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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Author:
Michael Langwald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Langwald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Langwald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 21,497 )
Across
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Car parker : VALET
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Show hunger, in a way : DROOL
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Snaky shape : ESS
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Fight site : ARENA
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Revealing woman on TV? : VANNA
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TV control abbr. : VOL
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Grouch who's plenty mad? : STEAMEDCRAB
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"___ were you ..." : IFI
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___ limits (election issue) : TERM
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Exhaust : USEUP
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Abbr. before a name on an envelope : ATTN
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Always, in poems : EER
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Perennial loser : SADSACK
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Pipsqueak under cross-examination? : GRILLEDSHRIMP
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Bird in the "Arabian Nights" : ROC
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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20 Questions turn : GUESS
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Some brews : ALES
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Daisy Mae's man : ABNER
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Coffeemaker style : DRIP
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They're outstanding : DEBTS
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Ear: Prefix : OTO
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Wee lad feted by the Friars? : ROASTEDPEANUT
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Resistance to change : INERTIA
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Sushi fish : EEL
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What nomads do : ROAM
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Shows with pavilions : EXPOS
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Takeout sign? : DELE
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Class : ILK
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Burned-out goofball? : FRIEDTURKEY
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Sault ___ Marie, Mich. : STE
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"Goodnight" girl of song : IRENE
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Assault on Troy, e.g. : SIEGE
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Ship's pronoun : HER
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Weather station's need : RADAR
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Choice words? : ANDOR
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Seemingly limitless : VAST
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Goat's look : LEER
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Glossy finish : ENAMEL
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Cap with a pompom : TAM
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Blockbuster rentals : DVDS
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Talladega 500, e.g. : RACE
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Torrent : ONRUSH
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Even (with) : ONAPAR
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"Chocolate" dog : LAB
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First lady played by Madonna : EVITAPERON
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The first letter of "circle" (but not the fourth) : SOFTC
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Move furtively : SLINK
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"That's it!" : EUREKA
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Clear ___ (hard to understand) : ASMUD
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Loop transports : ELS
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Beatnik's "Get it?" : DIG
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Mortarboard tosser : GRAD
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Cameo, e.g. : ROLE
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Party warmer-upper : ICEBREAKER
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She's coming out : DEB
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Brains : SENSE
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As originally placed, after "in" : SITU
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"You missed a ___!" : SPOT
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Blow hard : STORM
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Wrap up : END
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Best for picking : RIPEST
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Did nothing : SAT
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Golf ball's perch : TEE
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Western mountain chain, with "the" : SIERRA
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Proceeded along the tarmac : TAXIED
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Second man to walk on the moon : ALDRIN
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March marchers : IRISH
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Nick of "Affliction" : NOLTE
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Federico of the Clinton cabinet : PENA
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Barely managed, with "out" : EKED
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Block brand : LEGO
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One making a visual assessment : EYER
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Yule tree : FIR
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" land : USA

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

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