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New York Times, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0918 ( 21,499 )

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Across
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Eric's "Will & Grace" co-star : DEBRA
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Language from which "divan" is derived : FARSI
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Dunderhead : OAF
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Thin as ___ : AREED
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Strand, somehow : ICEIN
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Nickname for #6 on the Sixers : DRJ
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[See circles] : WINDOWSHADE
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D.D.E.'s W.W. II command : ETO
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Well-dressed, photogenic male : GQTYPE
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[See circles] : ELEVATOR
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Delays set them back: Abbr. : ETDS
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"No horsing around!" : BEGOOD
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Negligent : LAX
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A.B.A. member's title : ESQ
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Burger order : RARE
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"How Do ___" (1997 LeAnn Rimes hit) : ILIVE
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One pointing and clicking : USER
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Oenophile's interest : NOSE
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80, for Hg : ATNO
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Northern Europeans : LAPPS
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Start time for many a military mission : DAWN
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Colonel's div. : REGT
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Check box option on a Spanish survey? : OTRA
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"Dream Lover" singer, 1959 : DARIN
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CNBC news topics, for short : IPOS
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Business with a register : INN
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Paris's Basilique ___-Clotilde : STE
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Language that treats "dz" as a single consonant : SLOVAK
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Use a cell phone outside one's calling area : ROAM
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[See circles] : SINEWAVE
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Recess : ALCOVE
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Dick : TEC
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[See circles] : STOCKMARKET
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Egypt's ___ Simbel historical site : ABU
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Defensive retort : AMTOO
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Scottish child : BAIRN
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Seedy sort? : RYE
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Majority of a crowd at a Jonas Brothers concert : TEENS
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"I'm outta here!" : SEEYA
Down
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Family pet in "Hi and Lois" : DAWG
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Former "ER" co-star La Salle : ERIQ
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Having one's heart set (on) : BENT
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Change colors? : REDYE
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Oliver Twist, for one : ADOPTEE
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Hi-___ : FIS
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Result of overstrain : ACHE
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Concrete : REAL
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Court huddles : SIDEBARS
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Taken-aback response : INEVER
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Start of many dedications : ODETO
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___-Detoo : ARTOO
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Finger of the ocean : FJORD
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Forms a union : WEDS
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Program : AGENDA
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Occupies an abandoned building : SQUATS
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Either of two guests on "To Tell the Truth" : LIAR
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Der ___ (Konrad Adenauer) : ALTE
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Deer ___ : XING
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Garage job : REPAIR
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Like some candles : VOTIVE
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When flowers bloom: Abbr. : SPR
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Crew members : OARS
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"M*A*S*H" co-star : SWIT
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Feminizing suffix : ENNE
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Attention-getting cry : LOOKATME
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Test sites : DNALABS
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Handles roughly : PAWSAT
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Relatively cool red giant : SSTAR
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Remain inactive : LIEBY
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How actors should appear : ONCUE
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Jazz's Carmen : MCRAE
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Drop paper in a box, maybe : VOTE
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Coll. major : ECON
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Tex's neighbor : OKIE
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Especially : VERY
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It's about 2 1/2 times as high as Vesuvius : ETNA
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W.B.A. finales : KOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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