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New York Times, Friday, May 23, 2008

Author:
Patrick John Duggan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick John Duggan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Duggan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 21,381 )

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Across
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Blister : SCATHE
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Dr. Seuss story setting : WHOVILLE
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"Anyway, after that ..." : SOTHEN
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Parting words : AUREVOIR
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Fop in "The Wind in the Willows" : MRTOAD
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Memorable "Marathon Man" query : ISITSAFE
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Réunion, for one : ILE
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One of a French literary trio : PORTHOS
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National Do Not Call Registry org. : FTC
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1987 Costner role : NESS
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Like a wet blanket : NOFUN
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Cross : MEET
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Untagged : NOTIT
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Bush league? : GOP
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Reddish-brown gems : SARDS
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"If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?," e.g. : ONELINER
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Plane part : BAY
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Celebratory cry : WEDIDIT
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Literally, "art of softness" : JUJITSU
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Animation bit : CEL
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Popular teen hangout, once : SODASHOP
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Drives away : SHOOS
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Item on a vine : PEA
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Doesn't spoil : KEEPS
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Fifth state to ratify the Constitution: Abbr. : CONN
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Study aid? : GRANT
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Where you can find hammers and anvils : EARS
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Beginning and end of 20-Across's motto : ALL
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Philosopher who coined the phrase "the best of all possible worlds" : LEIBNIZ
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Muscle strengthened by a pulldown exercise, in brief : LAT
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1989 film set in an inner-city high school : LEANONME
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Cheese type : ROMANO
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Like some airport purchases : DUTYFREE
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Spirits : SPECTERS
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Boot : DEPOSE
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It was shipwrecked in 1964 somewhere in the South Pacific : SSMINNOW
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Crime family name : CORLEONE
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Bore witness (to) : ATTESTED
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Le Duc ___ (Nobel Peace Prize refuser) : THO
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Bucket of bolts : HEAP
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___ a high note : ENDON
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Have in prospect : WAITFOR
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"Quiet!" : HUSHUP
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Constellation with the star Betelgeuse : ORION
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Kerry and McCain, e.g. : VETS
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"Grey's Anatomy" hookups : IVS
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Good-for-nothin' : LOAFER
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Stolen : LIFTED
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Builds up : ERECTS
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Doctor often seen on writers' bookshelves : ROGET
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Element used to make semiconductors : SILICON
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Potential buyer's question : MAYISEE
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Destroyers of many castles : TIDES
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Three-time Emmy-winning game show host : SAJAK
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Zero : NIL
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Mac : BUD
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Title girl in a 1958 hit by the Playmates : JOANN
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Historic mission : THEALAMO
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Crime family : SOPRANOS
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Popular boxing venue : UPSSTORE
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Military construction crew : SEABEES
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Burns : SCALDS
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Lie low : HOLEUP
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Like postmidnight TV shows : ONLATE
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Furniture cover : PRIMER
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Art class : GENRE
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Played out : TIRED
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Converted housing : LOFT
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Man-to-man alternative : ZONE
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U.N.'s home : NYC
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Word with weather or world : MAP

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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