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New York Times, Thursday, May 15, 2008

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 161 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0515 ( 21,373 )
Across
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*Beginning : DAWN
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Year of Pope Sabinian's death : DCVI
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Barges : SCOWS
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Program of variety acts : OLIO
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Former heavyweight champ Maskaev : OLEG
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Eats at a bar : TAPAS
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Major money maker : MINT
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*"Rats!" : DARN
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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"If this ___ any help ..." : ISOF
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___ jure (by the law itself) : IPSO
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*Makeshift hangar : BARN
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Don'ts : NONOS
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Home of novelist Mario Vargas Llosa : PERU
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Peter who wrote "Underboss" : MAAS
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Going postal : INARAGE
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Sight from Lake Victoria : ENTEBBE
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*___ center : BURN
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Dead : FALLEN
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Classic Broadway show tune, or a hint to the word ladder revealed by the answers to the eight starred clues : SUNRISESUNSET
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Taylor of "The Nanny" and others : RENEES
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*Right face, e.g. : TURN
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Apple picker? : MACUSER
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Shimmer : GLISTEN
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Some particulates : SOOT
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Showed disloyalty : SANG
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Lobster claw : CHELA
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*Relative of an Azerbaijani : TURK
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Calls to 57-Across : GEES
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They've got a lot of pull : OXEN
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Not discounted, say : ATPAR
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*Narwhal feature : TUSK
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Nearest major airport to Bush's Crawford ranch : WACO
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Attorney with the autobiography "My Life on Trial" : BELLI
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Culturally showy : ARTY
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This, to Jorge : ESTO
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Leaves in a salad : CRESS
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Porter ___, former C.I.A. director : GOSS
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*End : DUSK
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Mater ___ (Mary, in Latin prayers) : DOMINI
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"Familiar Spirits" author Lurie : ALISON
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Angelina's "Girl, Interrupted" co-star : WINONA
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Against : NOTFOR
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Film producer ___ Al-Fayed : DODI
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Bell parts : CLAPPERS
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The "16" in "3:16" : VERSE
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Cold-shoulder : IGNORE
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Stick with a toothpick : STAB
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Portion of a trick-or-treater's haul : CARAMELS
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Fit for use : OPERABLE
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Follow-up to "Oh, yeah?" : WANNABET
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J.F.K. visitor, once : SST
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British arms : SABRES
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Roll out : UNFURL
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Clinton or Obama: Abbr. : SEN
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Pretexts : GUISES
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Kind of acid found in oak : TANNIC
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After discounts : NET
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Heaviest member of the weasel family : SEAOTTER
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Separate : UNCOUPLE
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Swiss nationals, historically : NEUTRALS
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Throws out : SUGGESTS
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Apt. compartments : RMS
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Not homogeneous : RAGTAG
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Mapped out : SHOWED
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Austin school, informally : TEXASU
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Chooses (to) : ELECTS
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Title subject of a 1922 documentary in the National Film Registry : NANOOK
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Intro to science? : NEURO
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"Charlie's Angels" role : KRIS
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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"Dirty Sexy Money" airer : ABC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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