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New York Times, Monday, May 5, 2008

Author:
Stella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Venzke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Daily. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Venzke. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0505 ( 21,363 )

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Across
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Meat featured in a Monty Python musical title : SPAM
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Alternatives to PCs : MACS
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Popeye's creator E. C. ___ : SEGAR
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"Look what I did!" : TADA
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"There oughta be ___!" : ALAW
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Singer Cara : IRENE
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Difficult burden : ONUS
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Many a stadium cover : DOME
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Exxon competitor : CITGO
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Tourism bureau's offering : WELCOMEPACKET
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The matador's opponent : ELTORO
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Totally cool, in '90s slang : RAD
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Photo ___ (White House events) : OPS
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It's swung at Wimbledon : TENNISRACKET
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J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
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Ooze : SEEP
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1983 Barbra Streisand title role : YENTL
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Notes in a poker pot : IOUS
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It makes bread rise : YEAST
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Old-time wisdom : LORE
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Kind of patch for a rabbit : BRIAR
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Ark builder : NOAH
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Try to win, in romance : WOO
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Pesky wasp : YELLOWJACKET
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Communication means for the deaf: Abbr. : ASL
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Cry when a light bulb goes on : AHA
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Clears an Etch A Sketch, e.g. : ERASES
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It helps determine how much tax you owe the I.R.S. : INCOMEBRACKET
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Team leader : COACH
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Actress Spelling : TORI
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Airs, in Latin : AURAE
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Suffix with switch : EROO
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"The devil ___ the details" : ISIN
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King with a golden touch : MIDAS
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Amount owed : DEBT
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Guitarist Atkins : CHET
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Vermont ski town : STOWE
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Group of experts : PANEL
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Like blue movies : ADULT
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Yale's bulldog, e.g. : MASCOT
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Small amount of cash saved for an emergency : MADMONEY
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___ vera : ALOE
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Pitch tents for the night : CAMP
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Says on a stack of Bibles : SWEARS
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Time off from work with pay : SICKDAY
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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Become acquainted with : GETTOKNOW
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Lee who directed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : ANG
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Miners' finds : ORES
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Mercury or Saturn, but not Venus : CAR
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Oil industry prefix : PETRO
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Canonized fifth-century pope : STLEO
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Classic toothpaste brand : IPANA
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Animation frame : CEL
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Muammar el-Qaddafi's land : LIBYA
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Makes yawn : BORES
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Noted performing arts school : JUILLIARD
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"My gal" of song : SAL
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Party to the left of Dem. : SOC
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Become established : TAKEROOT
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Targets of Raid : ROACHES
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Queen on Mount Olympus : HERA
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A question of identity : WHO
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Blocked, as radio broadcasts : JAMMED
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Bit of strategy : TACTIC
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Smidgen : SKOSH
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Like "The Twilight Zone" music : EERIE
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Tour of duty : STINT
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Univ. sports org. : NCAA
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Country whose name is an anagram of 10-Down : EIRE
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Unidentifiable mass : BLOB
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Film device, for short : CAM
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Yves's yes : OUI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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