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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 21,127 )
Across
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Mountain goat's spot : CRAG
5
Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
10
Shake up : FAZE
14
Hold sway : RULE
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"Socrate" composer : SATIE
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Co. bigwig : EXEC
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Dress design : ALINE
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"Jaywalking" personality : LENO
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Smash : BOXOFFICEHIT
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Pipe type : BRIAR
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Once-common skyline sights : AERIALS
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Head of state? : ESS
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Athlete seated at a table, maybe : ARMWRESTLER
33
"Shrek" princess : FIONA
34
"It's Impossible" crooner : COMO
35
Advice to a Harley passenger : HOLDONTIGHT
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Cracked a bit : AJAR
41
County near Tyrone : DERRY
42
Fits perfectly : SUITSTOATEE
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Jiffy : SEC
49
Soccer forward : STRIKER
50
Put on : APPLY
52
Sprint to the tape ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : FINISHSTRONG
56
Pacific retreat : FIJI
59
Like any of seven Nolan Ryan games : NOHIT
60
Similar : AKIN
61
Tom Joad, for one : OKIE
62
With 57-Down, 1950s campaign slogan : ILIKE
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
64
Does a dog trick : BEGS
65
Break off : SEVER
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Windsor, for one : KNOT
Down
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Tarzan portrayer : CRABBE
2
They spread fast : RUMORS
3
Joan's "Dynasty" role : ALEXIS
4
Salami variety : GENOA
5
B-1 letters : USAF
6
Hope/Crosby "Road" destination : BALI
7
Ear-related : OTIC
8
Going from A to B, say : LINEAR
9
[Giggle] : TEEHEE
10
Suffered from an allergy, maybe : FELTITCHY
11
Send packing : AXE
12
Meditative sect : ZEN
13
"Foucault's Pendulum" author : ECO
21
Hardly robust : FRAIL
22
Employer of many auditors: Abbr. : IRS
25
Plenty : ALOT
26
Apollo vehicle, for short : LEM
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Good sign for an angel : SRO
30
Retinal cell : ROD
31
Phone trigram : MNO
32
Fish in a John Cleese film : WANDA
33
Enriches with vitamins : FORTIFIES
35
"Aquarius" musical : HAIR
36
Asian holiday : TET
37
High dudgeon : IRE
38
Destined for the record books : GREAT
39
Onager : ASS
40
Stick out : JUT
43
Do moguls, say : SKI
44
Court action : TENNIS
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A.L. East player : ORIOLE
46
Not tacit : SPOKEN
47
Cause of weird weather : ELNINO
48
Young swan : CYGNET
51
Short-sheeting, e.g. : PRANK
53
Weapon in a rumble : SHIV
54
Scout outing : HIKE
55
Poll closing? : STER
56
Watch attachment : FOB
57
See 62-Across : IKE
58
Energetic dance : JIG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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