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New York Times, Tuesday, July 10, 2001

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0710 ( 18,872 )
Across
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"Gee whillikers!" : GOSH
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Deviate : VARY
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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Judge : RATE
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Switch ending : EROO
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Thai or Taiwanese : ASIAN
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Suffix with fabric : ATOR
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Valley girl? : LILY
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Mad : RABID
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Alaska : SEWARDSFOLLY
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High-ranking clergyman : PRELATE
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___ Fables : AESOPS
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" : DISNEYSFOLLY
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Biblical tower site : BABEL
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Home, informally : NEST
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A, in Aachen : EIN
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Dumbfounded : AWED
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"___ say ..." : SADTO
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Judge's seat : BANC
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Org. governing two conferences : NFL
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Japanese soup : MISO
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Funny hitting sounds : BONKS
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The Clermont : FULTONSFOLLY
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Aloft : FLYING
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Supporter : BOOSTER
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What 20-, 28- and 43-Across each turned into : GREATSUCCESS
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Cassette contents : VIDEO
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Goes kaput : DIES
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How many a product is advertised : ONTV
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Idolize : ADORE
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"... or ___!" : ELSE
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Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
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Windblown soil : LOESS
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Famed loch : NESS
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Prepare a salad : TOSS
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Hold : GRASP
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Horse opera : OATER
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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" writer : STOWE
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Proclaimed : HERALDED
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Grazing lands for gnus : VELDTS
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Up : ARISEN
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Massage deeply : ROLF
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It can be used to walk the dog : YOYO
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Ultraliberals : FARLEFT
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Arbitrary parental "explanation" : ISAYSO
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Eve's beginning : RIB
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Month after avril : MAI
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Additionally : AND
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Stairwell item : RAIL
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Catch, as a bronco : LASSO
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Western New York town : OLEAN
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Toy piano sound : PLINK
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Does a film editor's job : SYNCS
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___ the line : ENDOF
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Thus far : YET
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Canada's ___ National Park : BANFF
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Terrible : AWFUL
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Mideastern dancer's asset : BELLY
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Burn lightly : SINGE
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Donkey : ASS
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Three-fingered saluter : BOYSCOUT
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1820 White House residents : MONROES
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Group : BLOC
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Princeton team : TIGERS
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Fixate (on) : OBSESS
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Scoundrels : LOUSES
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Fifty minutes past the hour : TENTO
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Adlai's running mate : ESTES
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Answers an invitation : RSVPS
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Gulf of ___ (entrance to the Red Sea) : ADEN
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Prince in the comics, for short : VAL
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Altar declaration : IDO
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Female hare : DOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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