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New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 20,412 )
Across
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Big maker of metal products : ALCOA
6
"The Fox and the Grapes" author : AESOP
11
The "it" in "Step on it!" : GAS
14
Imam's declaration : JIHAD
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Shelley's "Cheers" role : DIANE
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Prov. on Niagara Falls : ONT
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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E : ENRONLOGO
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London's Big ___ : BEN
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"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
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Actor Bruce : NIGEL
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Good-for-nothing : BUM
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Some Baltic residents : LETTS
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Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Equals : TAKESTHEVALUEOF
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Rodeo rope : RIATA
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"Must be something ___" : IATE
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M : ATHOUSANDINROME
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Massage deeply : ROLF
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Hotmail alternative : YAHOO
44
C : SYMBOLFORCARBON
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Classmate : PEER
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Challenged : DARED
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Get an ___ (ace) : AON
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Prenatal test, for short : AMNIO
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Halloween wear : MASK
57
Morse Tony-winning role : TRU
59
Squared : SETTLEDUP
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Like a game in which batters bat .000 : NOHIT
64
6 on a phone : MNO
65
Many an ex-dictator : EXILE
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Not just fat : OBESE
67
Elton John, e.g. : SIR
68
Flip out : GOMAD
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Michelins or Pirellis : TIRES
Down
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"This is ___ for Superman!" : AJOB
2
Worms or grubs : LIVEBAIT
3
Setting of the movie "Eight Crazy Nights" : CHANUKAH
4
Stable bit? : OAT
5
Drinks stirred in pitchers : ADES
6
Title subject of a 1975 Truffaut film : ADELEH
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E = mc2 (first presented 9/27/1905) : EINSTEINFORMULA
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Mediterranean isl. : SAR
9
Yoko ___ : ONO
10
One of the Ivys : PENN
11
Modern means of search : GOOGLE
12
"Measure for Measure" villain : ANGELO
13
Minnesota college : STOLAF
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Place : LIEU
22
PC key : ALT
25
"Get ___ the Church on Time" : METO
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30-second spot, e.g. : TVAD
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Exam with a perfect score of 2400 : SATI
30
Part of a chorus line? : TRA
31
Lizard: Prefix : SAURO
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Actress Lotte : LENYA
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Auctioneer's shout : SOLD
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Italian sports car, briefly : ALFA
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___ avis : RARA
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"Nuts!" : OHBOTHER
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Event on the horizon : MOONRISE
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Ages and ages : EON
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Jerks : SPASMS
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Sana'a native : YEMENI
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Yoda, to Luke Skywalker : MENTOR
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Elton John, e.g. : BRIT
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Collected : REAPED
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Nonvinyl records, briefly : CDS
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Granny ___ : KNOT
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Salt Lake City collegians : UTES
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Prefix with skeleton : EXO
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Darken : DIM
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Formal Japanese wear : OBI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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