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NY Times, Sun, Jan 14, 2007  CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Fraser Simpson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 66
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M
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C
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G
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W
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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Divorcés covering writer's costs (8) : EXPENSES
7
Ordered troops: "Phone Shepard by ten" (7) : PHALANX
9
Figures doctor had to care (9) : OCTAHEDRA
11
Communication attempt is to one of Jupiter's moons (8) : CALLISTO
12
Prankster, on weakening (9) : IMPAIRING
13
Spell "arrival"? (8) : ENTRANCE
14
Notes a city in Texas (6) : LAREDO
17
Less onerous barbecue starter (7) : LIGHTER
19
Preferred Korea to Japan (6) : CHOSEN
22
Turks turned to Aunt Polly's nephew with answer (8) : OTTOMANS
25
Outsource shifts of a diplomatic nature (9) : COURTEOUS
26
Nag overweight president in Grand Rapids, at first (3,5) : GETAFTER
27
Early part of a board game evening (9) : WEEKNIGHT
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Very bad butcher in a cast (7) : SATANIC
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Unexpected gentleman is nosy, we hear (8) : SURPRISE
Down
1
News provider hurt native American (6) : APACHE
2
Passable director Reitman's written up "G.W.T.W." star (9) : NAVIGABLE
3
Foreign name holds "dumb" guy up (6) : EXOTIC
4
Are crawfishes black, like some ballpoint pens? (8) : ERASABLE
5
Listen to more transparent person who fleeces the sheepish? (7) : SHEARER
6
Sing to withered Dane off-key (8) : SERENADE
8
Assigns everyone extra minutes to decide games (6) : ALLOTS
10
Endure space traveler, hot and heavy (4,7) : COMETHROUGH
15
Adventurers groan at us degenerates (9) : ARGONAUTS
16
Gunmen ultimately miss owls (8) : SHOOTERS
18
Conclude about Brazilian resort: "of second-rate quality" (8) : INFERIOR
20
Child's wheels taken by senior person on a picket line (7) : STRIKER
21
Comedian Steve leaving cocktail unfinished (6) : MARTIN
23
African pest jet-sets everywhere, essentially (6) : TSETSE
24
Smart-looking wood (6) : SPRUCE
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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