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New York Times, Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Author:
Jay Livingston
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jay Livingston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Livingston. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0806 ( 19,629 )
Across
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Broad comedy : FARCE
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H.S. math : ALG
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Steinbeck family : JOADS
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Legend automaker : ACURA
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Dogpatch fellow : ABNER
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Wanted poster info : ALIAS
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Drink in a mug : ALE
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Botox targets : LINES
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Chess endings that don't hold up? : UNSTABLEMATES
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Ad-___ committee : HOC
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Rice Krispies sound : SNAP
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It makes pot potent: Abbr. : THC
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Look over, informally : EYEBALL
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Clarinet, for one : REED
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Brain-wave test: Abbr. : EEG
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First name at the 1976 Olympics : NADIA
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Zombie calculation? : UNDEADRECKONING
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Resell illegally : SCALP
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Sign of summer : LEO
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Numbskull : DODO
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Sonora shawls : SERAPES
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Granola morsel : OAT
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European carrier : SAS
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Yalies : ELIS
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___ Cruces : LAS
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Poisoned saltine? : UNSAFECRACKER
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Unclogged : CLEAR
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Heston was its pres. : NRA
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Imam's study : KORAN
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Waste maker, proverbially : HASTE
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Shrew : NAG
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Singer Cleo or Frankie : LAINE
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Said "I'm in," in effect : ANTED
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Make like : APE
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Spanish hero : ELCID
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Airways-regulating org. : FAA
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Rights grp. : ACLU
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Undo : RUIN
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Wall Street debacle : CRASH
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Singer Sheena : EASTON
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Pequod skipper : AHAB
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Quiet times : LULLS
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Lorne or Graham : GREENE
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Pungent pepper : JALAPENO
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The last word : OBIT
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Green Gables girl : ANNE
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Stinky grades : DEES
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Took steps : ACTED
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Kentucky Derby time : MAY
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Bridge strengthener : TRUSS
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"It follows that ..." : HENCE
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Chest wood : CEDAR
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H.R.H. part : HER
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Singer's backup : BAND
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Baja "bye" : ADIOS
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Supergirl's alias ___ Lee : LINDA
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Port east of Porto-Novo : LAGOS
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Boxer Oscar ___ Hoya : DELA
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Salon goo : GEL
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Popped up : APPEARED
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Corp. biggie : CEO
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Australian "bear" : KOALA
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Polar helper : ELF
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Reddish brown : SIENNA
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Guard's neighbor : TACKLE
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Deep-six : SCRAP
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Swede's "Cheers!" : SKOAL
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Egg holder : NEST
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More than fill : SATE
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Frenzy : RAGE
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Idle in comedy : ERIC
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Indian princess : RANI
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Chinese tea : CHA
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Composer Rorem : NED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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