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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 2011

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Ancient gathering place : AGORA
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ID card issuer : DMV
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Drink whose name means "little water" : VODKA
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Subatomic particle : BOSON
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"Rocky ___" : III
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Mesmerizing designs : OPART
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Jai alai catcher : CESTA
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Fool : ASS
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Insinuate : GETAT
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With 54-Across, opposite of 18-Across : SOCIALSECURITY
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Male swan : COB
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Chinese for "water" : SHUI
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Launches : HEAVES
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Part of a preconception? : OVUM
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It's breath-taking : APNEA
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To be, to Benicio : SER
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Tea option : DECAF
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Putting one's foot in one's mouth, e.g. : GAFFE
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Opposite of 32-Down : ROYALAIRFORCE
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Odysseus saw him as a shade in the underworld : ORION
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Gulliver in Lilliput, e.g. : GIANT
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Mythical monster : ORC
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First option : PLANA
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Ancient Greek vessel : ARGO
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Nickname for baseball's Leo Durocher : THELIP
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End : CODA
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Fish tale, essentially : LIE
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See 20-Across : ADMINISTRATION
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Onetime Facebook president Parker and others : SEANS
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It may be taken at a gun range : AIM
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Stumped, after "up" : ATREE
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"All the King's Men" woman : SADIE
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Big camping inits. : KOA
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Send, as to a specialist : REFER
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Vertical : ERECT
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NBC fixture since '75 : SNL
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Prefix with sound : INFRA
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Reviews : GOESOVER
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Veal shank dish in un ristorante : OSSOBUCO
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March org.? : ROTC
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Obsolescent alternative to broadband : DIALUP
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Opposite of 58-Across : MISSINGINACTION
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Woodworking class holder : VISE
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Ostensible backdrop of the 2003 roman à clef "The Devil Wears Prada" : VOGUE
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Many a Handel work : OPERASERIA
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Kind of case : DATIVE
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Bowl for mixing wine and water in ancient Greece : KRATER
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Court figs. : ATTYS
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"Oh, I see" : AHA
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Worthless matter : CHAFF
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Cape ___ : COD
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World-famous institution in Rochester, Minn. : MAYOCLINIC
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Ring holder ... or receiver? : EAR
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Much : FAR
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Flying hazard : FOG
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Painter Fra Filippo ___ : LIPPI
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Instant messaging pioneer : AOL
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"Carmina Burana" composer : CARLORFF
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Mastermind : ENGINEER
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XXX part : TOE
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"This can't be good" : OHDEAR
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Newly fashioned : REMADE
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Like a body temperature of 98.6° : NORMAL
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Org. that rates members of Congress on their liberalism : ADA
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Thé cup, maybe : TASSE
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Feature of many a ring : INSET
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Centipede maker : ATARI
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Neiman Marcus competitor : SAKS
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L.A.-to-Jacksonville rte. : ITEN
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Time on earth : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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