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New York Times, Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Author:
Michael Black
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Making something out of nothing and selling it," per Frank Zappa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Black.
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© 2010, The New York Times7/14/10 ( No. 22,163 )
Across
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"Roger that" sayer : CBER
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Cakes with a kick : BABAS
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"A ___ on you!" : POX
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___-kiri : HARA
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Laughing gas, for one : OXIDE
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Mixologist's instruction : POUR
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Fine-tune, as a script : EDIT
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Finland-based communications giant : NOKIA
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Wee bit : IOTA
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"Yada yada yada" : ETC
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Ironic weather forecast? : SUNONMONDAY
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KFC servings : THIGHS
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Alluringly slender : SVELTE
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What to do at a drive-thru window : ORDER
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Do some cardio : JOG
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Thin as ___ : AREED
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It's under a foot : SOLE
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Bullet-point item : DETAIL
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Ironic marriage plan? : WEDONTHURSDAY
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Grows darker : LATENS
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Ride for Hawkeye or Radar : JEEP
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Chipped in : ANTED
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"Making something out of nothing and selling it," per Frank Zappa : ART
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Like dogs in packs : FERAL
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Carrier crew : SEAMEN
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Classic Sinatra topper : FEDORA
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Ironic exam schedule? : SATONFRIDAY
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Nellie who circled the world : BLY
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"How could ___ this happen?" : ILET
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Agent Swifty : LAZAR
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Dust jacket bits : BIOS
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Ruing the workout, maybe : SORE
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Where élèves study : ECOLE
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Prom night worry : ACNE
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Helpful connections : INS
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Overhauled : REDID
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Army NCO : SSGT
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Orange munchies : CHEETOS
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Ball field error : BADTHROW
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Monty Python member : ERICIDLE
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Unpopular mobster : RAT
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Boss's good news : BONUS
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Neural transmitter : AXON
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Steven ___, subject of "Cry Freedom" : BIKO
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Point before "game," maybe : ADIN
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Clothes lines : SEAMS
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Sometimes-dyed dog : POODLE
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Bested at Nathan's on July 4, e.g. : OUTATE
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Got an inside look at? : XRAYED
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Yearning sort : PINER
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Stock unit: Abbr. : SHR
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Cameo shapes : OVALS
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Turned right, like Dobbin : GEED
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Midrange Volkswagen : JETTA
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None of the above : OTHER
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All skin and bones : GAUNT
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Paternity test factor : DNA
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Quarterly payment recipient, for short : IRS
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Of yore : OLDEN
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Spun 45s, say : DJED
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Gym class set to music : AEROBICS
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Like many magazine subscriptions : YEARLONG
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Jungle gym, swings, etc. : PLAYSET
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Home of St. Francis : ASSISI
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"S.N.L." alum Kevin : NEALON
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Home runs, in slang : TATERS
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Be melodramatic : EMOTE
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Palin parodist : FEY
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Buc or Niner : NFLER
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Got along : FARED
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Where "They're off!" may be heard : RACE
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Preppy shirt brand : IZOD
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"The Persistence of Memory" artist : DALI
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Many undergrad degs. : BAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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