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New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Author:
Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
"The Sopranos" clip? ... or where you might hear 20-, 25- and 42-Across
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kantor.
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© 2007, The New York Times8/7/07 ( No. 21,091 )
Across
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Liquor holder in a coat pocket : FLASK
6
Wonderment : AWE
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Taxi sounds : BEEPS
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Milk: Prefix : LACTI
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First word of every Robert Ludlum title but one : THE
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Ward off : AVERT
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Texas tea : OIL
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Sectors : ZONES
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"Just like that!" : BADABING
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Electronic toll-collecting system in the Northeast : EZPASS
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Walk in water : WADE
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In the past : ONCE
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"Not on your life!" : FUHGEDABOUDIT
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Torment : HARASS
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___ in Show (Westminster prize) : BEST
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Temporary drop : SAG
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Subj. in drawing class : ANAT
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Cargo area : BAY
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Rick's "Casablanca" love : ILSA
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Holiday ___ : INN
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Planning detail : SPEC
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Gold standards : KARATS
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"Yeah, wanna start somethin'?" : YOUTALKINTOME
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War ender : PACT
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Create, as a phrase : COIN
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No-goodnik : BADDIE
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"The Sopranos" clip? ... or where you might hear 20-, 25- and 42-Across : MOBSCENE
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Continent separator : OCEAN
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Embargo : BAN
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One of the Carpenters : KAREN
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Make joyous : ELATE
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Israeli-invented gun : UZI
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Goaded, with "on" : EGGED
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Like notepaper or subjects of a king : RULED
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Fed. monitor of stock fraud : SEC
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Midterms and finals : TESTS
Down
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"Spare tire" : FLAB
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Content of some cones : LAVA
3
Nailed : ACED
4
Farmer's headwear : STRAWHAT
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Toiletries holders : KITBAGS
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Made amends (for) : ATONED
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Henry Clay, politically : WHIG
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Conger or moray : EEL
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Army barber's specialty : BUZZCUT
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Ran off to the marrying judge : ELOPED
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Italian source of 2-Down : ETNA
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White House occupant: Abbr. : PRES
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Snippiness : SASS
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Midmonth time : IDES
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Love, honor and ___ : OBEY
25
Rear end : FANNY
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Heavens: Prefix : URANO
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Taken ___ (surprised) : ABACK
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Religion with the Five Pillars : ISLAM
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Small bite : TASTE
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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Good time, slangily : GAS
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Frequent target of engine wear : BELT
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Circus animal enclosure : IRONCAGE
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Tarnished : STAINED
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Walk to and fro : PACE
40
Old TV feature : KNOB
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Start of an Ella Fitzgerald standard : ATISKET
43
Timely news bulletin : UPDATE
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Like some sacred art : ICONIC
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Afrikaner : BOER
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Legal rights org. : ACLU
49
Successful conclusion of a negotiation : DEAL
50
Labyrinth : MAZE
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Pieces of work? : ERGS
52
Nair competitor : NEET
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Conclusions : ENDS
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Vehicle with a route : BUS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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