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New York Times, Monday, September 29, 2008

Author:
Sharon Delorme
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sharon Delorme

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Delorme. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0929 ( 21,510 )
Across
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It may get a licking after lunch : OREO
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Charged, as particles : IONIC
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"Immediately!," in the operating room : STAT
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Choose : PICK
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Said letter by letter, British-style : SPELT
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One of 18 on a golf course : HOLE
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Actress Spelling : TORI
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One who embroiders a waste conduit? : SEWERSEWER
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Police weapons that immobilize suspects : STUNGUNS
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Drug that's smoked in a pipe : OPIUM
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On the safe side, at sea : ALEE
24
Despots : TYRANTS
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Sketcher of a bureau compartment? : DRAWERDRAWER
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Caesar or Cicero : ROMAN
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Drunk's sound : HIC
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Facts and figures : DATA
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Had lunch, e.g. : ATE
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Ph.D. recipient : SCHOLAR
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Hoover, informally : VAC
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Chromosome part : GENE
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Many, many moons : EON
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Presenter of a bathroom stall? : SHOWERSHOWER
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"The ___ Falcon" : MALTESE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Mideast chief: Var. : AMEER
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Shipping hazards in the North Atlantic : ICEBERGS
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One pulling a tall structure? : TOWERTOWER
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Chimney buildup : SOOT
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"Just a little off" at the barber's : TRIM
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Dial ___ (telephone sound) : TONE
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause" : MINEO
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Distort : SKEW
Down
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Withdraws, with "out" : OPTS
2
Hilariously funny thing : RIOT
3
Hosiery hue : ECRU
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Pacific island in major W.W. II fighting : OKINAWA
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Main bank vis-à-vis currency : ISSUER
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Unlocked : OPENED
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The first "N" of CNN : NEWS
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Middle: Abbr. : CTR
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Astronaut Alan : SHEPARD
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Bring, as a disabled car to a garage : TOWIN
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Native on the Bering Sea : ALEUT
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Contract provisions : TERMS
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Hurting : SORE
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Secluded valleys : GLENS
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Head's opposite : TAIL
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Org. promoting leadership and growth for females : YWCA
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Engage in a street auto race : DRAG
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Memorization method : ROTE
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"You said it, brother!" : AMEN
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French wine region : RHONE
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State openly : AVOW
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London's ___ Gallery : TATE
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Whiz at tennis serves : ACER
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Corporate V.I.P.'s : CEOS
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Hockey legend Gordie : HOWE
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Get-off-drugs facility : REHAB
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Holds in high regard : ESTEEMS
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Bothers : MOLESTS
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München mister : HERR
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Many men's hairlines do this : RECEDE
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Not mono : STEREO
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Actor Damon and others : MATTS
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Love Italian-style : AMORE
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Annual telethon host Jerry : LEWIS
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Triumphant cry : IWIN
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Piece next to a knight : ROOK
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"Going, going, ___!" : GONE
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One-dish meal : STEW
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Scottish cap : TAM
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Geisha's waistband : OBI

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

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