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New York Times, Saturday, January 10, 2009

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {FJQVXY} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0110 ( 21,613 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Deserter : APOSTATE
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Main engagement? : SEAWAR
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Kind of fin on a fish : PECTORAL
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Person at home : UMPIRE
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Safecrackers, slangily : PETERMEN
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Corrupting influence : MIASMA
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Oft-repeated words : ADAGE
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Foot-long stretchers : BOOTTREES
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Dyslexic TV host with a college degree in speech therapy : LENO
23
Cotton Club standout of the '30s : HORNE
24
252-gallon measures : TUNS
25
Doesn't bother : LETSBE
27
Computer prefix meaning 2 to the 40th power : TERA
29
"___ che penso" (Handel aria) : PIU
30
Dress cuts : ALINES
32
Rigel, for one : BSTAR
34
"The Good German" actor, 2006 : MAGUIRE
37
Area between forest and prairie, e.g. : ECOTONE
39
Bushy-tailed? : ALERT
40
Nero's homeland : PATRIA
42
River to the Yangtze : HAN
43
Fire : ZEAL
45
Best in one's position : ALLPRO
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"Ha!" : IBET
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Remain close : CLING
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Cant : LEAN
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Oil-rich South American basin : MARACAIBO
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Kites, e.g. : BIRDS
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C relative : AMINOR
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Food carried by doves : AMBROSIA
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Manage : HACKIT
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Style of envelope for greeting cards : BARONIAL
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Irreparably cracked : INSANE
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Water : ADAMSALE
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Scandalize, e.g. : APPALL
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River with an alphabetical-sounding name : PEEDEE
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Piece of pie, often : OCTANT
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Literally, "roof lizard" : STEGOSAUR
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Flew : TORE
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Magazine article : ARM
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Regimen with "cardio bursts" : TAEBO
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The United States, to some prospective immigrants : ELNORTE
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Early South Carolina senator Thomas : SUMTER
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Let off : EMIT
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Cut off : APART
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See through at last : WISEUPTO
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Member of the first state to adopt Christianity as its religion : ARMENIAN
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Calm, say : REASSURE
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Quick round of tennis : ONESET
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Scion : HEIR
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Defeat quickly and overwhelmingly : BLITZ
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Furious : ABOIL
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Asian language with 14+ million speakers : NEPALI
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Studs : STALLIONS
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Brilliantly colored food fish that changes hues when removed from the water : MAHIMAHI
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Hank Williams or Nat King Cole : ALABAMAN
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No-names : GENERICS
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Bit of a bluff : CRAG
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Morgiana's storied master : ALIBABA
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Game played with a piquet deck : ECARTE
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One side in the Battle of Marathon : PERSIA
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Like sunbeams : RADIAL
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Ready to move : ONSALE
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Poem of 31 syllables in five lines : TANKA
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Land rover : NOMAD
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Eagle, e.g. : COIN
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___ Bones of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" : BROM
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It's under a top : BRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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