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New York Times, Thursday, July 3, 2008

Author:
Keith Talon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Keith Talon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Talon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0703 ( 21,422 )
Across
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"___ Si Bon" (1950s Eartha Kitt hit) : CEST
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Post-diet, ideally : SLIM
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Surfaces : PAVES
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Dinosaur National Monument locale : UTAH
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___ bar : TIKI
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"Scenes of Clerical Life" author, 1858 : ELIOT
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1958 World Cup hero : PELE
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50/50 : EVEN
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See 24-Across : NORSE
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What this answer could use? : PROOFREADINNG
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Record producer Brian : ENO
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With 19-Across, language from which "steak" and "eggs" come : OLD
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On intimate social terms with : SEEING
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Alaska vacation destination : DENALI
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Spray on a pan : PAM
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Federally funded program since '65 : NEA
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Coiner : MINTER
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Coin toss call : TAILS
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Like this answer's error : TYPOGRPAHICAL
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Upset : CROSS
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Prize : ESTEEM
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Un cuarto of 62-Across : DOS
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Compete in a biathlon, in part : SKI
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"Sweet ___" : DREAMS
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Sound choice? : STEREO
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"Years ___ ..." : AGO
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___ Jemison, first black woman in space : MAE
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This answer contains one : MISPELLEDWORD
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Top celebs : ALIST
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Jordanian queen : NOOR
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Queen of the heavens : HERA
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Hanukkah staple : LATKE
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Cuatro times 42-Across : OCHO
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Help with a prank : ABET
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"___ Eyes" (1969 hit) : THESE
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Irwin who wrote "Rich Man, Poor Man" : SHAW
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Took in : MADE
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Like beggars' hands : CUPPED
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Timeless, to Shakespeare : ETERNE
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Watering hole : SALOON
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One of the "Cosby Show" kids : THEO
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First-rate : STERLING
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Long-___ : LIVED
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Company founded by Ingvar Kamprad : IKEA
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Take exception to : MIND
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Pasta choice : PENNE
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Isolated : ALONE
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Atlantic Coast Conference team : VIRGINIA
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Mother of the stars and the winds : EOS
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___-Julie, Que. : STE
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Page numbers : FOLIOS
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Tour's end? : ISM
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Dudley Do-Right's girlfriend : NELL
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Ozone, for one : GAS
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Concert hall equipment : AMPS
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It "hits the spot" per an old jingle : PEPSI
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"Was it ___ I saw?" (classic palindrome) : ARAT
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Migration, maybe : TREK
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Steering system part : TIEROD
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Instruction at a horse show : TROT
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Home of the 1,612-foot Ribbon Falls : YOSEMITE
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Property divider : HEDGEROW
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Music sources : CDS
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Saturate : SOP
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Tiny blob : AMOEBA
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Defective : MARRED
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Calm : SEDATE
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Takes a chance on : RISKS
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First name in beauty products : ESTEE
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"Hawaii ___" (island song) : ALOHA
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
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Scotland's ___ Awe : LOCH
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Pow! : WHAM
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PC key : ALT
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___-di-dah : LAH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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