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New York Times, Monday, May 26, 2008

Experts with the ends of 17- and 55-Across and 10- and 24-Down

Author:
Mark Sherwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QY} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Sherwood.
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© 2008, The New York Times5/26/08 ( No. 21,384 )
Across
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Irons or Woods : ACTOR
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Iridescent gem : OPAL
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Classic clown : BOZO
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Old Big Apple restaurateur : SARDI
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Put blacktop on : PAVE
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Word repeated before "pants on fire" : LIAR
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Strap-on leg supports : KNEEBRACES
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Sister of Prince Charles : ANNE
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Reason for an R rating : SEX
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Apple seeds' location : CORE
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Film critic Gene : SISKEL
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Without slack : TAUT
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Lady's partner : GENT
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Cavalry cry : CHARGE
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Experts with the ends of 17- and 55-Across and 10- and 24-Down : DENTISTS
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Cornmeal bread : PONE
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Biblical flood survivor : NOAH
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Lame gait : LIMP
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Michelangelo masterpiece : DAVID
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Event proceeds : GATE
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Fox's "American ___" : IDOL
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Away from the storm : ALEE
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Cancel, at Cape Canaveral : SCRUB
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Rifle and revolver : FIREARMS
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Poisonous atmosphere : MIASMA
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Part of a birthday celebration : CAKE
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Waste reservoir : SUMP
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Football refs : ZEBRAS
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Mitchell who sang "Big Yellow Taxi" : JONI
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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"Peek-___, I see you!" : ABOO
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Mincemeat, e.g. : PIEFILLING
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Gullet : CRAW
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Bones: Lat. : OSSA
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22-Across's longtime partner : EBERT
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Middle of many a steering wheel : HORN
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Wed. follower : THUR
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Things to salve : SORES
Down
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Seeks info : ASKS
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Chaplin prop : CANE
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"Jurassic Park" giant, informally : TREX
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Poem often titled "To a ..." : ODE
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Chest protector : RIBCAGE
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Some psychedelic designs : OPART
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Show worry in the waiting room, maybe : PACE
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Decreased : LESSENED
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It sets things off : BLASTINGCAP
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Sound piggish : OINK
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Western writer Grey : ZANE
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Baseball's Hershiser : OREL
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Rakish sort : ROUE
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Bank statement abbr. : INT
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Feat for Secretariat : TRIPLECROWN
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Three wishes granter : GENIE
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Sacramento's state: Abbr. : CALIF
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Title heroine played by Shirley Temple in 1937 : HEIDI
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Knight's protection : ARMOR
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Hawks' opposites : DOVES
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Goes up, up, up : SOARS
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Jazz great Art : TATUM
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"Come Back, Little ___" : SHEBA
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___ d'Or (Cannes award) : PALME
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Appearing and disappearing feature on Jupiter : DARKSPOT
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"Fresh as a daisy" and others : SIMILES
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Org. that helps with tow service : AAA
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Tax-exempt investment, for short : MUNI
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To date : SOFAR
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2007 Masters champion Johnson : ZACH
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Longest Spanish river : EBRO
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Wild hog : BOAR
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Bach's "___, Joy of Man's Desiring" : JESU
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Level : TIER
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Legal memo starter : INRE
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Some noncoms: Abbr. : SGTS
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Approximately: Suffix : ISH
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Debt-incurring Wall St. deal : LBO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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