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New York Times, Friday, June 22, 2007

Birthplace of the first giant panda in North America to survive to adulthood

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Nothnagel.
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© 2007, The New York Times6/22/07 ( No. 21,045 )
Across
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Tollbooth option for Northeasterners : EZPASS
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Pennsylvania town that was the longtime home of Rolling Rock beer : LATROBE
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Ogle : LEERAT
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Plans named for a Delaware senator : ROTHIRAS
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One concerned with school activities? : MARINEBIOLOGIST
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Comment after "So" : ILIED
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Itself, in a legal phrase : IPSA
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Dating concern : AGE
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Martini go-with? : ROSSI
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Approve : BLESS
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BusinessWeek topic: Abbr. : IPO
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N.F.L.'er or N.B.A.'er : ATH
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Mathematician seen on a Swiss 10-franc note : EULER
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Lounging terrace : LANAI
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"The Last of the Plainsmen" novelist : GREY
32
Judge's declaration : NOBAIL
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Yes-men : LAPDOGS
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Worn rocks : JEWELRY
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Cold evidence : SNEEZE
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"Blade Runner" actress Young : SEAN
40
Give an invitation for : ASKTO
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A challenger might go after one : TITLE
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Cheer starter : SIS
45
Word with time or tone : TWO
46
Plays first : OPENS
48
Steel guitar sound : WHINE
50
With 9-Down, albeit, poetically : EEN
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Length of a kids' fun run, briefly : ONEK
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Kind of wind : SOLAR
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Disneyland attraction since 1955 : MRTOADSWILDRIDE
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Sweethearts : STEADIES
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It may sit near a jack : GASCAN
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"After you" : GOAHEAD
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Deck reply : AYEAYE
Down
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College in south central New York : ELMIRA
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Extremist : ZEALOT
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Be wiped out : PERISH
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Easter baby, maybe : ARIES
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Birthplace of the first giant panda in North America to survive to adulthood : SANDIEGOZOO
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Abbr. on many Québec road signs : STE
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Slacker : LOOSER
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Bearer of scales and plates : ATLAS
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See 50-Across : THO
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Capital on the Daugava River : RIGA
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Fresh : ORIGINAL
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Link between DNA strands : BASEPAIR
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Round fig. : EST
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Collector of bizarre facts : RIPLEY
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Books with many cross references? : BIBLES
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Cause for some fluff filling : SLOWNEWSDAY
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Suave, and then some : OILY
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Addict's bugbear : URGE
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Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
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"Cryptonomicon" novelist Stephenson : NEAL
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Some coll. seniors take it : LSAT
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Have as a boss : ANSWERTO
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The orange variety is black : PEKOETEA
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One with the force: Abbr. : DET
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Maker of a wake on a lake : JETSKI
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Source of strength : SINEWS
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Showed anxiety : TENSED
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Flint, e.g. : SILICA
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Tomorrow : INADAY
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Cool : SERENE
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Locations for declamations : PODIA
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Certain chess piece, informally : HORSE
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Collector of couples : NOAH
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Rangers' venue: Abbr. : MSG
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Cooler : ADE
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N.Y.C. airport : LGA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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