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New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 64 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0806 ( 23,282 )
Across
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Aesop animal : ASS
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Frisbee, e.g. : DISC
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Notable watchmakers : SWISS
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Abbr. in two state names : DAK
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Mattress giant : SERTA
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Ship of 1492 : PINTA
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It makes gray go away : DYE
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Make off with some raffle tickets? : TAKECHANCES
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Loosen, as a knot : UNTIE
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"Give ___ whirl" : ITA
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Lake creators : DAMS
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Make off with some kitchenware? : POCKETKNIVES
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"Great blue" wader : HERON
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Washes away : ERODES
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Italian exile island : ELBA
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Shredded : TORE
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Scene of gladiatorial combat : ARENA
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"That stinks!" : BOO
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Make off with some vehicles? : COPCARS
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Sports V.I.P. : MVP
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Luau greeting : ALOHA
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Lot in life : FATE
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Word repeated in "___ will be ___" : BOYS
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Washington city in apple-growing country : YAKIMA
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Confederacy foe : UNION
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Make off with some cash? : PINCHPENNIES
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Attraction for a butterfly : IRIS
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Big guns in D.C. lobbying? : NRA
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Open, as a jacket : UNZIP
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Make off with some gym equipment? : LIFTWEIGHTS
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Actress Lupino : IDA
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Also-ran : LOSER
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First lady between Bess and Jackie : MAMIE
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Circus safety precaution : NET
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O. Henry work : STORY
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Cauldron or sword in "Macbeth," say : PROP
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Test for an M.A. applicant : GRE
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Make sense : ADDUP
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Decline : SAYNO
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Pad of drawing paper : SKETCHBOOK
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Fed. overseer of the Controlled Substances Act : DEA
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Vex : IRK
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Container for a draft of ale : STEIN
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Desert bloomers : CACTI
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Fitness facility : SPA
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British royal name since 1917 : WINDSOR
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Llama herder of old : INCA
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Winder on a watch : STEM
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Wise off to : SASS
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Rodeo wrestling target : STEER
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Possess : HAVE
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Big retailer of home accessories : IKEA
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Dog in Oz : TOTO
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Book publisher Alfred A. ___ : KNOPF
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Pitching stats : ERAS
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Doing the job of an attack ad : DEMONIZING
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A deadly sin : ENVY
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Gullible ones : SAPS
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Shopping venue with the options "Books" and "Toys & Hobbies" : EBAY
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She gets whatever she wants in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
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Color TV pioneer : RCA
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Devour eagerly : EATUP
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Woman's sleeveless undergarment, informally : CAMI
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Actress Russo : RENE
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Type who wears tight-fitting jeans and thick-rimmed glasses, maybe : HIPSTER
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Cold war capital : BONN
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One of two of Henry VIII's six : ANNE
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Not idle : INUSE
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Form tight curls in : CRIMP
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"Horrible" Viking, in the comics : HAGAR
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Downy duck : EIDER
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Sudden outpouring : SPATE
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Woes : ILLS
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Mob gone wild : RIOT
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"Assuming that's true ..." : IFSO
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Ironically humorous : WRY
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Payer of many dr. bills : HMO
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Helpful hint : TIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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