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New York Times, Saturday, August 23, 2008

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0823 ( 21,473 )

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Across
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Oil-based paste mentioned in the lyrics to "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" : PLASTICINE
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Script meaning "God is great" appears on its flag : IRAQ
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Get inspired : HAVEANIDEA
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Do or die : VERB
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Late news? : OBITUARIES
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Thanksgiving dishes : YAMS
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Thanksgiving dishes : BOATS
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Buildings often have them : CODES
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Delivery possibility : SON
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"___ say, Rise up and walk?": Luke 5:23 : ORTO
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Headmaster of literature : DUMBLEDORE
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G.P.S. abbr. : SSE
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"Tais-___!" (French "Shut up!") : TOI
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Hiiumaa Island belongs to it : ESTONIA
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What a priest may prepare for : RITE
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Minor modification : TWEAK
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"Dick Tracy" character Catchem : SAM
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Lead-in to "I really should get going" : ITSLATE
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Inits. associated with Hyde : RLS
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Turkey tender? : LIRAS
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Always effective : SURE
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Small, narrow bays : ARMLETS
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1999 best-selling memoir : TIS
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Fix : JAM
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Underhanded change, slangily : SWITCHEROO
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Bats : LOCO
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Este día : HOY
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Soldier's 1000 : TENAM
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Bars without other people? : SOLOS
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It's read virtually, briefly : EMAG
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Existential musing : WHYAMIHERE
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Burning state : RAGE
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Folkies' do : HOOTENANNY
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Pique : SNIT
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Opposite of simplicity : ORNATENESS
Down
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Moon of Mars : PHOBOS
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Breaks one's back : LABORS
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Play an ace? : AVIATE
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Begin : SETTO
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Unstable leptons : TAUS
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Preceder of 46-, 59- or 61-Across : INA
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Motherboard array : CIRCUITS
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Translator's challenge : IDIOM
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Required : NEEDBE
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Conference room props : EASELS
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What often grows attached? : IVY
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Human as opposed to an animal, notably : REASONER
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Of heraldry : ARMORIAL
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Plays after some snaps, in brief : QBSNEAKS
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Parlor pieces : SETTEES
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Prodder's cry : DOIT
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Average guy? : DOW
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Divide, in a way : TRISECT
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Raised lines : ELS
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Cutting-edge cinema? : SLASHERS
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Her idea may be taking off : AIRWOMAN
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Film character who says "I promise teach karate. That my part. You promise learn" : MRMIYAGI
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They work by themselves : AUTOMATA
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The Ghostbusters, e.g. : TRIO
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Space neighbor? : ALT
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Preceder of Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock : THEWHO
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Man of Rio : SENHOR
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#1 country hit for Dolly Parton : JOLENE
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Food for jays : ACORNS
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Moves with no urgency : MOSEYS
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Silk alternative : RAYON
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Star of "Herbie: Fully Loaded," 2005 : LOHAN
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0, for 180 degrees : SINE
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Come by : GET
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Sat : MET

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

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