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New York Times, Monday, August 27, 2007

Tiny critters found twice each in 17-, 38- and 60-Across

Author:
Steven Ginzburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ginzburg.
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© 2007, The New York Times8/27/07 ( No. 21,111 )
Across
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It's rounded up in a roundup : HERD
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Propel a bicycle : PEDAL
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Hawaii's "Valley Isle" : MAUI
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"___ Get Your Gun" : ANNIE
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Linen fiber : FLAX
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Operation for a new liver or kidney : ORGANTRANSPLANT
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Home (in on) : ZERO
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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That woman : SHE
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"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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Refuses to : WONT
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Encourages : EGGSON
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Jane who wrote "Sense and Sensibility" : AUSTEN
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Take home a trophy : WIN
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Beer component : MALT
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Swains : BEAUS
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Cry after a bad swing : FORE
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Decorates, as a cake : ICES
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Beneficial substance in fruits, vegetables and tea : ANTIOXIDANT
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Feature of many a wedding dress : LACE
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Picking ___ with : NITS
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Alto or soprano : VOICE
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Letter-shaped building support : IBAR
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Small number : FEW
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Yuletide songs : CAROLS
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Mortarboard addition : TASSEL
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Face-to-face test : ORAL
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Puppy's bite : NIP
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Grain in Cheerios : OAT
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Great-great-great-great-great grandfather of Noah : ENOS
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Literary genre popular with women : ROMANTICFANTASY
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Shortly : ANON
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Message from a BlackBerry, maybe : EMAIL
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Tiny critters found twice each in 17-, 38- and 60-Across : ANTS
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Impose, as a tax : LEVY
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Car dings : DENTS
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Yuletide : NOEL
Down
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Insurance grp. : HMO
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Where a phone is held : EAR
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Oriental ___ : RUG
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Actress Cameron : DIAZ
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Sponsor : PATRON
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Company with a spectacular 2001 bankruptcy : ENRON
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Reproductive material : DNA
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"___ it the truth!" : AINT
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Made smaller : LESSENED
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C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
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Kind of suit : CLASSACTION
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Street opening for a utility worker : MANHOLE
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Spreads : EXTENTS
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Place to hang one's hat : PEG
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Taxi : CAB
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Shade : HUE
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"I, Robot" author : ISAACASIMOV
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Four : TWOXTWO
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Key of Saint-Saëns's "Danse macabre" : GMINOR
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Radio receiver parts : TUNERS
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Eye part : IRIS
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___ gras : FOIE
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Puffed up : INFLATED
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King Arthur's burial place : AVALON
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Without metaphor : LITERAL
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Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
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151, in old Rome : CLI
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Telepathy, e.g. : ESP
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"Streets" of Venice : CANALS
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Period in history : EON
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Size again : REFIT
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It heals all wounds, in a saying : TIME
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___ Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
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One or more : ANY
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Soup container : CAN
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Year, in Spain : ANO
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Fashion inits. : YSL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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