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New York Times, Thursday, June 14, 2007

Author:
Donna Hoke Kahwaty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donna Hoke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hoke. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0614 ( 21,037 )

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Across
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Flicker : DANCE
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Dog command : SPEAK
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Object of some amateur films : UFO
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Aviation name until 1997 : USAIR
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"Ladies of Leisure" director : CAPRA
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Comics sound : POW
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Con man's pay? : STINGSALARY
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Afternoon hour in Italy : TRE
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Supply at a changing station : TALC
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Source of wealth : ORE
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Almost white : ASHEN
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Satan? : HEOFDARKNESS
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Full of gusto : ARDENT
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Vacation destination : RESORT
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Blasting : NOISY
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Nitwit : SIMP
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"The Farmer's ___" (1928 Hitchcock film) : WIFE
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Salon acquisition : TAN
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Ingenuous ... or like 17-, 24-, 50- and 60-Across : ARTLESS
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Joie de vivre : VIM
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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Seasonal song title opener : AULD
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Heads-up : ALERT
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Send back : REMAND
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Disturbs the peace, in a way : SNORES
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Slapstick staples? : SURPRISEPIES
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"Then what happened?" : ANDSO
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___ d'Isère (French skiing locale) : VAL
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Clanton rival : EARP
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Single-stranded molecule : RNA
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Parts of dollhouse dinner table settings? : MINIGLASSES
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Comprehend : GET
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Banded stone : AGATE
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Snacks : BITES
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Palindromic preposition : ERE
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Ocean explorer's aid : SONAR
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Long leg? : STILT
Down
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Do some cleaning : DUST
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1930s film dog : ASTA
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Polish locale : NAIL
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They're easy : CINCHES
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Bit of work : ERG
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Simple knitting project : SCARF
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Went white : PALED
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DDT banner : EPA
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Flight board abbr. : ARR
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Transportation around the Aleutians : KAYAKS
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Jailed : UPTHERIVER
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Dry season danger : FORESTFIRE
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1936 Olympics record-breaker : OWENS
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Symbol of blackness : SOOT
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Symbol of whiteness : SNOW
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Singer with the 1992 quintuple-platinum album "Shepherd Moons" : ENYA
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Ready to fight : ARMED
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Parts of a gym set : REPS
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It may be upped : ANTE
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Cartoon beeper : ROADRUNNER
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Restaurant companion : DINNERDATE
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Ear decorations : STUDS
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Feverish, say : ILL
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911 responders : EMTS
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Eastern dignitary : RANI
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Fit to stand trial : SANE
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Music boosters? : AMPS
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Snaps : LOSESIT
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Perfumer's stock in trade : AROMAS
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Sunny spot for a plant : SILL
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"Beetle Bailey" character : SARGE
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Broadway hit that originally opened in London in 1978 : EVITA
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Cellphone's predecessor : PAGER
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Town ESE of Turin : ASTI
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Contents of a large, round, flat can : REEL
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Verbal elbow? : PSST
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"Where did ___ wrong?" : IGO
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Bert Bobbsey's twin : NAN
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Midbody muscles : ABS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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