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New York Times, Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Author:
Tibor Derencsenyi
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tibor Derencsenyi

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Derencsenyi. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 21,071 )

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Across
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Example of 41-Across : SOLONG
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Example of 41-Across : GOTTARUN
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Like "Survivor" groups : TRIBAL
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"That's fine" : OKAYBYME
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___ Quimby of children's books : RAMONA
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Most finicky : PICKIEST
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Not fighting : ATPEACE
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Squeezed (out) : EKED
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Ballerina's digit : TOE
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Suffix with racket or rocket : EER
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Weakens, as support : EBBS
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Line up : ARRAY
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Push (for) : LOBBY
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Needle part : EYE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Example of 41-Across : SAYONARA
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Theme of this puzzle : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
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Example of 41-Across : AUREVOIR
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90 degree pipe joint : ELL
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Result of getting worked up : IRE
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Call the whole thing off : ENDIT
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On the wagon : SOBER
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Eton students, e.g. : LADS
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Symbol of sturdiness : OAK
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City map abbr. : AVE
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Tacks on : ADDS
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Works of Swift and Wilde : SATIRES
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They're over the hill : HASBEENS
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Dancing locale : BISTRO
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"Be delighted" : ISURECAN
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Low tie : ONEALL
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Example of 41-Across : TIMETOGO
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Example of 41-Across : BYEBYE
Down
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Rock bands? : STRATA
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Keynote speaker, e.g. : ORATOR
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Less firm : LIMPER
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Instrument with a conical bore : OBOE
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Sha follower : NANA
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French ice cream : GLACE
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Bush league?: Abbr. : GOP
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Merle Haggard, self-descriptively : OKIE
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Sail a zigzag course : TACK
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Little one : TYKE
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Bread for a Reuben : RYE
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Speakers' no-nos : UMS
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Amount left after all is said and done : NET
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Unagi, at a sushi restaurant : EEL
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Actress Dawson of "Rent" : ROSARIO
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Polar denizen : BEAR
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Polar explorer : BYRD
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Salty septet : SEAS
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Therapeutic plant : ALOE
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"___ got mail" : YOUVE
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Humanities degs. : BAS
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Memory unit : BYTE
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Cries from the woods : YOWLS
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"I love him like ___" : ASON
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Defendant's plea, informally : NOLO
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Not work out : FAIL
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Kirlian photography image : AURA
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Four-footed TV star : MRED
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Jar part : LID
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Thank-yous along the Thames : TAS
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Black Russians may go on it : BARTAB
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___ Brothers : EVERLY
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Fix, as a shoe : RESOLE
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Buffalo hockey player : SABRE
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Barbecue offering : KABOB
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Bug juice? : DEET
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Like Radio City Music Hall, informally : DECO
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Hitch : SNAG
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Pint-size : TINY
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"Mm-hmm" : ISEE
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Chart topper : HIT
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"Do ___ do" : ASI
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It may be tidy : SUM
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___-Cat : SNO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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