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New York Times, Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Author:
Rob Cook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQW} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0625 ( 21,414 )
Across
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Meeting points : FOCI
5
Snifter filler : COGNAC
11
Duff beer server, on TV : MOE
14
Neighbor of Yemen : OMAN
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Building with lots of wings : AVIARY
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Hobby farm occupant : ANT
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Talk in one's sleep? : RESTORATION
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Dit's counterpart in Morse code : DAH
20
1986 sci-fi sequel : ALIENS
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"Who ___?" : AMI
22
Time piece? : ERA
23
Funk or punk : GENRE
24
Building the Berlin Wall? : REDACTION
27
School of William and Harry : ETON
28
Exams with three sects. : SATS
29
Janis's hubby in the funnies : ARLO
30
Old lottery org. : SSS
31
"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
32
Ready at any time : ONCALL
34
Equestrian addiction? : REINHABIT
36
Put into piles : ASSORT
39
Long-horned goat : IBEX
40
Abbr. in car ads : EPA
43
Atahualpa's people : INCA
44
Word before a discounted price : ONLY
45
Chuck wagon load : GRUB
46
Back burner? : REARRANGE
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Goes bad : SOURS
50
German magazine ___ Spiegel : DER
51
Mag. wheels : EDS
52
Get ready to ride, with "up" : SADDLE
53
Six-Day War arm : UZI
54
Literacy campaign? : READMISSION
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Disney collectible : CEL
58
United by treaty : ALLIED
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Suffix with hypn- : OTIC
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Take a whack : TRY
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Eye site : NEEDLE
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Protected state bird : NENE
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Seeks food : FORAGES
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Chefs flip them : OMELETS
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Houses of cards? : CASINOS
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Often-unpaid worker : INTERN
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Bumper ___ : CARS
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Fertility clinic stock : OVA
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"Shoo!" : GIT
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Nymphs of myth : NAIADS
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Coffee lure : AROMA
10
Ambrose Bierce, notably : CYNIC
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Dessert wine : MADEIRA
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Hot, in Vegas : ONAROLL
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It gives punch to punch : ETHANOL
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Hit 1992 U2 "single" : ONE
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Reason for a makeup game : RAIN
25
Dürer work : ETCHING
26
Mediator's skill : TACT
28
Rod at a roast : SPIT
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Eternally, in verse : EER
32
Passé wedding vow verb : OBEY
33
Turn down : NIX
34
MGM sound effect : ROAR
35
Fully fit : ABLE
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Ventilation system part : AIRDUCT
37
Blessing receiver : SNEEZER
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In an alarming way : SCARILY
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Well-versed : ERUDITE
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Make off with : PURLOIN
42
Report card notation : ABSENCE
44
Marked down : ONSALE
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Barry Bonds, to Willie Mays : GODSON
47
Played over : RERAN
48
Dancer with Fred : ADELE
49
Nordic flier : SAS
52
Flank : SIDE
55
Carried out : DID
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Sportscaster Allen : MEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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