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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Author:
Billie Truitt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Billie Truitt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Truitt. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 21,378 )

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Across
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Break ground, in a way : PLOW
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Spill the beans : BLAB
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Come to an end : CEASE
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Boxcar hopper : HOBO
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After the buzzer : LATE
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"The usual," e.g. : ORDER
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Active sort : DOER
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Salem's state: Abbr. : OREG
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Fare payer : RIDER
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Antlered salon employee? : STYLINGMOOSE
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Woodworker's groove : DADO
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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Curly poker : MOE
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Make darts, say : SEW
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Lost bobcat? : MISSINGLYNX
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Heebie-jeebies : UNEASE
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Grab some Z's : TAKEANAP
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Teed off : IRED
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Train alternative : BUS
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Vintner's valley : NAPA
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One with a pitch : SALESMAN
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Passé : OLDHAT
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Wildebeest who doesn't spare the rod? : SPANKINGGNU
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Future alums: Abbr. : SRS
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Approx. takeoff hr. : ETD
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Here, in Haiti : ICI
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Broadway musical with the song "Will I?" : RENT
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Unwelcome porcine party attendee? : CRASHINGBOAR
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Crawfish's home : BAYOU
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Tall story : TALE
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Like some chatter : IDLE
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Continental divide? : OCEAN
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Building extensions : ELLS
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Parks of Montgomery : ROSA
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Cops' rounds : BEATS
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European deer : ROES
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Tiny amount : DROP
Down
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Profs' degs. : PHDS
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Rioter's take : LOOT
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Toe the line : OBEY
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Word before class or war : WORLD
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Mrs. Bumstead : BLONDIE
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Slow movements, in music : LARGOS
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"Up and ___!" : ATEM
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Showy blooms : BEGONIAS
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Prom accessory : CORSAGE
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
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Throw in : ADD
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Comprehend : SEE
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Slip up : ERR
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Big name in pet foods : IAMS
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Barnyard sound : OINK
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Chatty avians : MYNAHS
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Even (with) : ONAPAR
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Nationals living abroad, informally : EXPATS
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Genève's land : SUISSE
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Wholly absorbed : ENRAPT
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Li'l fellow : WEELAD
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Attacked by a jellyfish : STUNG
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Come to earth : LAND
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Something to slide on : BANISTER
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Vail trails : SKIRUNS
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Easily split mineral : MICA
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Unity : ONENESS
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Pulmonary organ : LUNG
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It's between the headlights : GRILLE
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Rival of a 'Vette : TBIRD
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Fur : COAT
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Saintly sign : HALO
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What wavy lines signify in the comics : ODOR
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As well : ALSO
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Gather in : REAP
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Short do : BOB
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1 or 11, in twenty-one : ACE
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Roll call vote : YEA

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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