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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 2007

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0517 ( 21,009 )
Across
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"That ___ so bad" : WASNT
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Hummus holder : PITA
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Relative of Finnish : LAPP
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Koran topic : ALLAH
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Giant slalom's first Olympic venue : OSLO
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Ones with a family connection? : SIAMESETWINS
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Takes root : SETSIN
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Straight : HETERO
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Thrown out : DEPORTED
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It's not forked out : SOUP
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Curtain call maker, maybe : DIVA
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Slowly or quickly: Abbr. : ADV
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Bayonet, e.g. : STAB
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Not just laugh : CACKLE
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Clear, in a way : DEICE
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Await delivery anxiously : PACE
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Nautical stabilizer : KEEL
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Hose hue : ECRU
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Former European money : PESETAS
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It's softer than quartz : OPAL
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Rent-___ : ACAR
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City on Utah Lake : OREM
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Conflagrant : AFIRE
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Much higher than normal : FALSETTO
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Studious sort, and proud of it : NERD
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Single, for one: Abbr. : SYN
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Belabor, with "on" : HARP
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Soil type : LOAM
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Special CD release ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : BOXEDSET
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Punish by fining : AMERCE
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Voracious : AVID
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Shrewd bargainers : HORSETRADERS
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One of a noted nautical trio : NINA
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"I'm working ___!" : ONIT
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Lightly pinch : NIPAT
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On tenterhooks : EDGY
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Spell checker's find : TYPO
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Relish : TASTE
Down
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No-loss, no-gain situation : WASH
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Caught in ___ : ALIE
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Crib component : SLAT
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Specifies : NAMES
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1980 Bette Midler hit : THEROSE
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Manhandle : PAW
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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In pretty good shape : TONED
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Patronage : AUSPICES
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Fail to keep tabs on : LOSETRACKOF
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Kind of prof. : ASST
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Bend at the barre : PLIE
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Duck's home : POND
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Begin : SETOUT
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Fertility clinic supply : OVA
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Cover (over) : PAPER
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Turn ___ ear : ADEAF
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Bing Crosby's label : DECCA
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Like rabies : VIRAL
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Decimal : BASETEN
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French military hats : KEPIS
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Big name in '60s counterculture : LEARY
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The first Mrs. Woodrow Wilson : ELLEN
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Be very, very sorry : CURSETHEDAY
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Desert mount : CAMEL
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Hardly a marksman : POORSHOT
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Not taking no for an answer : ADAMANT
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Bit : TAD
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It may come from a crowd : ROAR
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Hardy perennial : PEONY
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Press : MEDIA
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Downfall : BANE
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Golden Age poet : OVID
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Deer ___ : XING
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Send sprawling : TRIP
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Gym count : REPS
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Bureau add-on? : CRAT
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Famed Ferrara family : ESTE
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Scrap : SETTO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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