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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0725 ( 21,078 )
Across
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"Vissi d'arte" opera : TOSCA
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Rx, for short : SCRIP
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Fed. holiday, often : MON
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Not just question : GRILL
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Evidence of pain : TEARS
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So-so grade : CEE
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Part 1 of a snarky quote by 54-Across : IDGIVEYOUMY
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D.C. clock setting : EDT
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Admiral Bobby who directed the N.S.A. under Jimmy Carter : INMAN
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Unwordy : LACONIC
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Prime status : ONEA
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Photo ___ : OPS
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Sibling of 54-Across : HARPO
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With 53-Across, noted comedy group, in brief : MARX
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Geisel's pen name : SEUSS
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___-chef (kitchen #2) : SOUS
33
"It's nobody ___ business" : ELSES
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Picks off, as a pass : SNAGS
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Proposal fig. : EST
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Middle of the quote : SEATBUTIM
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Take steps : ACT
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Showed fright : PALED
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___ Ark : NOAHS
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"Cheers" character : NORM
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Baseball exec Bud : SELIG
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See 28-Across : BROS
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Speaker of the quote : CHICO
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General on Chinese menus : TSO
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Celeb fired in 2007 : IMUS
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Pale yellow Danish cheese : HAVARTI
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Ribbed, like corduroy : WALED
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Japanese waist material? : OBI
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End of the quote : SITTINGINIT
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Some are Dutch : OVENS
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Web mag : EZINE
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N.L. insignia : STL
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Iran-contra name : NORTH
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Prepare to fire again : REAIM
Down
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___ Friday's : TGI
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1st or 2nd, e.g. : ORDINAL
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Parties to a contract : SIGNERS
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Punch lines, e.g. : CLIMAXES
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Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
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Farm enclosure : STY
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Golden parachute receiver, maybe: Abbr. : CEO
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Actor Julia : RAUL
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Rombauer of cookery : IRMA
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Coll. course : PSYCH
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Tennis star-turned-analyst : MCENROE
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Antigone's father : OEDIPUS
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What you pay : NETCOST
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Slaughter in baseball : ENOS
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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Cockney's abode : OME
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Apothecary tool : PESTLE
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Snowbirds' destination : SUNBELT
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Some OPEC officials : SAUDIS
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___ Snorkel of the funnies : SGT
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National Chicken Mo. : SEP
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Thing to confess : SIN
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Some batteries : AAS
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Put into action : MOBILIZE
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Firmly ties (to) : ANCHORS
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Share digs : COHABIT
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Worth bubkes : TRIVIAL
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Yerevan's land : ARMENIA
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Master escapologist : HOUDINI
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Radiator sound : SSS
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Longtime Elton John label : MCA
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Cap's partner : GOWN
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Bean on-screen : ORSON
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Record for later viewing : TIVO
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Anatomical canal : ITER
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Golden ___ (senior) : AGER
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"We know drama" channel : TNT
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Sort of: Suffix : ISH
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Pro ___ (for now) : TEM

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

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