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New York Times, Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Author:
Ken Bessette
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ken Bessette

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Bessette. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0701 ( 21,420 )
Across
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Kansas City university formerly known as College of Saint Teresa : AVILA
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Prefix with conference : TELE
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Stds. important to the health-conscious : RDAS
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Gore who wrote "Lincoln" and "1876" : VIDAL
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Eddie's character in "Beverly Hills Cop" : AXEL
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Commercial prefix with méxico : AERO
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Retired general? : ARESTINGOFFICER
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Surgeon's order : STAT
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Speaker's place : DAIS
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Antlered animal : ELK
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Part of the mailing address to Oral Roberts University : TULSAOK
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Field for Dem Bums : EBBETS
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Was loud : BLARED
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Poetic work by Tennyson : IDYL
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Old cracker brand : HIHO
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University wall covering : IVY
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Stringy : ROPY
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Late nobleman? : ACOUNTPASTDUE
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Grades 1-6: Abbr. : ELEM
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That: Sp. : ESO
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"The Thin Man" terrier : ASTA
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Glass-encased item in "Beauty and the Beast" : ROSE
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Seattle team, for short : SONICS
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Residue locale : ASHPIT
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Set one's sights : TAKEAIM
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Unit a little longer than an arm's length : ELL
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Chest muscles, for short : PECS
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Carillon call? : APEALTOTHECROWD
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Groening who created "The Simpsons" : MATT
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Together, in music : ADUE
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Egyptian peninsula : SINAI
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Sit (for) : POSE
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Greek letters that look like pitchforks : PSIS
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Seven-year stretch : TEENS
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"Stop!" at sea : AVAST
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Objets d'art : VIRTU
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Unimprovable : IDEAL
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Cobblers' forms : LASTS
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Optional hwy. route : ALT
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1970s Japanese P.M. Kakuei ___ : TANAKA
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W.W. II vet, e.g. : EXGI
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A majority of August births : LEOS
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Tolkien creature : ELF
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Horse-racing devotees, slangily : RAILBIRDS
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Dressed to the nines : DECKEDOUT
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"___ you happy now?" : ARE
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Sisters' org. : SOR
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Hero to many : IDOL
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Library Lovers' Mo. : FEB
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"___ Ben Adhem" (Leigh Hunt poem) : ABOU
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Big name in ice cream : EDYS
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Impatient sort : TYPEA
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Done with a wink : SLY
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Wisconsin town where the Republican Party was born : RIPON
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"Little" Stowe character : EVA
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Signs of goodness : HALOS
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Giant glaciers : ICESHEETS
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Catcher's location : HOMEPLATE
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Comfy spot : NEST
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General on Chinese menus : TSO
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Hoeing the garden, e.g. : TASK
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Chronology segment : ERA
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Urges : ITCHES
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Word in many Perry Mason titles : CASE
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"___ say!" : ILL
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Fear-inspiring : EERIE
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How hermits like to be : ALONE
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Des Moinesian or Davenporter : IOWAN
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Modest dresses : MIDIS
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Opium poppies have them : PODS
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Decorative sewing kit : ETUI
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Hi-fi component : AMP
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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Access, as a resource : TAP
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23-Across winter setting: Abbr. : CST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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