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New York Times, Thursday, May 22, 2008

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FXZ} This is puzzle # 144 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 21,380 )
Across
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Lively group? : ARTS
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Volkswagen route : BAHN
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Party to a Highland fling? : LASS
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Spoils : LOOT
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
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*Five-time Wimbledon winner : BJORNBORG
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Carnival booth : STALL
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"Socrate" composer : SATIE
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Copy : APE
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Start court proceedings? : SERVE
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Reggae relative : SKA
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*"Numb3rs" star : ROBMORROW
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Stumpers : POSERS
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Card game whose name is called out during play : UNO
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Fire proof? : ASH
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"Son of" story : SEQUEL
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Prefix with -logue or -gram : IDEO
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Block : CLOG
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"The Last Supper," e.g. : MURAL
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College quarters : DORM
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Winston Churchill, e.g. : TORY
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Be deceitful : PALTER
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Phoenix-to-Flagstaff dir. : NNE
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Howard in shorts : MOE
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Append : TACKON
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*Harpers Ferry raider : JOHNBROWN
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252-gallon unit : TUN
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Stretches : AREAS
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Cry while pointing a finger : AHA
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Part of a portfolio : STOCK
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Parsonage : MANSE
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*"Newhart" actor : TOMPOSTON
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Skirt features : SLITS
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Part of E.M.T.: Abbr. : EMER
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Classic spy plane : UTWO
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Catfish Row denizen : BESS
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Fix up : REDO
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Cheater's sound during a test : PSST
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Priests' garb : ALBS
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Red, as a Spanish wine : ROJA
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*Famed restaurateur : TOOTSSHOR
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Perfect pitch : STRIKE
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Overalls part : BIB
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Silent film star : HARPO
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Region of Israel: Var. : NEGEB
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Textbook division : LESSON
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Vesta, Pallas or Hygiea : ASTEROID
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"The ___ Report" (1998 reading) : STARR
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Cannon salute : SALVO
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Gusted : BLEW
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Converges on : NEARS
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Haircut that's short on the top and sides and long in back : MULLET
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War ender : PACT
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Orly : Paris :: Gardermoen : ___ : OSLO
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"___ paratus" (motto of the U.S. Coast Guard) : SEMPER
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In the capacity of : QUA
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WWW address : URL
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Take sides? : EAT
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*Co-star of "The Andy Griffith Show" : DONKNOTTS
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Rubik of cube fame : ERNO
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Sign ... or a description of the answers to the six starred clues? : OMEN
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Athletes on horses : GYMNASTS
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Role for Dustin Hoffman : RATSO
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Preoccupy : OBSESS
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Misbehaves : CUTSUP
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Sweet spreads : JAMS
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Toothbrush brand : ORALB
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"Sun Valley Serenade" star, 1941 : HENIE
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One of an old drive-in double feature, maybe : OATER
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Exclamation of feigned innocence : WHOME
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Yclept : NAMED
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Female whales : COWS
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Speed unit : KNOT
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Practiced : PRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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