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New York Times, Monday, June 25, 2007

Travelers from another galaxy, for short

Author:
Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Mengel. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Gianette.
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© 2007, The New York Times6/25/07 ( No. 21,048 )
Across
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"Get out of here!" : SCAT
5
Scott who draws "Dilbert" : ADAMS
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Heart problem : ACHE
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Tortoise's race opponent : HARE
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Argue against : REBUT
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Attempt at a basket : SHOT
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Fe, chemically : IRON
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Loving strokes : PATS
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Course option : PASSFAILCLASS
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Hold the wheel : STEER
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"___ So Fine," #1 Chiffons hit : HES
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Double curve : ESS
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Old photo shade : SEPIA
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Space cut by a scythe : SWATH
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___ Khan : AGA
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Response option : YESNOANSWER
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Dweller along the Volga : TATAR
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Signal hello or goodbye : WAVE
44
Electric light option : ONOFFSWITCH
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Hedge plant : YEW
48
Person under 21 : MINOR
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Group singing "Hallelujah!" : CHOIR
51
Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Stout drink : ALE
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Parts to play : ROLES
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Quiz option : TRUEFALSETEST
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Advertising award : CLIO
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"Praise be to ___" : ALLAH
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Easter servings : HAMS
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String bean's opposite : FATSO
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Person under 20 : TEEN
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Optometrists' concerns : EYES
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Department of ___ : STATE
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Ocean eagle : ERNE
Down
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Freighters, e.g. : SHIPS
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Diamond weight : CARAT
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Came up : AROSE
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Tightens, with "up" : TENSES
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Space : AREA
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Place to get an egg salad sandwich : DELI
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Eve's second son : ABEL
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Chew (on) : MUNCH
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Old hat : STALE
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Nile nippers : ASPS
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Shoo off : CHASEAWAY
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Mouth-burning : HOT
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Travelers from another galaxy, for short : ETS
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Glenn of the Eagles : FREY
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Professional grp. : ASSN
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Comedian Martin : STEVE
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"The Taming of the ___" : SHREW
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Consumers of Purina and Iams food : PETS
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Vidi in "Veni, vidi, vici" : ISAW
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Playful trick : ANTIC
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Opposite ENE : WSW
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They're smashed in a smasher : ATOMS
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"Go fast!," to a driver : GUNIT
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Back then : ATONETIME
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Courtroom affirmation : OATH
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Western U.S. gas giant : ARCO
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Carrier of 13-Down : UFO
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Berlin Mrs. : FRAU
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Take on, as employees : HIRE
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Spin : ROTATE
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Pages (through) : LEAFS
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Key of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 : EFLAT
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Outcast : LEPER
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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Gem : STONE
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One of TV's "Friends" : ROSS
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___Vista (search engine) : ALTA
62
Final : LAST
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Mule or clog : SHOE
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Revolutionary Guevara : CHE
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Make, as a wager : LAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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