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New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 2011

Author:
Daniel A. Finan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel A. Finan

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 147, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0508 ( 22,461 )
Across
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Rides : NAGS
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Nickname for Joseph Haydn : PAPA
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Part of a girl scout's uniform : SKIRT
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Home for 22-Across : JAPAN
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Needle case : ETUI
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Tender areas : SORES
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Fix, as a hem : RESEW
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Pitcher Hideki ___ : IRABU
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Capris? : LONGSHORTS
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Dweller along the Tigris : IRAQI
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Ending with sea : FARER
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See 66-Across : SNL
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Kind of intake : CALORIC
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Domes to let in London? : ROUNDFLATS
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Southern city known as the Horse Capital of the World : OCALA
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It may bring a tear to your eye : WASABI
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
37
Verizon forerunner : GTE
38
Pre-2004 purchase from G.M.? : NEWOLDS
41
"___ Only Had a Brain" : IFI
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Cruise stops: Abbr. : ISLS
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Convention conclusion? : GOER
44
"Spaceballs" and the like : SPOOFS
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Sour notes? : FAULTYSOUNDS
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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Accustom : ENURE
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Toy rocket company since 1958 : ESTES
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Verdi aria "___ tu" : ERI
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Fractions of acres? : LITTLELOTS
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Boston Tea Party issue : TAX
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He wrote "None but the brave deserves the fair" : DRYDEN
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Towers in the high country? : TBARS
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"Flashdance" actor Michael : NOURI
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"King ___," song premiered on 27-Across on 4/22/78 : TUT
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Month before Tishri : ELUL
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"___ Do Is Dream of You" : ALLI
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Shabby wares sold at an expo? : BADFAIRGOODS
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Featured singer on Eminem's "Stan" : DIDO
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Shipwreck site : REEF
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Org. whose functions follow forms? : IRS
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"___ evil ..." : SEENO
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Lead singer of the fictional Pussycats : JOSIE
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Famous answer giver : TREBEK
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HBO's ___ G : ALI
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What socialists campaign for? : LEFTRIGHTS
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Pokey : CAN
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Unkempt types : SLOBS
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First player listed in "Total Baseball" : AARON
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Shakespearean assents : AYS
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B and O, for presidents #43 and #44? : LASTINITIALS
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Battlefield sorting system : TRIAGE
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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Batter's need : EGG
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Career criminals? : PROCONS
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Eastern wrap : OBI
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Actor Robert who played the villain in "Licence to Kill" : DAVI
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Rick who sang "Never Gonna Give You Up" : ASTLEY
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Overly air-conditioned room, facetiously : IGLOO
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Material for a biographer with a recorder? : TAPEDLIVES
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Monkeys : SIMIANS
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Disco ___ : ERA
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Church gift : TITHE
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Best-looking rear ends? : TOPBOTTOMS
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___-dink : RINKY
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Key key : ENTER
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Sub-sub-players : CTEAM
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Blind piece : SLAT
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Some encls. : SASES
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"Great Scott!" : EGADS
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Pianist Myra : HESS
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Numbers game : KENO
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Chop-chop : ATONCE
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N.R.A. concern : GUNLAW
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Mr., in Milano : SIG
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March Madness activity : POOL
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Lane marking : ARROW
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Millennia-old Jordanian city that's a World Heritage Site : PETRA
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St. Clare's home : ASSISI
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Asian title : SRI
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Walsh with 2004 and 2008 gold medals in beach volleyball : KERRI
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Golf's Aoki : ISAO
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D.J.'s considerations : REQUESTS
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Like stars at night : TWINKLY
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Secs : JIFFS
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Ideal : PARAGON
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Covered for, maybe : ABETTED
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Baby bottles : NURSERS
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Doo-wop syllable : SHA
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Masked people wield them : SCALPELS
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___ latte : CAFFE
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Courses people look forward to? : DESSERTS
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Part of L.A. : LOS
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Radial alternative : BIASTIRE
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Through : DONE
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"O my prophetic ___!": Hamlet : SOUL
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Genus of holly : ILEX
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One in a harness : GUIDEDOG
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Palm features : FRONDS
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___ circumstances : SETOF
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Suffix with audit : ORY
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Union locale : ALTAR
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Barbecued bit : RIBLET
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More clichéd : STALER
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Ambitious track bet : TRIFECTA
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___ sponte (legal term) : SUA
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Fizzler : DUD
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Actress Cuthbert of "24" : ELISHA
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Reason for a TV-MA rating : NUDITY
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Sense of humor : RISIBLES
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How some practical jokes go : TOOFAR
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Windblown soil : LOESS
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Like House elections : BIENNIAL
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Animal shelter? : ARK
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Pomade alternative : GEL
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___ a time : ONEAT
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International bully : JINGOIST
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Actress ___ Ling of "The Crow" : BAI
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Et ___ : ALII
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"Long," in Hawaii : LOA
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Lead-in to -meter : TRIP
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Jet's noise : ROAR
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Giving it 110%, so to speak : STRIVING
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Certain N.C.O.'s : SSGTS
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Targets of martial law : LOOTERS
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Modern locale of ancient Illyria : ALBANIA
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Loafers, e.g. : SLIPONS
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One asked to R.S.V.P. : INVITEE
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Heart meas. : ECG
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Snag : GLITCH
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Fútbol cheer : OLEOLE
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Oklahoma city : NORMAN
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In order that one might : SOASTO
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Pivotal times : DDAYS
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Incinerated : ASHED
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Express shock or happiness, say : EMOTE
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"Great Scott!" : YIPES
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Sommer in Southern California : ELKE
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Jazzy James or Jones : ETTA
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"___ le roi!" : ABAS
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Athos, Porthos or Aramis : NOM
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Signs of ineloquence : ERS
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Utterance of a finger wagger : TSK

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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