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New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 2008

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {BJQW} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 21,485 )
Across
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Feature of an acacia tree : THORN
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1986 showbiz autobiography : ITINA
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W.W. II hero, for short : DDE
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Historical biography that won a 1935 Pulitzer : RELEE
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With 16-Across, boxing result, often : DECIS
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See 15-Across : ION
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Certain feed : AUDIO
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Slow : LEISURELY
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Delphic quality : PRESCIENCE
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Hawaii's annual ___ Bowl : HULA
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With 24-Across, curious case in psychology : PERSON
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See 23-Across : ALITY
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Free : UNCAGE
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Watch brand : OMEGA
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Where Nixon went to law school : DUKE
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Much of central Eur., once : HRE
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness : IDEALS
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Married : ONE
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With 39-Across, instant : SEC
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See 38-Across : OND
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Nod, say : CUE
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Sped (by) : ZIPPED
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G.R.E. takers, generally: Abbr. : SRS
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Locale for four World Series : SHEA
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The last 10% of 110% : EXTRA
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Three-wheeled Indian taxi : TUKTUK
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With 50-Across, grammatical infelicities : INFIN
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See 48-Across : ITIVES
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Quiet cough : AHEM
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From southern Spain : ANDALUSIAN
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Patent holder's income : ROYALTIES
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Total : RUNTO
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With 63-Across, go Dutch : THE
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See 62-Across : CHECK
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Comparatively considerate : NICER
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Seed alternative : SOD
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They're usually washed separately : DARKS
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Medical flow enhancer : STENT
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"The Sound of Music" name : TRAPP
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Soixante minutes : HEURE
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"Wait till you're ___" (parent's reply) : OLDER
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Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," again and again : REISSUE
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Hawk, maybe : NEOCON
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Lay off : IDLE
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Pubescent, say : TEENAGE
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Makeshift dagger : ICICLE
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American-born Japanese : NISEI
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The Sun Devils, for short : ASU
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Diable battler : DIEU
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Sweetie : DOLL
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Irish singer with eight platinum U.S. albums : ENYA
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Trample, for example : RHYME
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Proceeded slowly : INCHED
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Former E.P.A. chief Christine ___ Whitman : TODD
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It's produced by a Tesla coil : ARC
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Singly : EACH
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Affix : GLUE
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Where Melville's Billy Budd went : ASEA
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Not be alert : DOZE
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Operating system developed at Bell Labs : UNIX
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Stayed fresh : KEPT
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Impart gradually: Var. : INSTIL
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Grammy-winning reggae artist ___ Paul : SEAN
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TV planet : ORK
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___ facie : PRIMA
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Tanner's locale : SUNDECK
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Attire that often includes a hood : SKISUIT
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More minute : TINIER
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Flip-flops : UTURNS
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Jazz's Earl Hines, familiarly : FATHA
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Wrestling promoter McMahon : VINCE
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Gone, in a way : EATEN
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Bar belt : SNORT
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Wiles : ARTS
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Twinkie alternative : HOHO
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Assessed visually : EYED
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Poses posers : ASKS
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Plasma alternative, briefly : LCD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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