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New York Times, Thursday, August 6, 2009

Author:
Dan Naddor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Naddor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Naddor. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0806 ( 21,821 )

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Across
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Commercial name that literally means "to the skies" : ELAL
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Shouts while shaking pompoms : RAHS
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Break : LULL
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"___ 18" (Leon Uris novel) : MILA
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"Law & Order: S.V.U." actor : ICET
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Insurance figure : COPAY
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Opposite of hinder : ABET
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*Privilege : PEROGATIVE
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*No matter : IRREGARDLESS
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Milch : German :: ___ : Italian : LATTE
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Common seal : SEACALF
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Virgil described its "roar of frightful ruin" : ETNA
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New Deal org. : NRA
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Use the answer to any of this puzzle's starred clues in ordinary conversation? : ERR
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*And so forth : EXCETERA
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Lady of the Haus : FRAU
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*Ways things are said : PRONOUNCIATIONS
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All ___ : EARS
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*Sign to look elsewhere : ASTERICK
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Check out : EYE
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Comedian Margaret : CHO
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Some fund-raisers : TEAS
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One side in Mideast talks : SYRIANS
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Peak for Zeus, in Homer : MTIDA
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*Stumbled upon : CAMEACROSSED
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*As it's widely believed : SUPPOSABLY
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Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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Stocking caps, e.g. : KNITS
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Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
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24-Down replacement : EURO
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Ammonium particles, e.g. : IONS
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Gets ready, with "up" : TEES
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Rick with the 1976 #1 hit "Disco Duck" : DEES
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Modern letters : EMAIL
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Scales seen at night : LIBRA
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Ready : ALERT
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Age range for most first-year college students : LATETEENS
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TV host Kelly : RIPA
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One-hit wonder? : ACER
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Range rovers : HERDS
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Hot : STOLEN
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Much, slangily : LOTSA
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News inits. : UPI
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John : LAV
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Cause of some skin burns : LYE
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Conspirator against Caesar : CASCA
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Backpack fill : GEAR
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Really irk : GETTO
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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Coin with a laurel branch on the back : FRANC
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Modern: Ger. : NEU
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Son of Prince Valiant : ARN
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Kennedy's secretary of state : RUSK
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Individual and team event at the Olympics : EPEE
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Imaging lab output : XRAYS
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Actor Feldman : COREY
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Here, to Javier : ACA
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Tournament favorite : FIRSTSEED
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Suffix with sex : IST
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Had : ATE
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Juan's words of affection : TEAMO
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Informal byes : CIAOS
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Unlikely Oscar nominees : HAMS
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Without a break : ONEACT
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Sales slips: Abbr. : RCPTS
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New York hockey player : SABRE
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Put out : ISSUE
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Informal bye : ADIOS
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Object under a magnifying glass, maybe : CLUE
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Some whiskeys : RYES
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Make tracks? : SKI
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Formula ___ (Italian auto racing) : UNO
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A.T.M. need : PIN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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