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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 2007

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GQWZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0505 ( 20,997 )
Across
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With 8-Across, comic named one of Time's "100 most influential people" in 2006 : STEPHEN
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See 1-Across : COLBERT
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Versatile weapon : POLEAXE
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Shrinking body : ARALSEA
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Do over : ITERATE
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Entertainer whose last name is the past tense of a synonym of his first name : RIPTORN
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Chiang ___-shek : KAI
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Slice, e.g. : SODAPOP
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Unit in acoustics : BEL
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Saskatchewan station name : ESSO
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Pretend : LETON
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Central: Prefix : MEDI
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Sporty car features : TTOPS
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Scatting syllable : DOO
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One with concrete ideas? : MASON
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False front : VENEER
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Victorian type : BLUENOSE
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Quite bright : NEON
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Their scores may accompany transcripts : SATS
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X Games racers : BMXBIKES
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French fashion : LAMODE
46
Prepare to shoot : AIMAT
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Balance provider, briefly : ATM
49
They're between shoulders : LANES
50
Sitcom cross-dresser portrayer : FARR
51
Nannies' nightmares : BRATS
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He bought Vogue in 1909 : NAST
54
New Deal org. : FHA
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It's usually lost before reaching school age : BABYFAT
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Nova Scotia's Bras ___ Lake : DOR
58
1909 Matisse painting : LADANSE
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Hoot : ULULATE
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Ajman, for one : EMIRATE
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Henry Wade's opponent in a famous court case : JANEROE
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Less clear : SMOKIER
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"We made the right choice" : ITSBEST
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"The first network for men" sloganeer, once : SPIKETV
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As you like it : TOTASTE
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"Kyrie ___" (Mass petition) : ELEISON
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Through : PER
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Berkeley's ___ School of Business : HAAS
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Acclaim : EXTOL
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Vital : NEEDED
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Systems of rotating wheels? : CARPOOLS
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"Caddyshack" studio : ORION
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Arctic native : LAPP
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Short order : BLT
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1962 pop hit with a foreign title : ESOBESO
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Decoration behind an altar : REREDOS
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Nudist's lack : TANLINE
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Travel route with no points in-between : ATOB
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Feature of some political parties? : OPENBAR
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Virile type : MANSMAN
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Einstein essay "The World As I ___" : SEEIT
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Stuff in a mint : METAL
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Longtime U.S. ally : ROK
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Inits. at J.F.K. : UAL
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Prohibition-era offering : NEARBEER
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Stumps : BAFFLES
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2002 FIFA World Player of the Year : MIAHAMM
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"Oprah & Friends" airer : XMRADIO
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Deferral : STAY
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Impetuously, perhaps : ONADARE
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Adventurer and Airstream : DESOTOS
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Boss's address? : ESTREET
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View from Lake Kawaguchi : MTFUJI
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Thrash : BASTE
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Dinner course in Dresden : SALAT
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Sons of, in Hebrew : BNAI
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Port vessels : TUNS
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Refuge : ARK
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Medit. land : LEB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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