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New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 2007

What is being held in 17-, 32-, 38- and 45-Across

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wentz.
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© 2007, The New York Times9/27/07 ( No. 21,142 )
Across
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End of many college addresses : DOTEDU
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Fictional pirate : SMEE
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Suffix with official : DOM
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"I do," e.g. : AVOWAL
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King's position, in a game : HILL
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"Another Green World" musician : ENO
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The Silver State: Abbr. : NEV
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Like white elephants : RARE
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Damp basement cause : SEEPAGE
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One way to stand : PAT
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Prime Cuts maker : ALPO
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This and that : OLIO
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Shia leaders : IMAMS
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Jai alai ball : PELOTA
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Lake ___ : TROUT
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Present-day Persian : IRANI
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Don't stop : KEEPON
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Criticize sneakily : SNIPE
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Skittles variety : SOUR
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Weary worker's cry : TGIF
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Roll call call : AYE
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Auto accident sound : SCREECH
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Cruise ship Empress of the ___ : SEAS
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Turner in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : IKE
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What is being held in 17-, 32-, 38- and 45-Across : THESHIFTKEY
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Receive : SEE
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Captain of literature : NEMO
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"The Power and the Glory" novelist, 1940 : GREENE
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Walletful, informally : IDS
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Like many games : AWAY
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Hunter-gatherer types : NOMADS
Down
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Drop bait lightly on the water : DAP
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Eggs in labs : OVA
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A.L. team, on scoreboards : TOR
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Still-life object : EWER
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Carvey of "Wayne's World" : DANA
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Extreme sort : ULTRA
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Alan Jay Lerner's "___ Wasn't You" : SHE
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___ Valley Conference in college sports : MISSOURI
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Alternatively : ELSE
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20,320-foot Alaskan peak : DENALI
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Capacity of many a flash drive, informally : ONEGIG
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Not dawdle : MOVEON
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Information desk offering : HELP
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Some carriers : POSTMEN
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Old King Cole accessory : PIPE
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Kind of card : AMEX
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Soapstone, e.g. : TALC
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Plant nursery activity : POTTING
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Pseudonym of Jean Baptiste Poquelin : MOLIERE
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___ Report of the 1990s : STARR
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Breakfast place : NOOK
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Beach sights : DUNES
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Second in a Latin series : AMAS
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Damned one : ANATHEMA
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Samoan capital : APIA
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Like some muscles : ROPY
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Common injury site : KNEE
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Franciscan locale : ASSISI
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Unpopular, in a way : MOCKED
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Makes applesauce, e.g. : PUREES
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One helping : DISH
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Pretend : FEIGN
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Locale of many Italian vineyards : ETNA
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Bawl (out) : CHEW
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It's rarely seen under a hat : AFRO
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Originate : STEM
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Sauce ingredient : SOY
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Culmination : END
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"You bet!" : YES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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