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New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Author:
Ray Fontenot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JVZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fontenot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0626 ( 21,049 )

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Across
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Actress Lane of old TV : ABBE
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Challenge in a western : DRAW
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Artist Chagall : MARC
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Developer's land : TRACT
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A pop : EACH
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Computer introduced by Steve Jobs : IMAC
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___ dish (lab item) : PETRI
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Full of pep : SPRY
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First showing at an all-day film festival? (1988) : TEQUILASUNRISE
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Genetic material : RNA
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Prankster's bit : GAG
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Second showing (1970) : REDSKYATMORNING
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First sign, astrologically : ARIES
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Crystal-lined rock : GEODE
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Highland headgear : TAM
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Paycheck booster : BONUS
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Packed away : ATE
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Greek H : ETA
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Von Richthofen's title : BARON
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Disloyal : FALSE
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Third showing (1975) : DOGDAYAFTERNOON
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Taking after : ALA
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Motorists' org. : AAA
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Final showing (2004) : AFTERTHESUNSET
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Graph line : AXIS
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Wipe clean : ERASE
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The Hawkeyes of college sports : IOWA
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Beanery handout : MENU
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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"Beg pardon ..." : AHEM
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Avian sources of red meat : EMUS
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Ticked off : SORE
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Send out : EMIT
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Poor, as excuses go : LAME
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It includes Mesopotamia : IRAQ
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Damn : ACCURSE
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Having fun : ATPLAY
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Upside-down sleepers : BATS
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Neutral shade : ECRU
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Create fashions : DESIGN
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Speaks ill of : RAPS
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Plot unit : ACRE
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Tot's repeated query : WHY
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Self-important sorts : TINGODS
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Printers' supplies : INKS
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Red in the middle : RARE
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Assigned stars to : RATED
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Muse with a lyre : ERATO
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Joltin' Joe : DIMAG
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Ancient marketplace : AGORA
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A little before the hour : TENOF
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Climb onto : MOUNT
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Novelist Calvino : ITALO
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"That's a lie!" : NOTSO
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Eco-friendly : GREEN
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San Francisco and environs : BAYAREA
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Place for a hayfork : BALE
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Herr's mate : FRAU
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Biblical liar : ANANIAS
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Nissan, once : DATSUN
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Atelier sights : EASELS
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Pink-slipped : AXED
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Speeder's risk : FINE
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Loyal : TRUE
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Damage : HARM
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Gallery-filled part of the Big Apple : SOHO
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Basin accompanier : EWER
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Unlikely to bite : TAME
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Physicians' grp. : AMA

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