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New York Times, Friday, July 18, 2008

"Molly ___ Can't Say That, Can She?" (1990s best seller)

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Nothnagel.
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© 2008, The New York Times7/18/08 ( No. 21,437 )
Across
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Music lovers flip for it : SIDETWO
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Turndown? : DOGEAR
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Way off : EXITRAMP
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Determined response : ICANSO
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It helps you sleep at night : CIRCADIANRHYTHM
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Tie up a line, perhaps : YAK
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17-Across disrupter : JETLAG
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Unoccupied : FREE
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Rage inducers : FADS
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Antoinette after whom the Tony Awards are named : PERRY
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String ___ : BIKINI
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Goes after : ASSAILS
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Avouch : AVER
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Some dolls can do it : NEST
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Private modes of transportation? : JEEPS
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Teased : JIVED
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Enzyme's end : ASE
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Chorus "instrument" in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" : ANVIL
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"Pokémon" genre : ANIME
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Hard to find, in old 13-Down : RARA
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Like some '39 New York World's Fair buildings : DECO
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How some roads ascend a mountain : SNAKILY
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Presidential portrait site? : WALLET
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T-bar or Z-bar : BRAND
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Sister of Lazarus, in the Bible : MARY
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Mideast leaders : AGAS
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Belief that all things are made of a single substance : MONISM
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Redwood National Park sight : ELK
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"Unfortunately ..." : MUCHTOMYCHAGRIN
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Some charity events : PROAMS
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Denied : SAIDNOTO
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Unshaded : SUNLIT
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Replies to irritably : SNAPSAT
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Pres. appointee : SECY
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Showy flower of the iris family : IXIA
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Benedict of "The A-Team" : DIRK
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"You get the idea": Abbr. : ETC
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Emperor before Hadrian : TRAJAN
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Began energetically : WADEDIN
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Passes over : OMITS
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"Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and others : DIRGES
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Glaswegian "Gee!" : OCH
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Inclusive, as some resorts : GAYFRIENDLY
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Like many low-paying jobs : ENTRYLEVEL
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New York stadium name : ASHE
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See 40-Across : ROME
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Familiar : PAL
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Onetime foe of the recording industry : NAPSTER
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Person with a burning resentment? : FIREMARSHAL
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Indian chief : RAJA
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Popular Mexican tourist destination : BAJA
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"Molly ___ Can't Say That, Can She?" (1990s best seller) : IVINS
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"Diner" co-star, 1982 : KEVINBACON
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Evaluate : ASSAY
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Jazz (up) : SPICE
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English jurisdiction : EARLDOM
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Section of a hockey rink in front of the goal : SLOT
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Prefix meaning "10": Var. : DEKA
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Completely overrun by : AWASHIN
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Closest to the center : INMOST
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Force commanded by the Duke of Medina Sidonia : ARMADA
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Biotite and lepidolite : MICAS
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Boosts, with "up" : AMPS
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Whiz : GURU
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Grover Cleveland was once its gov. : NYS
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Offspring of Chaos, to Hesiod : EROS
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Rock guitarist Ford : LITA
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Speed unit : KNOT
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"I didn't need to know that," informally : TMI
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Econ. class topic : GNP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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