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New York Times, Saturday, August 27, 2011

City that lost its "tallest building" distinction in 2007

Author:
Ashton Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Anderson.
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© 2011, The New York Times8/27/11 ( No. 22,572 )
Across
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It may be seen in a 3-Down picture : SEXCAPADE
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Times up? : HIGHS
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Like bending over backward : ACROBATIC
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Lowest deck on a ship : ORLOP
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Feign concurrence : PLAYALONG
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Words of concurrence : SOAMI
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Bit of consolation : PAT
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Google rival : BING
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Scriveners : PENMEN
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Yesterday, to Yvette : HIER
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"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." star : NABORS
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Their lines have ties: Abbr. : RRS
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It's taken while waiting : ORDER
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"Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
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Lumpkin : LOUT
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Bible supporter, often : PEW
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One may be suckered : TENTACLE
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Hedonist's opposite : ASCETIC
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Unwanted tail? : STALKER
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Black-and-white : SQUADCAR
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W.W. II agcy. : OPA
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Bottom of the ocean? : HULL
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Group sharing a coat of arms : CLAN
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Feeds on the farm, maybe : SLOPS
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Offensive time? : TET
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City that lost its "tallest building" distinction in 2007 : TAIPEI
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Not apart, in scores : ADUE
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Club alternative : REUBEN
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ID figures : SSNS
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ID issuer : DMV
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Match : AGREE
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"Let's roll!" : ITSGOTIME
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Long : YEARN
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Very close game, e.g. : NAILBITER
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Bloody Sunday march site : SELMA
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Like some skiing and swimming : FREESTYLE
Down
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"The tenth Muse," per Plato : SAPPHO
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Oblong temptation : ECLAIR
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Beyond suggestive : XRATED
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Far from forward : COY
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Quatrain scheme : ABAB
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Author of "America by Heart" : PALIN
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Missing a key? : ATONAL
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Dope : DINGBAT
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Lines coming from the heart, briefly? : ECG
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Gardeners' aids : HOSES
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One letting off steam : IRON
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1970s music genre : GLAMROCK
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What the Faroe Islands were granted in 1948 : HOMERULE
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Frumpy loner, stereotypically : SPINSTER
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"Now!" : PRONTO
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Undo : REPEAL
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Accented cries : OLES
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Out of practice?: Abbr. : RETD
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Line forgetter's substitute : LALALA
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Magick worker : WICCAN
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It causes lights to go out : TAPS
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Camels' resting places : ASHTRAYS
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Sponge alternative : SQUEEGEE
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Kind of awareness : CULTURAL
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Title locale in a 1998 Notorious B.I.G. hit : CALI
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The Notorious B.I.G., e.g. : RAPSTAR
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Tabloid nickname : NESSIE
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Ripley's love : ODDITY
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Pound : PUMMEL
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Very bad : SEVERE
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Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
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Fireplace : INGLE
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Shoulder : BERM
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Displays disconsolation : SOBS
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Like Beethoven's Sixth : INF
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Black-throated ___ : TIT

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

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