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New York Times, Thursday, January 21, 2010

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 174 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The print version of this puzzle (PDF) has nothing in the corners.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0121 ( 21,989 )

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Across
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"Don't take offense at that" : NOTHINGPERSONAL
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Was free : COSTNOTHING
13
Some fairly difficult odds : FIVETOONE
14
1983 Gary Busey comedy : DCCAB
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Major role in "Troy" : AGAMEMNON
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Performer in a seven-million-gallon tank : SHAMU
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Affirmations to pitchers : NODS
19
Univ. helpers : TAS
21
Dustup : SPAT
22
Stick on a pub wall : CUE
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Put off till tomorrow, say : SLEEPON
27
It may have a big mouth : URN
28
Since Jan. 1 : YTD
29
Ballad's end? : EER
30
"We shun it ___ it comes": Emily Dickinson : ERE
31
It's not to be believed : LIE
32
Microscope part : OPTIC
34
Wide of the mark : ERRANT
36
What this puzzle's theme does? : CUTSCORNERS
38
Occurring relatively soon : NEARER
40
Haven : OASIS
41
Brevipennate bird : EMU
42
Cat on the prowl : TOM
44
British character in "Zorro" : ZED
45
1992 hit "Life ___ Highway" : ISA
48
Struck (out) : XED
49
Hardly fops : SLOVENS
51
Lambert Airport's home: Abbr. : STL
52
Speaker in the Hall of Fame : TRIS
54
What might charge a going rate? : LOO
55
Brand at a checkout counter that's also the name of a Phoenix radio station : KOOL
56
Seven-footers' jeans sizes, say : TALLS
58
Green mold in the fridge : LIMEJELLO
62
Pueblo pottery : OLLAS
63
"Seinfeld" co-star : ALEXANDER
64
Loan lure, maybe : NOTHINGDOWN
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Daring person's cry : HEREGOESNOTHING
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Eat an entire cake, say : PIGOUT
2
Sidestepped : EVADED
3
Bedtime phenomena : REMS
4
Véronique, for one: Abbr. : STE
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___-pah band : OOM
6
Vote in Vichy : NON
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Make ___ of : ANOTE
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Delaware tribe : LENAPE
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Alternatives to downloads : CDS
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Newspaper publisher Arthur ___ Sulzberger : OCHS
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Shoulder blades : SCAPULAS
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Rain forest monkey : TAMARIN
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Free of bells and whistles : NOTHINGFANCY
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"Swish!" : NOTHINGBUTNET
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Author of the 1965 biography "Kennedy" : SORENSEN
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Disney's dwarfs and others : SEPTETS
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"It's game time ...!" : LETSROLL
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___ the Midget, regular on "The Howard Stern Show" : ERIC
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50 mythical sea nymphs : NEREIDS
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Sinclair Lewis novel "___ Mr. Wrenn" : OUR
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Corp. manager of day-to-day affairs : COO
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Things with xings : RRS
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Authoritarian Spanish leader : CAUDILLO
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Bulldoze : RAZE
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A nominal fee : NEXTTONOTHING
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Ring rock : EMERALD
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Dough : MOOLAH
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Tristan's love : ISOLDE
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Opera house attire : STOLES
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Betting option : ALLORNOTHING
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Wedding dress fabric : VOILE
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Part of many a KFC order : SLAW
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Numbers game : KENO
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Application datum: Abbr. : SSN
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On a map it may be colored bleu : MER
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Program file extension : EXE
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XK or XKE, for short : JAG

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

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