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New York Times, Thursday, August 2, 2007

Prophet who predicted the destruction of Nineveh

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Dillman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Dillman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times8/2/07 ( No. 21,086 )
Across
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Whiz : MAVEN
6
Prefix with structure : INFRA
11
Kind of instinct : GUT
14
Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
15
Dimwit : MORON
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1992 U2 top 10 hit : ONE
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"Shake a leg!" : GETTHEPBOUT
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Busy co. on Mother's Day : FTD
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Generally : ASARULE
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Target of some testing : STEROID
23
Territory on the Arabian Peninsula : EMIRATE
25
Alternative to Le Bourget : ORLY
26
Sobriquet for Charles V, with "the" : WISE
29
Suddenly changes course : ZIGS
30
You might get in this at work : RUT
31
Start of many Arabic names : IBN
32
Car driven by Seinfeld on "Seinfeld" : SAAB
33
Residue : ASHES
36
Go by : LAPSE
38
Ayres who played filmdom's Dr. Kildare : LEW
40
Get on : SEETO
41
Tired-looking : DRAWN
42
Unit of punishment at sea : LASH
44
Common car decal : AAA
45
Basketball champ's souvenir : NET
46
Go bonkers : FLIP
47
Warthog feature : TUSK
48
River through the Steppes of Asia : URAL
50
Lose freshness : GOSTALE
52
Ones standing around monuments? : PILLARS
54
Jeer : SCOFFAT
58
Mate : PAL
59
Sound out? : CASTFEALIBI
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Summer in Québec : ETE
62
Farm letters? : EIEIO
63
Picture : MOVIE
64
Bit of light : RAY
65
More roguish : SLYER
66
Visual put-down : SNEER
Down
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Prefix with phone : MEGA
2
Sweet drinks : ADES
3
Lucio's life : VITA
4
Dining highlight : ENTREE
5
Prophet who predicted the destruction of Nineveh : NAHUM
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Like old Rome : IMPERIAL
7
Certain jack, in cribbage : NOB
8
Ticks off : FROSTS
9
Trail : ROUTE
10
Put up : ANTE
11
Try to win : GOFORTHEAU
12
Before : UNTIL
13
Nightwear : TEDDY
18
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" woman : ELIZA
22
Stir : ROUSE
24
Christmas song since the 1950s : AGBELLS
26
Uncombed, say : WILD
27
Letter-shaped part of a grate : IBAR
28
Songwriters' home : SNPANALLEY
30
Reckless : RASH
32
Launched : SENT
34
Some fraternity men : ETAS
35
Overcharge and how : SOAK
37
Super : SWELL
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Expects : WAITSFOR
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Vacuum : SPACE
46
Anthropologist Dian : FOSSEY
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Kitchen coat : TEFLON
48
Bunk option : UPPER
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Lasso : RIATA
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Object of a knight's quest : GRAIL
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Farm soils : LOAMS
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Great, in slang : ACES
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V : FIVE
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"___ Baby" ("Hair" song) : ABIE
57
Stadium part : TIER
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Equal, in a way : TIE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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