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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 2007

He wrote "In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king"

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {W} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Tracey.
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© 2007, The New York Times9/1/07 ( No. 21,116 )
Across
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Backup : PLANB
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Squirts : TOTS
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Size in a lingerie shop : CCUP
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Music maker "played" by the wind : EOLIANHARP
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Basse-Normandie department : ORNE
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Stereotypical nerd : POINDEXTER
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2004-06 poet laureate Kooser and others : TEDS
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Boards : ENTERS
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Fluffy, perhaps : HOUSEPET
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Tears : RACES
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Trainee : CADET
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Zodiac symbol : RAM
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___ Britannica : PAX
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Navajo handicrafts : SERAPES
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Car rental company founder Warren : AVIS
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Country with coups d'état in 2000 and 2006 : FIJI
35
Airline purchased by T.W.A. in 1986 : OZARK
36
Cellist who debuted at London's Wigmore Hall at age 16 : JACQUELINEDUPRE
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Invite to one's penthouse suite : ASKUP
40
Robed dignitary : EMIR
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Fen bender : REED
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Availed : STEADED
44
It lands at Landvetter : SAS
46
Holders of shoulders: Abbr. : RDS
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Ancient Greek sculptor famous for his athletes in bronze : MYRON
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Inclusive pronoun : HESHE
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Cautious people stay on it : SAFESIDE
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Shakespearean scholar Edmond : MALONE
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Problem ending : ATIC
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Expensive choice for a commuter : GASGUZZLER
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Big name in contact lens cleaners : RENU
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"Madame Butterfly," updated : MISSSAIGON
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Peer on a stage : GYNT
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Being tossed, maybe : ASEA
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Statistical calculations : MEANS
Down
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Tio ___ (sherry brand) : PEPE
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Crazy : LOON
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Set down : ALIT
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Bronc rival : NINER
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Wrongful slammer sentence, say : BADRAP
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Appreciation abbreviation : THX
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Curses : OATHS
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Palm smartphone : TREO
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Smart : SPRUCE
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Fashionable resort area : COTEDAZUR
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Piñata decoration : CREPEPAPER
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Not put off : UNDETERRED
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Raid victim : PEST
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Instant success? : NESCAFE
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Indian lute : SAROD
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Like Shakespeare's Prospero, e.g. : EXILED
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Javanese chiefs : RAJAS
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Salt halter : AVASTMATEY
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It'll knock you out after you knock it back : MICKEYFINN
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1996 Golden Globe winner for "Truman" : SINISE
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Variety listings : SKEDS
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Like some diamonds : SQUARECUT
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Lord of fiction : JIM
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Beehives, e.g. : UPDOS
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He wrote "In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king" : ERASMUS
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Knot : ENIGMA
45
Gomer Pyle expletive : SHAZAM
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Where the Fulda flows : HESSE
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Cartoonist Segar : ELZIE
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Pioneering puppeteer : SARG
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Place of honor : DAIS
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Grammy-winning merengue singer Tañón : OLGA
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Rialto sign : NEON
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Coastal avifauna : ERNS
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Fed. property overseer : GSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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