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New York Times, Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0720 ( 22,169 )

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Across
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Like the air in a cigar bar : SMOKY
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In heaps : PILED
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Medallioned vehicle : CAB
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Soup server's implement : LADLE
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Dins from dens : ROARS
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Ill temper : IRE
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Davy Jones's locker : OCEANBOTTOM
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Hoops org. : NBA
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Irksome type : PEST
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Look forward to : AWAIT
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Foot problem, perhaps : ODOR
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Motel extra : COT
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Playful puppies, at times : NIPPERS
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S'more ingredient : GRAHAMCRACKER
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Frisk, with "down" : PAT
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"Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
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Loonlike bird : GREBE
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VW or BMW : AUTO
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"Hold the rocks," at a bar : NOICE
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___ mater : ALMA
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"All ___ is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry": G. K. Chesterton : SLANG
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Shaker contents : SALT
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Pop music's ___ Lobos : LOS
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Site of London's Great Exhibition of 1851 : CRYSTALPALACE
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Yucky, in baby talk : ICKYPOO
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Cap-and-crown org.? : ADA
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Shore washer : TIDE
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Rich soil deposit : LOESS
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Repairs some tears : SEWS
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Big fuss : ADO
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Veneration of a cult image : IDOLWORSHIP
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Turkey piece : LEG
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___ Street, Perry Mason's secretary : DELLA
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Name associated with the starts of 17-, 27-, 48- and 64-Across : BILLY
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Sterile hosp. areas : ORS
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"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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Food for birds : SEEDS
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Barely edible fare : SLOP
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Knight's club : MACE
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Keatsian works : ODES
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Coffee ___ (social gathering) : KLATCH
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Cash in Kyoto : YEN
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Ship's front : PROW
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Least bit : IOTA
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Monterrey miss, e.g. : LATINA
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Rated X : EROTIC
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Mil. award : DSM
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Rags-to-riches heroine : CINDERELLA
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Shady area : ARBOR
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Grizzlies, e.g. : BEARS
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Dynamic Duo member : BATMAN
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Setting for a Marx Brothers farce : OPERA
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Cheerios grain : OAT
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UPS delivery: Abbr. : PKG
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Transcript nos. : GPAS
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Brother of Fidel : RAUL
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Responders to "Sic 'em!" : ATTACKDOGS
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Coll. football star, e.g. : BMOC
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Life of Riley : EASE
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One way to eat ham : ONRYE
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Low-___ (for dieters) : CAL
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City across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juárez : ELPASO
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Cheat, in 43-Across : GYP
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Little bit : TAD
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Electrician's alloy : SOLDER
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Ineligible for kiddie prices, say : TOOOLD
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Old TV canine : LASSIE
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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Fall drink : CIDER
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Magazine title that's a pronoun : ELLE
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Trumpeting bird : SWAN
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"Pride and Prejudice" actress Jennifer : EHLE
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Like jokers, sometimes : WILD
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1974 Gould/Sutherland spoof : SPYS
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Mrs. McKinley : IDA
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N.F.L. ball carriers : RBS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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