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New York Times, Monday, January 12, 2009

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 21,615 )
Across
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Book balancer, briefly : CPA
4
Be in the game or in the band : PLAY
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Photography icon Adams : ANSEL
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Lubricates : OILS
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Taj Mahal feature : DOME
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Any old jerk : SCHMO
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Injure severely : MAIM
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Cloth square for a bedcover : QUILTPIECE
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Following behind, as a broken-down car : INTOW
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Cunning : SLY
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Whole bunch : SLEW
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Figure fashioned from dough : COOKIESHAPE
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Service charge : FEE
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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All-out : TOTAL
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Yankee nickname starting in 2004 : AROD
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Query : ASK
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Quick barber jobs : TRIMS
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Clothing with tabs : PAPERDOLLOUTFIT
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Dwelling with a smoke hole : TEPEE
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Atlas page : MAP
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RisquŽ : SEXY
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Early Mexican : OLMEC
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Held on to : KEPT
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Some degs. after bachelor's : MAS
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Retailer's enticement : STORECOUPON
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Met singer Pinza : EZIO
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"Uh-uh" : NAH
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Pop heroes : IDOLS
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"Stop!" ... or what you do to 18-, 24-, 40- and 54-Across : CUTTHATOUT
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___ 500 : INDY
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Home of the Minotaur's labyrinth : CRETE
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Brink : EDGE
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Chief Norse god : ODIN
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"The Lion and the Mouse" storyteller : AESOP
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Roald who created Willy Wonka : DAHL
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Jiffy : SEC
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Chris Rock or Ellen DeGeneres : COMIC
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Steinway, e.g. : PIANO
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Justice Samuel : ALITO
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Pronto : PDQ
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Singer Rawls or Reed : LOU
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Travelers in horse buggies : AMISH
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Scold : YELLAT
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Deadly cobra : ASP
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Spinoff of CBS's "JAG" : NCIS
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Determinant of a "best if used by" date : SHELFLIFE
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Toastmaster : EMCEE
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Lerner's "Camelot" partner : LOEWE
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Russian fish delicacy : SMOKEDEEL
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Printing goof : TYPO
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Top part of a disguise : WIG
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"Holy cow!" : EGAD
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Mediocre : SOSO
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"___, Brute?" : ETTU
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Place to make a scene? : ARTSTUDIO
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Likely : APT
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"The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte : RAE
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Night and day, say : OPPOSITES
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Airline whose name is consecutive letters of the alphabet : KLM
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Mingle : MIX
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Hog's place : STY
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Radiation units : REMS
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___ Michigan : LAKE
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Grp. with clout at the gas pump : OPEC
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Sicily's erupter : ETNA
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Having an outer layer, as M&M's : COATED
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Taro dish : POI
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Muhammad's birthplace : MECCA
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spinoff : RHODA
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Locales for ducks : PONDS
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Hit from Grandpa's day : OLDIE
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Boy band that sang "Girlfriend" : NSYNC
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Filmmaker Preminger : OTTO
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Cool, in the '40s : HEP
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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___ Aviv : TEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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