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New York Times, Monday, August 18, 2008

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQ} This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Univ. military program : ROTC
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Samsung and Sony products : TVS
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In unison : ASONE
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Type that leans: Abbr. : ITAL
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Hurry : HIE
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High point of a story : CLIMAX
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*1981 film starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner : BODYHEAT
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If all goes exactly according to plan : ATBEST
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Peter Pan lost his : SHADOW
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Fed. auditing agency : GAO
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List ender: Abbr. : ETAL
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*Hoopster's complete miss : AIRBALL
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A/C meas. : BTU
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Night before a holiday : EVE
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Encl. with a manuscript : SASE
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*Z, alphabetically : LASTLETTER
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"Livin' La ___ Loca" : VIDA
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Former Montreal team : EXPOS
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Sea, to Debussy : MER
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Like Robin Hood's men : MERRY
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Trace of smoke : WISP
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*Painted highway divider : CENTERLINE
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Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
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Collection of scenes : ACT
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Call for help : SOS
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*Touchdown site : ENDZONE
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Sticky stuff : GOOP
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Here-there link : NOR
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Eye part : UVEA
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Setting for many a fairy tale : CASTLE
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Title girl in a 1983 Kool & the Gang hit : JOANNA
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Jerry Garcia fan ... or what each part of the answers to the starred clues can take : DEADHEAD
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Sedated, perhaps : ONMEDS
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Follower of Mar. : APR
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Adolescent outbreak : ACNE
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Poet William Butler ___ : YEATS
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Moms : MAS
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"Say ___" (pourer's request) : WHEN
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Barbecue dish : RIBS
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From a different perspective, in chat room lingo : OTOH
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"Look what I did!" : TADA
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Outlaw partner of Bonnie : CLYDE
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Motion made by fans in a stadium : THEWAVE
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By way of : VIA
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___ good example : SETA
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Hitching posts? : ALTARS
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Bro or sis : SIB
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The end, to Euripides : OMEGA
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Vocally twangy : NASAL
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Shower with praise : EXTOL
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Expensive topping served with a tiny spoon : CAVIAR
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Monopoly purchases : HOTELS
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Team game with infrared-sensitive targets : LASERTAG
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"I'll try to think of something ..." : LETMESEE
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Cut at an angle : BEVEL
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Missed, as a chance : BLEW
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Ride that's hailed : TAXI
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Mail carrier's grp. : USPS
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November birthstone : TOPAZ
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Countdown start : TEN
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Bearded flower : IRIS
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Early 007 foe : DRNO
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Affirmative votes : AYES
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"The Wind in the Willows" amphibian : MRTOAD
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Sail material : CANVAS
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High-m.p.g. vehicles : ECOCARS
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Hershey's bar with coconut : MOUNDS
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Take pleasure in : ENJOY
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Euripides' genre : DRAMA
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"Shucks!" : PSHAW
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Funnyman Sandler : ADAM
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Engineers' school, briefly : TECH
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Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
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Place of bliss : EDEN
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Take-home pay : NET
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Org. monitoring industrial wastes : EPA

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

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