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New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Author:
Dave Mackey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dave Mackey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Mackey. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Birdbrain : NITWIT
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Of the flock : LAIC
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Inferior, as excuses go : SAD
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Add value to : ENRICH
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Norse epic : EDDA
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Step on it : HIE
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Solitaire card game : ROUGEETNOIR
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Sapphic work : ODE
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Wee hour : ONE
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Pre-K enrollee : TOT
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Spoke hesitatingly : HAWED
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Pugs in gyms, at times : SHADOWBOXERS
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Forcefully, in music : FURIOSO
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Busy cowpoke : ROPER
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1972 Bill Withers hit : USEME
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Brooder : HEN
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4, on a phone : GHI
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Good thing to build on : SOLIDFOUNDATION
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Poli ___ : SCI
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Response to a backrub : AAH
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Gentle opening? : SOFTG
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Québec's southern neighbors : ETATS
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52-Down part : BRISTLE
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Initially : ATFIRSTBLUSH
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1983 Keaton comedy : MRMOM
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Bank worry : RUN
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Blood-typing system : ABO
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Word repeated in the "Whiffenpoof Song" refrain : BAA
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Cunard fleet member : LUXURYLINER
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Collagen target : LIP
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Greasy spoon sign : EATS
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Poster stock : OAKTAG
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Saucer contents, in brief? : ETS
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Kind of support : TECH
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Big blasts, for short : NTESTS
Down
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"Quo Vadis" role : NERO
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Knowing, as something private : INON
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Set straight : TRUE
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Go nuts, with "out" : WIG
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It's never in a neat order : ICE
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Certain sorority members : THETAS
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Slowly, on a score : LENTO
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Stir : ADO
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"Rise and Fall of ___ Amin" (1981 film) : IDI
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"American Graffiti" extra : CARHOP
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Item from a registry, perhaps : SHOWERGIFT
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Good Samaritan : AIDER
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Knight's list : DEEDS
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List-starting words : TODO
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Send packing : AXE
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___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
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Worked a garden : HOED
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House ___ : WREN
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Source of interest : BOND
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Something to kick up : FUSS
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Summer Games org. : USOC
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They show altitude : RELIEFMAPS
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"Come again?" : HUH
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Off-Broadway's "___ Baltimore" : HOTL
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"A Loss of Roses" playwright : INGE
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Dietary needs : FATS
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Drying kiln : OAST
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Tag sale proviso : ASIS
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Peter of reggae : TOSH
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Padre's hermano : TIO
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Decorative band : ARMLET
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Astigmatic's view : BLUR
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"Guys and Dolls" is based on his writing : RUNYON
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Mosey along : AMBLE
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Red hair or freckles : TRAIT
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Toiletry kit item : BRUSH
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Social workers? : ANTS
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Ready for the sack : BEAT
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A.A. and A.A.A., for two : ORGS
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Mideast federation: Abbr. : UAE
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Band with the 1987 single "Dear God" : XTC
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Part of a G.P.S. reading: Abbr. : LAT
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Liked leader? : IKE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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