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New York Times, Monday, August 20, 2007

Aid provider to the critically injured, briefly

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times8/20/07 ( No. 21,104 )
Across
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Town known for witch trials : SALEM
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___-friendly : USER
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Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
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Politician who wrote "The Audacity of Hope" : OBAMA
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Senate errand runner : PAGE
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Authentic : REAL
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Fortune-seeking trio : LITTLEPIGS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Hrs. in a Yankee schedule : EDT
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Mimicked : APED
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Feels sorry for : PITIES
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Hits the roof : SEESRED
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Brought to ruin : DIDIN
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Barely make, with "out" : EKE
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Peru-Bolivia border lake : TITICACA
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Mosey along : AMBLE
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Walnut or willow : TREE
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Oozy roofing material : TAR
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Grass-eating trio : BILLYGOATSGRUFF
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One of the Manning quarterbacks : ELI
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Giant birds of lore : ROCS
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Brain sections : LOBES
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Pedestrian's intersection warning : DONTWALK
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Soccer Hall of Famer Hamm : MIA
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Exclamations of annoyance : DRATS
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Took a load off one's feet : SATDOWN
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Respectful tribute : HOMAGE
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War on drugs fighter : NARC
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China's Chairman ___ : MAO
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Gift-giver's trio : FRENCHHENS
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Frilly material : LACE
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Pint, inch or second : UNIT
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Bird on the Great Seal of the United States : EAGLE
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Ran away from : FLED
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Turner of "Peyton Place," 1957 : LANA
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Sticks around : STAYS
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They're always underfoot : SOLES
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Coffee concoction : LATTE
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Aid provider to the critically injured, briefly : EMT
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"Nonsense!" : MALARKEY
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Increased : UPPED
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Uttered : SAID
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Omelet ingredient : EGG
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Peaceful interludes : RESPITES
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Titillating : EROTIC
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Trio at sea : MENINATUB
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Riot-control spray : MACE
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Draft picks in pubs : ALES
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Amin of Africa : IDI
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Peddle : SELL
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Food regimens : DIETS
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Racecourse : TRACK
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Casual eatery : CAFE
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Obedience school sounds : ARFS
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In the sack : ABED
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Trio on the run : BLINDMICE
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Hammers and hoes : TOOLS
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Appreciative : GRATEFUL
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Minor hang-ups : GLITCHES
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Highway or byway : ROAD
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Sent to another team : TRADED
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Jokester : WAG
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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December list keeper : SANTA
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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In a weak manner : WANLY
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Sniffers : NOSES
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50% : HALF
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Football-shaped : OVAL
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Dresden denial : NEIN
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Cell's protein producer : RNA
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Item with a brim or crown : HAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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