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New York Times, Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Author:
Adam Fromm
Editor:
Will Shortz
48-Down : Gobsmacked
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fromm.
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© 2008, The New York Times6/18/08 ( No. 21,407 )
Across
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"Ishtar" or "Heaven's Gate," famously : BOMB
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Etna product : LAVA
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1/60 of a fluid dram : MINIM
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Sequel to Melville's "Typee" : OMOO
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Workers in the field : OXEN
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Sheepish : OVINE
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Paint none too delicately : DAUB
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Lawrence of the North Dakota Hall of Fame : WELK
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Don'ts : NONOS
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Bring to a boil : ENRAGE
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Dance craze of the mid-'90s : MACARENA
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Appetizer, entree or dessert? : DINNERPARTLY
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Reuben server : DELI
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"Just ___ thought!" : ASI
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Boot part : TOE
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Role in "Young Frankenstein" : IGOR
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Poorly : ILL
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Disdain : SCORN
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Bonbon and how it should be divvied up? : SUGARPLUMFAIRLY
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"Horsefeathers!" : MYEYE
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Top figure on a clock : XII
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Painter of "The Naked 56-Down" : GOYA
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Edinburgh-to-London dir. : SSE
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Riding the waves : ASEA
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Doubting apostle? Not by a long shot! : THOMASHARDLY
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Horseless carriage : MOTORCAR
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Two-track : STEREO
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Without a chaperon : ALONE
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A round number ends in it : ZERO
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"West Side Story" fellow : TONY
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Popular block game requiring nimble fingers : JENGA
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Caesar's almost-last words : ETTU
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___ list : TODO
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Syrian president Bashar al-___ : ASSAD
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Profound : DEEP
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Building additions : ELLS
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Portended : BODED
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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Wear black, perhaps : MOURN
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Old spoofing duo : BOBANDRAY
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Pouter's protuberance : LOWERLIP
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Pink-slip : AXE
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The nerdier of the "Scooby-Doo" girls : VELMA
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Capital south of the Black Sea : ANKARA
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La Gioconda, familiarly : MONALISA
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White key, informally : IVORY
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Fine diving score : NINE
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Home ___ : INON
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Flat-topped land feature : MESA
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Word of wonder : GEE
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Price abbr. : CTS
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Wet blanket : PILL
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Picador's opponent : TORO
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Traveler's alternative to De Gaulle : ORLY
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2001 Oscar nominee for Best Original Song, "May It Be" : ENYA
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Faiths, say : ISMS
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Fellas : GUYS
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S-curve : OGEE
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Fiat ___ (common university motto) : LUX
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Winston or Salem : CIGARETTE
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Fix, as film on a reel : RETHREAD
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War stat : MIAS
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Bouillabaisse : FISHSOUP
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Big bird of myth : ROC
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Gobsmacked : AMAZED
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Absorb, as a cost : EAT
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Archipelago known as the Friendly Islands : TONGA
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Craggy ridge : ARETE
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What hungry wolves do : DROOL
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Tennis's Ivan : LENDL
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Toys that have their ups and downs : YOYOS
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See 44-Across : MAJA
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Cheers for picadores : OLES
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Oodles and oodles : TONS
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Hwy. : RTE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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