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New York Times, Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Author:
Linda Schechet Tucker
Editor:
Will Shortz
Where the first words of 17-, 26- and 47-Across may be found
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Linda Schechet Tucker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JPQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Tucker. Tuesday freshness: 50%
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© 2007, The New York Times8/28/7 ( No. 21,112 )
Across
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Russian space station : MIR
4
"The Song of ___," old French epic : ROLAND
10
Spill the beans : BLAB
14
Half of dos : UNO
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Blackboard appurtenance : ERASER
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Like hands after eating potato chips : OILY
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It's worth listening to : SAGEADVICE
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Info in a used car ad : YEAR
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Toll : KNELL
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Conduct a survey : ASKAROUND
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Republic from which Montenegro gained its independence : SERBIA
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___-jongg : MAH
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Sherlock Holmes portrayer : BASILRATHBONE
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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"Don't ___ on me" (slogan of the American Revolution) : TREAD
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Where San Diego is: Abbr. : SOCAL
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Art ___ : DECO
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Expensive coat : SABLE
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Cravings : YENS
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Not silently : ALOUD
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Laughing : RIANT
46
Drivers' org. : AAA
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Perfect shape : MINTCONDITION
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Building wing : ELL
51
Sale markdown indicator : REDTAG
54
Variety of rose : HYBRIDTEA
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Decorative sofa fabric : TOILE
61
River of Switzerland : AARE
62
Where the first words of 17-, 26- and 47-Across may be found : HERBGARDEN
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It may be in the doghouse : FLEA
65
Its alphabet starts with alif : ARABIC
66
Bard's "before" : ERE
67
Hightail it : TEAR
68
Tennessee team : TITANS
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"Help!" : SOS
Down
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Scents used for perfume : MUSKS
2
Senseless : INANE
3
English philosopher called "Doctor Mirabilis" : ROGERBACON
4
One who sees it like it is : REALIST
5
Fort ___, former Army post on Monterey Bay : ORD
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Source of basalt : LAVA
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Purchase stipulation : ASIS
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Place for a crick : NECK
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Imagined : DREAMT
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Cry of glee : BOYOHBOY
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Stead : LIEU
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Chester Arthur's middle name : ALAN
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Polar explorer Richard : BYRD
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Isle of exile : ELBA
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Sis-boom-bahs : RAHS
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Snobs put them on : AIRS
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Memorize, as lines : LEARN
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Raging mad : RABID
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He lost to Dwight : ADLAI
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They're controlled by the moon : OCEANTIDES
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"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
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Actress Lanchester, who married Charles Laughton : ELSA
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"Madam, I'm ___" : ADAM
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Place to get a Reuben : DELI
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Catcher of sound waves : OUTEREAR
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___'acte : ENTR
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Mid seventh-century date : DCLI
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Haberdashery items: Var. : TIETACS
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Dated : OLDHAT
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Smell : ODOR
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Old Oldsmobile : ALERO
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They may be dominant : GENES
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Knife handle : HAFT
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Where Bill and Hillary met : YALE
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Hatcher or Garr : TERI
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" group : ABBA
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Winning cry in a card game : GIN

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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