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New York Times, Monday, July 30, 2007

8-Down : Hand-to-hand fighting

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Long.
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© 2007, The New York Times7/30/07 ( No. 21,083 )
Across
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Old ___ tale : WIVES
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Fiction's opposite : FACT
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Two-wheeler : BIKE
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Novelist Zola : EMILE
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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Luau instruments, informally : UKES
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Wee : SMALL
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Cost of an old phone call : DIME
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Check for a landlord : RENT
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Game equipment for an old sitcom star? : LUCILLESBALL
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Organic salt : OLEATE
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Greek T : TAU
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Chem. or biol. : SCI
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Captains of industry : TYCOONS
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Sudden outpouring : SPATE
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Mark in "piñata" : TILDE
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Game location for an actress? : SALLYSFIELD
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Major mix-up : SNAFU
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Deflect, as comments : PARRY
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IBM/Apple product starting in the early '90s : POWERPC
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Pull tab site : CAN
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Pinup's leg : GAM
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Product pitches : ADS
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Carved, as an image : GRAVEN
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Game site for a popular singer? : NEILSDIAMOND
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Plastic building block : LEGO
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Mélange : OLIO
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When repeated, classic song with the lyric "Me gotta go" : LOUIE
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Pasta sauce first sold in 1937 : RAGU
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Ponders : MUSES
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Like some Steve Martin humor : ZANY
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"___ It Romantic?" : ISNT
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"Give it ___!" ("Quit harping!") : AREST
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Actor Snipes of "Blade" : WESLEY
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Prefix with suppressive : IMMUNO
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Owner of MTV and BET : VIACOM
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New York Harbor's ___ Island : ELLIS
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Order in a bear market : SELL
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Faithfulness : FIDELITY
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Licoricelike flavor : ANISE
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Hand-to-hand fighting : COMBAT
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8-Down ender : TREATY
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Singer Ives : BURL
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"I Like ___" (old campaign slogan) : IKE
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Barbie's doll partner : KEN
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Inexact fig. : EST
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Train that makes all stops : LOCAL
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Speaker's spot : LECTERN
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Spilled the beans : TOLD
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& : AND
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"It's no ___!" (cry of despair) : USE
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Go all out : SPLURGE
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Like a mechanic's hands : OILY
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Ump's call with outstretched arms : SAFE
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Paranormal ability : ESP
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Tools with teeth : SAWS
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Wasn't turned inward : FACEDOUT
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Tehran native : IRANI
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Place for a mud bath : SPA
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Doze (off) : NOD
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A ___ (kind of reasoning) : PRIORI
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Maria of the Met : CALLAS
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Bellyache : GROUSE
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"___ Song" (John Denver #1 hit) : ANNIES
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Not given to self-promotion : MODEST
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Winston Churchill flashed it : VSIGN
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Love of one's life : AMOUR
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Inquisitive : NOSY
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___ mater : ALMA
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Gossipy Smith : LIZ
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Pitcher's stat. : ERA
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Beefeater product : GIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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