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New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Cohen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Cohen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0602 ( 22,121 )
Across
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Japanese beef center : KOBE
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Speck in the ocean : ISLET
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Visitor to Mecca : HAJI
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Sources of gold, e.g. : ORES
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Clichéd : STALE
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Holder in the Obama cabinet : ERIC
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Bye lines? : OBIT
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Prickly plant : BRIER
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Looney Tunes manufacturer : ACME
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Metaphorical target of attacks : LIGHTNINGROD
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Roundup animal : STEER
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Speck in the ocean : KEY
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Tribesman of Kenya or Tanzania : MASAI
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Broccoli ___ : RABE
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It makes jelly gel : PECTIN
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Grab most of : HOG
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Captor of Wendy Darling : CAPTAINHOOK
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Bears, in Baja : OSOS
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Boxer Ali : LAILA
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Game show originally titled "Occupation Unknown" : WHATSMYLINE
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The Cisco ___ : KID
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___ Beach, Fla. : DELRAY
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Bit of dust : MOTE
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Oslo Accords partner of Yitzhak and Bill : YASIR
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George Harrison's "All Those Years ___" : AGO
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Some border patrol cops : NARCS
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Dance with fiddlers and a caller : VIRGINIAREEL
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New Mexico native : ZUNI
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One of 101 in a googol : DIGIT
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Cuisine that includes pad see ew : THAI
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It may let off steam : IRON
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Grande ___ (Québec's main drag) : ALLEE
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Diary fastener : HASP
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Unwanted engine sound : PING
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Richter scale event : SEISM
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Sawbuck halves : ABES
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Mentholated smokes : KOOLS
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Go round and round : ORBIT
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Color that blends well : BEIGE
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"Sanford and Son" aunt : ESTHER
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Amazon.com ID : ISBN
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Compensation during a work stoppage : STRIKEPAY
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"Rawhide" singer Frankie : LAINE
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Poem of lament : ELEGY
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La., e.g., from 1805 to 1812 : TERR
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Ibuprofen target : HEADACHE
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Circumference section : ARC
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Olympian Thorpe : JIM
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Beverage store buy : ICE
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___ II (razor brand) : TRAC
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Eclipse, to the impressionable : OMEN
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Image on many a birth announcement : STORK
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Garlicky sauce : AIOLI
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Sporting tattoos, slangily : INKED
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Like Indian summer days : BALMY
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Forte's opposite : PIANO
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Cowboy's greeting : HOWDY
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Milo of "The Playboys" : OSHEA
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What a shut-out team may lack : GOALS
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Up to, in ads : TIL
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Severance package payments? : ALIMONIES
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Trying hard : STRIVING
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"Slumdog Millionaire" garb : SARI
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Sicilian spewer : ETNA
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Kitt in a cabaret : EARTHA
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Like a ballerina : AGILE
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Movie bomb of 2003 : GIGLI
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Post-surgery regimen, for short : REHAB
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"Give it a rest!" : CEASE
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Errata : SLIPS
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Vitamin label amts. : RDAS
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Agenda part : ITEM
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___ + 4 : ZIP
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Altdorf's canton : URI
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___ troppo (moderately, in music) : NON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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