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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 131 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 21,484 )
Across
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Legree's creator : STOWE
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Pants part : SEAT
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Grain containers : BINS
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They may crunch when you bite into them : TACOS
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Mound : PILE
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One : UNIT
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Providers of excellent service? : ACERS
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Hungarian city known for its thermal baths : EGER
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Frozen dessert chain since 1981 : TCBY
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Printer's type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Colossus : BEHEMOTH
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Part that's cut off and thrown away : RIND
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Conn. summer hours : EDT
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Singer Easton : SHEENA
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Carnival food on sticks : CORNDOGS
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Law partner? : ORDER
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Coral reef dweller : EEL
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___ flakes (cereal) : OAT
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It may be found in a box in the basement : FUSE
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Subject of this puzzle : MICHAELPHELPS
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Subway fare? : HERO
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Club ___ : MED
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Cathedral city near Cambridge : ELY
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More men do this than women, studies show : SNORE
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Raises, as a surface design : EMBOSSES
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Treeless area : TUNDRA
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Part of E.U.: Abbr. : EUR
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Walked : TROD
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As expressly said : STATEDLY
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Macbeth or Lady Macbeth : ROLE
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Beautiful race in an H. G. Wells novel : ELOI
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Israeli flag carrier : ELAL
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"Same here" : SODOI
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Author L. Frank ___ : BAUM
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Jamaica or Barbados : ISLE
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___ shooting : SKEET
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Word often prefixed with kilo- : BYTE
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Snipers' place : NEST
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Bit of sleepwear : TEDDY
Down
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It may lead to a landing : STAIR
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Ploy : TACTIC
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El Atlántico, por ejemplo : OCEANO
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What each of seven 36-Across events at the 2008 Olympics ended in : WORLDRECORDTIME
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Tee preceder : ESS
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Brand name associated with 36-Across : SPEEDO
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Singular achievement by 36-Across at the 2008 Olympics : EIGHTGOLDMEDALS
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Protected from the wind : ALEE
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Provisions : TERMS
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One technique used by 36-Across : BUTTERFLYSTROKE
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Increased slowly : INCHEDUP
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Pen point : NIB
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Pen : STY
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Madhouse : BEDLAM
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Comment of surprise : OHO
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Tight end? : NESS
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Go for, in price : ARE
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O.T. book : NEH
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Chump : SAP
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Something to be tested : THEORY
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List of alternatives : MENU
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Smooths over : IRONSOUT
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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Chicago carriers : ELS
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Pres. elected in '48 : HST
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Procter & Gamble detergent : ERA
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The Baltimore ___ (nickname of 36-Across) : BULLET
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Like some banks : ERODED
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Performed without help : SOLOED
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Didn't do takeout : ATEIN
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Saturn or Venus : DEITY
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"Anything ___?" : ELSE
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Decline : EBB
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Set (down) : LAY
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Bygone aircraft, briefly : SST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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