Noted Charlton Heston role : MOSES
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Aunts' relatives : NIECES
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Reverent : PIOUS
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Put too much pressure on : STRESSOUT
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Gremlins and Pacers : AMCS
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Eyelid woes : STYES
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"Dumb ___" (old comic strip) : DORA
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Get the sniffles : CATCHCOLD
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Place with a "do or dye" situation? : SALON
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Having an uninterrupted series of steps : SCALAR
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Like 5:00 or 6:00 a.m., say : EARLY
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P.T.A. concern: Abbr. : EDUC
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Gray general : LEE
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Full-bodied quaff : ALE
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Electrical letters : ACDC
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Really, really dumb : BONEHEADED
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Kitchen wrap : SARAN
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Recycled metal : SCRAPIRON
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Score with two balls : SPARE
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Body art, slangily : TATS
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Singer Horne : LENA
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"That's a lie!" : NOTSO
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Accessory for Miss America : SASH
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Places to tone bodies : SPAS
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Garden bloom : PANSY
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Conjure up : EVOKE
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Part of the lower body skeleton : TIBIA
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Make, as a salary : EARN
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Beams : SMILES
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Unabomber's writing, e.g. : MANIFESTO
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Major Calif.-to-Fla. route : ITEN
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Fruity desserts : TARTS
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Grp. called after an accident : EMS
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Big Easy bash : FATTUESDAY
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Surf sound : ROAR
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Buffalo's body of water : ERIE
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Flirt : MINX
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Hairdos for Jimi Hendrix and others : AFROS
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Trig ratios : SINES
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"My country, ___ of thee" : TIS
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G.T.O.s, e.g. : MUSCLECARS
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Flair : STYLE
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Hip : COOL
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Money since 2002 : EURO
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"South Park" boy who's always crying "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" : STAN
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Big donors to office seekers : PACS
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G3 or G4 computer : IMAC
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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Enterprise warnings : REDALERTS
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Clean with elbow grease : SCRUB
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Made a fool of : HAD
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Get some shuteye : SLEEP
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Same old stuff : REHASH
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Prices : COSTS
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One selling TV time, e.g. : ADREP
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Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
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Author Ferber and others : EDNAS
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Members' body: Abbr. : ASSN
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Mob boss : CAPO
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"Dagnabbit!" : DRAT
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Final Four org. : NCAA
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Suffers bodily woes : AILS
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Hero of "The Matrix" : NEO

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

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