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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 21,505 )
Across
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Empty-headed sort : BIMBO
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Battle to remember, with "the" : ALAMO
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"And ___!" : HOW
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Frequent Jacques Brel song subject : AMOUR
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Like the Battle of Trafalgar : NAVAL
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Work by Gray or Spenser : ODE
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One of the "dumbest dumb animals," according to 60-Across : HUMMINGBIRD
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Eye protector : LID
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Polynesian land : SAMOA
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Walton who founded Wal-Mart : SAM
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Some Jim Beam quaffs : RYES
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Classic Main Street liners : ELMS
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Unpaid factory worker : ROBOT
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Start of the reason the 17-Across is one of the "dumbest dumb animals" : ITSREALLYTIMEHE
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Pics for docs : MRIS
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Corn locale : TOE
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Shown in full : BARED
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Course number : PAR
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Chairs : HEADS
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Car wash item : RAG
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Award for Best Novel won three times by Dick Francis : EDGAR
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Person to bum around with : PAL
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Driver's warning? : FORE
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End of the reason : LEARNEDTHEWORDS
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Tropical vine : LIANA
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Unpleasant look : LEER
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"The Grapes of Wrath" surname : JOAD
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Easter egg brightener : DYE
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Goddess of home and family : VESTA
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"Golly!" : OOH
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See 17-Across : GEORGEBURNS
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F.D.R. employment initiative : WPA
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Craze : MANIA
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Steaming : IRATE
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Trip provider? : LSD
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Wilderness walks : TREKS
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Conical home : TEPEE
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"Humph!" : BAH
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"___ in the Morning" : IMUS
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Guggenheim alternative in N.Y.C. : MOMA
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Lousy breaks : BUMMERS
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Orange-and-black flier : ORIOLE
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Taiwanese-born director Lee : ANG
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Where many cultures thrive : LABS
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Home for a 5-Down, maybe : AVIARY
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Rockies rodent : MARMOT
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Out of vogue : OLD
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Imp plus : HOLYTERROR
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Jon's comics canine : ODIE
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Ends an engagement : WEDS
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M.V.P. of Super Bowl III : NAMATH
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Home of the Galleria Borghese : ROMA
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Something to drool over? : BIB
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Force : IMPEL
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Vocation : TRADE
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"Le Morte d'Arthur" figure : SIRGALAHAD
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Took a giant step : LEAPT
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Found out : HEARD
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Outer reaches : EDGES
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"Fantastic Mr. Fox" author : DAHL
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Elbow locale : SLEEVE
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Perennially parched : ARID
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Protein-producing substance : RNA
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Definitely : FORSURE
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Make lovable : ENDEAR
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The beginning : DAYONE
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Tad : WEEBIT
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Bloodhound feature : JOWL
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Bungler's cry : OOPS
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"CHiPs" actor Estrada : ERIK
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Decoy : TRAP
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Start to date? : ANTE
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Clock setting at 0 degrees longitude: Abbr. : GMT
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Fuel on the range : GAS
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Witness : SEE

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

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