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New York Times, Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 143 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 21,365 )
Across
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Course of action : TACK
5
Big jerk : SPASM
10
Author O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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White house : IGLOO
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Suffix with govern : ANCE
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Musial's 6 and Gibson's 45? : CARDINALNUMBERS
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Continuously : ONEND
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Grabs some shut-eye : SNOOZES
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Bitter drug : ALOES
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"Of course!" : DUH
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Pregame practice in Cincinnati? : REDPEPPER
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Sting operation : SETUP
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Dockworkers' org. : ILA
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Beach washer : TIDE
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Go too far onstage : EMOTE
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Leading the league : FIRST
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W.C. : LAV
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Ledger entry : DEBIT
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Coffeehouse order : LATTE
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Land O Lakes product : OLEO
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Air Force hero : ACE
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Earl in the court of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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AT&T Park standout? : GIANTSTAR
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Music booster : AMP
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Adak native : ALEUT
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With "El," British victory site of 1942 : ALAMEIN
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Wild : FERAL
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Prospects for a New York pennant? : METEXPECTATIONS
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Perrier alternative : EVIAN
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
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Puts on : DONS
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Query before a big event : READY
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Revue segment : SKIT
Down
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Snack in a shell : TACO
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One of TV's "Two and a Half Men" : ALAN
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Give a hoot : CARE
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Snatch : KIDNAP
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Sloth, for one : SIN
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Eagle shooters' grp. : PGA
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Every last bit : ALL
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End of some company names : SONS
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Pitcher's place : MOUND
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Inspiration for "Rent" : LABOHEME
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Plot component : ACRE
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Post meal : MESS
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Not playing : IDLE
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Hunted rodents : MOUSED
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Go (for) : OPT
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Closing passage : EPILOG
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City in central Missouri : SEDALIA
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Long arm? : RIFLE
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Indoor game much seen on English TV : DARTS
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Let slip : REVEAL
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Go ___ for (defend) : TOBAT
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Erie Canal city : UTICA
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Man of Principle? : PETER
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Clambake fare : STEAMERS
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Adjective for a 1-Down : TEXMEX
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I might signify this : ONE
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Clump of grass : TUFT
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Rathskeller decorations : STEINS
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Highland musician : PIPER
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In the center of : AMID
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Block brand : LEGO
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Loads : ATON
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Actress Campbell : NEVE
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Corner piece : ROOK
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Objecting to : ANTI
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Exam for a would-be atty. : LSAT
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Org. in "The Bourne Identity" : CIA
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Tiny amount : TAD
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To some extent : ANY

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

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