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New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 2007

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJVZ} This is puzzle # 153 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 21,058 )

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Across
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Revolutionary James ___, famous for saying "Taxation without representation is tyranny" : OTIS
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Elem. sch. class : GEOG
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"Look ___" (1975 #1 R & B hit) : ATME
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Main : DUCT
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April Fools' Day baby : ARIES
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Like one leg of a triathlon : SWUM
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Children's author who wrote "A fly can't bird, but a bird can fly" : MILNE
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Cobra's greeting : HISS
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*Undersized bats and gloves, e.g. : TBALLEQUIPMENT
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Accountant's advice : TAXTIP
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Journalist Hamill : PETE
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Cargo compartment : BAY
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Bill Clinton, collegiately : ELI
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*Chophouse order : TBONE
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Fixed parts of motors : STATORS
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Energy units : ERGS
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*Founder of Mesa Petroleum : TBOONEPICKENS
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Mystique : AURA
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Dirty campaigner : SMEARER
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*Alternatives to rope tows : TBARS
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Stock (up) : LAY
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Cable channel ... with a hint to the answers to the five starred clues : TBS
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Start to stammer : HEM
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Not very much : ADAB
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J.F.K.'s command : PTBOAT
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*Caucasus capital : TBILISIGEORGIA
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At a dead end, as a case : COLD
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Ruffles : RILES
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Hostile : UGLY
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Sport with masks : EPEE
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Serving from a grill : KABOB
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Relative of a plum : SLOE
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Brand name that sounds like two letters of the alphabet : ESSO
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Meddlesome : NOSY
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Round up : HERD
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"Gonna Let It Shine" singer : ODETTA
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Diva's headwear : TURBAN
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Mountaineering aid : ICEAXE
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Circus prop : STILT
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Strategies : GAMEPLANS
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Actor La Salle : ERIQ
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Lubricate : OILUP
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One often seen with crossed arms : GENIE
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"Off the Court" autobiographer : ASHE
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Like Romulus and Remus : TWINBORN
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Southern Methodist team, with "the" : MUSTANGS
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Accident letters : EMS
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Harvest time: Abbr. : SEPT
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Deceive : LIETO
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Bumped into : MET
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"You rang?" : YES
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Particular : ITEM
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Ingredient in some batters : BEER
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Really take off : SOAR
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Reveal, in verse : OPE
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Muscat money : RIAL
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Makes a very modest living : SCRAPESBY
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Stretchy attire : TUBETOPS
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Hiking hazards : BRAMBLES
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___ the city : KEYTO
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Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
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Folk singer's mule : SAL
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Turn on and off : TOGGLE
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Surety poster : BAILOR
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Didn't split : STAYED
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Dagger : DIRK
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Like tigers : ASIAN
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First name in "The Hobbit" : BILBO
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Momentary contact : BRUSH
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Logical start? : IDEO
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Bygone G.M. cars : GEOS
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Mid grade? : CEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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