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WINGING IT

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 2007

Author:
Caroline Leong
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Leong. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 21,089 )
Across
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"Downtown" singer Clark : PETULA
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Wheat ___ : BRAN
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Kohada, on a sushi menu : SHAD
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Ernst & Young employees, for short : CPAS
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Up : ARISEN
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Kind of speculation : IDLE
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Actress Wood of "Diamonds Are Forever" : LANA
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Nurse Florence sells adventures? : NIGHTINGALEHAWKSLARKS
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Crackerjack : ACE
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French silk : SOIE
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Manual reader : USER
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Coca-Cola Co. drinks : FRESCAS
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Actor Steve repeats what geezers say? : MARTINPARROTSCOOTS
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T or F: Abbr. : ANS
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"___ Wolf," Michael J. Fox film : TEEN
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Annual event celebrated outdoors : ARBORDAY
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Croak : RASP
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Hideaways : DENS
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Smutch : GRIME
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Kansas county seat on the Neosho River : IOLA
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Bow site : OBI
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Static : INERT
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Hot flash : ANGER
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Ratiocinative : LOGICAL
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Play opener : ACTI
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Overate, with "out" : PIGGED
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Lawyer Atticus avoids crazies? : FINCHDUCKSCUCKOOS
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"Anything ___?" : ELSE
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___ fatuus : IGNIS
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Word game popularized by James Thurber : GHOST
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Fund-raising letter, e.g. : PLEA
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Architect Christopher gobbles banisters? : WRENSWALLOWSRAILS
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Picks up : SENSES
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Cabinet member: Abbr. : SECY
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Futile : AIMLESS
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Some military helicopters, familiarly : HUEYS
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Cuts out : FLEES
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Plantation inventory : BALES
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1970s-'80s supermodel Carangi : GIA
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Acceleration : BOOST
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Siberian : COLD
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Sound : SEEM
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Conversed : HADATALK
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"Hold your horses!" : WHOA
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Early 10th-century year : CMI
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Famed magician cheats chumps? : MERLINROOKSBOOBIES
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"Stop equivocating!" : YESORNO
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Prefix with 94-Down : AERO
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Go-___ : KART
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Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
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Disney's Captain Jack dupes church leaders? : SPARROWGULLSCARDINALS
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A, in Austria : EINE
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"Swell!" : NEAT
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"Monster" actor, 2003 : DERN
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Runs off (with) : ELOPES
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Some stereos : RCAS
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Troubadour's inspiration : EROS
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Indian titles of respect : SRIS
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Title hero of a classic western : DESTRY
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___ Games : PANAM
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Longtime "All My Children" role : ERICA
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Go-getter : TIGER
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Show to a seat, briefly : USH
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Admits : LETSIN
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Particles in electrolysis : ANIONS
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Gourmand : BIGEATER
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Food packaging abbr. : RDA
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Charms : ALLURES
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"Les Misérables" star, 1998 : NEESON
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Lasting marks : SCARS
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"Lord, ___ long?": Isaiah : HOW
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Personal offer to help : ASKFORME
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Strip : DISROBE
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School souvenir : CLASSRING
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___ zoologique (French zoo) : PARC
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"Lonely Boy" singer/writer : ANKA
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Guff : SASS
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Chill in the air : NIP
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Worked (up) : HET
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Actor Jared : LETO
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Select : TAP
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Payment in Monopoly : RENT
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Lord Byron biblical drama : CAIN
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Snoop ___ : DOGG
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How a ship may be turned : ALEE
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It may be behind a picket fence : YARD
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Jamestown colonist : ROLFE
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Bubbling : ABOIL
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Some campaign expenses : SIGNS
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40 days and 40 nights event : DELUGE
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Turn unpleasant : GETUGLY
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Food writer Ruth : REICHL
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Freud's ego : ICH
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Bottoms : NADIRS
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Abbr. on top of some e-mails : BCC
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Alibi" : AIS
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Word before maker or breaker : ICE
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How a rose by any other name would smell, according to Shakespeare : ASSWEET
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"Happy Days" boy : POTSIE
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"The Situation Room" airer : CNN
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Rejects, with "off" : KISSES
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Hootchy-___ : KOO
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Warren Commission subject : OSWALD
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Familiar : PAL
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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___ Janis, star of Broadway's "Puzzles of 1925" : ELSIE
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Tea-growing area of the Himalayas : ASSAM
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Gen. Clark, informally : WES
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Window boxes, for short? : ACS
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Abbr. in an apt. ad : RMS
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Bygone monarch : SHAH
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Faulkner femme fatale ___ Varner : EULA
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Straits : NEED
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Graceful trees : SYCAMORES
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Copyist : FOLLOWER
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Norse deity of mischief : LOKI
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Musical credit : BOOK
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Ones with the motto "North to the Future" : ALASKANS
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Without exception : BARNONE
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Voter, e.g. : CHOOSER
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Household member, for short : SIB
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Australia's Northern ___: Abbr. : TERR
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___ apart : WORLDS
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Like some tires : CORDED
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Capable of getting around, biologically : MOTILE
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Voyagers: Suffix : NAUTS
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Faith: Abbr. : REL
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Kind of exam : BAR
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Not fitting : INAPT
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Mathematician who introduced the function symbol f(x) : EULER
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Wuss : SISSY
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River in W.W. I fighting : YSER
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Sweeping : EPIC
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Mideast capital : SANA
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Fed. auditor : GAO
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___ du coeur : CRI
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Rejections : NOS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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