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New York Times, Monday, June 9, 2008

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QVW} This is puzzle # 33 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 21,398 )
Across
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50 percent : HALF
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Goya's "The Naked ___" : MAJA
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Pet adoption org. : SPCA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Yale of Yale University : ELIHU
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Where a horseshoe goes : HOOF
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*Sightseer's guide : TOURISTMAP
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Plus : ALSO
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Passover meals : SEDERS
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One of the U.S. Virgin Islands : STCROIX
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Hooded jacket : PARKA
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Variety : ILK
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1950, on a cornerstone : MCML
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*Creation made with a bucket and shovel : SANDCASTLE
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"Are you in ___?" : OROUT
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Stinks to high heaven : REEKS
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D.D.E.'s political rival : AES
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Spanish wine beverage : SANGRIA
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Has high hopes : ASPIRES
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CPR provider : EMT
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Shenanigan : ANTIC
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Mall unit : STORE
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*One who puts the pedal to the metal : SPEEDDEMON
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River of Hades : STYX
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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___ Gay (W.W. II bomber) : ENOLA
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Quits yapping : SHUTSUP
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British society magazine : TATLER
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Arizona tribe : HOPI
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*The worst player wins it : BOOBYPRIZE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Longtime Yankees skipper : TORRE
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Big do : AFRO
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Here today, ___ tomorrow : GONE
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Saucy : PERT
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"Split" soup ingredients : PEAS
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They may be thrown into the ring : HATS
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Skin soother : ALOE
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Praise : LAUD
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*Hose company hookup : FIREPLUG
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Gentlemen: Abbr. : MESSRS
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PC key : ALT
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Beam in a bar? : JIM
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Solvers' shouts : AHAS
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Predatory types : SHARKS
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Ralph Lauren label : POLO
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Mozart's "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
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Crazy like ___ : AFOX
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Slight improvements in business activity : UPTICKS
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Songwriter Gershwin : IRA
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Necklace fasteners : CLASPS
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Sport in which belts are awarded : KARATE
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANE
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Grandma ___, American folk artist : MOSES
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Muscle malady : CRAMP
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Three-card scam : MONTE
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Church official : DEACON
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Beloved of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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Swaps : TRADES
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Iffy : INDOUBT
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Warning cry ... or a hint to the beginnings of the answers to the five starred clues : ITSATRAP
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"___ Mine" (Beatles song) : IME
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Whole : ENTIRE
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"Maybe later" : NOTYET
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Once around the track : LAP
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Retro cut : SHAG
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___ sapiens : HOMO
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Second word in many a fairy tale : UPON
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Inside info : POOP
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Long, long sentence : LIFE
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Cornell of Cornell University : EZRA
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Vintage vehicles : REOS
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Valuable rocks : ORE
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"Man, it's cold!" : BRR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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