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New York Times, Friday, August 17, 2001

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0817 ( 18,910 )

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Across
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Flash light? : STROBE
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Duchess of ___ (Goya model) : ALBA
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Queen ___ : MUM
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Head cases? : CRANIA
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Runs over : GOESLONG
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Peak performances? : YODELS
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Prime-time times : EVENINGS
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Notorious courtroom strategy of 1979 : TWINKIEDEFENSE
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Pilot's accessory : HEADSET
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Pilot's problem : YAW
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Effective leveler : TNT
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Wright wing : ELL
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Sandbank site : SHOAL
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Kill, in a way : VETO
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Cut corners? : MITER
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Too : OVERLY
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Nile crosser : ASWAN
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Break dancing accompaniment : RAP
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They may carry burdens : ASSES
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Lays out : SPENDS
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Bait : TAUNT
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See 3-Down : TIRE
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It originally included 51 states : THEUN
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Physics Nobelist Landau : LEV
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A camel may be executed on it : ICE
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With 61-Across, bigwig: Var. : POO
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Like a gymnast : LISSOME
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Best seat in the house? : ERGONOMICCHAIR
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Sloth : OTIOSITY
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Borneo creatures : ORANGS
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Firearm, after firing : RECOILER
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More than look up to : REVERE
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See 50-Across : BAH
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Banks on the runway : TYRA
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Not optional : NEEDED
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Swath producer : SCYTHE
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It may turn up some dirt : TROWEL
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With 43-Across, Michelin product : RADIAL
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Successively : ONEND
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Chisels : BILKS
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Like the path of least resistance : EASIEST
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Like some ports : AGED
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Words accompanying a smack : LOVEYA
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Fusion cuisine? : BEEFALO
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Good ___ (fixed) : ASNEW
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Scream elicitors : MONSTERS
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Rough : UNGENTLE
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British cars : MGS
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Artist Maya : LIN
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Preoperative delivery of old : ETHER
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Playpen pile : TOYS
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Spout rhetoric : ORATE
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It may be under a jacket : VEST
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Locks in a barn? : MANE
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Kind of candidate: Abbr. : IND
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Moving option : VAN
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Sparkling wine, familiarly : ASTI
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Indian refreshment : SPICETEA
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Cry after a lucky strike? : WERERICH
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King of Greece, 1947-64 : PAULI
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Without expression : STONILY
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Figure in some mysterious 15th-century tapestries : UNICORN
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Unhappy audience member, maybe : HOOTER
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Advanced : LOANED
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New citizen, perhaps : EMIGRE
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Up on, with "in" : VERSED
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Take as a given : POSIT
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Rocky debris : SCREE
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Make smooth, in a way : SHAVE
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Schmaltz : GOO
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Dame Hess : MYRA
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Moon, e.g. : ORB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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