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New York Times, Monday, August 3, 2009

Author:
Janet R. Bender
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janet R. Bender

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Bender. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0803 ( 21,818 )

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Across
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What some people do in an online "room" : CHAT
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Shoe bottom : SOLE
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Swift : RAPID
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Circle of light around the sun or moon : HALO
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Bard of ___ (Shakespeare) : AVON
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Microscopic creature : AMEBA
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"So be it" : AMEN
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Nourish : FEED
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Beckett's "Waiting for ___" : GODOT
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MAYS : SLUGGERWILLIE
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Zinc or zirconium : METAL
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Home of Barack Obama's father : KENYA
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Radical 1960s org. : SDS
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1st to 220th, in Manhattan: Abbr. : STS
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Israeli-made gun : UZI
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Like hereditary factors : GENETIC
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English dramatist George : PEELE
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Actress Turner : LANA
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MAIZE : PALEYELLOWCOLOR
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___ Mountains (Asia/Europe separator) : URAL
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What the dish ran away with, in "Hey Diddle Diddle" : SPOON
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Soda can feature : PULLTAB
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"___ the ramparts we watched ..." : OER
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Butter serving : PAT
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One step ___ time : ATA
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Zones : AREAS
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Rock with a crystal inside : GEODE
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MAZE : LABRATSMILIEU
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Tangle : SNARL
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"Honest to God!" : TRUE
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Place of research: Abbr. : INST
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With 34-Down, golf's U.S. Open champion of 1994 and 1997 : ERNIE
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Peru's capital : LIMA
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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West Pointer, e.g. : CADET
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Toward the rising sun : EAST
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First-year college student, usually : TEEN
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Gorges : CHASMS
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Small village : HAMLET
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Native Alaskans : ALEUTS
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South Pacific kingdom : TONGA
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Official's call with outspread arms : SAFE
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Excess : OVERKILL
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Frederick ___, "My Fair Lady" composer : LOEWE
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Part of a whodunit that reveals who done it : ENDING
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Overcoat sleeve : RAGLAN
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Statue's support : PEDESTAL
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Nigerian native : IBO
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"Gimme ___!" (rude order) : DAT
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Viscous : GLUEY
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Soapmaker's supply : LYE
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Flintstones' pet : DINO
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Surgery souvenir : SCAR
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Zuider ___ (former inlet in the Netherlands) : ZEE
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North Carolina university : ELON
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___-mell : PELL
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See 64-Across : ELS
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Larva successor : PUPA
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In ___ (stuck in the same old same old) : ARUT
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Dreamy place : LALALAND
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Arboreal animals with pouches : OPOSSUMS
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Anguish : WOE
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Welsh dog : CORGI
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One of two for the Ten Commandments : TABLET
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Departure's opposite: Abbr. : ARR
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Any of the Fab Four : BEATLE
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Ballerina's position : POINTE
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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German : TEUTON
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Courtyards : ATRIA
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Writer T. S. : ELIOT
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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Gun lobbyists' org. : NRA

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