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New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chichewa and English are its two official languages

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times5/31/08 ( No. 21,389 )
Across
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Porky : FATASAHOG
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Socs. : ASSNS
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"Whatever" : IDONTCARE
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" (1959 film) : DEARE
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Where habits are picked up? : NUNNERIES
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Near the hip : ILIAC
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Seat : KEISTER
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"That's good enough" : ITLLDO
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Get down : SADDEN
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"The Novel of the Future" author : NIN
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First Earl of Chatham : PITT
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Proceeding : GOINGAHEAD
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Ready to get engaged? : ONHIRE
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Exchange for something very valuable : EYETEETH
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Vertical piece in a door frame : STILE
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Grp. issuing IDs : SSA
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Tennis star Petrova : NADIA
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Like some adult hippos : THREETON
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Product with a rotating ball : ROLLON
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Curious to a fault : MEDDLESOME
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Text messaging command : SEND
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Meatball : OAF
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Lyric stand-in, perhaps : NANANA
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Clammy? : SILENT
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Flight passengers often work on them : LAPTOPS
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Not independently : ASONE
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Not too much of a stretch : PLAUSIBLE
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Jenny Craig testimonial starter : ILOST
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Read the riot act : BAWLEDOUT
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Heavenly discovery of 1801 : CERES
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"Sure looks that way" : SOITSEEMS
Down
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Obnoxious sort : FINK
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In unison : ADUE
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1956 Olympic skiing sensation ___ Sailer : TONI
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Saint ___ Bay, Jamaica : ANNS
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Retaining instructions : STETS
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Spread statistic : ACREAGE
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Top arrangement? : HAIRDO
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Bank deposit, of sorts : ORE
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Some appliances : GES
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Passage to get 8-Down : ADIT
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Bears do it : SELL
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Tool for sewing canvas : SAILNEEDLE
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Certain atomic X-ray emission : NRADIATION
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Tick source : SECONDHAND
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"Splendor in the Grass" Oscar winner : INGE
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Day when courts are not in session : DIESNON
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"Amarantine" Grammy winner : ENYA
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After the Pentateuchal period : POSTMOSAIC
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Between seating sections : INTHEAISLE
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Attic, often : THIRDFLOOR
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Like many a backsplash : TILED
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It's 8 for O : ATNO
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Recovers : HEALS
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Lurch : REEL
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Sportsman of the Year co-winner of 1998 : SOSA
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Cot spot : TENT
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One of three French auto-making brothers : RENAULT
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Chichewa and English are its two official languages : MALAWI
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Sites of some religious statues : APSES
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Massachusetts motto starter : ENSE
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Court hangers : NETS
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"The washday miracle" sloganeer, once : TIDE
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One found in the woods : OBOE
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Extremely desirable : PLUM
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Fixes : SETS
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Oscar show airer? : PBS
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Mekong Buddhist : LAO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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