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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 2008

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen M. Tracey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 21,508 )
Across
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Third Servile War leader : SPARTACUS
10
1970s R&B trio in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with "the" : OJAYS
15
Driving ambition? : HOLEINONE
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Hero : POBOY
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How a towpath proceeds vis-à-vis a canal : ALONGSIDE
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Indication of time passing : TICKS
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Credit card come-on : NOFEE
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Gaming debut of 1985, briefly : NES
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Certain blowup : INSET
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Fatty acid, e.g. : ESTER
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Bring up : BROACH
25
Jam : CLOGUP
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Got a 15-Across on : ACED
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Whence the expression "mum's the word" : DONQUIXOTE
35
"Hogan's Heroes" figure : NAZI
36
Med. supplier? : IVTUBE
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Chocoholic's dessert : MUDPIE
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Christchurch native : KIWI
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Green patch : GARDENSPOT
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1999 film satirizing media ruthlessness : EDTV
45
Half-sister of King Arthur : ELAINE
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Assuaging agents : EASERS
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Black tea from India : ASSAM
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Ninth, e.g. : CHORD
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Young vixen : KIT
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First lady of the 1980s : RAISA
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Shower accessory : LOOFA
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Courage : STOUTNESS
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Former congresswoman nicknamed Mother Courage : ABZUG
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Louis Armstrong's "Weather Bird" collaborator : EARLHINES
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David who played Bosley on TV's "Charlie's Angels" : DOYLE
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Not willful? : INTESTATE
Down
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Oscar-nominated western : SHANE
2
Golf attire : POLOS
3
Not grounded? : ALOFT
4
Richards with a racket : RENEE
5
Den delivery : TIGERCUB
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FAQs bit: Abbr. : ANS
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Part of a pinball machine : COINBOX
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Endure : UNDERGO
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Stays until the end of : SEESOUT
10
___ disk (blind spot) : OPTIC
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Unite (with) : JOINHANDS
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Early instruction : ABCS
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One placed on a team : YOKE
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Part of 20-Across: Abbr. : SYST
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Ancestors from long, long ago : APEMEN
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Vassals : LIEGES
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Creator of Earthquake McGoon and Moonbeam McSwine : CAPP
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"The Silence of the Hams" director Greggio : EZIO
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Become less of a person? : DIET
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Bank manager? : DIKE
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One of his lost works is "Medea" : OVID
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Container abbr. : NTWT
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Supply of arrows : QUIVERFUL
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Turns up : UNEARTHS
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Soviet premier Kosygin : ALEKSEI
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New Brunswick's river : RARITAN
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Skew : DISTORT
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Sometime sampler stitching : ADAGE
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Municipal dept. : SANIT
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Touristy Tuscany town : SIENA
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Thing worth keeping : ASSET
52
Tricky shot : MASSE
53
Outfitted : CLAD
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Great Depression figure : HOBO
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Like slime : OOZY
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Cousin of -let : ULE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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