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New York Times, Saturday, August 30, 2008

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 6 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0830 ( 21,480 )

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Across
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Bum : HEINIE
7
Florist's container : CACHEPOT
15
Burning : ARDENT
16
Former senator with the memoir "Power, Pasta and Politics" : ALDAMATO
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Carrier of fatty acids : GOODCHOLESTEROL
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Part of a deg. : MIN
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Fix, as sails : RERIG
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Cartoon cat with an exclamation mark in his name : EEK
22
Play makers? : ACTS
24
Health claim on a food label : LOFAT
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2004 N.B.A. All-Star Michael : REDD
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Western deal since 1994: Abbr. : NAFTA
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Kind of support : MORAL
33
Kia model : RIO
34
___ Island, discovery of Sunday, April 5, 1722 : EASTER
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Rake : LECHER
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Common restaurant offering that was Julia Child's last meal : FRENCHONIONSOUP
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Silent's opposite : TALKIE
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Undisturbed : INSITU
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Teeny "tiny" : LIL
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Singer of sewing machine fame : ISAAC
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Like "m" or "n," to linguists : NASAL
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It's barely noticeable : BLIP
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Knighted English composer : ELGAR
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Auctioned property, maybe : REPO
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Crucial : KEY
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Oil, e.g. : LIPID
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Brawl : ROW
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Name associated with spirits : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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Anodyne : PAINPILL
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Ace, say : HURLER
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Cirque du Soleil troupe, e.g. : ARTISTES
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"Ratatouille" rat and namesakes : EMILES
Down
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1970s-'80s prime-time soap star : HAGMAN
2
Symphony inspired by Napoleon : EROICA
3
Unenthusiastic response to an offer : IDONTFEELLIKEIT
4
Songwriter Washington : NED
5
Elevation: Abbr. : INCR
6
One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
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1965 hit parodied by the Beatles' "Back in the U.S.S.R." : CALIFORNIAGIRLS
8
Sour condiment : ALEGAR
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Spinning circles? : CDS
10
Not like : HATE
11
Arab commander : EMEER
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Bakery item folded in half : PARKERHOUSEROLL
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Plains native : OTO
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"My mama done ___ me" : TOL
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Start of a cry by Juliet : OROMEO
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Exhibited signs of spoilage : STANK
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Brass guardian of Crete, in myth : TALOS
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Word in many French family mottoes : DIEU
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Hamlet : DORP
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Computer acronym : ASCII
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"What Is to Be Done?" writer : LENIN
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"___ Dreams," 1986 #1 hit : THESE
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Cool red giant : CSTAR
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Work unit abbr. : FTLB
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Bitterly complain : RAIL
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With emphasis, as text : INCAPS
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Mutated gene : ALLELE
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Peak : APOGEE
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Brings down : LOWERS
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Old Finnish coin : PENNI
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Like un millionnaire : RICHE
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Slangy assents : YEPS
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Oil holder : DRUM
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Abbr. in car ads : EPA
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Setting of many jokes : BAR
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Accutane target, slangily : ZIT
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"... ___ will die" : ORI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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