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New York Times, Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Author:
Michael Sharp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0817 ( 22,197 )
Across
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Some Strauss compositions : GALOPS
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Lip : SASS
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Thanksgiving side dish : YAM
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Defensive statement : IDONOT
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"That hurt!" : OUCH
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It's a cinch, in Sapporo : OBI
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Weapon for Clyde Barrow : SAWEDOFFSHOTGUN
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Japanese luxury auto : ACURA
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Specter : WRAITH
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1959 top 10 hit for Ricky Nelson : ITSLATE
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Funeral stand : BIER
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Zero : NIL
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Loafers, e.g. : SLIPONSHOES
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Landed property : REALTY
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Politico Paul : RON
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"In principio ___ Verbum" (words from John 1:1) : ERAT
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Van Gogh's "Bedroom in ___" : ARLES
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"Help!"... and a hint to 17-, 27-, 42- and 53-Across : SOS
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Give a noncommittal answer : HEDGE
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Small cave, poetically : GROT
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Beanie Babies, once : FAD
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"How fa-a-ancy!" : OOLALA
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Tired routine, colloquially : SAMEOLDSONG
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Weapon for Iraqi insurgents: Abbr. : IED
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Conservationist on the California commemorative quarter : MUIR
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Pours, as wine : DECANTS
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Electrify : EXCITE
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Chart again : REMAP
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1966 album that concludes with "I Am a Rock" : SOUNDSOFSILENCE
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Stores for 1-Down : PXS
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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South American camelids : LLAMAS
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Turndowns : NOS
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They make the highlights in highlights : DYES
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Igloo dweller : ESKIMO
Down
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Dogfaces : GIS
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Org. on a toothpaste box : ADA
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Melancholy : LOW
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7'1" 1993 N.B.A. Rookie of the Year : ONEAL
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Some iTunes downloads : PODCASTS
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With resolve : STOUTLY
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Cushioned seat : SOFA
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Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
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Bicycle maker since 1895 : SCHWINN
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Coasts : SHORES
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___ Bear : YOGI
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Touch : ABUT
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Ho Chi ___ City : MINH
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Independent, in Ingolstadt : FREI
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North Carolina athlete : TARHEEL
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Like a street urchin, typically : INRAGS
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___ del Fuego : TIERRA
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Zig and zag, in skiing : SLALOM
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They might follow bad calls : BOOS
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Urges on : PRODS
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Establish by decree : ORDAIN
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Hatchling in an aerie : EAGLET
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Places : STEADS
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1976 hit that begins "Someone's knockin' at the door" : LETEMIN
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Iraq's ___ City : SADR
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Noises from a county fair contest : HOGCALLS
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Passes quickly : FLIESBY
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Distance between posts on a highway, maybe : ONEMILE
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Surpassed : OUTDID
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Some works for heroes : ODES
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Vertically, to a sailor : APEAK
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"Baseball Tonight" airer : ESPN
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Letters in love letters : XOXO
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Ornery sort : CUSS
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Country mail rtes. : RFDS
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Confit d'___ (potted goose) : OIE
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It indicates a void in some govt. records : NMI
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Ending with spy or sky : CAM
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That: Sp. : ESO

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

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