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New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 2010

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.55 This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0102 ( 21,970 )
Across
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Early 1990s first lady's first name : RAISA
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Cross : PETTISH
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Group member from the time of Jesus : ESSENE
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Chosen as a career : GONEINTO
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Mushroom supporters : STIPES
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Without any wood or plastic, say : ALLMETAL
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Repetitive rebuke : TUTTUT
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Untrustworthy : SLIPPERY
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What goes on? : ATTIRE
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A conductor may have it memorized : BUSLINE
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Units in nuclear physics : FERMIS
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Serves : ATTENDS
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They may be full of hot air : FLUES
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Sigmoid architectural feature : OGEE
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Rubber stamp : YESMAN
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One getting hit on? : REEFER
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Skipping syllables : TRAS
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Acoustic measures : SONES
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Momentum : IMPETUS
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Play the flute : TOOTLE
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Kings Henry I and Stephen : NORMANS
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Oxide used in television tubes : YTTRIA
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Spasm-relieving alkaloid : ATROPINE
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Feast : REPAST
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Mexican and Indian, e.g. : CUISINES
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Spinachlike potherb : ORACHE
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People working with logs? : ENTERERS
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Parents' hiree : SITTER
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Folks going through leaves : READERS
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Its openings are often studied : CHESS
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Fill positions differently : RESTAFF
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With sapience : ASTUTELY
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"Really?" : ISITTRUE
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Defensive fencing positions in which the top of the blade is pointed at the opponent's knee : SEPTIMES
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Arterial problem: Var. : ANEURISM
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They're not green : POLLUTERS
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New face on base : ENLISTEE
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Congregation location : TEMPLE
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Dapper Dan's doodad : TIEPIN
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Destine : INTEND
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They're often drawn on the street : STARES
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Like an 8-Down : HOLY
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Eleanor who wrote "The Hundred Dresses" : ESTES
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One full of hot air : GASBAG
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How most sleds are mounted : ONRUNNERS
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Goal getter : ATTAINER
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Way out there : ESOTERIC
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Way to walk : FOOTPATH
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Dramatic break : ENTRACTE
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Fancies : RELISHES
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Value : ASSESS
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Those who put you in your place? : SEATERS
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Pleasant way to play : INTUNE
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Swank's co-star in "The Next Karate Kid" : MORITA
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Wrote an essay, say : PROSED
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Persia, e.g., once : EMPIRE
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Pros' opposites : TYROS
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One not allowing a volley : ACER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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