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New York Times, Saturday, July 23, 2011

It was Obama's self-professed favorite TV series

Author:
Tom Heilman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Thomas Heilman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Heilman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times7/23/11 ( No. 22,537 )
Across
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It's a blast for some balloonists : JETSTREAM
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"This is a disaster!" : OHGOD
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Asian symbols of wisdom : ELEPHANTS
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Like longship sailors : NORSE
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A dodger might cook one : TAXRETURN
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Begin some revising : ERASE
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Maker of life-and-death decisions, briefly : EMT
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Provider of a hot spot at a coffee shop? : WIFI
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Responded to wisely : SASSED
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Alexander's need : GIN
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They may be shared during a show : ARMRESTS
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Prohibition : EMBARGO
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Offices may require them : OATHS
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Town council president, in Canada : REEVE
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Big mystery during the summer of 1980 : WHOSHOTJR
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Dish component : SIDE
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Bent to do nothing : SLOTH
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String shortener : CAPO
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Become known : TRANSPIRE
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"Friendly" things, in old ads : SKIES
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Composition of many sports courts : ZONES
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"A dish best served cold" : REVENGE
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A dish best served cold : GAZPACHO
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Waterloo marshal : NEY
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N.H.L. team and former N.F.L. team : OILERS
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Casino action : ROLL
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Pec pic, perhaps : TAT
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Courier alternative : ARIAL
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Bit of décor at Trader Vic's : TIKITORCH
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Change around the Thames : PENCE
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What a ham may use : MORSECODE
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Double-___ : EDGED
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Hypnotized : INATRANCE
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"Grand" or "petit" dance move : JETE
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Ancient rival of Assyria : ELAM
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Cell composition : TEXT
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Silver ___, Md. (Wash. suburb) : SPR
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It was Obama's self-professed favorite TV series : THEWIRE
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Place on a scale : RATING
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Sufficient, informally : ENUF
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Two of hearts? : ATRIA
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___ Explorer (Web browser) : MSN
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Here : ONEARTH
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Baloney : HORSEHOCKEY
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Yard stick? : GRASSSTAIN
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Native of the central Caucasus : OSSET
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What thoughts may become : DEEDS
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Ruin ... or great success : SMASH
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Plagued : GAVENOPEACE
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Pig, at times : ROOTER
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Previously archaic? : ERST
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She resigned after the Yom Kippur War : MEIR
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Much too bright : BEDAZZLING
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Giving a hoot? : OWLISH
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Biblical mount where Aaron died : HOR
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PC image acronym : JPEG
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Beau's buy : ROSE
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Design info : SPECS
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Like many a fishing line : SNARLED
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Relatively sylphlike : SVELTER
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Get on base? : ENLIST
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Come unglued : GOAPE
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Hit the waves? : AIRED
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Giant in astronomy : ORION
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Soup thickener : OKRA
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1982 high-tech film : TRON
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Plug possibilities : ACDC
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What you used to be? : THEE
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"That's more than I wanted to know," in brief : TMI
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Andean vegetable : OCA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later.

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