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New York Times, Friday, August 20, 2010

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0820 ( 22,200 )

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Across
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Objet d'art at auction in "Octopussy" : FABERGEEGG
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Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
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Torn : INADILEMMA
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Grps. sponsoring many book fairs : PTAS
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What a lift may get you out of : LOWSPIRITS
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Languishes in the lockup : ROTS
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Big print: Abbr. : ENL
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Not procrastinating : ONIT
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Rosaceous ornamental : SPIREA
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European princely dynasty name : ESTE
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Ancient dynasty name : PTOLEMY
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Newspaper section : SPORTS
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Phil Mickelson specialty : FLOPSHOT
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Shake, as a tail : ELUDE
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Sweat blood : SLAVE
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Bit of bread : ONE
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Make less flamboyant : MUTE
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What a V may indicate : PEACE
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Doesn't look normal : MUGS
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Its HQ is in D.C.'s Federal Triangle : IRS
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Origination point for many fireworks : BARGE
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Dogged : BESET
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It's played with 144 pieces : MAHJONGG
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Reading-and-feeding occasions : SEDERS
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Heir, legally : ALIENEE
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Cosmetic extremes? : CEES
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Strands on a branch, perhaps : TINSEL
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Org. that subpoenaed Abbie Hoffman : HUAC
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He outlawed 38-Across because it promoted gambling : MAO
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Rambos might wield them : UZIS
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Lampshade blemish : SCORCHMARK
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"The Labors of Hercules" painter : RENI
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Simple trattoria dressing : AGLIOEOLIO
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What people are on during a nail-biter : EDGE
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Common feature of a Dracula mask : WIDOWSPEAK
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Put in the archives : FILE
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Like many forum postings: Abbr. : ANON
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Not just sniffle : BAWL
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Masthead figs. : EDS
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"Touché!" elicitor : RIPOSTE
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Effects created by 43-Across : GLINTS
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Unexplainable, maybe : EERIE
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Discharge : EMIT
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Std. in chronometry : GMT
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Pilot's setting : GASSTOVE
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Folks are often fooled when these arrive : APRILS
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Magazine : STOREHOUSE
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Prejudicial propagandist : HATEMONGER
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What cribs might be used for : ESSAYTESTS
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Venerated visitor : POPE
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Himmel und ___ (apple-and-potato dish) : ERDE
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Niche : PLACE
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Still developing : SEMIMATURE
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Like men, women and children : PLURALIZED
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Topping : OUTSHINING
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Fannie who wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" : FLAGG
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It has a diagonal rib : SERGE
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Plywood cutter : PANELSAW
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Hospital administration, briefly : MEDS
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A boxer may work on it : BONE
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Triangular nut producers : BEECHES
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Daughter in "'night, Mother" : JESSIE
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Creature with a paddlelike tail : SEACOW
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"Antiques Roadshow" item : CURIO
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You may hear Muzak when you're on it : HOLD
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___ soprano : MALE
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Soprano ___ : ARIA
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Assent to relent : OKOK
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Hollywood techie's field, briefly : CGI
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Disorderly do : MOP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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