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New York Times, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Author who famously ended a short story with the line "Romance at short notice was her specialty"

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.99 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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A
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L
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A
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P
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A
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U
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S
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C
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G
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A
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P
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R
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B
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X
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B
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L
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S
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T
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P
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A
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V
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W
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H
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A
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S
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W
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P
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L
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Z
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T
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D
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Y
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O
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L
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P
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P
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D
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P
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B
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M
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A
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K
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P
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© 2010, The New York Times7/7/10 ( No. 22,156 )
Across
1
Veracruz's capital : JALAPA
7
Its motto is "Semper paratus": Abbr. : USCG
11
Bonobo, for one : APE
14
You can count on it : ABACUS
15
Kelly of "Live With Regis and Kelly" : RIPA
16
Word with band or sand : BOX
17
Command to a French composer at an intersection? : BIZETSIGNAL
19
Conciliatory gift : SOP
20
Pen : STY
21
Tickle response : TEHEE
22
Uccello who painted "The Battle of San Romano" : PAOLO
24
Don Corleone : VITO
25
Loading locale : WHARF
27
City south of Luxor : ASWAN
30
Command to a Hungarian composer at the piano? : PLAYLISZT
34
Activities : DOINGS
36
Jacques Cousteau's middle name : YVES
37
"Tippecanoe and Tyler ___" : TOO
38
Move like mud : OOZE
39
Sophia of "Marriage Italian-Style" : LOREN
41
Fringe benefit : PERK
42
Sch. supporter : PTA
43
Author who famously ended a short story with the line "Romance at short notice was her specialty" : SAKI
44
Cell on a slide : AMOEBA
46
Command to a German composer on a baseball diamond? : THROWBACH
49
Lessen, as fears : ALLAY
50
Jay Gatsby's love : DAISY
51
Mayberry boy : OPIE
53
Leaf holders : BOOKS
55
Czar of Russia between Feodors : BORIS
57
Initials at sea : HMS
60
Snap, Crackle or Pop : ELF
61
Command to an Austrian composer on a scavenger hunt? : HAYDNGOSEEK
64
Freudian concept : EGO
65
Adm. Zumwalt, chief of naval operations during the Vietnam War : ELMO
66
Word before a sentence : GUILTY
67
Guerra's opposite : PAZ
68
Does, e.g. : DEER
69
"Woo-hoo!" : YIPPEE
Down
1
Injures with a pencil, say : JABS
2
Somewhat : ABIT
3
Unlike a go-getter : LAZY
4
Point of no return? : ACE
5
Green skill : PUTTING
6
Plus : ASSET
7
What an addict fights : URGE
8
Symbol of simple harmonic motion : SINEWAVE
9
Tax pro, for short : CPA
10
Bachelorette party attendees : GALPALS
11
Hard core? : ABSOFSTEEL
12
Game involving banks : POOL
13
Fair : EXPO
18
Denny's competitor : IHOP
23
Talent agent ___ Emanuel : ARI
24
Roof topper : VANE
26
Relative of an aardwolf : HYENA
27
Make one's own : ADOPT
28
Truth, archaically : SOOTH
29
1939 title role for Frank Morgan : WIZARDOFOZ
31
Like much poetry : LYRIC
32
1964 title role for Anthony Quinn : ZORBA
33
Hungarian wine : TOKAY
35
Hearty helpings of meat loaf, say : SLABS
40
"Go ahead" : OKAYBYME
41
It may be + or - : POLE
43
Moved, as a horse's tail : SWISHED
45
"But of course!," in Marseille : MAISOUI
47
Symbol of strength : OAK
48
Device making a 53-Down : HORN
52
"Little" digit : PIGGY
53
Sound made by a 48-Down : BEEP
54
Kurylenko of "Quantum of Solace" : OLGA
56
Febreeze target : ODOR
57
Succor : HELP
58
Parcel (out) : METE
59
___ terrier : SKYE
62
Hearty quaff : ALE
63
Take in slowly : SIP

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