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New York Times, Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Author:
Dave Mackey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dave Mackey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mackey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0726 ( 20,714 )
Across
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Listing : ATILT
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Where ballplayers wear gray, with "the" : ROAD
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Nae-sayer? : SCOT
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Wish granter : GENIE
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Just beat : EDGE
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Chemical defense : MACE
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With 38- and 60-Across, what the man caught taking a dip in the reservoir said : EXCUSEMEOFFICER
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LAX stat. : ETA
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Vietnam War locale : LAOS
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Pattern for a 10-Across : TARTAN
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Strike back, say : REACT
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Scrapes : SKINS
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Writer/editor Brown : TINA
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Batters' needs : HELMETS
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Pile up : AMASS
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Cartoon bear : YOGI
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Luau souvenir : LEI
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See 17-Across : BUTTHATSIGNSAYS
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Bring into play : USE
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Audio effect : ECHO
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"The People's Court" prop : GAVEL
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Some Louisianans : CREOLES
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Soufflés do it : RISE
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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Auspices : AEGIS
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Where stevedores toil : WHARFS
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Witty Bombeck : ERMA
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___ polloi : HOI
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See 17-Across : FINEFORSWIMMING
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Wine valley : NAPA
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Krupa portrayer in a 1959 film : MINEO
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Table expander : LEAF
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Boomers' kids : GENX
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Unsettled feeling : ANGST
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"The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
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Send a message to, these days : TEXT
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Personified : INCARNATE
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Lucy of "Charlie's Angels" films : LIU
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Inventor Nikola : TESLA
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Channel surfer's need : REMOTE
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Pindar works : ODES
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Of yore : AGO
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Nimble-fingered : DEFT
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Smug looks : SMIRKS
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Desert flora : CACTI
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Poseidon's place : OCEAN
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Gulls' kin : TERNS
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For one : EACH
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Observing Ramadan : FASTING
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Steinbeck title starter : EAST
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Off-limits: Var. : TABU
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Radio jock Don : IMUS
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Disinfectant brand : LYSOL
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Cry of mock surprise : MOI
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Cackleberry : EGG
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Tin star sporter : SHERIFF
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Giving in abundance : LAVISHING
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Frosty's coals : EYES
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Marooning spot : ISLE
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Air hero : ACE
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Le Duc ___, 1973 Peace co-Nobelist : THO
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Mysore garb : SARI
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Name preceder on an envelope : CAREOF
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Swab target : EARWAX
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Teamster's rig : SEMI
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Worth no stars : AWFUL
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Distinguish oneself : SHINE
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Year-end temp : SANTA
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Beta follower : GAMMA
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MP3 download : SONG
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Armchair athlete's aid : ESPN
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Till stack : ONES
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Croce's "___ a Name" : IGOT
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Comic Charlotte : RAE
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Lowest val. : MIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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