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New York Times, Monday, September 10, 2007

Author:
Edward M Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Nightfall : DUSK
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Sonnet and sestina : POEMS
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The Beatles' "Back in the ___" : USSR
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Korea's continent : ASIA
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Kind of ink : INDIA
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Artsy N.Y.C. locale : SOHO
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Many a Westminster show exhibitor : DOGBREEDER
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Aliens' craft, for short : UFOS
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Parrot : ECHOER
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Makes a cartoon of : ANIMATES
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Robin or swallow : BIRD
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Shepherd's domain : LEA
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Mathematician John von ___ : NEUMANN
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Play part : ACT
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___ Remus : UNCLE
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Predestination : FATE
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Cabbage salad : SLAW
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Features found in 17- and 64-Across and 11- and 28-Down : NOTESOFTHESCALE
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Hydrochloric ___ : ACID
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___ noire : BETE
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Sir or madam : TITLE
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The "r" in Aristotle : RHO
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It is golden, it's said : SILENCE
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Superlative ending : EST
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Louse-to-be : NIT
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Ayatollah's predecessor : SHAH
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Walked unsteadily : DODDERED
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"Lose Yourself" rapper : EMINEM
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Sailor's greeting : AHOY
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Longtime Wal-Mart symbol : SMILEYFACE
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Grain grinder : MILL
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Tarzan's transports : VINES
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Fox TV's "American ___" : IDOL
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Gallup sampling : POLL
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Shareholder's substitute : PROXY
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Beach composition : SAND
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Miami-___ County, Fla. : DADE
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Quadrennial games org. : USOC
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Sound of relief : SIGH
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Skewered lamb, e.g. : KABOB
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South Dakota's capital : PIERRE
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Word before "ignition ... liftoff!" : ONE
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Icelandic epic : EDDA
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Demeanor : MIEN
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Wrap for Indira Gandhi : SARI
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Everyday : USUAL
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Rear of the roof of the mouth : SOFTPALATE
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Home for an "old woman" in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
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Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
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Queens of France : REINES
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Homo sapiens : MAN
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Camper's bag : DUFFEL
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Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
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Cain's eldest son : ENOCH
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G.I. Joe, for one : ACTIONDOLL
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Dull photo finish : MATTE
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Parthenon's home : ATHENS
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Charges on a telephone bill : CALLS
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Little bird's sound : TWEET
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Ushered : LED
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Biol. or chem. : SCI
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Like a sauna room : STEAMY
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Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Shabby : CHEESY
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Pastoral composition : IDYLL
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Old 45 players : HIFIS
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Wettish : DAMP
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Birthplace of seven U.S. presidents : OHIO
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Answer, as an invitation : RSVP
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Mideast potentate : EMIR
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T. Rex, e.g. : DINO
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Zippo : NADA
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Blend : MELD
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Superman enemy ___ Luthor : LEX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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