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New York Times, Monday, July 14, 2008

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0714 ( 21,433 )
Across
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New ___, India : DELHI
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Massachusetts vacation spot, with "the" : CAPE
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"Yeah, sure!" : IBET
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Like the outfield walls at Wrigley Field : IVIED
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Downwind, to a sailor : ALEE
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Musical finale : CODA
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Red Sox stadium : FENWAYPARK
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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Actor Omar : SHARIF
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Precious Chinese carvings : JADES
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Look through the cross hairs : AIM
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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New York City's ___ Island : STATEN
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Makes believe : PRETENDS
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Peels, as an apple : PARES
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Copper/zinc alloy : BRASS
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Cockney's residence : OME
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"Anything ___?" : ELSE
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"To Autumn" poet : KEATS
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Roman poet who wrote the "Metamorphoses" : OVID
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Fed. biomedical research agency : NIH
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"O Come, ___ Faithful" : ALLYE
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Packing string : TWINE
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Watergate and Irangate : SCANDALS
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Bitterness : RANCOR
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Everest or Kilimanjaro : MOUNT
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Diving seabird : AUK
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College credit units: Abbr. : HRS
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Classic Alan Ladd western : SHANE
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Lacking any guarantee of being paid : ONSPEC
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Score the 3 in a 4-3 game : LOSE
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Seaside community NE of Boston : SWAMPSCOTT
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Natural balm : ALOE
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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House of Henry VII and Henry VIII : TUDOR
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Fairy's stick : WAND
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Stepped (on) : TROD
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"Tosca" or "Thaïs" : OPERA
Down
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"What's the ___?" ("So what?") : DIF
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Holiday preceder : EVE
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China's ___ Yutang : LIN
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Cuts with an ax : HEWS
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Potatoes from the Northwest : IDAHOES
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Blue Grotto's island : CAPRI
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Make holes in, as for ease of tearing : PERFORATE
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Hair-raising cry : EEK
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Period ending about 9000 B.C. : ICEAGE
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Peter who directed "The Last Picture Show" : BOGDANOVICH
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Periphery : EDGE
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New Mexico city or county : TAOS
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A knitter might have a ball with it : YARN
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"Cool your ___!" : JETS
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Forest quakers : ASPENS
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Like right-slanting type : ITALIC
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"The Goodbye Girl" actress : MARSHAMASON
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Cafeteria, to a soldier : MESS
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Football kicker's aid : TEE
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Says grace, e.g. : PRAYS
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Key of Beethoven's Ninth : DMINOR
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Passover meals : SEDERS
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Carillon site : BELLTOWER
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Group investigated in "Mississippi Burning" : KLAN
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Have title to : OWN
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Together, in music : ADUE
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Likes immediately : TAKESTO
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"Thanks, but I'm O.K." : NONEED
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Coach Adolph in the Basketball Hall of Fame : RUPP
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Comparable to a wet hen? : ASMAD
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Picnic side dish : SLAW
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Spanish greeting : HOLA
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One billionth: Prefix : NANO
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Medium bra size : CCUP
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"___ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" : SGT
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"To Autumn," e.g. : ODE
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Rocky peak : TOR
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___ la la : TRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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