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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 2007

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 9, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 21,136 )
Across
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Just the pits : ASBADASBADCANBE
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Classic line of debate? : THEREYOUGOAGAIN
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Just a bit, if that : LITTLEORNOTHING
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Flag holder : MAST
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In shape : TRIM
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Means: Abbr. : AVGS
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Songwriter Coleman and others : CYS
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Illumination indication : ISEE
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Food whose name means "little sash" : FAJITA
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Many an e-mail attachment : PIC
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Sewn up : OVERANDDONEWITH
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"The Randi Rhodes Show" network : AIRAMERICARADIO
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Determine : MAKEARESOLUTION
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It'll change your mind : LSD
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Drone : INTONE
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Dance move : PLIE
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Scratch : EKE
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Winner of three consecutive Emmys for "Mission: Impossible" : BAIN
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Batman creator Bob : KANE
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Woody Guthrie's "Tom ___" : JOAD
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Left-of-center party member : LIBERALDEMOCRAT
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"I'll take whatever help I can get" : ANYPORTINASTORM
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Pro team whose mascot is a blue bird named Blitz : SEATTLESEAHAWKS
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Thrashers' home in the N.H.L.: Abbr. : ATL
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One just filling up space : SHIM
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Second of 24 : BETA
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See 52-Down : ARTS
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Arm raiser, informally : DELT
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Vote for : AYE
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In need of a sweep : SOOTY
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Ragged edges, in metalworking : BURRS
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Lambs: Lat. : AGNI
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Destiny : DOOM
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String player? : CAT
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Ottoman officers : AGHAS
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Simple : NAIVE
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Toot : BINGE
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Some specialize in elec. : ENGS
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They may give you a seat : CANERS
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Spring river phenomenon : ICERUN
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Soundproofing material : FOAM
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Converse alternative : AVIA
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Yo-yo : JERK
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Requiem title word : IRAE
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Alternative to a 23-Across : TAMALE
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Somewhat, in music : POCO
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Embarrassing way to be caught : INALIE
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1856 antislavery novel : DRED
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Insult, on the street : DIS
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Volt-ampere : WATT
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Relative of -ance : TION
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Perfect : HONE
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He wrote that government "is but a necessary evil" : PAINE
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Gulf of Sidra setting : LIBYA
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Like the Keystone Kops : INEPT
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"The ___ near!" : ENDIS
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New Hampshire's ___ State College : KEENE
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Longfellow's "The Bells of San ___" : BLAS
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Rove in politics : KARL
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Old man, in Mannheim : ALTE
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Rib : JOSH
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Prefix with -hedron : OCTA
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In ranks : AROW
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With 4-Down, black magic : DARK
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Raise a stink? : ROT
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Billy's call : MAA
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Logos and the like: Abbr. : TMS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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