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New York Times, Thursday, July 8, 2004

Author:
Scot Ober
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Scot Ober

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ober. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0708 ( 19,966 )
Across
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"You wish!" : ASIF
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Win every game : SWEEP
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The gamut : ATOZ
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A Turner : LANA
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Babe Ruth's was retired : THREE
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Earthy deposit : MARL
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Arabian Sea sight : OILER
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Capone's nemeses : TMEN
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Start of a quip : ABICYCLE
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Like most sonnets : IAMBIC
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Thousand ___, Calif. : OAKS
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Home of Pottawattamie County : IOWA
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Quip, part 2 : CANTSTANDONITS
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William ___, attorney general under Bush the elder : BARR
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Plug away : TOIL
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Swell place? : SEA
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Wild revelry : ORGY
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"Bye Bye Bye" band : NSYNC
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Bank holding : LIEN
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"The Matrix" role : NEO
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He broke with Stalin in 1948 : TITO
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20 providers : ATMS
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Quip, part 3 : OWNBECAUSEITIS
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Gross : ICKY
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When Hamlet dies : ACTV
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Smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands : STJOHN
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End of the quip : TWOTIRED
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Faucet brand : MOEN
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Samuel Gompers's org., informally : AFOFL
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Presidential ___ : AIDE
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Tangelo trademark : UGLI
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Madame Tussaud : MARIE
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All alternative : NONE
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Rash treatment : TALC
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Switches around : EDITS
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Flag feature : STAR
Down
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Michigan's ___ College : ALMA
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Auto import : SAAB
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Crucifix inscription : INRI
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Hawking : FALCONRY
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See 40-Down : STOCKS
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During the time that : WHILST
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Peer of Agatha : ERLE
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Letters on some pumps : EEE
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Like a planetary orbit : PERIODIC
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"The Long Goodbye" director, 1973 : ALTMAN
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Dead center? : TOMB
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R.E.M.'s "The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Much of a penny : ZINC
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China's Sun ___-sen : YAT
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Gone wrong? : AWOL
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Barge ___ : INON
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Seven-time A.L. batting champ : CAREW
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Vacuum tube filler : ARGON
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"Look ___!" : ATYOU
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Question in Matthew : ISITI
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Swarms : TEEMS
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Without : SANS
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"With or Without You" singer : BONO
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Handle : NICKNAME
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Dog command : STAY
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Some dwellers on the Baltic : LATVIANS
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With 5-Down, some volatile investments : TECH
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Not entirely human : BIONIC
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Deemed appropriate : SAWFIT
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Lycées, e.g. : ECOLES
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Old communications giant : ITT
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Skin flicks and such : SMUT
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Forum wear : TOGA
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Become definite : JELL
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Shapes with holes : TORI
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Hilarious one : RIOT
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Novelist O'Brien : EDNA
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A couple of bucks, say : DEER
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It's in one year and out the other : FAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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