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DID YOU GET THE MEMO?

New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 2008

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Newton

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {KQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Newton. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0615 ( 21,404 )
Across
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Fills to almost overflowing : TOPSOFF
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Unposed photo : CANDID
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Search blindly : GROPE
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What some shoot in a golf round : EVENPAR
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Decked out : ADORNED
22
Alternatives to Yodels : HOHOS
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Memo about Stephen King's "Christine"? : REPOSSESSEDAUTO
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Bob Marley's "___ the Sheriff" : ISHOT
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Drop from the invitation list, say : SNUB
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Dig in : EAT
28
Staple figure in origami : CRANE
30
Emmy-winning Ward : SELA
31
Meeting of the minds? : ESP
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Memo about an inveterate perjurer? : RELYINGONINSTINCT
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Like the Honda Element : BOXY
38
BBC : Britain :: ___ : Italy : RAI
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Part of 1/2 : SLASH
40
Want to undo : RUE
41
Absentee : TRUANT
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Kind of line : CONGA
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"Now I see!" : AHYES
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Memo about a dating guide? : REPAIRMANUAL
50
Way around Paris : METRO
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Contingencies : IFS
54
MSN rival : AOL
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Board : MEALS
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An essay may be on one : TEST
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Loon : NUTCASE
64
Memo about where tariffs are imposed on incoming ships? : REPORTFORDUTY
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In the slightest : ATALL
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Mocks : JEERSAT
70
Apple gadget : CORER
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Memo about stores for animal appendages? : RETAILOUTLETS
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Falls on the border : NIAGARA
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Strategic W.W. I river : YSER
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Mower part : BLADE
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Wee bit : TAD
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D.C. bigwig : SEN
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City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Memo about a religious outpost for prisoners? : RECONMISSION
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1492 voyager : PINTA
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Editorial take : SLANT
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Have mercy (on) : GOEASY
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Bearded beast : GNU
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Source of wool : LLAMA
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Timecard abbr. : HRS
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Flirtatious sort : MINX
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Memo about why to buy an air purifier? : REMOTEPOSSIBILITY
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Box office sign : SRO
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Canned : AXED
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Lightly moisten : BEDEW
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Journey part : LEG
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"Right on!" : AMEN
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Ready to roll? ... or not ready to roll? : TIRED
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Memo about a lyricist? : REVERSEENGINEER
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Top echelon : ELITE
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Ignore the usual wake-up time : SLEEPIN
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Clothing chain since 1994 : OLDNAVY
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It's distracting : DECOY
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John James Audubon, e.g. : ARTIST
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"Ain't gonna happen!" : NOSIREE
Down
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Short and often not sweet : TERSE
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Some are Dutch : OVENS
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Give some zing : PEPUP
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Hoity-toity type : SNOB
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Special ___ : OPS
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Fourth members of a musical group : FAS
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At will : FREELY
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Inflexible, as some rules : CASTIRON
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Suffix with stock or block : ADE
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Go-ahead signal : NOD
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___ Malfoy, Harry Potter antagonist : DRACO
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Buries : INURNS
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Special military assignment : DETAIL
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4, on a phone : GHI
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"Arrested Development" actress Portia de ___ : ROSSI
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Candy bar whose name is an exclamation : OHHENRY
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It may be used for banking : POOLCUE
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They're left behind : ESTATES
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1958 hit whose B-side was "La Bamba" : DONNA
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Articulate : SAY
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Biggest section in a dictionary : ESS
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Rice-A-___ : RONI
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All of a crowd, maybe : EXTRAS
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When repeated, Mork's TV sign-off : NANU
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Prefix with byte : GIGA
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Whaling adverb : THAR
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Kid's greeting : BAA
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Threefold : TRINARY
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Proves otherwise : REFUTES
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Like Albany or Chicago : UPSTATE
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Low-___ : CAL
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Bordering on : ALMOST
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Frank : HOTDOG
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One of a comedic trio : MOE
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LeBlanc of "Joey" : MATT
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One with a pole position? : ELF
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General on a Chinese menu : TSO
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Long lines on a timeline : ERAS
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Turkey is part of it : EURASIA
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Music players : STEREOS
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Rule before a revolution, maybe : TYRANNY
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Popular table wine : CLARET
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Clay, by another name : ALI
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No longer working: Abbr. : RETD
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Specialized fishermen : EELERS
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Grand ___, setting for "Evangeline" : PRE
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HDTV maker : RCA
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King ___ Carlos of Spain : JUAN
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Figure-watchers' figs. : LBS
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World Cup cheer : OLE
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Where Forrest Gump did a tour : NAM
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"Gotcha," to a beatnik : IDIGIT
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Boom maker : TNT
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Put (away) : SALT
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K-12 grades, collectively : ELHI
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___ loading : CARB
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How a ringtone may be set : ONSILENT
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Discman maker : SONY
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___ Ed : SEX
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Like many nonanimated Disney films : PGRATED
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Banished : INEXILE
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Having digits : NUMERIC
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Isr. neighbor : LEB
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They do impressions : APERS
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First Ford : MODELA
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Invariably : ASEVER
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Filet type : MIGNON
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Schiller's "___ Joy" : ODETO
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Babydoll : SWEET
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Old western actor Van Cleef : LEE
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Makeup applier's boo-boo : SMEAR
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One of the Canterbury pilgrims : REEVE
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Ham ___ : ONRYE
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Years in old Rome : ANNI
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Old Ottoman title : DEY
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Univ. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Family nickname : SIS
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Shine, in product names : GLO
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Fingers : IDS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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