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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 2007

*1942 film with the line "What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?"

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQUVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Last.
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© 2007, The New York Times7/17/07 ( No. 21,070 )
Across
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Rocker Ocasek : RIC
4
"American Pie" beauty : NADIA
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Window area : SILL
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Sufficient, old-style : ENOW
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Walt Whitman's "___ the Body Electric" : ISING
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Far from harbor : ASEA
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*1942 film with the line "What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?" : CASABLANCA
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Look inside? : XRAY
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Prefix with mural : INTRA
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Long-distance letters : ATT
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Commercials : ADS
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*Bench sharer : TEAMMATE
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One with fingers crossed : HOPER
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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"Illmatic" rapper : NAS
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Like a clock that has hands : ANALOG
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Ensembles of eight : OCTETS
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You might crack one while playing : SMILE
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Word before pool or park : CAR
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*Japanese grill : HIBACHI
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"Get it?" : SEE
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"Me, Myself & ___," 2000 Jim Carrey film : IRENE
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Peter of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" : OTOOLE
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When Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueled : ATDAWN
50
Goof : ERR
51
Letters : MAIL
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Actor Milo : OSHEA
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*Underwater creature whose males give birth : SEAHORSE
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"Finger-lickin' good" restaurant : KFC
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Fort ___, N.J. : DIX
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Had dinner at home : ATEIN
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Not at home : AWAY
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How the answer to each of the nine starred clues repeats : ATBOTHENDS
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Barely cooked : RARE
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Bor-r-ring voice : DRONE
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Alternative to truth in a party game : DARE
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Uno + uno + uno : TRES
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The "S" in WASP : SAXON
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"Help!" : SOS
Down
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Say, as a pledge : RECITE
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More ludicrous : INANER
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Sportscaster Bob : COSTAS
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Nothing : NIL
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Blind ___ bat : ASA
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Clamor : DIN
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Old llama herder : INCA
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Christie who created Hercule Poirot : AGATHA
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Instrument that wails : SAX
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*They live on acres of Acre's : ISRAELIS
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*Rick Blaine in 17-Across, e.g. : LEADROLE
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Sets (down) : LAYS
14
Start liking : WARMTO
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"Kapow!" : BAM
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Throat part : TONSIL
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"Nay" sayer : ANTI
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Popular aerobic program : TAEBO
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*Many-acred homes : ESTATES
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Bobby's wife on "Dallas" : PAM
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"Well, that beats all!" : GEE
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Bawled (out) : CHEWED
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It might need to be settled : SCORE
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Secretive org. : CIA
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*Classic Chinese military treatise, with "The" : ARTOFWAR
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*Fearful 1917-20 period : REDSCARE
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Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
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Slangy denial : NAH
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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River nymphs, in Greek myth : NAIADS
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Basketball venues : ARENAS
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San ___, Argentina : ISIDRO
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Camera eyes : LENSES
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Derisive laugh : HAH
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Mario ___, Nintendo racing game : KART
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More, in commercialese : XTRA
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Verbal nod : YES
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Be a pugilist : BOX
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Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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Evening hour : TEN

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