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New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 2007

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lee Glickstein
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Nancy Salomon

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 177 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0902 ( 21,117 )
Across
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Heart of a bus. district : MAINST
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High-end watches : OMEGAS
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Mexican state east of Veracruz : TABASCO
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Squeezed at the ends, as leaves : OBLATE
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Crumb catchers, often : BEARDS
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Some unwritten rules : ORALLAW
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Quentin Tarantino paperback about a minister's stories? : PULPITFICTION
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Exposé : TELLALL
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Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENCL
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State where Geo. W. Bush was born : CONN
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Became fully evident : SANKIN
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Randy Shilts exposé of an outlaw musician? : ANDTHEBANDITPLAYEDON
35
Kind of boost : EGO
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Deborah's "The King and I" co-star : YUL
37
"My dear fellow" : SIR
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Get out : DELE
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Prepare to frame again, maybe : REMAT
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Attack : RUNAT
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Champagne grape : PINOT
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Car introduced in 1905 : REO
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Warning signal, once : ALARUM
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Triangular kerchief : FICHU
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"Just because" : NOREASON
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Susan Howatch novel about protesting clergy? : SITINSOFTHEFATHERS
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Rescue squad V.I.P. : EMT
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Years ___ : AGO
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Be down : MOPE
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Money maker : MINT
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63-Across device : DIE
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Mexican Indians : OTOMIS
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Composer Prokofiev : SERGEI
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Hardly glowing reviews : EHS
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Disney movie with a hacker hero : TRON
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Paraffin-wrapped cheese : EDAM
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Old presidential inits. : RMN
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Bad news : WOE
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Marlo Thomas storybook for liberated vampires? : FREETOBITEYOUANDME
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Piddling : PICAYUNE
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"In ___" (#1 Nirvana album) : UTERO
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Is out : SLEEPS
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Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Rye malady : ERGOT
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One way to think : ALOUD
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Saucy dance : SALSA
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Love child? : EROS
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"Frasier" role : ROZ
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Social type : TEA
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"And ___!" : HOW
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Grimm Brothers story about a sorry leader, with "The"? : PITIEDPIPEROFHAMELIN
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Medal-worthy : HEROIC
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"I don't think so" : NOPE
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He was chased by the Cowardly Lion : TOTO
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Copycat : EPIGONE
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Shakespearean play about a monarch who writes bad checks? : KITINGHENRYIV
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Owner of a stud farm : BREEDER
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This second : ATONCE
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Second ___ : BANANA
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Goes downhill : WORSENS
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Crowds, it is said : THREES
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One way to live transsexually : ASAMAN
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Big job for a barber : MOP
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___ Ghraib, Iraqi prison : ABU
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"___ bite" : ILL
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Red-___ sapsucker : NAPED
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Be frugal : STINT
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Peevish : TETCHY
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Japanese band : OBI
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Believer's goal : MECCA
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Stationery name : EATON
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Rat race : GRIND
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Hunk : ADONIS
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W-2 info: Abbr. : SSN
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Wreck : TOTAL
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Bowl : ARENA
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Obstinate : BALKY
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In something together : ALLIED
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Doesn't just bad-mouth : SLANDERS
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Oriole Ripken : CAL
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Symbol of Minerva : OWL
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Bloom of Paris : FLEUR
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One on the fast track? : SPRINTER
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Little League issue : AGELIMIT
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"Don't sweat it" : NOMATTER
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Putting all the poker chips in the pot, maybe : BLUFF
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Line just above the total : TIP
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Table spread : OLEO
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City light : NEON
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Did away with : ERASED
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Former White House press secretary Fleischer : ARI
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Deli order : TUNAONRYE
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Petty peeve : NIT
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Essen exclamation : ACH
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Joyce Carol Oates novel : THEM
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Japanese theater : NOH
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Buried treasure : ORE
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United places : TERMINALS
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Certain NCO : MSGT
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Alien craft : UFOS
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"Take me ___ am" : ASI
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Win in a children's game : OOO
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Siamang, for one : APE
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City served by Indira Gandhi International Airport : NEWDELHI
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Hunter of literature : THOMPSON
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Transiently brilliant : METEORIC
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Union words : IDO
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"Elephant Boy" boy : SABU
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Birds as big as people : EMUS
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Go one way, then the other : SEESAW
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One-kind connector : OFA
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Canon alternative : MITA
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Where 84-Down is: Abbr. : EUR
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Where London is: Abbr. : ENG
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No. on a business card : TEL
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Leandro's love : ERO
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"___ has no age": Picasso : YOUTH
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Grant grp. : NEA
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Least complaint : PEEP
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Cross letters : INRI
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One whose work may suit you : CLOTHIER
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Best : TOP
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Necrophobiac's fear : DEATH
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Some war plans : SIEGES
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Climax : ZENITH
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Study in multiplication and division? : AMOEBA
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Undermine : ERODE
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"Funny Face" director Stanley : DONEN
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Places to drop a line : PIERS
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Chopper part : ROTOR
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Speak out : OPINE
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Cross swords (with) : FENCE
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Old lab burners : ETNAS
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"___ Doone" : LORNA
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"Charlotte's Web" initials : EBW
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Backing : PRO
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Kit ___ Club : KAT
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Kenmore alternatives : GES
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Candied vegetable : YAM
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___ quandary : INA
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Camper, e.g. : VAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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