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New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 2007

Novel that ends "By noon, the island had gone down in the horizon; and all before us was the wide Pacific"

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2007, The New York Times6/30/07 ( No. 21,053 )
Across
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Where to find the Mercury line and the Girdle of Venus : PALM
5
Small wonders : GIFTEDKIDS
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Novel that ends "By noon, the island had gone down in the horizon; and all before us was the wide Pacific" : OMOO
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Dirt : INSIDEINFO
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Frill : LACE
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Alley oops : GUTTERBALL
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Historical succession : ERAS
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Millet, for one : GRAIN
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Antarctica's Prince ___ Mountains : OLAV
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Many G's : MIL
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D-Ray, e.g. : ALER
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Word with building or burial : SITE
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Uncouth : ILLBRED
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Title for Camilla : DUCHESS
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Shade of red : CLARET
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Writer who was a source for Verdi's "Rigoletto" : HUGO
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Be profligate, in a way : SOWONESWILDOATS
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Like Pompeii, once : ASHY
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Kind of service : YEOMAN
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1961 film also known as "The Job" : ILPOSTO
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Numbered 31-Down : USROUTE
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Bourbon order : NEAT
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Proofs of purchase, often: Abbr. : UPCS
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Part of the Dept. of Justice : DEA
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Predecessor of the boliviano : PESO
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"Tout le monde en ___" ("Everyone's talking about it": Fr.) : PARLE
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With 54-Across, black magic : DARK
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It can keep ballfields dry : ALCOHOLBAN
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See 51-Across : ARTS
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Lots to offer : REALESTATE
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Invite letters : BYOB
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Bank holdings? : TELEPHONES
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Like porridge : OATY
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Controversial study : POLEMICS
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Title city in a 1983 George Strait hit : AMARILLO
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Ordinance : LOCALLAW
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TV tavern : MOES
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Check for credibility, in modern lingo : GIGGLETEST
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Hardened : INURED
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Polaris or Procyon : FSTAR
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Furry tree-dweller of the Amazon : TITI
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The river Pison flowed from it : EDEN
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Austrian article : DER
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Squelch : KIBOSH
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Unpleasant way to catch one's spouse : INALIE
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They're found by the C's : DFLATS
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Does the math : SOLVES
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Bowls : ARENAS
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Good bud : BRO
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Result of too many rusty nails on the road? : DUI
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Melees : UGLYSCENES
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Some Microsoft employees : CODERS
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See 44-Across: Abbr. : HWY
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"Weeds" channel, briefly : SHO
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Line struck through by a winner : OOO
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Aral Sea feeder : AMUDARYA
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Starchy bite : TATERTOT
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Beats narrowly and unexpectedly : SNEAKSBY
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Somewhat : INPART
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Sobieski of "Joan of Arc" : LEELEE
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He wrote "The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of" : PASCAL
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Most-nominated Best Actor (eight times) never to win an Oscar : OTOOLE
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Burning the midnight oil : UPLATE
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Built up : URBAN
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Uptown : POSH
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Lola in "Damn Yankees," e.g. : ALTO
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Actress Maryam : DABO
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Plugged in : HEP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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