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New York Times, Friday, January 2, 2009

Alice who wrote the short-story collection "Open Secrets"

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FKQXZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 2009, The New York Times1/2/09 ( No. 21,605 )
Across
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Problem in closing? : SALESRESISTANCE
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Just before it's too late : THEELEVENTHHOUR
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1984 JoBeth Williams comedy/adventure film : AMERICANDREAMER
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Ouija option : YES
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Bucket seat feature : CONTOUR
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Seventeen people, briefly : EDS
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One whose deposits are often collected : HEN
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Hit-making group? : MOB
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Gazelle, at times : LOPER
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Beetle's need : GAS
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Grounded : BASED
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One way to kick a bad habit : AVERSIONTHERAPY
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It's a shore thing : PIER
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Alice who wrote the short-story collection "Open Secrets" : MUNRO
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Utter collapse : RUIN
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Preview crowd : INVITEDAUDIENCE
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"... ye shall ___ more vanity": Ezekiel 13:23 : SEENO
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Social group member : ANT
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Social group : CLASS
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Instinctive : GUT
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1980s N.B.A. guard Matthews : WES
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They look better when they're ripped : ABS
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Like some cookie sheets : GREASED
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I have, in Le Havre : JAI
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Pressure points? : WEATHERSTATIONS
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Who said "A hungry man is not a free man" : ADLAIESTEVENSON
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One who'd like to put you in your place : REALESTATEAGENT
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Supporting piece : STAY
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World-weary words : AHME
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Refuse : LEES
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Poet's ending with what or how : EER
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They might be full of baloney : SLICERS
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Brief scouting outing? : RECON
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___ and Jaron (identical-twins pop duo) : EVAN
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Posted : SENT
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Prefix with Germanic : INDO
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Not be picky with an instrument? : STRUM
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First film in CinemaScope, 1953 : THEROBE
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Word associated with a light bulb : AHA
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It's on Norton Sound : NOME
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Given a line : CUED
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Goes off : ERRS
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Whitebait, e.g. : HERRING
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Rodeo trio : BARRELS
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Stone, to Caesar : LAPIS
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Like a shepherd's charges : OVINE
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Really get to : PEEVE
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City NE of Rotterdam : GOUDA
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Ban succeeded him in 2007 : ANNAN
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Supporting piece : STRUT
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Luxury hotel amenity : SAUNA
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Big pictures : EPICS
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___ per centimeter (surface tension measure) : DYNES
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George Harrison's "___ Mine" : IME
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V-shaped carrier : HOD
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Real poser : TOUGHIE
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Brewer's product : ICEDTEA
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They have certain rings to them : TREES
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Zigzag : WEAVE
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Start ___ (be extremely aggressive) : AWAR
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Eliot hero : BEDE
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A room with una vista? : SALA
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Formerly archaic? : ERST
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Fictional wirehair : ASTA
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Decide to leave : STET
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Cuban patriot Martí : JOSE
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Like some sources: Abbr. : ANON
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Abba's "Love ___ Easy" : ISNT
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Jazz guitarist Farlow : TAL
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Like Mahler's Symphony No. 4 : ING

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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