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New York Times, Friday, June 8, 2007

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0608 ( 21,031 )
Across
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1971 hit with the lyric "He danced for those at minstrel shows" : MRBOJANGLES
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Big shot? Hardly! : BBS
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Film in which Ford was president : AIRFORCEONE
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1998 Tony winner for Best Play : ART
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Clowns : PLAYSAROUND
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Agatha Christie's "___ M?" : NOR
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Flower with a bulb : SEGO
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Have insomnia : LIEAWAKE
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Tough guys : RAMBOS
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Group on Miles Davis's "Birth of the Cool," e.g. : NONET
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Boxer's training equipment : SPEEDBAG
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Playwright Connelly who won a Pulitzer for "The Green Pastures" : MARC
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Torah's beginning? : TAV
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Grammy winner Blige : MARYJ
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Like arctic winters : HARSH
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Least interesting : ARIDEST
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Issue : EMANATE
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Curved nail : TALON
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Seen enough : HADIT
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Launch of 1986 : MIR
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Title boy in a 1964 Disney film : EMIL
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McIntosh cousins : WINESAPS
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Improves : HONES
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Most of Mauritania : DESERT
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Makes obsolete : OUTDATES
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"The X-Files" fodder : UFOS
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A, in Aix : UNE
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Oscar winner between Tom Hanks and Geoffrey Rush : NICOLASCAGE
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Victoria in London, e.g.: Abbr. : STN
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Subject of "The Double Helix" : DNAMOLECULE
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Id follower : EST
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Protected areas : SAFETYZONES
Down
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Google heading : MAPS
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Bring to a boil : RILE
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Crow : BRAG
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In the distant past : OFYORE
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___ A. Bank, menswear retailer : JOS
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Constellation near Norma : ARA
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Big ATM maker : NCR
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Topic in oil exploration : GEOLOGY
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Tiffany who made Tiffany lamps : LOUIS
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Relative of -trix : ENNE
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Body type : SEDAN
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Girl group with the 1986 #1 hit "Venus" : BANANARAMA
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"Buy now," e.g. : BROKERSTIP
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Emergency equipment : STRETCHERS
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Creation of Genesis 2:22 : WOMAN
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Some pitchers : ADMEN
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Stern School degs. : MBAS
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Author of "The Sot-Weed Factor" : BARTH
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Dome site : STATEHOUSE
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Supreme rulers : PARAMOUNTS
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Malice aforethought : EVILINTENT
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Film knights : JEDIS
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Misanthrope : HATER
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Given (out) : DOLED
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Gold digger's destination : MINE
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Skater dude's exclamation : AWESOME
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Wall treatment : STUCCO
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Erstwhile Vegas hotel : SANDS
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After-dinner request : DECAF
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Brown with a blue pencil : TINA
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Pan, for one : FAUN
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Give a body check? : OGLE
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Meets : SEES
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Ultimate outcome : LOT
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One of the Khans : ALY
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"___ who?" : SEZ

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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