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New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Author:
Donna S. Levin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donna S. Levin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Levin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0714 ( 21,798 )
Across
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Partner of punishment : CRIME
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John Irving title character : GARP
10
Leftovers from threshing : CHAFF
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Dwelling section whose name comes from the Arabic for "forbidden place" : HAREM
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Kind of exam : ORAL
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Oscar winner Berry : HALLE
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Dickens novel with the 56-Across as its backdrop : ATALEOFTWOCITIES
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Not an elective: Abbr. : REQ
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Like hen's teeth : RARE
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Features of the Sierras : ARETES
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Venue : SITE
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Nickelodeon explorer : DORA
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Declaration attributed to Marie Antoinette just before the 56-Across : LETTHEMEATCAKE
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Oyster eater in a Lewis Carroll verse : WALRUS
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Fraternal group : ELKS
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Stale Italian bread? : LIRE
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Miserly Marner : SILAS
40
___ Pahlevi, last shah of Iran : REZA
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Launder : WASH
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Without profit : ATCOST
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Song of the 56-Across : LAMARSEILLAISE
46
Butter slices : PATS
47
Indian tourist mecca : AGRA
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109, famously : PTBOAT
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"Yikes!" : EGAD
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To's opposite : FRO
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Event that began in 1789 : FRENCHREVOLUTION
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Play caller : COACH
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"Milk's favorite cookie," in commercials : OREO
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Unguent : SALVE
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Binge : SPREE
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Volunteer State: Abbr. : TENN
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Grove constituents : TREES
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Scorch : CHAR
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Assign stars to, say : RATE
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With 33-Down, topic in the 2008 presidential campaign : IRAQ
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___ B or ___ C of the Spice Girls : MEL
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Retired : EMERITUS
6
Get out of jail : GOFREE
7
Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Unprocessed : RAW
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Negotiating partner of Isr. : PLO
10
Sarkozy's presidential predecessor : CHIRAC
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Loathe : HATE
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Landed : ALIT
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Leave, as out of fear : FLEE
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Admit, with "up" : FESS
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Solemn promises : OATHS
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Vehicles on the links : CARTS
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Dam site : STREAM
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Oracle site : DELPHI
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Like some chardonnays : OAKY
27
Arista or Motown : LABEL
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"My Fair Lady" role : ELIZA
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Tinkers (with) : MESSES
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Singer Keys : ALICIA
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Drug units : KILOS
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Wipe out : ERASE
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See 3-Down : WAR
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Big ___ Conference : EAST
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Hoagy Carmichael classic : STARDUST
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Anger : WRATH
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Like some pond life : ALGAL
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Geronimo, e.g. : APACHE
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Middle of an atoll : LAGOON
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Gomer Pyle and platoonmates, by rank: Abbr. : PFCS
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Classic Vegas hotel, with "the" : TROP
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Winnie-the-Pooh, for one : BEAR
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On a single occasion : ONCE
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Tied up : EVEN
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Manicurist's tool : FILE
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Wander : ROVE
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Change for a five : ONES
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Spoil : ROT
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"Able was I ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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La Brea goo : TAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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