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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 2006

Author:
Elayne Cantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elayne Cantor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Cantor. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0821 ( 20,740 )
Across
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Capital of Tibet : LHASA
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[Oh, my heavens!] : GASP
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"Get lost, kitty!" : SCAT
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String ties : BOLOS
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Sharif of film : OMAR
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Sound after a tear is shed : SNIFF
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Shoestring : LACE
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Unappetizing food : GLOP
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Parental demand #1 : GETOFFTHEPHONE
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Major leaguer : PRO
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British rocker Brian : ENO
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Sheet of ice : FLOE
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Putin's rejection : NYET
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Sets (down) : LAYS
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Parachute part : CORD
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Grooved on : DUG
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Lobbying grp. : PAC
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Parental demand #2 : CLEANUPYOURROOM
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General at Appomattox : LEE
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___ favor (please, in Spanish) : POR
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
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"Gee willikers!" : GOSH
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Surmounting : ATOP
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"Hey ? you!" : PSST
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Cousin of "ruff!" : ARF
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Column's counterpart : ROW
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"Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
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Parental demand #3 : DOYOURHOMEWORK
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Long car, for short : LIMO
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Construction piece : IBEAM
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Salon job : PERM
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Fine thread : LISLE
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Sequoia, for one : TREE
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New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
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Kid's response to 20-, 37- and 55-Across : LATER
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Abbr. on a dumbbell : LBS
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___ Kong : HONG
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"That's ___!" (debate retort) : ALIE
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Plays down, as an issue : SOFTPEDALS
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In reference to : ASFOR
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Sport with woods and Woods : GOLF
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Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
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Scented pouch : SACHET
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Fuss over oneself : PREEN
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[Isn't he dreamy?!] : SIGH
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Massachusetts, e.g., before 1776 : COLONY
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Makes amends : ATONES
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Not live : TAPED
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Dipping dish : FONDUE
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Like Peary's explorations : POLAR
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Govt. media watchdog : FCC
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Chat room joke response : LOL
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Miner's load : ORE
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Nope's counterpart : YUP
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Pharaoh's land : EGYPT
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Woe on an observation deck : ACROPHOBIA
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Lilac or violet : PURPLE
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India's first P.M. : NEHRU
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Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
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Green-lights : OKS
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Surgery sites, for short : ORS
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"Welcome" site : MAT
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Worker with an apron : GROCER
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From way back when : OFYORE
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For some time : AWHILE
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Skillful : ADEPT
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Synthetic fiber : ORLON
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"Where there's ___ ..." : AWILL
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"This one's ___!" : ONME
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Fail to mention : OMIT
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Dairy farm sounds : MOOS
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Take a break : REST
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Cabbagelike vegetable : KALE
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Mal de ___ : MER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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