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New York Times, Friday, September 28, 2007

28-Down : Rather informal?

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Estes.
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© 2007, The New York Times9/28/07 ( No. 21,143 )
Across
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Doesn't sit well : LEAVESABADTASTE
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Class in which various schools are discussed : ARTAPPRECIATION
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One way to solve problems : BYTRIALANDERROR
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Pacer maker: Abbr. : AMC
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Red sky, perhaps : OMEN
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"___ dispraise my lord ...": Juliet : ORTO
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Expert in ancient law : LEGIST
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City on the Natchez Trace : TUPELO
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Not backing, in the backwoods : AGIN
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Lengthens, old-style : EKES
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Retiree's coverage? : SHEET
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Basis for a suit : TORT
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"30 Rock" creator : TINAFEY
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What a future American might take: Abbr. : ESL
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Didn't paw : FONDLED
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___ grecque : ALA
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Balloon attachment : GONDOLA
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Object in a Monet painting : IRIS
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Member of la famille immédiate : FRERE
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Floors : AWES
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Frauen, across the border: Abbr. : MMES
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Least spotted : RAREST
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Front wheel divergence : TOEOUT
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Hacker's cry of success : IMIN
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Something needed for your sake? : RICE
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Gouge, say : MAR
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Daydreaming, e.g. : ESCAPEMECHANISM
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Completely gone : DEADASADOORNAIL
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Records of interest to real estate agents : ASSESSMENTROLLS
Down
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Distillation location : LAB
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Suffix with cream : ERY
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Encouraging remark : ATTAGIRL
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Predatory critter : VARMINT
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Large accounts? : EPICS
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Place for jets : SPA
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1968 folk album : ARLO
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Bit of moonshine : BEAM
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Adolescent outburst : ACNE
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Louis Armstrong's "Oh ___ He Ramble" : DIDNT
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Initials of a noted "Wizard" : TAE
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Go downhill : ATROPHY
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No follower : SIRREE
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Drive along leisurely : TOOTLE
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Firmly establish : ENROOT
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Like some shifts : LATE
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Occasional clashers : EGOS
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Dakota tongue : TETON
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___ to be : USED
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Rather informal? : KINDA
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Help set up chairs for? : ENDOW
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French study, e.g. : SALLE
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Take many courses : FEAST
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They're against each other : FOES
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Relating to heraldry : ARMORIAL
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Place : LIEU
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Kind of producer: Abbr. : ASST
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It may contain tear gas : GRENADE
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Emphatic turndown : IMEANNO
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Curly-haired "Peanuts" character : FRIEDA
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20th-dynasty ruler : RAMSES
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Lois Lane player Durance and others : ERICAS
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It may be wrapped in a bun : TRESS
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Astrologer with the autobiography "Answer in the Sky" : OMARR
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Iraq's ___ Ali Shrine : IMAM
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Grant : CEDE
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Business class, briefly : ECON
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Hearing aids, for short : PAS
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Now in : HOT
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R.S.V.P. component : SIL
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D.C. United org. : MLS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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