NY Times, Sun, Sep 06, 2009 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Bob Stigger
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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1. They might sing gospel soon - it is fantastic (5,7) : STOOLPIGEONS
9. Brightest leader in backwater beyond Rainier? (9) : BRAINIEST
10. Semi-freeze on ozone-depleting gas (5) : FREON
11. I'd say we trashed the area adjacent to a road (7) : WAYSIDE
12. Rock band Nirvana's outside chasing fat guy on the roof? (7) : SANTANA
13. Perception of hotel grounds, according to reports (7) : INSIGHT
15. Boxer grabs front of the leg, pressing (7) : PUSHING
16. Rejoiced in ode girl translated (7) : GLORIED
18. Snappy comeback from spite or hurt (7) : RIPOSTE
20. Most flexible article carried in catalog (7) : LITHEST
22. Captive's ID hidden in socks (7) : HOSTAGE
24. Dorothy's aunt announced view: "Johnny Carson was a great one" (5) : EMCEE
25. Investigate refusal before naval battle (4,5) : NOSEABOUT
26. "Carrie's Ghost" worked like a Horatio Alger tale (4-2-6) : RAGSTORICHES
2. True blue comic book detective (5) : TRACY
3. Zoo in Kingston suppresses animal sounds (7) : OINKING
4. Publicity happening, editor is blocked (9) : PREVENTED
5. Bill from Microsoft firm - one grand - is retracted (5) : GATES
6. Insults not working with linemen (7) : OFFENDS
7. Plans of Sonics are changed (9) : SCENARIOS
8. Point of view fellows initially took following ear nose and throat complication (12) : ENTANGLEMENT
9. Dish in ship's kitchen where turkeys and spares might be found? (7,5) : BOWLINGALLEY
14. Auto shipping facility's gripped by near-panic? (6,3) : SPORTSCAR
15. Kitty's utterance about quest for a buyer (9) : PURCHASER
17. Passage from Candice Bergen's "Nemesis of the Titanic" (7) : ICEBERG
19. Spy agency's dupe turned up in a New Jersey town (7) : PASSAIC
21. Belief company's abandoning tenement (5) : TENET
23. A forecast for housing (5) : ABODE
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