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COME FLY WITH ME

New York Times, Sunday, August 24, 2008

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 104 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The print version of this crossword has a dotted line around the outside of the grid.
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 21,474 )
Across
1
Dish that's often roasted : LAMB
5
U.K. counterespionage agcy. : MI5
8
Belonging to : AS1OF
13
July holiday, with "the" : 4TH
16
Spell caster : MAGE
20
Declare : AVER
21
PC key : ESC
22
Silents star Bara : THEDA
23
Agent Gold of "Entourage" : ARI
24
Teensy bit : ATOM
25
Think the world of : VENERATE
27
"Now I remember" : AHYES
28
Leaves in the kitchen : CILANTRO
30
Start of instructions for what to do when this puzzle is done : CUTALONGTHEDOTTEDLINE
33
"Moving forward" sloganeer : TOYOTA
34
Galilee's locale : ISRAEL
35
G.I. addresses : APOS
38
Soft-shoe, e.g. : TAP
41
"___ in cat" : CAS
43
Something to go in ... or on : AUTO
47
___-de-sac : CUL
48
With 67- and 97-Across, second part of the instructions : FOLDTHROUGHEACH
57
"___ won't!" : NOI
58
Sequoyah, for one : CHEROKEE
60
Victim of Hercules' second labor : HYDRA
61
Given directly : SPOONFED
63
Ones caught in a maze? : LABRATS
64
Little squirt, maybe : OIL
65
Lachrymose : TEARFUL
66
"___ et manus" (M.I.T.'s motto) : MENS
67
See 48-Across : PAIROFNUMBERS
72
Brag : CROW
74
Digs : PAD
75
In and of ___ : ITSELF
76
Most liable to sunburn : PALEST
77
Call on a pitch : LOW
78
Need for the winner of a Wimbledon men's match : 3SETS
81
Young 'un : TAD
82
"___ Ba Yah" (campfire song) : KUM
83
It follows the initial part of a procedure : STEP2
85
Beethoven's Third : EROICA
88
Forecast for improved weather : CLEARER
92
College ___ : BOARDS
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Religious image: Var. : IKON
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Seasonal activity : HARVEST
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Capital of Italy : EURO
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See 48-Across : INTHEGRIDSEQUENTIALLY
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Baby kangaroos : JOEYS
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Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
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BlackBerrys, e.g., for short : PDAS
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Blackthorn pickings : SLOES
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Request for Vanna : ANE
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Staples of early education : 3RS
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"The War of the Worlds" invaders, briefly : ETS
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How one must win in Ping-Pong : BY2
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"Rubbish!" : BAH
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Some corner stores : BODEGAS
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Orange and green fruits : PAPAYAS
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Rock candy, essentially : SUCROSE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Common hockey power play : 5AGAINST4
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Author mentioned in the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" : POE
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Trillionth: Prefix : PICO
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Study of the heavens: Abbr. : ASTR
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Bias : TILT
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Collaborative Web document : WIKI
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Final part of instructions : GOTHROWTHEPAPERAIRPLANE
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Something you later might think better of : POORIDEA
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Consumer : EATER
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"Death in Venice" and "Of Mice and Men" : NOVELLAS
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Machine used to maneuver manure : SPREADER
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Slay somebody : DO1IN
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Thoreau, e.g. : ESSAYIST
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Head : LAV
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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A small one helps the indecisive : MENU
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QB Favre and others : BRETTS
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Like corn bread : MEALY
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Childish retort : ISTOO
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Costing a nickel : 5CENT
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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"Zip it" : SHHH
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Cyclops' feature : 1EYE
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Experimented too much? : ODED
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Burkina ___ : FASO
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Structure of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" : 4ACTS
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Court figure : TRIER
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"Broom-___" : HILDA
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___ Bay, 1898 battle site : MANILA
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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2007 Peace Nobelist : GORE
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Subgenre of punk rock : EMO
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1990s Indian P.M. : RAO
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Mugful : ALE
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Commerce treaty starting 1947 : GATT
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"Oh, pooh!" : TISH
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Big Ten rival: Abbr. : ACC
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"Stupidest thing I ever heard!" : PUHLEASE
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Poisonous shrub : OLEANDER
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Sound at a sauna : AHH
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Remove with effort : PRYOFF
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Assume the fetal position : CURLUP
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Ottoman big shot : AGA
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Opened, as a flag : UNFURLED
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Skating jumps : TOELOOPS
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Suffix with planet : OID
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Pro : FOR
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Safari sight : OKAPI
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Unleash upon : LETAT
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"Avast!" : DESIST
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Pantheon head : ODIN
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Respect : ESTEEM
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Copycats : APERS
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Succeed effortlessly : COAST
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Bygone TV control: Abbr. : HOR
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62-Down carriers: Abbr. : RBS
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Gridiron grp. : NFC
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File on an iPod : MP3
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Access the contents of, say : REACHIN
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Mother, slangily : OLDLADY
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Invents : MAKESUP
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Let slip : BLURTED
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1940s conflict: Abbr. : WW2
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Hoity-___ : TOITY
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Punjabi believers : SIKHS
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"A Little Princess" heroine and others : SARAS
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Internet forum rabble-rouser : TROLL
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Iowa college : COE
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Brings to a boil : ANGERS
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Audible pauses : ERS
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Greeting to Gaius : AVE
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Necessary: Abbr. : REQ
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"___ Wedding," Alan Alda film : BETSYS
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Overseas O.K. : OUI
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Prefix with sphere : IONO
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Sine qua non : NEED
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Dos' followers : RES
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Pick up : NAB
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Western wolf : LOBO
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Some hand-raisers : YEAS
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Alternative to a cross : JAB
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"___ Cried" (1962 hit) : SHE
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N.Y.C. time when it's midnight in L.A. : 3AM
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Emissions org. : EPA
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___ chi : TAI
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Thesaurus offering: Abbr. : SYN
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Like a team that's ahead by a safety : 2UP
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Trick-taking game : EUCHRE
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Girl's name that's Latin for "fame" : GLORIA
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Walk : PATH
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"I concur" : AGREED
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Behind : ASTERN
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Hubbub : STIR
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Black-eyed legume : COWPEA
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Comic Charles Nelson ___ : REILLY
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Highest-rated, as a hotel : 5STAR
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Like the majority of Interstate highways : 4LANE
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Tire (out) : POOP
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"Like ___ not ..." : ITOR
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Bide-___ : AWEE
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Monterrey kin : TIOS
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Many-armed Hindu goddess : KALI
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Old actresses Claire and Balin : INAS
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Traveler's aid, for short : GPS
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Funny : ODD
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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In accord (with) : AT1
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Eastern Canadian prov. : PEI
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Campers, briefly : RVS
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Id ___ : EST

Answer summary: 25 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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