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New York Times, Monday, July 9, 2007

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Constructor Peter Collins celebrated his 50th birthday on the day this puzzle was published.

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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0709 ( 21,062 )
Across
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Warm-blooded animal : MAMMAL
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Polite concurrence : YESMAAM
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Neighbor of Sudan : ERITREA
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Behind on payments, after "in" : ARREARS
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Five-pointed ocean denizen : SEASTAR
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Short sleeps : CATNAPS
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Charged particles : IONS
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1950s Wimbledon champ Lew : HOAD
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Singer Morissette : ALANIS
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Justice div. that conducts raids : ATF
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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Pepsi and RC : COLAS
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Viewer-supported TV network : PBS
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Sag : DROOP
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E. ___ (health menace) : COLI
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Help : AID
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Sportscaster Howard : COSELL
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Opposite WSW : ENE
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Creature suggested by this puzzle's circled letters : OCTOPUS
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Criticize in a petty way : NIGGLE
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Cleaning tool in a bucket : MOP
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Turner who sang "Proud Mary" : TINA
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___ firma : TERRA
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___ Bartlet, president on "The West Wing" : JED
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Trigonometric ratios : SINES
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Michigan's ___ Canals : SOO
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Sn, in chemistry : TIN
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Unpaired : SINGLE
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Threadbare : WORN
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"What were ___ thinking?" : THEY
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Driver's levy : ROADTAX
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Drinkers may run them up : BARTABS
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Kansas expanse : PRAIRIE
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Back: Fr. : ARRIERE
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Coarse-haired burrowers : MARMOTS
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2001 Sean Penn film : IAMSAM
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Enero or febrero : MES
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"You ___ here" : ARE
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Where Moses got the Ten Commandments : MTSINAI
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Stella ___ (Belgian beer) : ARTOIS
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Tilts : LEANS
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Regatta boats : YACHTS
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___ Good Feelings : ERAOF
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Spanish Mlle. : SRTA
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Darners : MENDERS
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Tiny battery type : AAA
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Dadaist Jean : ARP
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Editor's work: Abbr. : MSS
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___ poetica : ARS
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One of two in "résumé" : ACCENT
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Cuckoos : LOONIES
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Fast, in music : ALLEGRO
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Body's midsection : ABDOMEN
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Jewelry for a sandal wearer : TOERING
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Rank below brigadier general : COLONEL
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Cherry seed : PIT
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Uno y uno : DOS
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"The magic word" : PLEASE
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1 or 11, in blackjack : ACE
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Saucer's go-with : CUP
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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Pea's home : POD
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Fade : GROWDIM
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"Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips" singer : TINYTIM
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They cause bad luck : JINXES
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___ Mist (7 Up competitor) : SIERRA
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Other, south of the border : OTRO
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Abbr. in TV listings : TBA
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Tach measure, for short : RPM
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"... man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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River to the Rhine : AAR
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D.D.E. defeated him : AES
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Playtex item : BRA
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Half a year of coll. : SEM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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