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New York Times, Thursday, January 15, 2009

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQVX} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 21,618 )
Across
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Irish interjection : BEGORRA
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Part of some resort names: Abbr. : SPR
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One way to get something down : PAT
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The Black Stallion, e.g. : ARABIAN
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Paul Anka hit that made it to #19 : ESOBESO
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With 18-Across, "J'ai Deux Amours" singer : JOSEPHI
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See 17-Across : NEBAKER
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Whitish : ASHY
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Extended vacationers may take them : SUBLETS
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Goes back : EBBS
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Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
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With 29-Across, tangerine : MANDARI
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See 26-Across : NORANGE
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Nickname preceder : AKA
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"One Song Glory" musical : RENT
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Rice pad : DORM
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U.S.N. clerk: Abbr. : YEO
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Burglary ... or a hint to 17/18-, 26/29-, 47/51- and 62/63-Across : BREAKIN
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Viral inflammation, informally : HEP
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Sailor's saint : ELMO
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Paradoxical fellow : ZENO
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12-time baseball All-Star : OTT
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With 51-Across, wet-day wish : RAINRAI
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See 47-Across : NGOAWAY
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Crush : RUIN
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Literary pen name : SAKI
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Chinese chicken flavorers : SESAMES
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Gracile : SLIM
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With 63-Across, temporary setback : STUMBLI
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See 62-Across : NGBLOCK
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Baby shower attendees, often : GALPALS
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Can't-miss proposition : SUREBET
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"Shame on you!" : TSK
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Lush : SOT
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Gets together : AMASSES
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Mexican peninsula : BAJA
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One taking a bow? : EROS
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Nasty wound : GASH
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Minded : OBEYED
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It may be written in stone : RIP
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Rallying cry? : RAH
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What causes Fred to be fired? : ANI
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Longtime breath freshener : SENSEN
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Fake : PSEUDO
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Person holding things up? : ROBBER
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Chow alternative : PEKE
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Play ___ (do some tennis) : ASET
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Rocky peaks : TORS
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"The ___ of Reading Gaol" (Wilde poem) : BALLAD
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Zinger : BARB
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Word before Rabbit or Fox : BRER
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Trig ratio : SINE
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Early film executive : MAYER
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"The Jungle Book" wolf : AKELA
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She renamed herself Mara, in Scripture : NAOMI
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Slangy negative : NOHOW
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Scacchi of "Presumed Innocent" : GRETA
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Drain : EMPTY
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Looney Tunes nickname : TAZ
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Grasps : KENS
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Actress Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Hiding place : NOOK
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Cloverleaf component : ONRAMP
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Relatives of cha-cha-chas : RUMBAS
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Danny of "Ruby" : AIELLO
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Be emphatic : INSIST
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Where shopping carts are pushed : AISLES
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Mil. rank : SSGT
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Some guesses, for short : ETAS
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Be ill-humored : SULK
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High balls? : LOBS
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Summer cooler : ICEE
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Trading places: Abbr. : MKTS
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Code crackers' org. : NSA
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Bazooka, e.g. : GUM
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Word with sports or training : BRA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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