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New York Times, Thursday, June 10, 2010

8-Down : Best-selling children's book series by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times6/10/10 ( No. 22,129 )
Across
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Not too many : AFEW
5
Auckland native, informally : KIWI
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Erased : BLANK
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Uninspiring : BLAH
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Promising start to a marriage? : IDOS
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Jazz count? : BASIE
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Correct with surgery, maybe, as the eye : LASE
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Spill (over) : SLOP
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Sitting in a cask, say : AGING
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61-Across + 9-Across : EXTREMELYCLOSE
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Elaine ___ ("Seinfeld" role) : BENES
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Rock grp. once promoted as "the English guys with the big fiddles" : ELO
25
Not be deadpan : REACT
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Food label abbr. : CAL
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Tiny amount of time: Abbr. : NSEC
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Prosciutto di ___ (Italian ham) : PARMA
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Backed (away from) : SHIED
35
Sch. whose Board of Visitors once included presidents Madison and Monroe : UVA
36
9-Across + 26-Down : UNLIMITEDBUDGET
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Gift received at Honolulu International Airport : LEI
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Be runner-up : PLACE
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Way : MEANS
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Phnom ___ : PENH
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Bug : IRK
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Work with wavy lines, maybe : OPART
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"Go ___ your mother" : ASK
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Aerosol targets : ODORS
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26-Down + 61-Across : INSPECTIONSPOT
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Bill with a picture of Ben : CNOTE
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End of the NATO phonetic alphabet : ZULU
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Big Ten team : IOWA
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A lot : OFTEN
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Biblical homophone of 1-Down : ABEL
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Muddy : ROIL
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"Don't ___!" : POINT
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'50s scare : REDS
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Having the know-how : ABLE
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Something that's spun : FLAX
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"Octopussy" setting : EASTBERLIN
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Question asked in a foggy state : WHEREAMI
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Lot : KISMET
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Sits : IDLES
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Peacoat material : WOOL
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Best-selling children's book series by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo : ISPY
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Hoops : BBALL
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Peaceful swimming site : LAGOON
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Tag line? : ASIS
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Yellow-striped ball : NINE
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Miller site? : KEG
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Pitch tents : ENCAMP
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Gossip mag subject : CELEB
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Madras monarch : RANEE
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"Got it" : CHECK
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Congressional hire : AIDE
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Tea service accessory : SUGARSPOON
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Eclipse, e.g. : EVENT
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Boppers : CATS
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Amazing Stories, e.g. : PULP
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Toronto daily : STAR
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Really criticize : DUMPON
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"Looks good to me" : ILIKE
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"To whom it may concern" alternative : DEARSIRS
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Hotfoot it : HASTEN
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Nonalcoholic beer brand : ODOULS
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Pooped : SPENT
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Like some bodybuilders' bodies : OILED
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Skinny : INFO
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"Wasn't my fault!" : NOTI
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Title first used by Simeon I of Bulgaria : CZAR
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Piece of cannelloni, essentially : TUBE
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Tot's injury : OWIE
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Something that's spun : TALE
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Admit (to) : COP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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