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New York Times, Friday, January 16, 2009

38-Across : Tinseltown is part of it

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQX} Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Nothnagel.
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© 2009, The New York Times1/16/09 ( No. 21,619 )

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Across
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Romp : SPREE
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Scotch flavorer : PEAT
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Soprano ___ Huang : YING
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A raise may raise it : HOURLYRATE
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Novel about its author's experiences on Tahiti : OMOO
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When many shots are taken : OPENSEASON
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___ snuff : UPTO
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Not letting go : PERSISTENT
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Many a Kirkuk native : KURD
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Some livestock : EWES
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Regatta setting : HENLEY
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"A Writer's Life" writer, 2006 : TALESE
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Some singing villains : BASSOS
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PBS station with a transmitter on the Empire State Building : WNET
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Spin cycles? : DAYS
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Uppland inhabitant : SWEDE
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Response to "I have a question for you" : OKSHOOT
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Tinseltown is part of it : SHOWBIZ
40
Cul-___ : DESAC
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He fought Robin on an episode of "Batman" : KATO
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"An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals" philosopher : HUME
44
Since : INTHAT
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Verne of Austin Powers films : TROYER
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Reno's county : WASHOE
50
Break : TAME
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Michigan's ___ College : ALMA
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, four times : MRUNIVERSE
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Somewhat dense : SLOW
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Match point? : SINGLESBAR
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Government largesse : PORK
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It requires spin control : ICESKATING
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___-Ball : SKEE
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See 48-Down : NEST
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Ringer of some necks : LASSO
Down
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Steward's domain : SHOP
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Poet who wrote "Hope springs eternal in the human breast" : POPE
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Penitent : RUER
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Birds with "meat cleaver" bills : ERNS
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"The Two ___" (Martha Finley children's book) : ELSIES
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Run on : PRATE
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Passes gingerly : EASESBY
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Greatly : ATON
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Addition column : TENTHS
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Unnamed individual : YOUKNOWWHO
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Many an item at a checkout line : IMPULSEBUY
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Our counterpart in France? : NOTRE
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Small perk : GOODY
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Reply to "Have you got that in stock?" : YESWEDO
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Brand named after the pronunciation of its parent company's initials : ESSO
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Flat : TWOD
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Huber of women's tennis : ANKE
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"Keep it simple" : LESSISMORE
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Oscar nominee for "Training Day," 2001 : ETHANHAWKE
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Kind of ed. : ASST
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Torch site : DIME
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Israel's Weizman : EZER
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Prefix with -pod : OCTO
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Béchamel sauce ingredient : HOTMILK
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Adapts : ATTUNES
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Confines : HEMSIN
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Leak : REVEAL
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With 64-Across, sight under the eaves, at times : WASPS
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Perfectly good : ALLOK
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Not just jitters : ANGST
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Force through a sieve : RICE
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Is in Spain? : ESTA
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Sluggers' stats : RBIS
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___ fil (wireless, in Paris) : SANS
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Conclusion lead-in : ERGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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