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New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 21,994 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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This plus that : BOTH
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Breath freshener : MINT
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In the style of: Suffix : ESQUE
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First razor with a pivoting head : ATRA
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Child of invention? : IDEA
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Boast of : VAUNT
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*Mark the transition from an old year to the new, maybe : COUNTDOWN
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Restaurant owner in an Arlo Guthrie song : ALICE
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Mercenary in the American Revolution : HESSIAN
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___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
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"Enough already!" : STOPIT
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Like a post-fender-bender fender : DENTED
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Common paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Concept in Confucianism : TAO
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___ extra cost : ATNO
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Burping in public, e.g. : TABOO
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Place for a hot pie to cool : SILL
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Billboard : SIGN
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Roth ___ : IRA
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*Measure with strides : PACEOFF
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Fellows : MEN
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Backgammon pair : DICE
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Pub projectile : DART
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Questions : ASKS
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Stat for Babe Ruth: Abbr. : HRS
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Uno + due : TRE
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"Come on!" : LETSGO
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Neighbor of Macedonia and Montenegro : SERBIA
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Get in touch with : REACH
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Slob's opposite : NEATNIK
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Factory : PLANT
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*New neighbors' event : OPENHOUSE
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Italian bowling game : BOCCE
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"___ and the Real Girl" (2007 film) : LARS
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Irritate : RILE
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Some are practical : JOKES
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Chichi : ARTY
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Interval on a scale : STEP
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"Brandenburg Concertos" composer : BACH
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Oklahoma Indians : OTOES
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Object of Teddy Roosevelt's "busting" : TRUST
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Millennium Falcon pilot in "Star Wars" : HANSOLO
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Where trapeze artists meet : MIDAIR
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Runaway bride's response? : IDONT
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Partner of improved : NEW
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What bronzers simulate : TANS
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Circumvent : EVADE
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California's ___ Valley, known as "America's salad bowl" : SALINAS
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*Period of contemplation : QUIETTIME
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Dad's bro : UNC
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Summer in Montréal : ETE
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First-rate : TIPTOP
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Name widely avoided in Germany : ADOLF
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Georgia of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : ENGEL
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"Death Be Not Proud" poet : DONNE
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Wedding cake layers : TIERS
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Oodles and oodles : ALOT
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___ basin : TIDAL
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Pop up : ARISE
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*Reverse a position : BACKTRACK
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Permanent reminder : SCAR
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Like single-purpose committees : ADHOC
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Jill's portrayer on "Charlie's Angels" : FARRAH
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Heart and soul : ESSENCE
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Ones who owe : DEBTORS
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Itty-bitty : TEENSY
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Entrances to exclusive communities : GATES
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"Hägar the Horrible" dog : SNERT
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Arctic native : INUIT
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Airplane seating request : AISLE
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"Hi, José!" : HOLA
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Hang on to ... or a word that can precede either half of the answer to each starred clue : KEEP
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Common sandwich for a brown-bagger : PBJ
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W.C. : LOO
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3, 4 or 5, usually, for a golf hole : PAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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