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New York Times, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

With 18-Across, capital of the United Arab Emirates

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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© 2004, The New York Times8/11/04 ( No. 20,000 )
Across
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Govt. agency since 1949 : GSA
4
They may be sordid : PASTS
9
Early associate of Freud : ADLER
14
Popular Quaker cereal : OHS
15
Eight-ish? : OCTAL
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Sporty Japanese car : MIATA
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Marceau character : BIP
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See 33-Across : DHABI
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Intimidate, with "out" : PSYCH
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Lovable curmudgeon of 1970's TV : ARCHIEBUNKER
23
Excitement : DRAMA
24
Treetop nibbler : GIRAFFE
28
Brownstone front : STOOP
32
Play the peeping Tom : PEERIN
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With 18-Across, capital of the United Arab Emirates : ABU
36
Mustang site : RODEO
38
A Turner : LANA
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Noted rehab facility : BETTYFORDCLINIC
43
End in ___ : ATIE
44
Bucks : MOOLA
45
Winter Chi. clock setting : CST
46
Lassie, for one : COLLIE
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Close-knit group : TRIBE
51
Patella : KNEECAP
53
Majestic : REGAL
57
"The Blue Dahlia" star : VERONICALAKE
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Wing it : ADLIB
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Lose one's mind : GOMAD
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Loire valley product : VIN
66
Something thrown for a loop? : LASSO
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Atlantic Ten school home : ORONO
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Ike's command, once: Abbr. : ETO
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The Dow, e.g. : INDEX
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More sound : SANER
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Easygoing : LAX
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Spoil : GOBAD
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Prepare eggs in a way : SHIRR
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Stray place: Abbr. : ASPCA
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Sole-searching, maybe? : PODIATRY
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Suffer : ACHE
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Shot : STAB
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No-no: Var. : TABU
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Armrest? : SLING
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Current measure : AMPERE
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British P.M. before Gladstone : DISRAELI
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Put in position : LAY
12
List ender : ETC
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Fan noise : RAH
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Pinafore letters : HMS
22
Laotian money : KIP
25
Swiss capital : FRANC
26
Conclusion : FINIS
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Formally approve : ENACT
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Gut reaction? : OOF
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Blue Moon of baseball : ODOM
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Contender of 1992 and 1996 : PEROT
33
One way to be taken : ABACK
34
Be assured of : BETON
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Handy : UTILE
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Scent : ODOR
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Air : TELEVISE
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Mid second-century year : CLI
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Home of Goose Bay : LABRADOR
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Solitary confinement cell, in slang : ICEBOX
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Ring locale : EAR
50
Slithery swimmer : EEL
52
Bounces on a stick : POGOS
54
Court instrument : GAVEL
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Japanese dog : AKITA
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Tanglewood site, in Massachusetts : LENOX
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One of Asta's owners : NORA
59
"___ the case" : IMON
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Nursing home staff? : CANE
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Clay, now : ALI
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Rather in the news : DAN
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Cause of many trips, once : LSD

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