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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The King (subject of four "sightings" elsewhere in this puzzle)

Author:
Holden Baker and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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0842110
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.53110
Holden Baker
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Baker. This is puzzle # 147 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 2005, The New York Times8/23/05 ( No. 20,377 )
Across
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Bit of dandruff : FLECK
6
Drivers' aids : TEES
10
Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
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Debussy contemporary Erik : SATIE
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Cart part : AXLE
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"Damn Yankees" vamp : LOLA
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Document shown at border patrol : TRAVELVISA
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Prefix with duct : OVI
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Yeats or Keats : POET
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Cape Canaveral event : LAUNCH
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California observatory : PALOMAR
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Salon jobs : PERMS
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Fixation indication : TUNNELVISION
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Meager : SLIM
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Served up a whopper : LIED
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Magic org. : NBA
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Feathery scarves : BOAS
36
Very humble home : HOVEL
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Score for a 34-Across player : HOOP
39
Satisfied sighs : AHS
40
1952 Hope/Crosby "Road" destination : BALI
41
Pool part? : GENE
42
Rubbernecker at the Ritz, perhaps : HOTELVISITOR
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Fuss with feathers : PREEN
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Zilch : NOTABIT
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Celestial Seasonings alternative : SALADA
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Gin flavorer : SLOE
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"So there you ___!" : ARE
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Long stretches : ERAS
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Part of a suit of armor : STEELVISOR
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Derby : RACE
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Took it on the lam : FLED
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Candied tubers : YAMS
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Like Vikings : NORSE
Down
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Shutterbug's setting : FSTOP
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Caterpillar, for one : LARVA
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Internet commerce : ETAIL
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Opposite of military: Abbr. : CIV
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Button one's lips : KEEPMUM
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Pub : TAVERN
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Off-ramp : EXIT
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Raised railroads : ELS
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Denver is way above it : SEALEVEL
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Philatelists' books : ALBUMS
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Interrupts : HORNSINON
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Knighted Guinness : ALEC
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The Wife of ___ (Chaucer story teller) : BATH
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Credit union offering : LOAN
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Like the Kalahari : ARID
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Elevator pioneer Elisha : OTIS
26
Ballerina's bend : PLIE
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The King (subject of four "sightings" elsewhere in this puzzle) : ELVIS
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Cousin of an English horn : OBOE
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Catch a few Z's : NAP
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Arty Manhattan district : SOHO
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The cellar : LASTPLACE
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"Balderdash!" : BAH
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Participate in decision-making : HAVEASAY
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Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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Sister and wife of Zeus : HERA
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Ran in the wash : BLED
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Settled a score : GOTEVEN
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Rubbed out or off : ERASED
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Estuaries : INLETS
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Labor saver : TOOL
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More despicable : BASER
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Steam items : IRONS
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Abrupt : TERSE
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Lowly laborer : SERF
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Asia's fast-shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
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Ore deposit : SEAM
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___-la-la : TRA
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Words of commitment : IDO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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