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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 2008

Author:
Charles Barasch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles Barasch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Barasch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 21,382 )

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Across
1
One taking a shot : GUESSER
8
Worthless stuff : DROSS
13
Exposed : UNSHADED
15
Mideast royal name : FAISAL
16
What some patches provide : NICOTINE
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Second in court?: Abbr. : ASSTDA
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Like a family man : MARRIEDWITHKIDS
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First volume heading starter : ATO
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"To you, Antonio, ___ the most": Shak. : IOWE
22
Old Testament book: Abbr. : NEH
23
Pitch between columns : NEWSPAPERAD
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Ending for some gases : ANE
29
More likely to be fresh : WISER
30
Second : LATTER
32
Cy Young had a record 815 : STARTS
34
One of the Blues Brothers : ELWOOD
35
"Just watch me!" : ICANSO
36
Sticker : SPEAR
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Counterpart of "pls" : THX
38
What most couples try to have together : QUALITYTIME
43
Slow runner in the woods : SAP
44
Erase : UNDO
45
'60s theater : NAM
46
Be like Clark Kent : LEADADOUBLELIFE
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Long gone : OFYORE
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Got ready to pounce : CLOSEDIN
54
Went (off) : VEERED
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Deli sandwich material : HAMSALAD
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Went off : ERRED
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Girl with a future? : SEERESS
Down
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One taking a shot : GUNMAN
2
Certain Christian : UNIATE
3
Funds may be in it : ESCROW
4
Restaurant business bigwig : SHOR
5
Coll. entrance hurdle : SATI
6
Real estate agent on "Desperate Housewives" : EDIE
7
Split : REND
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Split : DASHEDAWAY
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Gamble : RISK
10
Repeated musical phrase : OSTINATO
11
Brought down : SADDENED
12
Horror movie character : SLASHER
14
More innocent : DEWIER
15
It's stuffed with dough : FATWALLET
19
Super finish? : IOR
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Kind of song : SWAN
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Area of interest to Archimedes : PIRSQUARED
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In a daze : ASTOUNDED
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Zoologist's foot : PES
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Makings of a suit : TORT
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Beer brand since 1842 : SCHAEFER
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One with a duty : TAXPAYER
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Prefix with calyx or thalamus : EPI
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Song from Bernstein's "Wonderful Town" : ITSLOVE
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Not be upright : SLOUCH
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Tzimmes : ADO
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Not going anywhere? : INIDLE
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They have family units : MAFIAS
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Polishes : EMENDS
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Illustrator of "Paradise Lost" and "The Divine Comedy" : DORE
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Gulf of San ___ (Caribbean Sea inlet) : BLAS
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West African capital : LOME
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Ovidian infinitive : ESSE
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"There was an old man ..." poet : LEAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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