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New York Times, Monday, July 21, 2008

Author:
Gilbert H. Ludwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gilbert H. Ludwig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Ludwig. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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C.S.A. soldier : REB
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Unconscious states : COMAS
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Sounds of bells or laughter : PEALS
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Grp. putting on shows for the troops : USO
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Journalist ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Whodunit award : EDGAR
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Rev. ___ (Bible ver.) : STD
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Like "Have a nice day" : BANAL
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Denizens of 45-Down : TURKS
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1934 title role for Ginger Rogers : THEGAYDIVORCEE
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8 1/2" x 14" paper size : LEGAL
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"Yes, madame" : OUI
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With 56-Across, Saint of Hollywood : EVA
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The Depression and the cold war, for two : ERAS
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"This is only ___" : ATEST
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Bank acct. guarantor : FDIC
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"That's one small step for ___ ..." : AMAN
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Candidate lists : SLATES
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1934 title role for Jeanette MacDonald : THEMERRYWIDOW
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Emperor killed on the Ides of March : CAESAR
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Fail to include : OMIT
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"Darn," more formally : ALAS
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Imam's faith : ISLAM
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Bills and coins : CASH
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Nonvegetarian sandwich, for short : BLT
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Biol. or chem. : SCI
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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1975 title role for Lynn Redgrave : THEHAPPYHOOKER
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See 25-Across : MARIE
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Base-clearing hit : HOMER
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Urban address abbr. : APT
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Uniquely : ALONE
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"Sesame Street" grouch : OSCAR
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Brazilian hot spot : RIO
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Stinky stream : SEWER
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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New England's Cape ___ : ANN
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What leaves do in the wind : RUSTLE
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Purim heroine : ESTHER
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Barrio grocery : BODEGA
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Plotters' plot : CABAL
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Jazzy Anita : ODAY
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Darn : MEND
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Series of shots, as from warships : SALVOS
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Lab's ___ dish : PETRI
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The "E" of N.E.A.: Abbr. : EDUC
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Accepted, as terms : AGREEDTO
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Placid vacation vista : LAKEVIEW
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Soon-to-be grads: Abbr. : SRS
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Phase hotter than liquid : GAS
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Defeat by a stroke? : OUTSWIM
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Window units, briefly : ACS
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Song that begins "My country, 'tis of thee" : AMERICA
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Part of a cigarette rating : TAR
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Sign up : ENROL
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Furbys or yo-yos, once : FAD
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Doc grp. : AMA
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On fire : LIT
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Sailor's yarn : TALLTALE
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Charles de Gaulle : Paris :: ___ : London : HEATHROW
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Twisty curve : ESS
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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What a hack drives : CAB
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Drain furtively, maybe : SIPHON
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Corp. biggie : CEO
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Capital ESE of Istanbul : ANKARA
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Enter : STEPIN
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Dr. Seuss elephant : HORTON
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Like pantyhose : SHEER
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Peter of "M" : LORRE
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Ask, as questions : POSE
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Gym locale, for short : YMCA
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Get better : HEAL
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"No ___!" ("Stop!," in Spanish) : MAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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