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New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 2008

Author:
Pamela Amick Klawitter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pamela Amick Klawitter

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Klawitter. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0622 ( 21,411 )
Across
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Third Crusade siege site : ACRE
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Citadel trainee : PLEBE
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Where houses traditionally have no walls : SAMOA
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Isn't idle : ACTS
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Leeway : ROOM
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Like galleys : OARED
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Run ___ of : AFOUL
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Great Lakes salmon : COHO
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FOOD COURT ___ CIRCUIT BOARD : CASECLOSED
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CIRCUIT BOARD ___ ROOM SERVICE : FOOTLOCKER
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Music may come in it : STEREO
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Stock market worker : TRADER
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Like some sacrifices : SUPREME
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Stove option : GAS
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Is for a group? : ARE
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Clothing lines : CREASES
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Life's partner : TIMES
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___-midi (French time of day) : APRES
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Like many dorms nowadays : COED
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Laughable : INANE
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ROOM SERVICE ___ LIGHT TOUCH : ROADHAZARD
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Code unit : DOT
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Covert sound : PSST
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"Beetle Bailey" character : SARGE
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What greedy people want : MORE
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Cause someone's insomnia, maybe : SNORE
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"Git!" : OUT
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LIGHT TOUCH ___ BELL PEPPER : SCREENDOOR
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Pet animal of Salvador Dali : OCELOT
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Sponge : FREELOAD
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Sylvia Plath poem that begins "I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root" : ELM
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Weightlifter's rep : CURL
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Impassioned : FERVENT
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Corporate division : SALES
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Fabric border : SELVAGE
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Give up : CEDE
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Young newt : EFT
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Some dates have one : CHAPERON
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Long-armed Sumatrans : ORANGS
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BELL PEPPER ___ BRUSH FIRE : SPRAYPAINT
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Was idle : SAT
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Track take : PURSE
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"It's been real" : CIAO
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Protection : AEGIS
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Iota : MITE
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"Father ___ ," hit 1990s British sitcom : TED
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BRUSH FIRE ___ SMART CAR : WALLSTREET
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Songwriter Carol Bayer ___ : SAGER
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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French word before deux or nous : ENTRE
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Dialogue units : LINES
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Bore : CALIBER
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Third-century year : CCX
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D-Day mo. : JUN
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Tale of a trip to Ithaca : ODYSSEY
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Shaped, as wood : LATHED
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Julia who starred in "Sabrina," 1995 : ORMOND
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SMART CAR ___ PIANO BAR : POOLPLAYER
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PIANO BAR ___ TRAILHEAD : GRAPHPAPER
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Composer Thomas : ARNE
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Irving Berlin's "___ My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen" : ILEFT
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Tennessee teammate : TITAN
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Final Four game : SEMI
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Tomorrow's opposite: Abbr. : YEST
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Send : ELATE
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Some seconds : VEEPS
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Too: Fr. : TROP
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Tennis lobs, e.g. : ARCS
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Prince Albert, for one : COAT
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Gift that might cut : ROSE
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Newly developed, as technology : EMERGENT
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Pullover shirts : POLOS
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Dweller along the Mekong : LAO
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Once, old-style : ERST
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Mugful : BEER
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Work of prose or poetry : EDDA
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More conservative, as investments : SAFER
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In front of, in dialect : AFORE
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Farm call : MOO
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Best, in a way : OUTSCORE
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Played the enchantress : ALLURED
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Gulf of Guinea capital : ACCRA
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Alternatives to RCs : COKES
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___ park : THEME
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Blisters, e.g. : SORES
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"Stop it!" : CEASE
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Place for an opinion : OPED
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Code unit : DASH
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Give insider info : TIPOFF
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Protect : INSURE
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TRAILHEAD ___ COUNTERTOP : MASTERCARD
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Turkey's tallest peak : ARARAT
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Read carefully : PORED
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Throw a fit : RAGE
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Heaven on earth : EDEN
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Vikki who sang "It Must Be Him" : CARR
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Some camera lenses : ZOOMS
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COUNTERTOP ___ POST OFFICE : DOLLARSIGN
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Oaxaca gold : ORO
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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Teahouse treats : SCONES
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Cut decoratively : SCULPT
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Brass : NERVE
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Heavy hitter : SLEDGE
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Area around the mouth : DELTA
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A tremendous supply : OCEANS
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2, 4, 6, 8, etc. : EVENS
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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They were seen at Black Power meetings : AFROS
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Like Iran's Ahmadinejad : SHIITE
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Satan is often seen with one : GOATEE
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Records : ENTERS
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Bull or Buck, e.g. : CAGER
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Make a choice : OPT
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Paris's ___ La Fayette : RUE
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Farm tower : SILO
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Ball in a basket : YARN
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"Syriana" actress Amanda : PEET
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Tote : CARRYALL
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It's in front of a mizzen : MAINMAST
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Something to pop : WHEELIE
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Write on a BlackBerry, maybe : TEXT
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Eat noisily : SLURP
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Recipe abbr. : TBSP
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Fee for many a doctor's visit : COPAY
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Put on a pedestal : ADORE
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City on the Rhone : LYONS
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Key : ISLET
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Split : CLEFT
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Garçon's handout : CARTE
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Bordello patrons : JOHNS
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Channel for interior decorators : HGTV
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Go out with : DATE
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Button next to a * : OPER
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Fictional captain : NEMO
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IV ___ : DRIP
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A way to vote : YEA
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Drivel : PAP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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