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New York Times, Thursday, January 22, 2009

Author:
Gary J. Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary J. Whitehead

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0122 ( 21,625 )
Across
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Schmo : BOZO
5
Trash cans and such : ICONS
10
Walking encyclopedia : EGGHEAD
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"How did ___ this happen?" : ILET
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Opposite of someways : NOHOW
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Alto lead-in? : PALO
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Paris's ___ de Lyon : GARE
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Benjamin : CNOTE
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Wood alternative : IRON
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Split : HEADFORTHEHILLS
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Refrain from singing in kindergarten? : EIEIO
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Picketer's sign : PLACARD
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Zing : DIS
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Chinese dollar : YUAN
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All over : HEADTOTOE
34
1990s war site : BOSNIA
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___ feuilletée (puff pastry) : PATE
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Primitive trophies ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : SHRUNKENHEADS
41
Karmann ___ (old Volkswagen) : GHIA
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Genuine : ACTUAL
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Alternative rock band with four platinum albums : RADIOHEAD
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Repair shop figs. : ESTS
47
Cry out loud : SOB
50
Conformation defect in a horse : EWENECK
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Words on a Wonderland cake : EATME
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Traffic sign that indicates a possible temporary road closure : DRAWBRIDGEAHEAD
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Deal preceder : ANTE
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Cause for pulling over : SIREN
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Where Samson defeated the Philistines : LEHI
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Lawless role : XENA
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Managing, with "out" : EKING
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Zest : ELAN
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Front : HEADEND
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Go from one number to another : SEGUE
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100 18-Acrosses : TENG
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Macrocephalic : BIGHEADED
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Sainted king known as "the Fat" : OLAFII
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Numbers in the thousands? : ZEROES
4
"S.N.L." alum : OTERI
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Creep : INCH
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Gelato holder : CONE
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"Pick me! I know the answer!" : OHOH
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Angry diner's decision : NOTIP
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Egoist : SWELLHEAD
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Like a bishop's authority : EPISCOPAL
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Elongated fish : GAR
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Day-___ : GLO
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One way to meet : HEADON
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"Happy birthday" follower : TOYOU
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Back muscle, for short : LAT
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Slightly : ATAD
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Fails to keep : ROTS
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It's barely passing : DEE
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Seal's org. : USN
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"My Way" songwriter : ANKA
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Eleanor Roosevelt, to Teddy : NIECE
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Unable to think at all : BRAINDEAD
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Things with antennas : ANTS
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"Rich Man, Poor Man" novelist, 1970 : SHAW
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Lie low : HIDE
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Wickiup, for one : HUT
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Lightened : EASED
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Test for M.A. seekers : GRE
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Done, to Donne : OER
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Nut jobs : HEADCASES
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English essayist Richard : STEELE
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Certain Nebraska native : OMAHAN
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Lady Jane Grey's fate : BEHEADING
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___-Mart : KWIKE
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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Ship part : BRIG
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Bausch & Lomb lens-care product : RENU
57
Playwright William : INGE
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Chopping part of a chopper : AXHEAD
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French word in some bios : NEE
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Former TV inits. : TNN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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