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New York Times, Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Author:
Len Elliott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Elliott. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0727 ( 19,985 )
Across
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"If it ___ broke ..." : AINT
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"Guilty," e.g. : PLEA
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Clio winner : ADMAN
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Most stuck-up : SNOOTIEST
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Poker ploy : RAISE
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"M.T.A." singers, 1959 : THEKINGSTONTRIO
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Makes merry : REVELS
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Chart shape : PIE
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"Bearded" flower : IRIS
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Mall binge : SPREE
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Murals and such : ART
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Dover's state: Abbr. : DEL
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Rang out : PEALED
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Like gastric juice : ACID
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40 winks : CATNAP
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Group values : ETHOS
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Paul Scott chronicles set in India : THERAJQUARTET
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Weather map area : FRONT
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Have more troops than : OUTMAN
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Right on the map : EAST
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Response to someone pointing : ISEEIT
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Actress Peeples : NIA
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Take a gander at : EYE
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Make ___ of (botch) : AMESS
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U.S.M.C. V.I.P.'s : GENS
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German article : EIN
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Is fearful of : DREADS
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Schubert chamber work : THETROUTQUINTET
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Fritter away : WASTE
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Unusual sort : RAREBREED
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Place for a kiss : ALTAR
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Hatchling's home : NEST
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Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
Down
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___ Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking's creator : ASTRID
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Naturally belong : INHERE
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It may be seen, heard or spoken, in a saying : NOEVIL
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Quick puffs : TOKES
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A.T.M. necessities : PINS
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Trouser part : LEG
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Pothook shape : ESS
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J.D. holder: Abbr. : ATT
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Golfer Palmer, to pals : ARNIE
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See socially : DATE
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Former Russian orbiter : MIR
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"___ was saying ..." : ASI
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Prefix with natal : NEO
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Up to, for short : TIL
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Newspaper page : OPED
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Home of the N.H.L.'s Sharks : SANJOSE
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Awards to be hung : PLAQUES
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Positions of esteem : REPUTES
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Need liniment : ACHE
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Knee-slapper : RIOT
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Six-pointers, in brief : TDS
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Hair-splitter? : PART
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LAX abbr. : ETA
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Gumball cost, once : CENT
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The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Cafeteria carrier : TRAY
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Vacuum feature : HOSE
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Buddy in Bordeaux : AMI
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Lab charge : FEE
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Mae West's "___ Angel" : IMNO
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Less cluttered : NEATER
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"You're so right!" : INDEED
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Courtroom fig. : ASSTDA
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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Sci-fi, for one : GENRE
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James of blues : ETTA
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The Everly Brothers, e.g. : DUET
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Josh : RIB
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Onetime Pan Am rival : TWA
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Linden of "Barney Miller" : HAL
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Body shop fig. : EST
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Java container : URN
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Football game divs. : QRS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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