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New York Times, Saturday, August 16, 2008

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
___ Island, birthplace and longtime home of Cornelius Vanderbilt
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Walden. Saturday freshness: 82%
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© 2008, The New York Times8/16/8 ( No. 21,466 )
Across
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Pacer pacer? : SHOTCLOCK
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It began with the slogan "It's time to get connected" : MSNBC
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Like some college appointments : TENURABLE
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Old Olds : ALERO
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Park it : GRABASEAT
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Frankincense or myrrh : RESIN
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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" actor : EBSEN
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One in a line of 36 : ROCKETTE
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Winston Smith's greatest fear, in "1984" : RATS
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Recording artist? : STENO
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Something from one's bag of tricks : PLOY
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Uris hero : ARI
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___ Island, birthplace and longtime home of Cornelius Vanderbilt : STATEN
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45-Across and others: Abbr. : SENS
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Reed ___, Mr. Fantastic of Marvel Comics : RICHARDS
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Part of a U.S. embassy address : APO
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Drift Prairie sharers : DAKOTAS
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See 46-Across : ONAFAST
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Serve without consequence : LET
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Protection for someone on the run? : SKIPARKA
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Grayish : ASHY
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Western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad : TACOMA
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Arizona pol Jon : KYL
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With 34-Across, protests peacefully, in a way : GOES
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City of 2 1/2 million at the mouth of the Yodo River : OSAKA
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Small two- master : YAWL
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With 58-Across, violinists' productions : HARMONIC
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"The View From Castle Rock" author : MUNRO
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Mail : ARMOR
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James Birdseye ___, Union general in the Civil War : MCPHERSON
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Vampire hunter's aid : STAKE
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Columbus's flagship? : OHIOSTATE
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See 49-Across : TONES
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Fancy entrees? : VIPPASSES
Down
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Patron of pregnant women : STGERARD
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Mint preserves? : HERBARIA
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Like corn dogs : ONASTICK
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Rigatoni, e.g. : TUBES
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Prefix in many juice names : CRAN
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___ Tres Marías (Mexican islands) : LAS
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U.K. honour : OBE
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Some reds : CLARETS
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Compound used to stabilize perfumes : KETONE
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Accent, e.g. : MARK
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Company retirement asset? : SLEEPSOFA
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Spoon, say : NESTLE
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Lion and unicorn wearer : BRITON
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Corn dog alternatives : CONEYS
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Spiritedly, on scores : CONANIMA
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"Silver Spoons" family name : STRATTON
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Minor amounts : TADS
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Stuff : SATE
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"Yikes!" : HOLYSMOKE
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P, in a phonetic alphabet : PAPA
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Relenting assent : OKOK
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Hope can always be found here : ARKANSAS
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Used lofty words? : SKYWROTE
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Hoisted quaffs : TALLONES
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Greta of "The Player" : SCACCHI
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Consternated : AGHAST
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Attain on the wing : SOARTO
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Jerry who wrote "Hello, Dolly!" : HERMAN
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"Pebble in the Sky" author : ASIMOV
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Mongolian dwellings : YURTS
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Groundbreaking discoveries? : ORES
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Costa ___ : MESA
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Doozy : PIP
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"Happy Days" event : HOP

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later.

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