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New York Times, Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Author:
Billie Truitt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Billie Truitt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Truitt. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0604 ( 21,393 )
Across
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Centrally located : FOCAL
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Ambitious in scope : EPIC
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Reaction to poison oak : RASH
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Vacant, in a way : INANE
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Black-tie affair : GALA
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Red Muppet : ELMO
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Tricky, unexpected questions : CURVEBALLS
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Mid sixth-century year : DLII
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It's a relief : ASPIRIN
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Spies seek them : SECRETS
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Experiment site : LAB
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Vampire's undoing : DAYLIGHT
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Pirate's storage : CHEST
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Super deal : BUY
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"Hurlyburly" Tony winner Judith : IVEY
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Web address : URL
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Summer Games org. : IOC
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Letters on some churches : AME
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What 17-, 24-, 48- and 57-Across are : THINGSTHATBREAK
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Prefix with -asian : EUR
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"Man's the ___, and Wealth the vine, / Stanch and strong the tendrils twine": Emerson : ELM
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Place to refuel : PIT
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Doctor of ___ (degree) : LAWS
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Subj. for aliens : ESL
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Winter Palace residents : TSARS
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Stairway hazards, in some homes : KIDSTOYS
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Meadow mother : EWE
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Galena or anglesite : LEADORE
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"Nice shot!" : GOODONE
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Advantage : EDGE
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View from the shore : OCEANWAVES
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Reply to "That so?" : ITIS
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Unfeeling : NUMB
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Alamogordo trial : ATEST
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Dinette spot : NOOK
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Numbered work : OPUS
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Meddlesome sort : YENTA
Down
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Pay stub abbr. : FICA
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Grouse : CARP
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12-Down hardware : ANVILS
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Ogle : LEERAT
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New York cardinal : EGAN
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Chum : PAL
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"You bet!" : ILLSAY
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"Mighty" one who struck out : CASEY
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1948 John Wayne western : REDRIVER
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Make as a claim : ALLEGE
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Place with a forge : SMITHY
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Use a block and tackle on : HOIST
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Splatter catcher : BIB
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Gain altitude : CLIMB
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Title for Camilla : DUCHESS
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Drop from the team : CUT
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Initials for Camilla : HRH
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One of football's Manning brothers : ELI
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Science fair creation, briefly : BOT
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Acre's locale: Abbr. : ISR
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Source of bread, for short : ATM
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Bulletin-creating department : NEWSDESK
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Hearty enjoyment : GUSTO
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Every one : ALL
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Org. monitoring 38-Down quality : EPA
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See 37-Down : AIR
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Measures of gold purity: Abbr. : KTS
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Purposely misinformed : LIEDTO
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Slowly, on a score : ADAGIO
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Glass in a medicine cabinet : EYECUP
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Involving give-and-take : TWOWAY
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Unruffled : SEDATE
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Calvin of fashion : KLEIN
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Maine college town : ORONO
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Long, long time : EON
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Chatters : GABS
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Rack holder : OVEN
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Fit snugly : NEST
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"Dónde ___ ...?" : ESTA
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Australian runner : EMU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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