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New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Author:
Donna Hoke Kahwaty
Editor:
Will Shortz
Cincinnati and lowball are versions of this
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Donna Hoke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Hoke. Wednesday freshness: 90%
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© 2008, The New York Times8/27/8 ( No. 21,477 )
Across
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Gathering clouds, e.g. : OMEN
5
Smooth-talking : GLIB
9
Some N.C.O.'s : SSGTS
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Centers of attention : FOCI
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Rock's partner : ROLL
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Unencumbered : FOOTLOOSE
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Shop group : UNION
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Some fruit still lifes? : PAWPAWPRINTS
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Parka wearer, maybe : ESKIMO
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Orbital extreme : APOGEE
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Showy dance intro? : CANCANOPENER
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Security concerns : LEAKS
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Diva's asset : RANGE
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Where one might get steamed : SPA
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Suffix with buoy : ANCY
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Chocolate-caramel candies : ROLOS
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In short order : SOON
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Terse reproof : TSK
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Actor Rutger ___ : HAUER
40
Political philosopher John : LOCKE
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Gobbler in a powwow musical group? : TOMTOMTURKEY
43
Comical Boosler : ELAYNE
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Call for more : ENCORE
47
Chocolate's journey? : BONBONVOYAGE
51
Prickly plant : BRIAR
52
Stateside : INAMERICA
56
Where élèves study : ECOLE
57
Hosiery shade : ECRU
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"Hairspray" mom : EDNA
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Writer who went to hell? : DANTE
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Get blubbery : WEEP
61
Novelist Jaffe : RONA
Down
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Not quite oneself : OFF
2
Jersey sound : MOO
3
System starter? : ECO
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Sweating the small stuff : NITPICKY
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Gradually appeal to : GROWON
6
In the ___ : LOOP
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Rick's film love : ILSA
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Totally bungled : BLEW
9
7-Eleven cooler : SLURPEE
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Like half of U.S. senators : SENIOR
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In action : GOING
12
It takes up to 10 yrs. to reach maturity : TNOTE
13
Pick up on : SENSE
18
Priests of the East : LAMAS
21
Hunger signals : PANGS
22
Super success : ECLAT
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Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
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Natural ability : KNACK
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"Are you in ___?" : OROUT
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Archaeologist's prefix : PALEO
29
Huge, in verse : ENORM
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Super, in Variety : SOCKO
33
Cincinnati and lowball are versions of this : POKER
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In the blink of ___ : ANEYE
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Japanese bowlful : RAMEN
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Dungeons & Dragons character : SORCERER
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Roasted one : HONOREE
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Fencing move : LUNGE
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Capulet murdered by Romeo : TYBALT
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Get together for a task : TEAMUP
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Fell back : EBBED
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Poet Federico García ___ : LORCA
45
Negative particle : ANION
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Penthouse asset : VIEW
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It's enough, for some : ONCE
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Easy to maneuver, at sea : YARE
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Oath affirmation : IDO
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"The Situation Room" airer : CNN
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Rte. suggester : AAA

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