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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 2008

Author:
Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 21,506 )
Across
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Fifth stroke, often : PUTT
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Tatter : RIP
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Shoeboy's offering : POLISH
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Tony player on "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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Home of the Clearwater Mtns. : IDA
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Not necessarily rejecting : OPENTO
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Draws : RECEIPTS
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Edberg who won two Wimbledons : STEFAN
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1972 musical with the song "Summer Nights" : GREASE
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Actress Graff : ILENE
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Ancient Romans' attire : TOGAE
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Draws : GETSCARDS
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Graduate : ALUMNUS
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"Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Beatles lyric) : HEA
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Retired barrier breaker, for short : SST
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Law or medicine, e.g. : CAREER
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Sole support : HEEL
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Weight : ONUS
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Awakens : STIRS
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Sermonizer in France : ABBE
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Tiant in the Red Sox Hall of Fame : LUIS
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Angiogram sight : ARTERY
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Pollen holder : SAC
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Porter, e.g. : ALE
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Pest eradicator : SWATTER
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Draws : PULLSAGUN
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Having steam come out the ears, say : IRATE
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W.W. II blockade enforcer : UBOAT
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Old Athenian ally against Persia : SPARTA
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What fools do, per an adage : RUSHIN
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Draws : SKETCHES
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___ Green, Scottish town famous for runaway weddings : GRETNA
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Head lines, in brief? : EEG
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What may ensure the show goes on? : TIVO
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Annapolis graduate : ENSIGN
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Gridiron stat. : TDS
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Hightailed it : SPED
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By means of : PER
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"What's the ___?" : USE
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Middle X, say : TAC
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Draws : TIEGAMES
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Rather smelly : RIPE
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Attaché attachments : IDTAGS
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Hardly in : PASSE
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Like some poles: Abbr. : POS
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Kind of scanner : OPTICAL
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Female companion in "Doctor Who" : LEELA
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Draws : INFERS
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Politicians take them : STANDS
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Square : HONEST
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Papas of "Zorba the Greek" : IRENE
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One on it may be out of it : ETHER
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Sonora snack : TACO
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"The Good Earth" mother : OLAN
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Wise one : GURU
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Board with a couple of seats : SEESAW
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Villainess in "The Little Mermaid" : URSULA
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1961 Elvis hit "___ Latest Flame" : HIS
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Supermodel Cheryl : TIEGS
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Draws : ATTRACTS
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Key letter : BETA
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Harte of fiction : BRET
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Kind of impression : LASTING
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John ___, Doris Day's co-star in "The Pajama Game" : RAITT
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Poinsettia's family : SPURGE
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The Tigers of the Southeastern Conference : AUBURN
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Draws : CLOSES
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Took a twisty path : SNAKED
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Emmy winner Christine : LAHTI
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It's news in sports : UPSET
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Rules, for short : REGS
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A Bobbsey twin : NAN
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Turning point? : HIP
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When day is done, briefly : EVE
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This may be sold by the yard : SOD

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

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