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New York Times, Monday, July 25, 2005

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0725 ( 20,348 )
Across
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Be in harmony : JIBE
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Lewis with Lamb Chop : SHARI
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___ out (barely made) : EKED
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Functions : USES
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Poison : TOXIN
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Editor's strikeout : DELE
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Removed as with a wave of the hand : SWEPTASIDE
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Altar area : APSE
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Asian New Year's festival : TET
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Forever and a day : AGES
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Bother : PESTER
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Upstream swimmer : SALMON
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Chicken of the Sea product : TUNA
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Popular sandwich cookie : OREO
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Gung-ho : AVID
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Backward-looking : RETRO
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Field of flowers? : BOTANY
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Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
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Downs' opposite : UPS
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Coach's encouraging words : PEPTALK
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Nicotine's partner : TAR
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R & B singer LaBelle : PATTI
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Tough time : ORDEAL
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Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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Every one : EACH
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Fly catcher? : MITT
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Baby's noisemaker : RATTLE
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Robert ___ … believe him, or not! : RIPLEY
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Tailless cat : MANX
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Wee bit : TAD
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Savvy about : ONTO
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Mom-and-pop event … and a hint to the insides of 17- and 41-Across and 11- and 40-Down : PTAMEETING
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Blow one's horn : BRAG
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Champing at the bit : EAGER
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Hankering : URGE
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Alluring : SEXY
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Twirls : SPINS
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First lady before Mamie : BESS
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Precisely : JUSTSO
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"Honest!" : ISWEAR
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Classic Volkswagen : BEETLE
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Psychic ability, for short : ESP
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Remain in a rut : STAGNATE
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Hydrant attachment : HOSE
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Base line on a graph : AXIS
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Free (of) : RID
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All thumbs : INEPT
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Mary Tyler Moore co-star : EDASNER
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Persisted : KEPTATIT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Does and bucks : DEER
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Confucian path : TAO
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"I got it!" : EUREKA
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Mafia : MOB
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Water in the air : VAPOR
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Foreword : INTRO
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Twosomes : DYADS
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Major TV maker : RCA
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Boat mover : OAR
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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It's scanned at checkout: Abbr. : UPC
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Chum : PAL
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Major irritant for American colonists : STAMPTAX
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Students : LEARNERS
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Three-part work : TRILOGY
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Tennis umpire's cry : LET
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Garb : ATTIRE
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Gong sounds : CLANGS
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Bushes between yards : HEDGES
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Varieties : TYPES
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Tree feller : AXE
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Burglarizes : ROBS
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Regarding : INRE
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Visitors to Jesus : MAGI
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"___, brother!" : AMEN
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Listening-in device : TAP
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Where you may get a soaking : TUB

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

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