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New York Times, Friday, January 4, 2008

Author:
Raymond C. Young
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond C. Young

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 54, Blocks: 37 Missing: {GJQZ} Average word length: 6.96 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Young. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 21,241 )
Across
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Like the reading on a thermometer : SCALAR
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Molly who wrote "Bushwhacked" : IVINS
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Facility : EASINESS
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Camp sight : CANOE
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Relations of Homer? : EPICTALES
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___ river : UPTHE
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Service for filmgoers : MOVIEFONE
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"I almost forgot ...!" : OHOH
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Unwavering : STEADFAST
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Candlemas dessert : CREPE
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Private : ONESTRIPER
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"In a hurry, are we?" : WHERESTHEFIRE
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Puts down, in a way : SHAMES
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Forensic indicators of the presence of blood : HEMINS
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Makes a fraidy-cat (out of) : SCARESTHEHECK
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Cause : PERPETRATE
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Put two and two together : INFER
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Modern marketing aid : EMAILLIST
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Deborah who starred in "Tea and Sympathy" : KERR
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Decorate : EMBROIDER
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Give praise : EXALT
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Observatory doings : TELESCOPY
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Strength of a chemical solution : TITER
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Parts of mountaineering trips : DESCENTS
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Grippers : VISES
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Having the most social anxiety : SHYEST
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Could be : SEEMS
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Horse of the Year that won the 1949 Preakness and Belmont : CAPOT
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"___ said many times ..." : ASIVE
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Soprano Albanese : LICIA
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Put in to start : ANTED
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Plant on after a wildfire, say : REAFFOREST
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Post-O.R. post : ICU
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Producing some clouds : VAPORIFIC
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Fit : INTHEPINK
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Ones without a chance in the world : NOHOPERS
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"Now listen!" : SEEHERE
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London locale of Prada, Dior, Gucci and Giorgio Armani : SLOANESTREET
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Wits : SENSES
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Gets ready for dinner : SETSTHETABLE
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___ de fraise : CREME
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Olivia de Havilland film of 1949 : THEHEIRESS
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Pilferers from ships and port warehouses : WHARFRATS
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Alabaman who wrote the Best Novel of the Century, according to a 1999 Library Journal poll : HARPERLEE
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Foreign title meaning "commander" : EMEER
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Part of Act IV where Marc Antony resolves to kill Cleopatra : SCENEXII
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"The first network for men" sloganeer, once : SPIKETV
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Overplayed? : HAMMED
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Claudia ___, 1984 Olympic gold medalist in shot put : LOSCH
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Tigres del ___, Dominican team that has won the Caribbean World Series nine times : LICEY
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"What have ___?" : IDONE
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Fall times: Abbr. : SEPTS
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Meet away from prying eyes : TRYST
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___-80 (classic computer) : TRS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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