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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 21,001 )

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Across
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Churn : ROIL
5
Tale with a point : FABLE
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Pre-Communist leader : TSAR
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It's a killer : ORCA
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Tubular instruments : OBOES
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Doing : UPTO
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Winston Churchill's description of a fanatic, part 1 : ONEWHOCANT
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Gymnastics apparatus, for short : BEAM
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Layout : FORMAT
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Opposite of Mar. on a calendar : SEP
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American Depression, e.g. : ERA
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Part of A/C : AIR
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Secured, as a fish on a line : REELEDIN
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Description, part 2 : CHANGEHISMIND
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Suffer : AIL
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Not the brainiest sort : SAP
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December celebrations : NOELS
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Chooses : SELECTS
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Dreadful : ABYSMAL
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Rock's ___ Van Halen : EDDIE
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Lug : APE
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"Lead ___ King Eternal" (hymn) : ONO
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Description, part 3 : ANDWONTCHANGE
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How often federal elections are held : BIYEARLY
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Science fiction author Stanislaw : LEM
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"Well, ___ be!" : ILL
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Free (of) : RID
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Formally speaks : ORATES
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Résumé addenda : BIOS
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Description's end : THESUBJECT
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Rangy : LANK
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Like a despot, typically : HATED
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Western Indian : OTOE
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Pushing the envelope : EDGY
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Collars worn outside the lapels : ETONS
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Payment in Monopoly : RENT
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Part of the mouth : ROOF
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"Yes ___?" : ORNO
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Froster : ICER
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Tin star wearer : LAWMAN
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Barber chair feature : FOOTREST
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"Dancing With the Stars" airer : ABC
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It has some feathers around the neck : BOA
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Contacts, e.g. : LENSES
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Revere : ESTEEM
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Margarine container : TUB
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Leadfoot : SPEEDDEMON
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Pong creator : ATARI
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Not italic : ROMAN
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Alexander who said "I'm in control here" : HAIG
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"Elder" of ancient history : PLINY
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Tear (up) : RIP
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Orbiting chimp of 1961 : ENOS
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Legal assignment : CASE
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Double-timed : HIED
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From dawn till dusk : ALLDAYLONG
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Owns : HAS
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"Metropolis" director Fritz : LANG
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Gin fruit : SLOE
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Bild article : EINE
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Moth deterrent : CEDAR
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Bldg. unit : APT
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Obscures : BECLOUDS
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Indiscriminate amount : ANY
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Squirm : WRITHE
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Commonplace : OLDHAT
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Spearmint, e.g. : HERB
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Key with three sharps : AMAJOR
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Oath taker's aid : BIBLE
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Classic epic : ILIAD
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Head, in an école : TETE
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College course, briefly : ECON
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Mark indicating "O.K. as is" : STET
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Heavens : SKY
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Abbr. on W.W. II maps : ETO
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Bayh or Biden: Abbr. : SEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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