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New York Times, Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times8/31/05 ( No. 20,385 )

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Popular pens : BICS
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No trouble : EASY
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Stopped dead : FROZE
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Gray's subj. : ANAT
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It may be gray : AREA
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Upscale wheels : LEXUS
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Split (with) : SEVERTIES
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Not straight : ATILT
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Old brand advertised by Bucky Beaver : IPANA
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Level : TIER
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Devil's take? : DUE
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N.L. cap stitching : STL
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Showing no pity : REMORSELESS
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Minos' land : CRETE
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Status ___ : QUO
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Investigator, at times : TAIL
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Treated roughly : PAWED
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Names hidden in 17-, 25-, 51- and 65-Across (twice in the last of these) : LADYTENNISSTARS
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Primitive fishing tool : SPEAR
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"Awright!" : YEAH
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"Java" blower : HIRT
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Public works project : DAM
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Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
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"I can't find a thing to watch!" : NOTHINGISON
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Cable choice : TNT
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Avian source of red meat : EMU
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Come down hard : POUR
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Radical Hoffman : ABBIE
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Hawked items : WARES
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Procedure for a burn victim, perhaps : SKINGRAFT
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Rush-hour subway action : SHOVE
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Marketing intro? : TELE
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It goes in the middle of the table : ANTE
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Deviated, in a way : YAWED
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Did too much : ODED
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Breyers rival : EDYS
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Amount from which to figure sale profit : BASIS
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Ham-fisted : INEPT
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Procession : CAVALCADE
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British gun : STEN
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Put away : EAT
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Take care of : SEETO
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Late name in Mideast politics : YASIR
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Eruptions : FLAREUPS
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
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Rust, e.g. : OXIDE
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Relatives of the Xhosa : ZULUS
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Not turning up much : RARE
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Shingle abbr. : ESQ
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Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
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Labor leader George : MEANY
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Can't abide : LOATHE
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Mideast capital : RIYADH
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Golfer called "the Big Easy" : ELS
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Tree yield : SAP
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Having four sharps : INE
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___ poker (bar game) : LIARS
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Pajama part : WAISTBAND
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Boot one : ERR
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Summer hrs. : DST
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Knocked around : TRAIPSED
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Send off : SHOO
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Telephone trigram : MNO
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Run producer : SNAG
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Breezily informative : NEWSY
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City on the Missouri : OMAHA
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"One L" author : TUROW
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Zest : GUSTO
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Ticked off : IRKED
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Peachy-keen : NIFTY
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Parisian thinkers? : TETES
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Highlands hillside : BRAE
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Party time, maybe : EVE
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___ du Diable : ILE
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___ Brooks, 1950's-60's "Meet the Press" moderator : NED

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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