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New York Times, Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Author:
Ray Fontenot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ray Fontenot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Fontenot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0815 ( 21,099 )
Across
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Did one leg of an Ironman competition : SWAM
5
Mike holder on a film set : BOOM
9
Luxuriant fur : SABLE
14
Wheeling's river : OHIO
15
Castaway's spot : ISLE
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Ballerinas' skirts : TUTUS
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Queen of Carthage who loved Aeneas : DIDO
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Part of a blind : SLAT
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Paradises : EDENS
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Start of a newspaper headline about a workplace mishap : MANWHOFELLINTO
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HBO competitor : SHO
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U.N. workers' grp. : ILO
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Mil. decoration : DSC
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Special ___ : OPS
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Not subtle at all : BLATANT
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Headline, part 2 : UPHOLSTERY
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Mideast ruler: Var. : AMIR
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Ingenuous : NAIVE
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Flight info, for short : ETA
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Subject for a chiropractor : SPINE
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Feudal serf : ESNE
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Headline, part 3 : MACHINENOW
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Stung : SMARTED
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I, in old Rome : EGO
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
48
___ Lanka : SRI
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Something that may be drawn in a fight : IRE
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End of the headline : FULLYRECOVERED
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Soothing plants : ALOES
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Shook, maybe : WOKE
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Panache : ELAN
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Map detail : INSET
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Beige : ECRU
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Blacksmiths' tools : RASPS
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Bubble source : SOAP
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Soviet news agency : TASS
Down
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Greenskeeper's supply : SOD
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Caprice : WHIM
3
"Celeste ___" (aria) : AIDA
4
Gazes dreamily : MOONS
5
Knights' neighbors : BISHOPS
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1952 Winter Olympics site : OSLO
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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Hand (out) : METE
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Designer McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda : STELLA
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Sound recording : AUDIOTAPE
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Bingo call : BTEN
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Broadway's ___-Fontanne Theater : LUNT
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Brand name that's coincidentally Italian for "it" : ESSO
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Alternative to 1% or 2% : WHOLE
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Easter decoration : LILY
25
Beach sights : DUNES
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Twitch : SPASM
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Great Wall site : CHINA
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Lieu : STEAD
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Astronomer Tycho ___ : BRAHE
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Protein acid, for short : AMINO
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Boys, in Bogotá : NINOS
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Close-fitting tartan pants : TREWS
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Ignore the alarm? : OVERSLEEP
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List ender : ETC
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[How boring!] : SNORE
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Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
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"Go ahead, tell me" : IGIVEUP
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No-tell motel happenings : TRYSTS
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Construct : ERECT
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Evenhanded : FAIR
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It's hinged with the humerus : ULNA
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Red ink entry : LOSS
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Meadow mamas : EWES
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Fashion's Chanel : COCO
56
Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
57
"___ Enchanted" (Gail Carson Levine book) : ELLA
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Place for a seat of honor : DAIS
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Dissenting chorus : NOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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