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New York Times, Monday, July 7, 2008

43-Across : Necessity: Abbr.

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKWZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Klahn.
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© 2008, The New York Times7/7/08 ( No. 21,426 )
Across
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Mount ___, Ten Commandments locale : SINAI
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Normandy invasion town : STLO
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Sweat opening : PORE
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Cupid : EROS
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Genesis son : ENOS
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Antiterrorism legislation of 2001 : PATRIOTACT
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Gun blast : SHOT
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Proverbial saver of nine, with "a" : STITCHINTIME
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Snake or alligator : REPTILE
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Playful knuckle-rub : NOOGIE
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Eggs ___ easy : OVER
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Suck-up : YESMAN
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Pants part : HEM
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Kentucky's ___ College : BEREA
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Try to strike : HITAT
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"My Cousin Vinny" Oscar winner : MARISATOMEI
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Word with Asia or Ursa : MINOR
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Ultimately become : ENDUP
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Necessity: Abbr. : REQ
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"Keep it simple, ___" : STUPID
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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Bet on a one-two finish : EXACTA
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Dreamlike : SURREAL
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Classic battles between the Giants and Dodgers, e.g. : PENNANTRACES
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"Beetle Bailey" bulldog : OTTO
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1986 world champion American figure skater : DEBITHOMAS
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Pants part : SEAT
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"The Last Tycoon" director Kazan : ELIA
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"I was at a movie theater when it happened," e.g. : ALIBI
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Highlands Gaelic : ERSE
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What gears do : MESH
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Tyson or Holyfield : BOXER
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Maple syrup source : SAP
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Bull ___ china shop : INA
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Turner who led a revolt : NAT
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Wind tunnel wind : AIRSTREAM
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"Lord, ___?" (Last Supper query) : ISITI
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Certain sofa : SETTEE
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___ II razor : TRAC
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___ Ness monster : LOCH
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Recurring melodic phrase : OSTINATO
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Green Italian sauce : PESTO
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Like angels we have heard? : ONHIGH
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Dormmate : ROOMIE
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Think the world of : ESTEEM
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Greasy : OILY
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Unbranded : NONAME
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Steal from : ROB
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December 24, e.g. : EVE
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Salon job : PERM
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On the ball or on the dot : SHARP
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Sch. in Cambridge, Mass. : MIT
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Record label for the Kinks and the Grateful Dead : ARISTA
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Pavarotti performance : TENORSOLO
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Working together : INTANDEM
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Trivial amount : SOU
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Not doing anything : IDLE
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Diminutive suffix : ULA
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Buddy : PAL
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Tranquillity : REPOSE
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New Hampshire prep school : EXETER
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Airline with a kangaroo logo : QANTAS
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Book after Song of Solomon : ISAIAH
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It'll bring a tear to your eye : DUCT
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Equivalent of 10 sawbucks : CNOTE
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Place to "dry out" : REHAB
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The "T" of TV : TELE
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Diamond stats : RBIS
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Blend : MIX
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President Lincoln : ABE
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Madam's partner : SIR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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