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New York Times, Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Author:
Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tony Orbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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One of the Pleiades : MAIA
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Q.: When is a door not a door? A.: When it's ___ : AJAR
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Pickpocket, e.g. : THIEF
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ID in a library vol. : ISBN
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Dunce cap shape : CONE
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Three-wheeled Asian cab : CYCLO
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"Peanuts" figure ... or some fabulous fall soup? : THEGREATPUMPKIN
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"For rent" : TOLET
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Figure in academia : DEAN
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Nein : German :: ___ : Russian : NYET
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Subway turners : STILES
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Much-derided 1980s-'90s car : YUGO
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Calif. setting for "Stand and Deliver" : EASTLA
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Words to swear by : MOTTOS
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Off-road wheels, for short : ATV
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Rhyme scheme for Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" : AABA
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Onion-flavored roll : BIALY
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Early 1970s dance ... or some smelly soup? : THEFUNKYCHICKEN
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Kenyan tribesman : MASAI
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Suffix with opal : ESCE
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Key to get out of a jam? : ESC
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At a chop shop, perhaps : STOLEN
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Tennis's Graf : STEFFI
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Exam for an aspiring Esq. : LSAT
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Ray of "GoodFellas" : LIOTTA
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Ways to the Web: Abbr. : ISPS
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It may be put on a pedestal : VASE
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Gloomy, in verse : DREAR
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Nickname for snowboarder Shaun White ... or some airborne soup? : THEFLYINGTOMATO
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Paddled craft : CANOE
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Canceled : NOGO
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Old camera settings, for short : ASAS
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Many-headed challenge for Hercules : HYDRA
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Like flicks seen without special glasses : TWOD
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Instrument played with a plectrum : LYRE
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Baseball gloves : MITTS
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"Give it ___!" ("Try!") : ASHOT
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"Yes, if you ask me" : IBELIEVESO
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German chancellor Merkel : ANGELA
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Score 100% on : ACE
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"The Grapes of Wrath" family name : JOAD
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The "a" in a.m. : ANTE
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Compensate for loss : REPAY
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Channel for old films : TCM
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Like a swinging pendulum, say : HYPNOTIC
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"Eww! Gross!" : ICKY
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"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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Helvetica, e.g. : FONT
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Hwys. : RTES
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"One" on a penny : UNUM
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Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
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Mongolian desert : GOBI
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Okeechobee, e.g. : LAKE
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Chasm : ABYSS
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"Calm down!" : TAKEITEASY
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Shouts at a fútbol game : OLES
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Harmony : SYNC
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$20 dispensers : ATMS
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"What's ___?" : THAT
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No. at a brokerage : ACCT
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Becomes smitten by : FALLSFOR
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Sometimes-illegal turns, in slang : UIES
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Dog command : HEEL
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The Midshipmen : NAVY
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Relative of Rex : FIDO
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Not casual : FORMAL
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Corrupt : TAINT
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One of a Turkic people : TATAR
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Got out of bed : AROSE
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Allergic reaction : ITCH
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One-horse carriage : SHAY
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Be in limbo : PEND
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Author C. P. ___ : SNOW
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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Grazing ground : LEA
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Thomas Mann's "Der ___ in Venedig" : TOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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