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New York Times, Monday, August 15, 2005

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Kuwaiti ruler : EMIR
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Computer/phone line link : MODEM
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The late Peter Jennings's network : ABC
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Tightwad : MISER
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Atop : ABOVE
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Likewise : TOO
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Not laughing or crying : UNEMOTIONAL
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Cut (off) : LOP
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R-rated : STEAMY
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River's curve : ESS
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Cancun cash : PESOS
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Van Gogh subjects : IRISES
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Volcanic coating : ASH
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Curtain holder : ROD
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Affirm : AVER
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"Every good boy does fine" and others : MNEMONICDEVICES
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Doll's cry : MAMA
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"Wow!" : OOH
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Diva's solo : ARIA
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Best time to act : OPPORTUNEMOMENT
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Deli loaves : RYES
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Administered : RAN
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Itsy-bitsy : WEE
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Landmark near the pyramids of Giza : SPHINX
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Excited, with "up" : KEYED
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Gets rid of weeds : HOES
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Sigma's follower : TAU
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Cherished : ADORED
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Letters before an alias : AKA
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2003 animated film … with a hint to 17-, 32- and 41-Across : FINDINGNEMO
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Sunset hue : RED
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Singer at Diana's funeral : ELTON
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1978 jazz musical : EUBIE
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Snoop : PRY
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Ehrich ___, Houdini's real name : WEISS
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Makes a doily : TATS
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Outback birds : EMUS
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Item on a hotel pillow : MINT
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"Aha" : ISEE
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Chart anew : REMAP
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___ tai (drink) : MAI
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Slender woodwinds : OBOES
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Mafia chiefs : DONS
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Shifty : EVASIVE
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Brooks of "The Producers" : MEL
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Oversized reference book : ATLAS
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Rotgut, e.g. : BOOZE
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Makes do : COPES
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Cesar ___, classic player of the Joker : ROMERO
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Boxer Mike : TYSON
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Singer Makeba : MIRIAM
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Loathsome : ODIOUS
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M.L.K. Jr., for one : REV
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Buckshot and such : AMMO
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Rice Krispies sound : SNAP
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Rope fiber : HEMP
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Stick (to) : ADHERE
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Native New Zealanders : MAORIS
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Voting "nay" : CON
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Pilot and flight attendants : CREW
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Fill to capacity : SATE
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Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
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Fabric : TEXTILE
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Like some Central American pyramids : MAYAN
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Jittery : ONEDGE
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Opposite of mild, in cheeses : SHARP
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Texas Hold'em, e.g. : POKER
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Intoxicating : HEADY
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"Great job!" : KUDOS
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Krispy Kreme product : DONUT
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Voting "nay" : ANTI
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Country crooner McEntire : REBA
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Give off : EMIT
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John and Jane, in case titles : DOES
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Handful : FEW
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Those with clout : INS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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