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New York Times, Monday, September 26, 2005

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0926 ( 20,411 )
Across
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Top stories of barns : LOFTS
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With 26-Across, Massachusetts resort area : CAPE
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Toot one's horn : BRAG
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Onetime Dutch fad item : TULIP
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"'Potpourri' for a thousand, ___" : ALEX
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Mother of Apollo and Artemis : LETO
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Theater school study : DRAMA
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___ Ness monster : LOCH
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Natural soother : ALOE
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Any of the Stones or the Who, e.g. : ROCKMUSICIANS
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Multichanneled : STEREO
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It may have screwdrivers on it : BARTAB
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See 6-Across : COD
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Moving jerkily : SPASTIC
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English cathedral site : ELY
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Bettors' promises, e.g. : IOUS
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Cave : GROTTO
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White-collar crime investigators follow them : PAPERTRAILS
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Patronize, as a restaurant : DINEAT
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Barbie or Ken : DOLL
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Cumberland ___ : GAP
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Default modes : PRESETS
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Vote in favor : AYE
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Start of a cry by Juliet : OROMEO
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Didn't talk smoothly : RASPED
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Sidestroke features : SCISSORSKICKS
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Hourglass fill : SAND
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See 2-Down : TOWN
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Loathes : HATES
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Look ___ (study) : INTO
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Les ___-Unis : ETATS
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Shells out : PAYS
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Indoor arena feature : DOME
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Not saying much : TERSE
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Inc., abroad : LTD
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With 60-Across, Thornton Wilder play : OUR
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Recurred, as an ailment : FLAREDUP
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East ___ (U.N. member since 2002) : TIMOR
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They may be wide open : SPACES
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Tranquility : CALM
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Outfielder Moises : ALOU
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Chest muscles, briefly : PECS
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Most damning evidence, maybe : EXHIBITA
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"The ___ Witch Project" : BLAIR
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Tell : RELATE
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Lacking a key, in music : ATONAL
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Is called : GOESBY
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Keystone ___ (old comedy figure) : KOP
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Spiny plants : CACTI
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Physics, for one: Abbr. : SCI
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Overly : TOO
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What "I" and "am" do : AGREE
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Niñas: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Rich dessert : TORTE
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Unhappy : SAD
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The "O" in G.O.P. : OLD
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Church organ features : PIPES
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Deep-seated : ENROOTED
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Susan Lucci, notably : SOAPSTAR
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Strong alkaline : LYE
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Batted first, with "off" : LED
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Grapevine contents : GOSSIP
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Obscure matters : ARCANA
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Like the tops of dunce caps : POINTY
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Prefix with state : TRI
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Fragrant pouch : SACHET
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Windows predecessor : MSDOS
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Play ice hockey : SKATE
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Caramel candy brand : ROLO
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Sink's alternative : SWIM
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Elbow's lower counterpart : KNEE
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Aliens, for short : ETS
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Reverse of NNW : SSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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