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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 2007

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 21,016 )
Across
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Food that's stuck on a plate : KEBAB
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Cycle starter : UNI
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Avant-garde composer Brown : EARLE
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Where Francis Scott Key saw bombs bursting : INAIR
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Site of an annual auto hill climb : PIKESPEAK
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"Creature From the Black Lagoon," e.g. : DDDMONSTERMOVIE
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One trying to stay up while going down : SKIER
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Shatner's sci-fi drug : TEK
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Almost bound : APT
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Overture follower : ACTONE
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Goes out to sea : EBBS
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Attention-getting haircut : MOHAWK
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Suffix with hex- : OSE
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Sundial hour : III
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Part of a treaty exchange, for short : POWS
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Affaires d'___ : ETAT
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Canon rival : NIKON
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Gathering of budding agriculturists : HHHHCLUBMEETING
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Cousins of Drama Desk Awards : OBIES
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Brim : TEEM
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Dye plant : ANIL
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Runner of an experiment? : RAT
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Suffix with vapour : ISE
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"Please refrain from personal attacks" : BENICE
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"Excuse me" : AHEM
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Controversial 1767 act of Parliament : TEATAX
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Old J.F.K. sight : SST
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Gray side: Abbr. : CSA
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Separates : SORTS
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Some running competitions : KKKKKKKKKKRACES
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City of Indiana or Louisiana : LAFAYETTE
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Severe : ACUTE
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Big parade organizer : MACYS
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Sequel title starter, sometimes : SON
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Target sport : SKEET
Down
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Western moniker : KID
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See 3-Down : END
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With 2-Down, what a villain may come to : BAD
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Points : AIMS
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"The Greatest Generation" author : BROKAW
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Not happy at all : UPSET
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The N in blasting : NITRO
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Mike's partner in candy : IKE
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Give ___ (prod) : APOKE
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Rel. title : REV
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Pull (out), as a narrow victory : EKE
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Some art prints : ERTES
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Jefferson site : NICKEL
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Old wine vessel : AMPHORA
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Bigwig : POOHBAH
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"The Sword in the Stone" author : THWHITE
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Cry of innocence : NOTME
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Two-piece suits? : BIKINIS
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Study involving nature and engineering : BIONICS
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Wrestler's wear : SINGLET
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Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
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Suffix with benz- : ENE
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One in a class by himself : TUTEE
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Shinzo ___, Japanese P.M. : ABE
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Call ___ evening : ITAN
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Top-rated show of 2002-05 : CSI
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Start, with "on" : EMBARK
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Purse : STAKE
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People in a crowd, maybe : EXTRAS
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Longtime "ABC's Wide World of Sports" host : MCKAY
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Request one's presence at : ASKTO
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Symbol : TOKEN
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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Bed, slangily : SACK
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Airline with a crown in its logo : KLM
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"The Jungle Book" python : KAA
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Restaurant with wings : KFC
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Some chess pieces: Abbr. : KTS
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Table stick : CUE
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Season overseas : ETE
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Established : SET

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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