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New York Times, Monday, July 12, 2010

Author:
Freddie Cheng
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Freddie Cheng

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cheng. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Point that marks the beginning of a change : CUSP
5
Rainbows, basically : ARCS
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Blunder : GAFFE
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Palo ___, Calif. : ALTO
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Jacket : COAT
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Affliction said to be caused by worry : ULCER
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One of 12 for the Alcoholics Anonymous program : STEP
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Robust : HALE
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More courteous : NICER
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Special offer at an airline Web site : TRIPLEMILES
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Japanese electronics brand : SANYO
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Scottish castle for British royals : BALMORAL
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Special offer at a supermarket : THREEFORONE
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"___ your age!" : ACT
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Scuba tankful : AIR
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Midwest tribe : KIOWA
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Depressed : LOW
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Place for phys ed : GYM
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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" writer : POE
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Depressed : SAD
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Way too weighty : OBESE
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Arrow shooter : BOW
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Attempt : TRY
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Special offer at a diner : FREEREFILLS
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Element with the symbol Ta : TANTALUM
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Rotini or rigatoni : PASTA
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Special offer at a car dealership : NOMONEYDOWN
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One of three people walking into a bar, in many a joke : RABBI
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Fox's "American ___" : IDOL
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Sir Geraint's wife, in Arthurian legend : ENID
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François's farewell : ADIEU
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Mission control org. : NASA
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Prince Charles's sister : ANNE
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___ pole (Indian emblem) : TOTEM
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Campbell who sang "Rhinestone Cowboy" : GLEN
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Corrosive alkalis : LYES
Down
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Groups on "Saturday Night Live" : CASTS
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The "U" of UHF : ULTRA
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Writer Gertrude : STEIN
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Opium flower : POPPY
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Yearn (for) : ACHE
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What buffalo do in "Home on the Range" : ROAM
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.45, e.g., for a firearm : CALIBER
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Upright, inscribed stone tablets : STELAE
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TV western that ran for 20 seasons : GUNSMOKE
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Muhammad ___, opponent of 53-Down : ALI
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TV monitor? : FCC
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Lawyer's charge : FEE
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Blunder : ERR
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Bit of real estate : LOT
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Santa's helper : ELF
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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Henhouse perch : ROOST
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Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
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Like many old water pipes : LEADY
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What a farmer bales : HAY
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Edge : RIM
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Skyward : ALOFT
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Snake that a snake charmer charms : COBRA
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Sixth-grader, usually : TWEEN
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Flower also known as a cranesbill : GERANIUM
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Campaign pro : POL
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"Wise" bird : OWL
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Put in rollers : SET
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Having two methods : BIMODAL
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"Shine a Little Love" rock grp. : ELO
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Really angry : FUMING
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Passer of secret documents : SPY
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"What ___!" (possible response to 20-, 29-, 46- and 56-Across) : ADEAL
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___ Liston, opponent of 10-Down : SONNY
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Bale binder : TWINE
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Much of Chile : ANDES
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Sniffer : NOSE
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Verve : ELAN
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Double-crosser : RAT
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Hubbub : ADO
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Chomped (on) : BIT
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Busy one? : BEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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