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New York Times, Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Author:
Tim Wescott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Wescott

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {WZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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More fitting : APTER
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Sound in a hatchery : PEEP
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Mexican muralist Orozco : JOSE
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"The ___!" (perturbed cry) : NERVE
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Major-league team member through 2004 : EXPO
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Month before Nisan : ADAR
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"I'm ___ and didn't know it" : APOET
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Stationer's unit : REAM
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Year Cortés conquered Cuba : MDXI
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"Rhoda" and "Frasier" : SPINOFFS
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Keen insight : ACUMEN
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Part of a heartbeat : SYSTOLE
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Suffix with moon : SCAPE
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Util. bill : ELEC
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Mathematician's "ta-da!" : QED
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15-Across now, informally : NAT
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Where the cows come home : BARN
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Words to a traitor : ETTU
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Glue : EPOXY
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They're often twisted apart : OREOS
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Supermodel Carangi : GIA
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More trustworthy : TRUER
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Long (for) : YEARN
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Growing room? : ACRE
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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"My Gal ___" : SAL
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Former Notebook maker : IBM
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Final, e.g. : EXAM
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Sugar ___ : MAPLE
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Stimulus response : KINESIS
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Centers : NUCLEI
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Like some missiles : ANTITANK
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First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
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Tickle Me Elmo maker : TYCO
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"The Secret Life of Walter ___" : MITTY
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Suffix with origin : ATOR
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"The first word of the answer to each of the six starred clues describes the number of that clue," e.g. : HINT
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"That's ___!" : AMORE
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Pitcher Wilhelm : HOYT
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Horne and Olin : LENAS
Down
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Jawbone of ___ (biblical weapon) : ANASS
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Spirited : PEPPY
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Number of Dumas's Mousquetaires : TROIS
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*Balance in personality : EVENTENOR
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Overhaul : RETOOL
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*Pitcher's dream : PERFECTGAME
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Split personalities? : EXES
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Waste watchers: Abbr. : EPA
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Crushed pulp : POMACE
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Clog : JAMUP
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*They don't belong : ODDMENOUT
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Old German duchy name : SAXE
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Land o' blarney : ERIN
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Take off : FLEE
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Citadel student : CADET
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*Basic Scout ties : SQUAREKNOTS
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Dungeons & Dragons weapons : AXES
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Banks on the runway : TYRA
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Word before and after "will be" : BOYS
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Side by side? : AREA
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*It's no fake : REALMCCOY
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Quirk : TIC
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*It follows the evening news : PRIMETIME
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Marsh bird : SNIPE
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___ row : EXIT
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Cheerful : BLITHE
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20 Questions category : ANIMAL
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Open-eyed : ALERT
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Squelched : SATON
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Prefix with venous : INTRA
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Some terriers : SKYES
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Ancient mariner : NOAH
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Gay Talese's "___ the Sons" : UNTO
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Bad marks? : ACNE
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Feminine side : YIN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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