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New York Times, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0120 ( 21,988 )
Across
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Stingy : MEAN
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Phrenologists read them : BUMPS
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Not shut all the way : AJAR
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What to call a crown : SIRE
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Chris with the 1991 hit "Wicked Game" : ISAAK
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Common mixer : SODA
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Roofless home : NEST
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It creates a small vacuum : SUCTIONCUP
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Personal account : BIO
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"Now I see!" : AHA
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Art buyers' worries : FAKES
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Parts of double-blind trials : CONTROLGROUPS
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Baby sitter's bane : IMP
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Where flocks feed : LEAS
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Word unlikely to end a sentence : THE
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Sauce prepared in a mortar : PESTO
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Daughter of Laban, in the Bible : LEAH
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1856 Stowe novel : DRED
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Aspirant's motto ... or, phonetically, what 18-, 23-, 47- and 57-Across each consist of : ONWARDANDUPWARD
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Clancy hero : RYAN
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Gives succor to : AIDS
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Clear, as a loan : REPAY
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Salt : TAR
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Contralto James : ETTA
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Elusive swimmer : EEL
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What national banks oversee : MONEYSUPPLIES
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Not too ___ : SWIFT
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Tapped-out message, often : SOS
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Reach the end : DIE
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Chinese menu option : WONTONSOUP
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Show-off's shout : TADA
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"The Gong Show" regular Johnson : ARTE
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It can be worth up to 20 points : SPARE
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"Pardon me" : AHEM
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Unappreciated worker : PEON
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Seize, to Caesar : CARPE
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Like the "Saw" movies : GORY
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Rachel Maddow's network : MSNBC
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Children's song refrain : EIEIO
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Flame blame, sometimes : ARSON
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Post-tax amount : NET
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King's neighbor : BISHOP
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Fully expected : USUAL
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OS X runner : MAC
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Too rehearsed : PAT
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Perform a wedeln, e.g. : SKI
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No problem at all : ASNAP
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Guy's means of support : JOCKSTRAP
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Literally, "by two" : ADUE
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They often include samples : RAPS
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"The Sum ___" (Russell Crowe movie) : OFUS
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Hard wear? : ARMOR
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Nashville-based athlete : TITAN
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Actresses Farrell and Jackson : GLENDAS
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Goes from cover to cover : READS
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Kailua Bay's setting : OAHU
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Vengeful goddess : HERA
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Swirl : EDDY
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Left to the captain? : PORT
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Popular singer born in County Donegal : ENYA
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Overrun : SWARMINTO
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Body that's not the clergy : LAITY
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Harp (on) : DWELL
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Fruit growing at an oasis : DATE
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Gets ready : PREPS
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Opposite of exo- : ENTO
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Heroic poem : EPOPEE
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Take over : USURP
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Western potato : IDAHO
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Large duck : EIDER
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Run-down : SEAMY
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Cash-free transaction : SWAP
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Modeled : WORE
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Grp. that meets in the Situation Room : NSC
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Upscale hotel offering : SPA
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Boathouse item : OAR
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Cry before "You're it!" : TAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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