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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 2005

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0820 ( 20,374 )
Across
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Early release : BETA
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Island once controlled by Carthage : MALTA
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Lombardy's Lake ___ : COMO
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1993 Debra Winger drama based on a Mary McGarry Morris novel : ADANGEROUSWOMAN
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Having no redeeming features : ROTTENTOTHECORE
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Woody Allen film about cookie-making criminals : SMALLTIMECROOKS
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First name in Romanian tennis : ILIE
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Joel's seducer in "Risky Business" : LANA
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Uses a paddle, perhaps : CANOES
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Misleads : FAKESOUT
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Improve : AMEND
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Cell alternative : PAGER
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Paternity determiner : DNA
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Features of TV weather forecasts : MAPS
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30-Across may provide them : CLUES
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Children's author Lowry : LOIS
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Airline Web site stat. : ETA
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Cagers collect them : FOULS
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Special gift : FORTE
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Old master's medium : OILPAINT
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Mooring line : HAWSER
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One small step for a man? : RUNG
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Hang loose : LOLL
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"The Winslow Boy" playwright : TERENCERATTIGAN
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"By now you should know…" : IVESAIDITBEFORE
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Reform opponents, often : VESTEDINTERESTS
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Not taken in by : ONTO
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Wrapped up : ENDED
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"___ Gone" (Hall & Oates hit) : SHES
Down
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Cell wall, perhaps : BARS
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Kingdom given to Esau : EDOM
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Parting word : TATA
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Pit-digging insects : ANTLIONS
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Compos ___ : MENTIS
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Auerbach of the old "Jack Benny Show" : ARTIE
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It generates material : LOOM
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Teaching relationships : TUTELAGES
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Southern cornbreads : ASHCAKES
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Après-ski orders : COCOAS
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Classic novel set in Tahiti : OMOO
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On your ___ : MARK
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Certain column : ONES
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Became semirigid : GELLED
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Filmmaker Herzog : WERNER
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Brief appearance : CAMEO
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Valuable violin : AMATI
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Nation with a pentangular flag : NEPAL
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Poor service : FAULT
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Pets often have them : ODORS
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Fuse : UNITE
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Jolt deliverer : TASER
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Entered impetuously : PLUNGEDIN
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Concur : COINCIDE
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Despicable sorts : LOWLIFES
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Zoological groups : FAUNAE
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Suffer a moment of weakness : FALTER
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Fast : PRESTO
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Breeding ground : HOTBED
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Coffeehouse order : LATTE
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Time-shifting device : TIVO
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Equitable : EVEN
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Take a few minutes : REST
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Drink garnish : RIND
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"Holy cow!" : GOSH
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Scottish river to Moray Firth : NESS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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