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New York Times, Friday, June 6, 2008

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {KQVWXZ} Spans: 7 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0606 ( 21,395 )
Across
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R.B.I. or E.R.A., e.g. : ABBR
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Return addressee? : IRS
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Zeroes : RESETS
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Boston specialty : CREAMPIE
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Saint whose name means "good" : AGATHA
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Mean crossword clue writer's challenge to solvers? : TRYGOOGLINGTHIS
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Meal source : OAT
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Something about Mary? : HALO
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People who aren't positive? : NOS
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Gets passed down, perhaps : RUNSINTHEFAMILY
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Potential pass target : END
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Flight data recorder?: Abbr. : FAA
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Fortune 500 company whose toll-free number ends with 23522 : AFLAC
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Major work in grad sch. : DISS
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Commuting choices: Abbr. : RRS
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Molly of early stage and screen : PICON
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Movie line spoken by Renée Zellweger after "Just shut up" : YOUHADMEATHELLO
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"Scandalized Masks" painter, 1883 : ENSOR
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Wall St. deal : LBO
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What you might wind up with : REEL
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They often cross : PATHS
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Considered groovy : DUG
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Land in the Thames : AIT
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Sunrise, say : DAILYOCCURRENCE
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Cover-letter letters : ENC
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1970s tennis star Ramirez : RAUL
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Nitwit : ASS
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Event starting on 08/08/08 at 08:08:08 p.m. : BEIJINGOLYMPICS
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Inspire : AROUSE
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Contingency funds : MADMONEY
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Specially trained soldier : RANGER
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Replies of comprehension : OHS
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Psalm starter : OGOD
Down
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What a scene is seen in : ACT
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Cold evidence? : BRR
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Unimpeachable : BEYONDSUSPICION
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Eastern music : RAGAS
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Wall St. deal : IPO
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Very desirous person's sacrifice? : RIGHTARM
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Psalm ender : SELAH
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Split : RANOFF
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Graded item : EGG
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Posed : SAT
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Heinous war crime : ETHNICCLEANSING
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Compound added to natural gas to give it an odor : THIOL
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Flip : SASSY
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Interior designer's creation : MOTIF
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Parts of gastrointestinal tracts : ILEA
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Turn red, maybe : REDYE
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Word with card or catalog : UNION
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Olden ointment : NARD
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Fictional river of verse : ALPH
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Three-time skiing world champion Hermann : MAIER
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Spit, e.g. : SHOAL
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Chlorure de sodium : SEL
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___ acid : OLEIC
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Best Actor nominee of 1991 and 1998 : NOLTE
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Like Manhattan's East Village : ARTY
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Fahd's successor in Saudi Arabia : ABDULLAH
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Duty for a docent : TOUR
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Oscar-winning "Titanic" score composer James : HORNER
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Heroin, slangily : SCAG
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Texas senator succeeded by Cornyn : GRAMM
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Keep out : DEBAR
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End of ___ : ANERA
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1980s-'90s New York governor : CUOMO
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Neighbor of Helsinki : ESPOO
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Kind of band : JUG
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British verb ending : ISE
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Field divs. : YDS
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One driving a bus.? : CEO
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"Charley's Aunt" star Chaplin : SYD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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