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New York Times, Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Author:
Henry Quillen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Quillen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQVX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Quillen. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Coors product : ZIMA
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N.Y.C. theater area : BWAY
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Frank in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ZAPPA
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___-Tass news agency : ITAR
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Surrealist Magritte : RENE
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Apple instant-messaging program : ICHAT
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Lovers of fine fare : GOURMANDS
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River flowing into and out of Lake Geneva : RHONE
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Recital player : SOLOIST
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Madden, and how : INCENSE
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Keebler cracker brand : ZESTA
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Aurora's Greek counterpart : EOS
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Sci-fi sidekick, maybe : BOT
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Assumed name : ANONYM
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"That feels great" : AHH
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Honeybee genus : APIS
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Bit of dental work : INLAY
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Free pass, of sorts : BYE
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Theme of this puzzle : ATOZTOA
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One of eight Eng. kings : EDW
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"___ regret it!" : YOULL
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Famous Amos : TORI
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Nutritionist's std. : RDA
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Birthplace of composer Richard Strauss : MUNICH
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Guitarist Lofgren : NILS
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"For example ..." : SAY
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Highlands refusal : NAE
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Madison Ave. trade : ADBIZ
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Redlines : DELETES
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Begins slowly : EASESIN
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"Be ___ and ..." : ADEAR
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Queen ___ Maria, mother of England's Charles II and James II : HENRIETTA
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Stiller's comic partner : MEARA
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Sacramento's ___ Arena : ARCO
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"___ as I can tell ..." : NEAR
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Ball's comic partner : ARNAZ
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Secluded area : GLEN
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Animated film hit of 1998 : ANTZ
Down
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Goes this way before that : ZIGS
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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Rough up : MAUL
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Ingrediente en paella : ARROZ
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Military bigwig : BRASSHAT
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Deteriorated : WENTTOPOT
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What's more : AND
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Sammy Davis Jr.'s "___ Can" : YESI
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Cubic ___ (gem) : ZIRCONIA
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Truman's last secretary of state : ACHESON
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Unit of loudness : PHON
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Producers' fears : PANS
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Faultlessly, after "to" : ATEE
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Architect Ludwig ___ van der Rohe : MIES
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Three R's org. : NEA
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Flagstaff's place : ARIZONA
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Child in a 1980s custody case : BABYM
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"What a kidder!" : OHYOU
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N.Y.C. country club? : THEUN
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Cubs, but not Bears, for short : NLERS
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When said three times, "et cetera" : YADDA
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Ol' Blue Eyes classic : MYWAY
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Harsh quality : STRIDENCE
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The Rock : ALCATRAZ
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Getty or Rockefeller : OILBARON
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Ancient Cretan writing system : LINEARA
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Part of a bray : HEE
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"Of course, señor!" : SISI
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Ethan Frome's wife : ZEENA
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Lady of Spain : DAMA
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German river to the Fulda : EDER
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Show preference : LEAN
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Layered haircut : SHAG
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9-mm. gun of W.W. II : STEN
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"Let's leave ___ that" : ITAT
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Onetime "Concentration" host Jack : NARZ
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Schubert's "The ___-King" : ERL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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