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New York Times, Friday, August 17, 2007

Author:
Roger Barkan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roger Barkan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Barkan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0817 ( 21,101 )
Across
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You can sink your feet into them : SHAGCARPETS
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Bus line? : STEPTOTHEREAR
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Caribbean cruise port of call : CHARLOTTEAMALIE
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Diwali revelers : HINDUS
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Sprinted, perhaps : RANARACE
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Home of the Cotopaxi volcano : ANDES
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Early film actress Pitts : ZASU
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Rolling Stone cover subject : IDOL
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Abbr. after an author's name, maybe : IBID
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Marty's mentor in "Back to the Future" : DOC
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Where Japanese shares are bought and sold: Abbr. : TSE
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Mountain : TON
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Utah's ___ Mountains : UINTA
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Comparable to a wet hen : ASMAD
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Pointed warning? : ENGARDE
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This-and-that recording for a friend or a party : MIXTAPE
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Time immemorial : AEONS
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Van ___ of "Double Team" and "Double Impact" : DAMME
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Some "wax" : LPS
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___-Bo : TAE
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Beer may be on this : TAP
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Cement layer's work : WALK
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Word before and after "against" : HOPE
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Marvel Comics series : XMEN
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Profile on a 19¢ stamp : HAYES
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Major component of kidney stones : URICACID
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Hula-hoop, say : GYRATE
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Start of a series : TELEVISIONPILOT
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___ diet, food plan emphasizing olive oil, fish, fruit, vegetables and red wine : MEDITERRANEAN
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Gulf war offensive : DESERTSTORM
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Star performer's reward : STANDINGO
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Got together : HERDED
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100, say : APLUS
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Classic cars with 389 engines : GTOS
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Hotel room option : COT
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Draw : ATTRACT
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Birds with a name from Greek myth : RHEAS
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Squirt : PEANUT
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Title aunt in a 1979 best seller : ERMA
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Most affected by pathos : TEARIEST
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Leaves alone, sometimes : SALAD
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It's guarded in a soccer game : SHINBONE
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"Copacabana" antagonist : RICO
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Coffee alternative : CHAITEA
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Third-longest river of California : EEL
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Daydreamed, with "out" : ZONED
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Pulled off : DID
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Partner of Coburg, historically : SAXE
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Major in astronomy? : URSA
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Site of the King Hussein Mosque : AMMAN
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Language of India with a palindromic name : MALAYALAM
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Home of Lawrence University : APPLETON
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Accessories for a secretary : DESKSET
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Go ahead of : ANTECEDE
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Dennis the Menace, for one : IMP
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Accepted bad treatment : ATEDIRT
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Heat up : EXCITE
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Like someone who's been fooled before : WARIER
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Wickiup, for one : HUT
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Self-styled "Family City U.S.A." : OREM
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Like 1-Across : PILED
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Scrooge McDuck, notably : MISER
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Sleep: Prefix : HYPNO
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National competitor : AVIS
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Swatter's target : GNAT
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Places for gurneys, for short : ORS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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