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New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Author:
Curtis Yee
Editor:
Will Shortz
Prof. Brainard of "The Absent-Minded Professor"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Yee. Wednesday freshness: 29%
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© 2007, The New York Times6/13/7 ( No. 21,036 )
Across
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Classic muscle cars : GTOS
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Stellar bear : URSA
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Not be able to take : ABHOR
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Juillet's follower : AOUT
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Gad about : ROAM
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Valuable find : TROVE
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Scrap the original strategy : GOTOPLANB
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Party spreads : PATES
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Bikini, for one : ATOLL
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Part of a suit : DEUCE
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Big spread : FEAST
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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___ Mae (Whoopi's "Ghost" role) : ODA
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Broke ground : DUG
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Loop looper : THECHICAGOL
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Restrained : ONALEASH
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Chapel fixture : PEW
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Three-time 60-homer man : SOSA
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Personal quirk : TIC
39
Anthem starter : OSAY
43
Bandleader Eubanks, familiarly : KEV
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Metropolis figure : LOISLANE
49
Muscle shirt, e.g. : SLEEVELESST
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Rock's ___ Lonely Boys : LOS
54
Pewter component : TIN
55
Glass of "This American Life" : IRA
56
Lock : TRESS
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Common Market inits. : EEC
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Cyclist Armstrong : LANCE
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Unaided : ALONE
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What the ends of 17-, 30-, and 49-Across spell : DELIORDER
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Comic Amsterdam : MOREY
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Pandora's boxful : ILLS
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Cry after the sound of a bell : TIME
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Dag Hammarskjöld, for one : SWEDE
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Cry after the sound of a bell : STOP
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PC suite components : APPS
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Totally smitten : GAGA
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Attention-getting sound : TOOT
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On empty : OUTOFGAS
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Took off with : STOLE
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Location to bookmark: Abbr. : URL
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Driver's license prerequisite : ROADTEST
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All there : SANE
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Plot feature in many a western : AMBUSH
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Calm : ATPEACE
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Support, of a sort : BRA
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Ballpark buy : HOTDOG
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Take too far : OVERDO
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Use again, as a Ziploc bag : RESEAL
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Catcher's place : PLATE
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Blood's rival : CRIP
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___ Na Na : SHA
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When added to 29-Down, tres : DOS
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See 28-Down : UNO
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Big copper exporter : CHILE
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Wanted G.I. : AWOL
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One of 10,000 in Minnesota : LAKE
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"Who's on first?" asker : COSTELLO
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Spicy bowlful : SALSADIP
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2007, por ejemplo : ANO
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What a nod may mean : YES
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Curse, of sorts : EVILEYE
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Designer Wang : VERA
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Neighbor of Leb. : ISR
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Gregg pro : STENO
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Cooks, in a way : STEAMS
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Stay out of sight : LIELOW
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Call for more : ENCORE
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"The Blues Brothers" director John : LANDIS
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Mattress giant : SERTA
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Knick rival : CELT
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Fill-in : TEMP
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Bauxite and others : ORES
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Prof. Brainard of "The Absent-Minded Professor" : NED
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AOL, e.g. : ISP

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