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New York Times, Saturday, August 9, 2008

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0809 ( 21,459 )
Across
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One looking for a kiss : FROGPRINCE
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Heap of hay : RICK
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Stabilized : LEVELEDOUT
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Knowing firsthand : INON
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Setting for a 1979 horror film : AMITYVILLE
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Often winded part : VANE
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Rips : PANS
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Stack buildup : SOOT
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Tied up in knots : TENSE
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Spring's opposite : NEAP
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Nation once called Île de France : MAURITIUS
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Spot for a rock band's logo : BASSDRUM
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Year in the reign of Macbeth, in Scottish history : MLI
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[I told you so!] : SMIRK
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Not touching : SEPARATE
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Blow apart : SHATTER
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Thins out : DILUTES
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"Voilà!" : HEREITIS
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"Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
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Military asst. : ADC
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Nixed : SCOTCHED
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O, in Morse code : DAHDAHDAH
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Element of Times Square : NEON
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___ Hunt, Tom Cruise's character in "Mission: Impossible" films : ETHAN
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Double-bonded compound : ENOL
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Latin 101 verb : AMAS
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P. Diddy's first name : SEAN
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Chocolate source : COCOAPLANT
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Crew members : OARS
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Sibyl's forte : PRESCIENCE
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At leisure : FREE
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One of the 1960s Rams' Fearsome Foursome : ROSEYGRIER
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Big to-do : FLAP
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Provide with new staff : REMAN
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Like Dolly or her clones : OVINE
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Has some luck fishing : GETSABITE
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Practice : PLY
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Amps up : REVS
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They're seldom taken literally : IDIOMS
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Parts of some portfolios, informally : NOLOADS
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Man-made : CULTURED
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French quarter? : ETE
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Transfix : RIVET
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Like a rock : INANIMATE
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Chiromancer client, e.g. : CONSULTER
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Under-the-table action : KNEESIES
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Voice of Buzz Lightyear, in "Toy Story" : TIMALLEN
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Rooter : PARTISAN
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Indonesian capital : RUPIAH
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First rendering, say : SKETCH
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More than mist up : SHEDATEAR
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Tea drinker of fiction : MARCHHARE
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Certain bazaar merchant : RUGDEALER
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Like : SHADESOF
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Part of Western Sahara : RIODEORO
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Plate appearances : STANCES
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Cull : CHOOSE
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Étoile's element : DANSE
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Gulf state resident : OMANI
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"Eraserhead" star Jack : NANCE
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Like cobwebs : LACY
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Team follower? : STER
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Some chest-pounding, for short : CPR
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Metal mold, as from a blast furnace : PIG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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