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New York Times, Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Author:
Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Whitestone. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: TEEN PUZZLEMAKER WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, have been contributed by puzzlemakers under the age of 20. Today’s crossword is by Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone, 18, of New York City. He is a first-year student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. This is his first puzzle for The Times.
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 21,491 )
Across
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Easy catch for an infielder : POPUP
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Jazz (up) : SPICE
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Slumber party attire, for short : PJS
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Greeted the day : AROSE
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Voice above a baritone : TENOR
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Debtor's note : IOU
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1966 Beatles #1 hit : PAPERBACKWRITER
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Pub brews : ALES
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Object of Indiana Jones's first quest : ARK
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Military engagement : BATTLE
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Non-Rx : OTC
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Blow off steam : VENT
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Louisville landmark : CHURCHILLDOWNS
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Not the main bank : BRANCH
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Stanford rival, familiarly : CAL
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Thou, today : YOU
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"Oui" and "sí" : YESES
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Danson of "Cheers" : TED
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Floored : INAWE
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Select, with "for" : OPT
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Moo ___ pork : SHU
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Icon in an Internet forum : AVATAR
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Command Kirk never really gave : BEAMMEUPSCOTTY
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Billions of years : EONS
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Lew Wallace's "Ben-___" : HUR
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Develop gradually : EVOLVE
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It might say "Welcome" : MAT
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Floored it : SPED
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Standard degrees for scientists? : CENTIGRADESCALE
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Hawaiian Punch alternative : HIC
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Too trusting : NAIVE
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Employee's desire : RAISE
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___ Miss : OLE
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Sheen : GLOSS
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Private ... or a hint to the words spelled by the circled letters : INNER
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"Come to ___" : PAPA
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Face-to-face exam : ORAL
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Successor of St. Peter : POPE
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Functions : USES
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For each : PER
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Pasta has it : STARCH
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Atticus Finch portrayer ... or something finches do : PECK
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Tattoo, slangily : INK
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It may be heard in a herd : COWBELL
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Item on a to-do list : ERRAND
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Pennsylvania university, for short : PITT
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"Piano Man" singer : JOEL
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"Absolutely!" : SURE
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Sheet of cookies : BATCH
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"Gotta hand ___ ya ..." : ITTO
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Menaces to hobbits : ORCS
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___ the Impaler : VLAD
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Brunch serving : CREPE
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"___ la vista, baby!" : HASTA
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Article in Arles : UNE
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Freeze over : ICEUP
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Lawman Earp : WYATT
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"Inconceivable!" : NOWAY
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Plaintiff : SUER
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Letters on some invitations : BYOB
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Ergo : THUS
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Actor and songwriter Novello : IVOR
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Turner who led a revolt : NAT
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Nation where Wolof and French are spoken : SENEGAL
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Obtuse's opposite : ACUTE
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Become squishy, like chocolate : MELT
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Emotional : MOVING
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Secret Service eyewear : SHADES
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It may be heard in a tunnel : ECHO
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Bit of bridal wear : VEIL
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First word of "The Raven" : ONCE
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Dallas team, to fans : MAVS
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Survey : SCAN
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Cause of a wince : PAIN
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"Or ___!" : ELSE
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A fawn is a young one : DEER
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Brazilian vacation destination : RIO
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___ Lanka : SRI

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