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New York Times, Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Author:
Gary J. Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary J. Whitehead

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0506 ( 21,364 )
Across
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Mag. sales info : CIRC
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Cat calls : MEOWS
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Baseball's Matty or Felipe : ALOU
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First string : ATEAM
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Danish-based toy company : LEGO
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Special Operations group : DELTAFORCE
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And : PLUS
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Makings of a hero, perhaps : SALAMI
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Food giant that owns Ball Park Franks and Hillshire Farm : SARALEE
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Domain : REALM
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Part of M.O. : MODUS
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Way back when : AGO
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Welsh breed : CORGI
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Universal donor blood type, for short : ONEG
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Not susceptible : IMMUNE
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German article : EIN
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Kilmer of film : VAL
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Dr. ___ formerly of Death Row Records : DRE
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Tiny amount : TAD
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Coast Guard officer below lt. : ENS
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"Richard ___" : III
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Busybodies : YENTAS
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"Hey there!" : PSST
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War correspondent Pyle : ERNIE
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Asian holiday : TET
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Nun, in Nanterre : SOEUR
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N.F.L. periods: Abbr. : QTRS
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"The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" author : AESOP
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Takes to the police station : HAULSIN
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New Jersey college until 1995 : UPSALA
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Biblical brother : ABEL
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Highly pleasing : DELIGHTFUL
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Impart : LEND
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Brooke's longtime rival on "All My Children" : ERICA
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Capital suggested by the circled letters and by the starts of 17- and 63-Across and 11- and 29-Down : DOVER
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Fails to keep : ROTS
Down
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Scoundrels : CADS
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Intestinal parts : ILEA
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Sushi bar offering : ROLL
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Dance : CUTARUG
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Capo's organization : MAFIA
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Ike's W.W. II arena : ETO
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Done, to Donne : OER
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1954 war comedy "Francis Joins the ___" : WACS
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Dirty political tactic : SMEAR
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Rio Grande city : ELPASO
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TV angel portrayer : DELLAREESE
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Fit of shivering : AGUE
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Jazzman Allison : MOSE
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University town near Des Moines : AMES
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Ran : RACED
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"Alas, poor Yorick!," e.g. : LAMENT
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RKO competitor : MGM
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Picture : MOVIE
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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Overdue : DELINQUENT
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Beat in a Nathan's hot dog contest, e.g. : OUTATE
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Supersharp knife : GINSU
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Violin or cello: Abbr. : INSTR
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Fury : IRE
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"Illmatic" rapper : NAS
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Batik artists, e.g. : DYERS
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1773 jetsam in Boston Harbor : TEA
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Britney Spears, for one : POPSTAR
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"That's enough, I guess ..." : ITLLDO
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Year before jr. : SOPH
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Allied : SIDED
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Cuban export : SUGAR
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Heavenly circle : HALO
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Help in mischief : ABET
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Stout's Wolfe : NERO
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Bushy do : AFRO
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Fontanne's stage partner : LUNT
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Publican's stock : ALES
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Tyler of "Stealing Beauty" : LIV
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Swelling reducer : ICE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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