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New York Times, Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQU} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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In-box clogger : SPAM
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Secluded valleys : GLENS
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Intent look : GAZE
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To boot : ALSO
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Race with handoffs : RELAY
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Barrel of laughs : RIOT
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One risking arrest : LAWBREAKER
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Environs : AREA
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA
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Farm size measure : ACRES
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One of eight Eng. kings : EDW
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The "V" in K.J.V. : VERSION
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Trousers feature : CREASE
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Madison Ave. worker : ADMAN
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Some seers read them : TEALEAVES
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In medias ___ : RES
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Gun lobby org. : NRA
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Phone no. abbr. : EXT
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Sink items : DIRTYDISHES
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Geol. or astron. : SCI
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Stephen of "Michael Collins" : REA
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___ polloi : HOI
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Trattoria offering : SPAGHETTI
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Twist, as a wet cloth or a neck : WRING
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Beat but good : WALLOP
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Had for dinner : DINEDON
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Part of an iceberg that's visible : TIP
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"Like me" : ASIDO
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Egg cells : OVA
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Frame of mind : MOOD
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Where 17-, 29-, 36- and 44-Across often wind up : INHOTWATER
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Author Rice : ANNE
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Santa ___ Derby (annual horse race) : ANITA
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Stretch out on a sofa, say : LOLL
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Razz : JEER
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Note on a Chinese menu : NOMSG
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Nosegay : POSY
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Drool, basically : SALIVA
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Made smooth : PLANED
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Teeming, as with bees : ASWARM
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Group with enforcers, with "the" : MOB
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Painter El ___ : GRECO
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Found out, British-style : LEARNT
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Glasgow denials : NAES
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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First-class : GRADEA
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Radio hosts' medium : AIRWAVES
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Actress Caldwell : ZOE
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When a flight is due in: Abbr. : ETA
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Two-time Oscar winner Luise : RAINER
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Bard's "before" : ERE
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Calcutta wrap : SARI
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Lock horns : CLASH
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"___ sells" : SEX
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Superlative finish : EST
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Conclude by : ENDAT
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Throat ailment : STREP
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Sound after a hang-up : DIALTONE
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So far : YET
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Query to a brown cow : HOWNOW
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Home of County Clare : EIRE
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N.Y.C.-to-Miami dir. : SSW
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Balancer of the books, for short : CPA
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Quiet aircraft : GLIDER
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Bygone school dance : HOP
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Numbskulls : IDIOTS
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"Same goes for me" : IDOTOO
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Dickens output : NOVELS
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Very cool, in slang : GNARLY
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Dog collar attachment : IDTAG
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___ Domini : ANNO
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It keeps things on the level : SHIM
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Capt.'s superior : MAJ
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Unnamed person : ONE
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Author McEwan : IAN
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Peak seen from Zurich : ALP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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