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New York Times, Friday, May 2, 2008

54-Across : Became a participant

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times5/2/08 ( No. 21,360 )
Across
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Contest with many missions : SPACERACE
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Showing shock : AGASP
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Cousin of a Rob Roy : MANHATTAN
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1972 top 10 hit that's seven minutes long : LAYLA
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Heads : OVERSEERS
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Purification process, briefly : DECON
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Pays : REMITS
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Charge : TUTELAGE
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Jagged : EROSE
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"And their lies caused them ___": Amos 2:4 : TOERR
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1960s Elvis-style singer ___ Donner : RAL
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Beach Boys title girl : RHONDA
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Kid's query : CANI
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"See It Now" producer of 1950s TV : CBSNEWS
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Record listings? : CRIMES
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Couple seen in a restaurant : SHAKERS
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Ice relative : SHERBET
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Some fishermen : EELERS
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Sonata that might not sound good : USEDCAR
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Turn over : CEDE
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Leatherworking dyes : HENNAS
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Philosopher Mo-___ : TZE
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Some Bosnians : SERBS
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Capital just south of the Equator : QUITO
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Famous finger-pointer's declaration : IWANTYOU
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Torpedo : GUNMAN
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"Well, golly" : OHGEE
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Declare "I will go no further than this" : DRAWALINE
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___ Wafers : NILLA
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Became a participant : ENTEREDIN
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George ___, longtime Cleveland Orchestra conductor : SZELL
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Unrevivable : STONEDEAD
Down
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Gooey goody : SMORE
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One of a lot of workers? : PAVER
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Wind: Prefix : ANEMO
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Rock on a stage : CHRIS
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Bay Stater or Garden Stater : EASTERNER
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Some are rural: Abbr. : RTES
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Took sides? : ATE
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Egg holders : CARTONS
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Came after : ENSUED
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Tree with catkins : ALDER
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Iona College athlete : GAEL
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"Sheesh!," south of the border : AYCARAMBA
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One whose work may be catchy : SLOGANEER
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"What's My Line?" participant : PANELIST
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Bronchoscopist's view : TRACHEA
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Garage jobs : TOWS
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City where Chocolate Avenue crosses Cocoa Avenue : HERSHEY
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Magazine figure, for short : CIRC
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Kraft brand : CHEEZWHIZ
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Great Seal image : BALDEAGLE
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"I Wish" rapper ___-Lo : SKEE
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Kazan Cathedral locale : REDSQUARE
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Paper parts : SECTIONS
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I.R.S. data: Abbr. : SSNS
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Still "well," but not beyond : UNBURNT
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Undermines : ERODES
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Diamond datum : STEAL
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Anarchic : UNLED
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Ammonia derivative : IMIDE
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"Lost" actress Raymonde : TANIA
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Without a break : ONEND
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1994 Jodie Foster title role : NELL
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"Jubilee Trail" novelist Bristow : GWEN
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___ Z : ATO

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

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