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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0711 ( 21,064 )

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Across
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SeaWorld attractions : ORCAS
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50 Cent piece : RAP
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Constantly change lanes : WEAVE
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"Peachy!" : NEATO
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Voters liked him twice : IKE
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Stan's partner in old films : OLLIE
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Poke, in a way : ELBOW
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Mature before being picked : VINERIPEN
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Sport played on the first word of its name : TABLETENNIS
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Ax user, e.g. : WIELDER
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Page turner : READER
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Eerie : ODD
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Tot's wheels : TRIKE
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Say "uncle" : GIVE
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Popular clog-buster : DRANO
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California's state bird : QUAIL
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Sport played in the first word of its name : ARENAFOOTBALL
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Gucci competitor : PRADA
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Scrabble draw : TILES
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Prefix with -gon : OCTA
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The lion in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" : ASLAN
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Go out, as embers : DIE
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Organized crime : THEMOB
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"You can come out now" : ITSSAFE
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Sport played on the first word of its name : FIELDHOCKEY
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It may get stuck in a movie theater : BUBBLEGUM
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Home of Brigham Young University : PROVO
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Fictional Scarlett : OHARA
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Lead-in to many a chef's name : ALA
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Fan's opposite : HATER
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"Shucks!" : PSHAW
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Horse color : DUN
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Alley pickup : SPARE
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Boxing combo : ONETWO
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Installed anew, as flooring : RELAID
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Took a taxi, with "it" : CABBED
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Ringlike island : ATOLL
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Scattered over the earth : SOWED
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They run rapids : RIVERRAFTS
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Related : AKIN
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William for whom a colony was named : PENN
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Not as good : WORSE
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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European peak : ALP
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Compete : VIE
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Poetic darkness : EEN
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Limerick's home : EIRE
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Neon ___ (fish) : TETRA
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Contents of una fontana : AGUA
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Use a rotary phone : DIAL
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Dr. ___ of "Austin Powers" films : EVIL
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Divinity sch. subject : REL
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How sardines are often packed : INOIL
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Pitcher who says "Oh, yeaahh!" : KOOLAIDMAN
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Crime lab evidence : DNA
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Some hikers' targets, for short : QBS
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St. Louis attraction : ARCH
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Appraise : RATE
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Noted cheese town : EDAM
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Tither's amount : TENTH
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Poker payoff : POT
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Irish Rose's beau : ABIE
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Some Plains Indians : DAKOTA
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"Should that come to pass" : IFEVER
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Pooh's mopey pal : EEYORE
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Words after court or rule : OFLAW
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Frosh, next year : SOPHS
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Consign to the junkyard : SCRAP
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"Yikes!" : EGAD
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Corker : LULU
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Conk : BOP
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Dull responses : UHS
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Cry from Scrooge : BAH
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Strapped wear : BRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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