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New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 2007

Hungarian composer who wrote "The Miraculous Mandarin"

Author:
Tyler Hinman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 35 Missing: {Y} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times8/9/07 ( No. 21,093 )
Across
1
Moon and Starr, for short : QBS
4
Where Home Depot was founded : ATLANTA
11
The Jaguars, on scoreboards : JAX
14
Sharjah's locale: Abbr. : UAE
15
Tinseltown doings : SHOWBIZ
16
TV title character voiced by Paul Fusco : ALF
17
Mess up : ERR
18
Where to see a crown : PAGEANT
19
The Engineers of coll. athletics : RPI
20
With 22-Across, actor with a black belt in aikido : STEVEN
22
See 20-Across : SEAGAL
24
Office expense : TONER
25
Cigarette detritus : ASH
28
"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" singer, 1974 : CROCE
29
Card game with no cards below seven : SKAT
30
Force along : IMPEL
32
Some in Spain : UNAS
33
Item sought in the spring : EASTEREGG
36
President with a bridge in Montreal named after him : CHARLESDEGAULLE
42
Consumer's enticement : REBATE
43
More smarmy : OILIER
44
Protein building block, for short : AMINO
45
Snap : PIC
48
Don't do it : TABOO
49
Univ. with an annual mystery hunt since 1980 : MIT
50
Champion figure skater Cohen : SASHA
52
Some dashes : ENS
53
He said "Great art picks up where nature ends" : MARCCHAGALL
58
Be disqualified, in the 8-Down : FOULOUT
60
Comparable : SIMILAR
63
Wall in : ENCLOSE
64
Bring up : ELEVATE
65
"Who Let the Dogs Out" group : BAHAMEN
66
Like some friendships : RENEWED
Down
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Knights' journeys : QUESTS
2
Hungarian composer who wrote "The Miraculous Mandarin" : BARTOK
3
Star near Venus? : SERENA
4
___ usual : ASPER
5
Word with greater or rather : THAN
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A captain might keep one : LOG
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Blow away : AWE
8
Rockets' and Suns' org. : NBA
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Spam holders : TINS
10
Tenochtitl√°n dweller : AZTEC
11
Computerese, e.g. : JARGON
12
Wool source : ALPACA
13
1998 film thriller based on a TV series, with "The" : XFILES
21
Longtime : VETERAN
23
Salad bar offering : ARUGULA
25
Qtys. : AMTS
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Blew (through) : SPED
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"Take this!" : HERE
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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Toy name preceding "land" : LEGO
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High, in Honduras : ALTO
35
Jog, say : GAIT
36
Stuff : CRAM
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Kind of engine : HEMI
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Too-too : ABITMUCH
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Protection against smearing : LIBELLAW
40
Rock singer Russell : LEON
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Psyche's love : EROS
45
Washington and Oregon are in it : PACTEN
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Suffix with hell and bull : ISH
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Beer, often : CHASER
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Italian apologies : SCUSE
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Unlike klutzes : AGILE
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___ breve (musical direction) : ALLA
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Space : ROOM
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"That's what I'm talking about!" : AMEN
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Like some wires : LIVE
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Winter mo. : FEB
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___ whim : ONA
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Downed : ATE
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Like second-place ribbons : RED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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