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New York Times, Saturday, January 16, 2010

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ned White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 21,984 )
Across
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One very concerned with how a kid acts : STAGEMOM
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Edible mold : ASPIC
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Plant disease similar to blackleg : POTATOROT
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Comic actress who co-starred on "Archie Bunker's Place" : MEARA
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1968 soul album with the hit "Think" : ARETHANOW
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Plague : BESET
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Boarding house?: Abbr. : STA
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"That's completely wrong!" : NONONO
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Medical suffix : OMA
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Got together : METUP
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Like the coats of 25-Down : TAWNY
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"... who hath begotten the drops of ___?": Job 38:28 : DEW
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South of Brazil? : SUL
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Not just reworked : NEW
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Lay an egg : BOMB
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Driver's problem : STAMPEDE
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Limerick scheme : AABBA
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A bowl of cherries, in Chelsea : BEERANDSKITTLES
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Sheets are sold in them : REAMS
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Gender-neutral phrase : HISORHER
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"___ White Season" (André Brink novel) : ADRY
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Cost increaser : TAX
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Not even once, to Nietzsche : NIE
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Mil. authority : CMD
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Change (into) : MORPH
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Org. that tracks numbers : ASCAP
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It was split in 1948: Abbr. : KOR
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#1 hit from the album "J.Lo" : IMREAL
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Mimicking : ALA
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How some foods are packed : INOIL
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To the extent that : INSOFARAS
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Dividers of 35-Down : SEPTA
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A caddie may hold it : SCORECARD
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A caddy may hold it : HYSON
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Sonnet feature : ENDRHYME
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Jerk : SPASM
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Nutty nosh : TORTE
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Troubled : ATEAT
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Rod : GAT
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End of the Bible? : ETH
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Evidence of paranormal activity, perhaps : MOAN
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Speculation follower : ORNOT
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1919 novel set in Paris and Tahiti, with "The" : MOONANDSIXPENCE
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The ___ Dukes (1960s-'70s band) : AMBOY
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Go with : SEE
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Dance based on bullfight music : PASODOBLE
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"Time was ..." : IREMEMBER
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Carolina natives : CATAWBAS
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What an angry employee might give a boss : TWOWEEKS
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Kansas City-to-Omaha dir. : NNW
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Company man's grp.? : USARMY
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Deer stalkers : PUMAS
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Orderly supervisor, maybe: Abbr. : LPN
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Engages in hydrotherapy : BATHES
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Entrepreneur's request : SEEDMONEY
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They may fall when you're down : TEARDROPS
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Jackson Pollock's player in "Pollock" : EDHARRIS
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They're fed by venae cavae : ATRIA
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Neither freshwater nor marine : BRACKISH
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What "+" may indicate : ION
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Kenyan leader Mboya whom Obama called his "godfather" : TOM
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Biblioteca Ambrosiana locale : MILAN
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Sports : HASON
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Sportscaster with the autobiography "Holy Cow!" : CARAY
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Cell phone feature : ALARM
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___ bourrée (ballet move) : PASDE
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One who minds his manors? : LORD
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Contemporary of Baiul and Yamaguchi : ITO
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Élément #26 : FER
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Exclamation in Ems : ACH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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