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New York Times, Friday, August 29, 2008

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0829 ( 21,479 )
Across
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Building blocks : ABCS
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Way around in comic books : BATMOBILE
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Bandar ___ Begawan (capital of Brunei) : SERI
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Succumbs to interrogation, perhaps : NAMESNAMES
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"Varsity Blues" actor Scott : CAAN
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Annual college event since 1935 : ORANGEBOWL
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Exceedingly rare infant : OCTUPLET
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Gravitate : TEND
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S. E. Hinton classic : THEOUTSIDERS
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Purely physical : BRUTE
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Prefix with glottal : EPI
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Wave function symbol : PSI
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Light construction material : BALSA
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Third-degree, in math : CUBIC
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Group from a very distant place : ETS
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Like : ALA
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Looking forward to being docked? : SEASICK
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Nail holder : TOE
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Breed : ILK
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Words after an iffy statement : ORNOT
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Rod : PIECE
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K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
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Org. at the center of the 2007 memoir "At the Center of the Storm" : CIA
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Like Ibsen, to his countrymen : NORSK
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Providers of many openings? : SKELETONKEYS
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Director and star of the 1958 Best Foreign Language Film : TATI
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One whose motto is "The only easy day was yesterday" : NAVYSEAL
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"No way, no how" : NOTONADARE
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No gentle giant : OGRE
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Like some nonvoters : APOLITICAL
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Ancient dweller in present-day Kurdistan : MEDE
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Sorry souls : PENITENTS
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"Step the meek fowls where ___ they ranged": Emerson : ERST
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Component of morning dress : ASCOT
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They're blown up and thrown up : BEACHBALLS
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Image on Oregon's state quarter : CRATERLAKE
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Making waves? : SINUOUS
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Shows : BARES
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Treasured instrument : AMATI
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Real good-looker : TEN
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Where the N.Y. Liberty play : MSG
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Person who's talented but not versatile : ONETRICKPONY
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Contents of some arms : BABES
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"That's my cue!" : IMON
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More than spicy : LEWD
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Many an ex-pat takes it : ESL
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"Mulholland Falls" actor, 1996 : NOLTE
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"That's enough out of you!" : PUTASOCKINIT
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Payment option : DEBIT
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It might have a lot of extras : EPIC
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Protest music pioneer : PETESEEGER
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Where many heads are put together : STOCKYARDS
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Listener's acknowledgment : ISEE
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Provoke : BAIT
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See 35-Down : CANAL
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Tour grp. : USO
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With 30-Down, locale of lots of locks : ERIE
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Trying : IRKSOME
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Rice product : NOVEL
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Brand with Ohranj and Razberi varieties, briefly : STOLI
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Pass : ENACT
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___ Bulba (literary Cossack) : TARAS
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Driving hazard : SLEET
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Go for a few rounds? : TOPE
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Swarms : ATON
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Go out for a bit? : NAP
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Absorbed : ATE
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Big blast : DIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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