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New York Times, Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Author:
Roy Leban
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roy Leban

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Leban. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0803 ( 19,992 )
Across
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Sir, in India : SAHIB
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Gounod production : OPERA
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Word with toll or roll : BAR
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___ acid : AMINO
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Cartoonist Kelly and others : WALTS
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Singer on half the 1984 album "Milk and Honey" : ONO
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Hard-to-please labor protester? : PICKYPICKET
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Bird's beak : NIB
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¢¢¢ : CENTS
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Unc's wife : AUNTY
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Busta Rhymes rhymes : RAPSONGS
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Like some of the Sahara : LIBYAN
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Flies off the handle : ERUPTS
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West Indian native : CARIB
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Mar. 17 figure, from 58-Across : STPAT
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Hooch : BOOZE
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Punch in the stomach response : OOF
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Shirts and blouses : TOPS
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Beetle Bailey's commander : SARGE
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___'acte (intermission) : ENTR
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With 4-Down, modern printing fluid : SOY
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Farm fence features : BARBS
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Prefix with -gon : PENTA
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A paramedic may look for one : PULSE
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Employ : HIREON
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Popular Ford : TAURUS
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Skilled in reasoning : ANALYTIC
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Eve's downfall : APPLE
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Lose at the bank? : ERODE
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Race unit : LAP
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Cheap promotional trip? : JUNKYJUNKET
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See 30-Across : IRE
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1973 #1 Rolling Stones hit : ANGIE
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Bench site : PIANO
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Long-distance letters : ATT
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Sailors' stories : YARNS
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Like a beach : SANDY
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Doofus : SAP
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Parisian pal : AMI
3
Drunk's utterance : HIC
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See 39-Across : INK
5
Political protest of sorts : BOYCOTT
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Because of, with "to" : OWING
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Successful negotiation results : PACTS
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The "E" of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
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"Steps in Time" autobiographer : ASTAIRE
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Pretty woman's hat? : BONNYBONNET
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Singer Bryant : ANITA
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___ Smith, first female jockey to win a major race : ROBYN
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Cross and Parker products : PENS
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Where: Lat. : UBI
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Musical breaks : RESTS
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___-Detoo ("Star Wars" droid) : ARTOO
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Plaything that yips? : PUPPYPUPPET
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Vacation spots : SPAS
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Loll : LAZE
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Gear teeth : COGS
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Au naturel : BARE
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Globe : ORB
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Holy Roman emperor, 962-73 : OTTOI
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Swiss money : FRANC
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Talk back : SASS
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Creepy: Var. : EERY
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Toronto ballplayer : BLUEJAY
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Multicar accidents : PILEUPS
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www.yahoo.com, e.g. : URL
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Besides, with "from" : APART
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Actor Alan : ARKIN
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"The Highwayman" poet Alfred : NOYES
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Bridge builder, e.g.: Abbr. : ENGR
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Italian article : UNA
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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"The Wizard of Oz" locale: Abbr. : KAN
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Bitter ___ : END
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Slinky or boomerang : TOY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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