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New York Times, Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Author:
Howard Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0728 ( 22,177 )
Across
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Declines, with "out of" : OPTS
5
Professor says "Stocking stocker," pupil suggests ... : OSIER
10
Badlands formation : MESA
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Model glider material : BALSA
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Still unfilled : OPEN
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With 27-, 49- and 63-Across, the story behind 5-, 36-, 39- and 70-Across : MRIGGINSANDMISS
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Public commotion : SCENE
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Like much Vegas stagewear : GAUDY
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Postgraduate field : LAW
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Ramirez of "Spamalot" : SARA
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1040 entry : INCOME
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See 17-Across : DOOLITTLE
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Ready to rock : EAGER
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Neighbor of Arg. : URU
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Bonny young girl : WEELASS
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Professor says "Qualifying races," pupil suggests ... : EATS
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MGM motto ender : ARTIS
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Professor says "Ax wielder," pupil suggests ... : EWER
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Buzzard's fare : CARRION
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Suffix with Brooklyn : ESE
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Biblical witch's home : ENDOR
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See 17-Across : ATTEMPTTO
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Simple bit of plankton : DIATOM
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Some reddish deer : ROES
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"___ liebe dich" : ICH
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Has in view, archaically : SEETH
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"Twice as much for a nickel" sloganeer, once : PEPSI
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See 17-Across : SOLVEACROSSWORD
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Like limousines : ROOMY
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Un-P.C. suffix, to many : ETTE
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"Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
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Professor says "Equine restraint," pupil suggests ... : ALTER
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Those, in Toledo : ESAS
Down
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Resistance units : OHMS
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Parisian picnic spot : PARC
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Goes for a spot on the team : TRIESOUT
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Prepare to turn : SIGNAL
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Kobe sash : OBI
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Turned state's evidence : SANG
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"Play it, Sam" speaker : ILSA
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Genesis twin : ESAU
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"Amazing" magician : RANDI
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Soccer or hockey follower : MOM
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Feature of TV's "The Fugitive" : EPILOG
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Halvah ingredient : SESAME
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Respond to a knock : ANSWER
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Ex-Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
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Force units : DYNES
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Fighting it out : ATWAR
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Docket item : CASE
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Directly : DUE
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"... ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Earth, in sci-fi : TERRA
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"___ ride" ("Don't change a thing") : LETIT
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Poet whose work inspired "Cats" : ELIOT
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Ed of "The Bronx Zoo" : ASNER
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Kilt wearer : SCOT
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Signs of leaks : WETSPOTS
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Jocular suffix with "best" : EST
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Flying Cloud automaker : REO
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Came about : AROSE
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"Speaking machine" developer : EDISON
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Paris's "The Simple Life" co-star : NICOLE
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Mexico's national flower : DAHLIA
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Beatlesque dos : MOPS
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Tiny : PEEWEE
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Anne of "Archie Bunker's Place" : MEARA
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Life sci. course : ECOL
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Gait slower than a canter : TROT
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Pentagonal plate : HOME
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Madrid Mlle. : SRTA
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Fateful day in the Roman senate : IDES
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Solid geometry abbr. : VOL
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Onetime U.A.R. member : SYR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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