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New York Times, Tuesday, August 13, 2002

With 40-Down, seat of Orange County, Calif.

Author:
Robert Malinow
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Malinow.
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© 2002, The New York Times8/13/02 ( No. 19,271 )
Across
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Sheep's cry : BLEAT
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On ___ (like some jobs) : SPEC
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Subject of a Sophocles tragedy : AJAX
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Video's counterpart : AUDIO
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Waterfront sight : PIER
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Standard : NORM
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Amorous entanglement : ETERNALTRIANGLE
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Discipline that uses koans : ZEN
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Send out : EMIT
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Member of a secret order : MASON
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Eye opening for a squint : SLIT
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Sic a lawyer on : SUE
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Annoyance for dwellers near airports : INCESSANTNOISE
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Bond's "Casino Royale" foe : SMERSH
34
Randomizer : DIE
35
Govt. initiative : PROG
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Subsists (on) : LIVES
37
Person with a chest pad : UMP
38
String section member : VIOLA
39
Possible solution : IDEA
40
"Just ___ thought!" : ASI
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Acted badly : SINNED
42
Clothing label designation : PERMANENTPRESS
45
Hertz offering : CAR
46
"Of all the luck!" : RATS
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Posthumous donation : ORGAN
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Actress Pitts of old films : ZASU
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Greetings : HIS
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Mechanical impossibility : PERPETUALMOTION
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Fairy tale opener : ONCE
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With 40-Down, seat of Orange County, Calif. : SANTA
62
Wildcat : LYNX
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Jab : POKE
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Readily available : ONTAP
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Singer/activist Joan : BAEZ
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Renaissance instrument : LUTE
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TV genie portrayer : EDEN
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Put on TV : AIR
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Without inflection or feeling : TONELESS
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Cheerleaders' finale, often : SPLITS
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British P.M. under George III : PITT
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Always with an apostrophe : EER
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Ballet Russe star Pavlova : ANNA
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Helps, as a memory : JOGS
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Marvel Comics group : XMEN
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Simple folk : AMISH
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"I agree completely!" : AMEN
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1996 horror film with sequels : SCREAM
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Barbershop sound : SNIP
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Colorado native : UTE
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Ammonia derivative : IMIDE
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"Well, I ___!" : NEVER
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Campus offices: Abbr. : ADMIN
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Thinks out loud : OPINES
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Fireplace tools : IRONS
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Treaded surfaces : SOLES
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"Good heavens!" : EGAD
33
Boo-boo : SLIP
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Exploitative type : USER
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Musical artiste : VIRTUOSO
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See 61-Across : ANA
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Fleeting muscle problem : SPASM
43
Clearasil target : ACNE
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Irish port near Killarney : TRALEE
47
German automaker : OPEL
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Bank (on) : RELY
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Alfred E. Neuman expression : GRIN
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Summit : APEX
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"An Officer and a Gentleman" hero : ZACK
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Aid to the stumped : HINT
53
Smidgen : IOTA
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Say sharply : SNAP
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Blouse, e.g. : TOP
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Game with "Draw Two" cards : UNO
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Beachgoer's goal : TAN

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

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