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FADE-OUTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 2008

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 86 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

With this puzzle, 15-year-old Caleb Madison became the youngest ever constructor of a Sunday NYT crossword, breaking the record set the previous January by 17-year-old Natan Last. (This record was subsequently broken by 14-year-old Ben Pall on Nov. 23, 2009.)

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0817 ( 21,467 )
Across
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Edges at the track : TIPS
5
Scores 100 on a test : ACESIT
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Mother and wife of Uranus: Var. : GAIA
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Suffix with electron : ICS
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It surrounds a lens : UVEA
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Sugar in tea, e.g. : SOLUTE
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Pointer on a poster : UNCLESAM
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Seat site : PANTS
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Movie about a "Sopranos"-like actress from the Mediterranean? : THEMALTESEFALCO
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Many a Turk : ANATOLIAN
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Simile part : ASA
29
Oscar and Tony winner Mercedes : RUEHL
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Movie adaptation of "L.A. Law"? : CALIFORNIASUIT
34
The original Jefferson Airplane, e.g. : SEXTET
35
Rift : GAP
36
Back-to-work time: Abbr. : MON
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Hardware store section : SAWS
39
Movie about a time-share? : THREEDAYSOFTHECONDO
48
Add or delete, say : EDIT
50
2000 title role for Richard Gere : DRT
51
English 8-Down : IAM
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Popular movie house name : ODEON
53
Middle of many German names : VON
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As a friend, to François : ENAMI
56
Comparable to a beet? : ASRED
58
Crowd in Berlin? : DREI
59
Movie about the coming of difficult times? : AHARDDAYSNIGH
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Nearest the heart : INMOST
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Notes from short people? : IOUS
66
Spike TV, once : TNN
67
Former Voice of America org. : USIA
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Together : INSYNC
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Movie about one of Dumbo's parents? : THEELEPHANTMA
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Room in la casa : SALA
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Meat Loaf's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" role : EDDIE
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Highest score achievable by a single dart in darts : SIXTY
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Der Blaue Reiter artist : ARP
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Polo alternatives : IZODS
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Recovery grps. : AAS
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I, to Claudius : EGO
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Advertiser's "magic word" : FREE
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Movie about a narco's worst dream? : NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEA
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Bank quote : RATE
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"The Matrix" role : NEO
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Person in a tree: Abbr. : REL
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Bagel topping : SHMEAR
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Movie about a bus. on Rodeo Drive? : BEVERLYHILLSCO
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Causing a ruckus : NOISY
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Job spec. : EOE
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Canonized Norwegian king : SAINTOLAF
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Movie about the zoo's most punctual simian? : ACLOCKWORKORANG
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___-jazz (music style) : AVANT
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Goes wild : RUNSAMOK
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Upholsterer's sample : SWATCH
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Rock's end : ETTE
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Linguistic suffix : ESE
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They connote disapproval : TSKS
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Information technology giant : UNISYS
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Pull (in) : REIN
Down
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Rapper with the 1996 nine-time platinum album "All Eyez on Me" : TUPAC
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Trump's first : IVANA
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Kind of colony : PENAL
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Didn't make a move : SATTIGHT
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Moving : ASTIR
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George who was nicknamed "the man who owned Broadway" : COHAN
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1985 Peter Yates-directed movie : ELENI
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Latin 51-Across : SUM
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"Make ___ double" : ITA
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Abbr. on a business card : TEL
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"Saturday Night Live" has a new one every week : GUESTSTAR
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Handle, in archaeology : ANSA
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Whack : ICE
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Like a picnic : ALFRESCO
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Cay : ISLET
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Pirate's secret : CACHE
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Young salmon : SMOLT
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French waters : EAUX
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Until now : SOFAR
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Canter : LOPE
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Actress Adams, star of 2007's "Enchanted" : AMY
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Cry when going down? : SOS
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One in Oaxaca : UNO
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Neighbor of Nor. : SWE
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Words of woe : AHME
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Turner of records : TINA
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Writer Buchanan and others : EDNAS
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Strong cart : DRAY
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Screen sites : ATMS
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Angle : FISH
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One who's out : ODDMAN
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"I, Claudius" role : NERO
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"I'll do that right away!" : ONIT
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"Deliver Us From ___" (2003 film) : EVA
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"Dumb, dumb, dumb!" : DOH
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Words before dark or black : INTHE
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Keats's "The Eve of St. ___" : AGNES
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Gossiping : DISHY
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Oil capital : RIYADH
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Get into : DON
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Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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"Oil!" author Sinclair : UPTON
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"... as it ___ heaven" : ISIN
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"Casablanca" extra : NAZI
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Toil : SLOG
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Nickname on "The Addams Family" : TISH
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Schreiber of "The Manchurian Candidate" : LIEV
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W.W. II vet, e.g. : EXGI
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"Gone With the Wind" setting : TARA
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Soldier's food, for short : MRE
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Potty : DAFT
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Meeting planners : DATEBOOKS
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Lost Persian, e.g. : STRAYCAT
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Toppled : FELLOVER
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Regatta trophy : OAR
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P.O. delivery : ENV
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Novelist Harper : LEE
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Super finish? : IOR
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Expression for the Joker : GRIN
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Buildup around the mouth : DELTA
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Take in : SNARE
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___-pocus : HOCUS
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Author who wrote "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" : MILNE
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Those, in Tijuana : ESOS
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Always, poetically : EER
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Aspiring attys.' hurdles : LSATS
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Old TV's "___ Derringer" : YANCY
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Thrills : HIGHS
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Ballot listing : SLATE
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"Oh, pretty please?" : CANTI
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Time and again : OFTEN
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"Star Wars" critter : EWOK
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Tour de France units: Abbr. : KMS
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The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. : KSU
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Not lease, say : OWN
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Vessel for Thor Heyerdahl : RAI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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