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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 2007

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0831 ( 21,115 )
Across
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Be an agent of : ACTFOR
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Shock source, sometimes : PRICETAG
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Hawaiian "thank you" : MAHALO
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Exchange for something you really want? : RIGHTARM
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Handle, e.g. : OPENER
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Catholic : ECLECTIC
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Wrestler Flair : RIC
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They might just squeak by in a basketball game : GYMSHOES
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Grooming brand introduced in 1977 : ATRA
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Runners with hoods : AUTOS
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Sound from a silencer : SHH
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1965 Sonny Bono hit : LAUGHATME
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"Berenice" author, briefly : EAPOE
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Constellation seen on the flags of Australia, Samoa and Papua New Guinea : SOUTHERNCROSS
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Club's cover : CHARGE
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"___ Peak" (1997 Pierce Brosnan film) : DANTES
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Parliamentary address? : MADAMESPEAKER
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This, in Thüringen : DIESE
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Striking figures : PICKETERS
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Regulation targets for Theodore Roosevelt: Abbr. : RRS
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"Deal with it!" : TOUGH
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Catchers of some ring leaders : TMEN
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Hard up : DIRTPOOR
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Seraglio section : ODA
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Void : ABROGATE
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Second chance : DOOVER
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Opposite of diminish : HEIGHTEN
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"Let's have it" : DOTELL
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Cardinals' gathering place : STPETERS
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Violent : STORMY
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Unscrupulous : AMORAL
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Pantheon heads? : CAPITA
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Fights with knights : THECRUSADES
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Cool, in a way : FAN
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Hockey player Tverdovsky : OLEG
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Youngest of the Culkin brothers : RORY
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Gather : PRESUME
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Scale developer : RICHTER
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One-room house, typically : IGLOO
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Skin pics? : CHEESECAKE
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Truncation indications: Abbr. : ETCS
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Skin pic? : TAT
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Agent Gold on HBO's "Entourage" : ARI
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It has pickup lines : GMC
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It has many functions : MATH
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Ancient meeting places : AGORAS
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Cleaning product that may be useful after a party : SPOTREMOVER
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Spray source : HOSE
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Amoco alternative : HESS
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Short, close-fitting jacket : HUGMETIGHT
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To ___ : ATEE
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Desert Storm reporter : ARNETT
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Home of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
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U.S.N. position : CMDR
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Eyebrow makeup : HAIR
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Speak explosively in anger : SPUTTER
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Dumps : PIGPENS
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Come back : ECHO
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Tree with double-toothed leaves and durable wood : REDELM
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Bad-tempered : SNARLY
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Give a stemwinder : ORATE
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Bygone magistrate : DOGE
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Even ___ : ODDS
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Lexicographic concern : ROOT
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"I get it" responses : AHS
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See, say : BET
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Turbulent water stretch : RIP
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Tribe visited by Lewis and Clark : OTO

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

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