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New York Times, Friday, May 9, 2008

36-Across : The lower 70s, say

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times5/9/08 ( No. 21,367 )

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Across
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Terrifying tales : HAIRRAISERS
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Org. that called '60s strikes : SDS
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One might have a stunt double : ACTIONMOVIE
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Egyptian ___ (cat breed) : MAU
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Bit of ballistic evidence : SHELLCASING
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Market figure, briefly : ARB
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Weber per square meter : TESLA
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Certain fund-raiser : GALA
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Organization originally called the Jolly Corks : ELKS
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Philanthropic focus : NEEDS
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Buddy-buddy : PALSY
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Where many lives are expended : ARCADE
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Bat shapers : LATHES
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Computer connection : PORT
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Some cameras : LEICAS
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The 10 in 10/20: Abbr. : OCT
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The lower 70s, say : ROOMTEMPERATURE
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Ricky Nelson's "___ Late" : ITS
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Builder of a hanging nest : ORIOLE
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Home of Utah Valley State College : OREM
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Kir ingredient : CASSIS
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Some believers : DEISTS
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Projecting bit of architecture : ORIEL
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Jib used to give a boat more speed : GENOA
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Coloring : TONE
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Designer Kenneth : COLE
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Rush : SPATE
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"Oklahoma!" bad guy : JUD
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It often includes surround sound : HOMETHEATER
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Suffix of some cyclic compounds : ANE
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One who may do a wire transfer : ELECTRICIAN
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A multiple of CLI : MDX
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Chips and such : PARTYSNACKS
Down
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Shakespeare's own? : HAST
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Feel eager : ACHE
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Plural suffix with urban : ITES
4
Moon marking : RILL
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"Doonesbury" journalist Hedley : ROLAND
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Not at all recent: Abbr. : ANC
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Something to project : IMAGE
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"Such a tragedy" : SOSAD
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Poisons : EVILS
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Actress Morelli of "The Leopard," 1963 : RINA
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Div. : SEG
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Predawn period : SMALLHOURS
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Potential reputation ruiner : DARKSECRET
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Secondary arrangements : SUBSYSTEMS
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Fill up on : EAT
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Trappers with pots : EELERS
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Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor ___" : PASA
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Yellowish-orange spread : APRICOTJAM
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Rummage : ROOTAROUND
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It tells you where else to look : CROSSINDEX
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One passing notes? : ATM
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1960s TV western : LAREDO
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British record giant : EMI
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You might take stock in it: Abbr. : IPO
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Certain character sketch : CEL
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It's not light work : TOIL
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French pronoun : TOI
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Word in a 27-Down : SEE
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Park with great care, e.g. : EASEIN
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TV marine : GOMER
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Provide a seat for : ELECT
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Like lace : NETTY
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Mixer option : COLA
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Cousin of a guinea pig : PACA
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Axiom ender : ATIC
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Alternative to cedar : TEAK
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Flying piscivores : ERNS
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Not squaresville : HEP
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Crowd-thrilling hits: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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