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New York Times, Friday, June 20, 2008

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0620 ( 21,409 )

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Across
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Flurries : BURSTS
7
How you might meet someone : HALFWAY
14
Head of an alley? : ONEPIN
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1.0 : DAVERAGE
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Not forsaking : TRUETO
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Without warning : UNAWARES
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Sticking point : TINE
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Old-time comic Ed : WYNN
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Gravlax ingredient : DILL
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Kind of column : OPED
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A National Cartoonists Society award is named for him : SEGAR
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Short cut? : LOIN
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City on the Trans-Canada Highway : MEDICINEHAT
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Nashville-based awards org. : CMA
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So much, on a score : TANTO
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Carter's second secretary of state : MUSKIE
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Like dirty rice : CAJUN
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Farm unit? : ANT
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Championship cricket matches : TESTS
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Left unceremoniously? : ELOPED
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Two-time gold medal skier of the 1998 Olympics : MAIER
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Using devices : SLY
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1990 Grammy winner for her album "Days of Open Hand" : SUZANNEVEGA
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Crew team? : TARS
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State bordering Lower Saxony : HESSE
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Film role for Russell in 1993 and Costner in 1994 : EARP
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One might be in a cast : LIMB
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Course for the dead? : STYX
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Exciting experience, in slang : TRIP
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Chair : MODERATE
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Like : AKINTO
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Comic's creation : ONELINER
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Their tails do not wag : COMETS
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Where Covent Garden is : WESTEND
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Craft often utilizing rubber bands : TIEDYE
Down
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Bench warmer : BOTTOM
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Still in development : UNRIPE
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Came back together : REUNED
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"I haven't got all day!" : SPEEDITUP
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Part of an even exchange : TIT
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Traps, perhaps : SNOWSIN
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Title role in a 1986 Woody Allen film : HANNAH
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Loser to Audrey for the 1953 Best Actress Oscar : AVA
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Far from family-friendly : LEWD
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Hardly hardy : FRAIL
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A 15-Down might have control over them : WARLOCKS
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Provision for holding certain jobs : AGELIMIT
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Word next to a check box : YES
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Underground movement leader? : DUNGEONMASTER
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Dirt spreader : YENTA
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Butt : RAM
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Gretna Green rebuffs : NAES
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Miami team, informally : CANES
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Classless one? : TUTEE
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Be in the can : SERVETIME
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"___ fini!" : CEST
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Helplessly? : ALLALONE
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Teens' escapades : JOYRIDES
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Member of the aster family : TANSY
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"Ya think?!" : DUH
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Ballpark : INEXACT
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Made more exciting : ZESTED
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Like some runs : EARNED
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Strongly realistic : GRITTY
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Put side by side : APPOSE
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Get the lead out? : SMELT
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It might be baked for an appetizer : BRIE
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Overwhelm, with "down" : MOW
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"King Kong" role : ANN
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Carp variety : KOI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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