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New York Times, Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Author:
Leonard Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Leonard Williams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0715 ( 21,434 )
Across
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Music played by Ravi Shankar at Woodstock : RAGA
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"There it is!" : VOILA
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Disconcert : FAZE
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Historic periods : ERAS
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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"I'll get right ___!" : ONIT
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Use of a company car, e.g. : PERK
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Wherewithal : MEANS
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Emulates Lil' Kim or Lil Wayne : RAPS
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Fairy tale's start : ONCEUPONATIME
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Greeted, with "to" : SAIDHI
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Destination for a W-2 : IRS
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Thor Heyerdahl craft : RAI
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That, to Tomás : ESA
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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"Brrrr!" : IMCOLD
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Grandpa's start : WHENIWASABOY
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Plus : ALSO
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Adlai's opponent in '52 and '56 : IKE
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Rod's partner : REEL
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Mom's start : BACKINTHEDAY
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"The Count of Monte ___" : CRISTO
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Blueprint detail : SPEC
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Broadway's Hagen : UTA
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Cooke who sang "You Send Me" : SAM
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Indianapolis-to-New Orleans dir. : SSW
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Like some patches : IRONON
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Legend's start : INYEARSGONEBY
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Balletic leap : JETE
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Location of a starry belt : ORION
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Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
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Lab medium : AGAR
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Quitter's cry : UNCLE
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It produces more than 20 billion bricks annually : LEGO
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Popular Microsoft product : WORD
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Expressed disapproval : TSKED
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White blanket : SNOW
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Period of rest : REPOSE
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Gladiators' locales : ARENAS
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Ice cream flavor Cherry ___ : GARCIA
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Made an inquiry : ASKED
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Anne Rice's Lestat, for one : VAMPIRE
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Cookie with a floral design on it : OREO
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Ahmadinejad's land : IRAN
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Island veranda : LANAI
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Where Schwarzenegger was born : AUSTRIA
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W-2, e.g. : FORM
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Bacterium that doesn't need oxygen : ANAEROBE
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Address ending, informally : ZIP
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Some "Stargate SG-1" characters, in brief : ETS
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Guttural refusal : UHUH
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Ideological beliefs : ISMS
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___ vera : ALOE
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Pastoral composition : IDYL
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The G, W or B in G.W.B. : INIT
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Followers of Guru Nanak : SIKHS
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Grant in four Hitchcock films : CARY
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Chinese cookers : WOKS
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Sob : WEEP
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Yuri's love in "Dr. Zhivago" : LARA
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Curved saber : SCIMITAR
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Start of a spider's description, in song : ITSY
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Barely beat : NOSEOUT
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Condescended : DEIGNED
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Prefix with phobic : ACRO
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Not level : UNEVEN
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Trinidad's partner : TOBAGO
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Be that as it may : ANYHOW
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Gives a yellow flag : WARNS
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Law school newbies : ONELS
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Geek : NERD
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Cafe proprietor in "Casablanca" : RICK
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It's commonly filleted : SOLE
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Talk on and on, slangily : JAW
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Sense of self : EGO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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