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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 2007

58-Across : Childhood nickname of 21-/28-Across

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 124 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times8/1/07 ( No. 21,085 )
Across
1
Latin 101 word : AMAS
5
Flip : TOSS
9
Early third-century year : CCVII
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"Norma Rae" director : RITT
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Sport with jabs : EPEE
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They make lawns green : RAINS
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1966 Lincoln Center role for 21-/28-Across : CLEOPATRA
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Grind down : ERODE
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Pong maker : ATARI
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With 28-Across, a late, great entertainer : BEVERLY
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Insignificant : NOMINAL
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Silas Marner's adopted daughter : EPPIE
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"As I Lay Dying" father : ANSE
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See 21-Across : SILLS
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Mark permanently : ETCH
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Scatterbrained : DITSY
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Retort to "Not so!" : ISTOO
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___-10 Conference : PAC
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See 29-Down : SOPRANO
42
Quick to pick up things : APT
43
Balkan native : CROAT
45
Numbered clubs : IRONS
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Mexican accord? : SISI
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1970 Covent Garden title role for 21-/28-Across : LUCIA
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Increase : HIKE
54
The Dixie Chicks and others : TRIOS
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Common cleanser : AMMONIA
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Childhood nickname of 21-/28-Across : BUBBLES
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"Dynasty" actress : EVANS
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Stretches out? : COMAS
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1955 "Die Fledermaus" debut role for 21-/28-Across : ROSALINDE
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Really big : OBESE
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Giant-screen movie format : IMAX
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Tony-winning Carter : NELL
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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Strike out : DELE
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Coll. seniors' tests : GRES
Down
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Mysteries : ARCANA
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"Paradise Lost" author : MILTON
3
Starting lineups : ATEAMS
4
Celebrated in the past : STORIED
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Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
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Elect, with "for" : OPT
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Balkan native : SERB
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Conger, e.g. : SEAEEL
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Unlikely candidate for Mr. Right : CREEP
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Running back's stat : CARRIES
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"La Traviata" role for 21-/28-Across : VIOLETTA
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May race, familiarly : INDY
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Expert finish? : ISE
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___ money : PIN
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They may report to C.E.O.'s : VPS
24
In connection with : ASTO
25
Slip of the tongue, maybe : LISP
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With 39-Across, 21-/28-Across, for one : LYRIC
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Flatfoot : COP
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Much sought after : HOT
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Believer: Suffix : IST
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It's charged : ION
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Mac alternatives : PCS
37
D-backs, on a scoreboard : ARI
38
Stage wear for 21-/28-Across : COSTUMES
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"Sempre libera" e.g. : ARIA
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
44
Flying home? : AIRBASE
46
Nudging, and then some : SHOVING
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Internet chuckle : LOL
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Requirement to buy on eBay : USERID
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More ludicrous : INANER
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Cause to burn : KINDLE
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Canvas sites : EASELS
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"The Wild Duck" playwright : IBSEN
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Radio executive Karmazin : MEL
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Short dos : BOBS
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A few : SOME
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Cedar Rapids college : COE
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___ soda (textile bleacher) : SAL
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Chopper : AXE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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