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New York Times, Friday, September 12, 2008

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Last. 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 Natan Last, 17, of Brooklyn. He is a first-year student at Brown University. This is his sixth puzzle for The Times.
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 21,493 )
Across
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Dance that simulates the drama of a bullfight : PASODOBLE
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Chuck wagon fare : GRUB
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1978 Bob Marley hit whose title words are sung four times before "... that I'm feelin'" : ISTHISLOVE
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Faux Japanese reply : AHSO
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One needing kisses, say : CHOCOHOLIC
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Jazz duo? : ZEES
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Nooks for books, maybe : TYPO
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Furry folivores : KOALABEARS
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It may be set with music : MOOD
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Cudgel : DRUB
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Believers' comments : AMENS
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Escaped : GOTLOOSE
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Sound at an auto race : SWOOSH
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It holds the line : REEL
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Foot of the Appian Way? : PES
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Trouble, in a way : HAUNT
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Locale of some mirrors : CAR
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Letter-shaped girder : HBEAM
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Lord John Boyd ___, winner of the 1949 Nobel Peace Prize : ORR
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Study, say : ROOM
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Winston Churchill's Rufus, for one : POODLE
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They know the drill : DENTISTS
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Turned up : AROSE
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Child's play, perhaps : SKIT
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Snitch : SING
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Company that makes Aunt Jemima syrup : QUAKEROATS
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Area next to an ambulatory : APSE
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Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
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Daydreaming : INLALALAND
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Days of old : IDES
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Worked the docks : STEVEDORED
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Waste of Congress? : PORK
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"You got it!" : OKEYDOKEY
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Early Inverness resident : PICT
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Cadaverous : ASHY
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Ticklee's cry : STOP
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"You have got to be kidding!" : OHCOMEON
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The Divine, to da Vinci : DIO
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City at the mouth of the Fox River : OSHKOSH
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Shade of red : BLOOD
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"She was ___ in slacks" (part of an opening soliloquy by Humbert Humbert) : LOLA
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Baddie : EVILDOER
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Shady spot in a 52-Down : GAZEBO
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Cousin of a cassowary : RHEA
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___ fee : USER
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One with fire power? : BOSS
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Trick-taking game : ECARTE
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March instrument? : BULLHORN
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Out : ONSTRIKE
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Au courant : AWARE
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Keen : MOURN
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Nutrition units : GRAMS
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Some essays : OPEDS
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"A Lonely Rage" autobiographer Bobby : SEALE
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The farmer's wife in "Babe" : ESME
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Did a farrier's work : SHOD
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Start to like : COTTONTO
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Energetic 1960s dance with swiveling and shuffling : BOOGALOO
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God of life, death and fertility who underwent resurrection : OSIRIS
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Pattern sometimes called "Persian pickles" : PAISLEY
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"I'm very disappointed in you" : TSKTSK
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Song verse : STAVE
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Canal cleaner : QTIP
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Menu option : UNDO
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Teacher of Heifetz : AUER
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Fashion model Wek : ALEK
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See 10-Down : PARK
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Ko-Ko's dagger in "The Mikado" : SNEE
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Current happening? : EDDY
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Kick in : ADD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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