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New York Times, Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Author:
Jim Hyres
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hyres

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {HQVX} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Hyres. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0127 ( 21,630 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Li'l Abner creator Al : CAPP
5
China shop purchase : TEASET
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Seminoles' sch. : FSU
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Baseball's Moises or Felipe : ALOU
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Play starter : ACTONE
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"___ only money!" : ITS
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Game with "Out of Gas" cards : MILLEBORNES
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Certain whiskey : RYE
20
Spots for spats : ANKLES
21
High-voltage weapon : AIRTASER
23
Had a yen : YEARNED
25
Word with double or free : AGENT
26
Furrier John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
28
Classic Isaac Asimov short-story collection : IROBOT
31
Popular fabric softener : DOWNY
34
Big name in retail jewelry : ZALES
36
Gives the thumbs-up : OKS
37
Composer Satie : ERIK
38
Some mailings to record execs : DEMOS
39
Go sprawling : TRIP
40
AOL alternative : MSN
41
Nation once known as Dahomey : BENIN
42
Horses' locks : MANES
43
Like newly laid lawns : SODDED
45
Alternative to a station wagon or convertible : SEDAN
47
Contradict : BELIE
49
Convertibles, informally : RAGTOPS
53
Cop's cruiser : PROWLCAR
56
Check out of a library, e.g. : BORROW
57
Place for a plug : EAR
58
Robert Ludlum protagonist : JASONBOURNE
60
Ugly as ___ : SIN
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Former British P.M. Clement ___ : ATTLEE
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Larry who won the 1987 Masters : MIZE
63
Poem of Sappho : ODE
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Start over with, as a lawn : RESEED
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Salon sound : SNIP
Down
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Bar soap brand : CAMAY
2
Flared dress : ALINE
3
Oompah band tune : POLKA
4
Exert one's superiority : PULLRANK
5
Typewriter formatting feature : TABSET
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Prefix with system or sphere : ECO
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Gillette razor : ATRA
8
Braga of film : SONIA
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Vigorous feelings : ENERGIES
10
Lab personnel : TESTERS
11
Heir to a throne, typically : FIRSTBORN
12
Eyelid woe : STYE
13
Tech's customer : USER
18
___-weensy : EENSY
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
24
Dunkin' Donuts order : DOZEN
27
Harold of "Ghostbusters" : RAMIS
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Depression-era migrant : OKIE
30
Recipe amts. : TSPS
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G.O.P. rivals : DEMS
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Guesstimate phrase : ORSO
33
Like the dust in a dust storm : WINDBORNE
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Asocial sort : LONER
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Devote wholly : DEDICATE
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Rugrats' outbursts : TANTRUMS
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Sylvia Plath novel, with "The" : BELLJAR
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Myopic Mr. : MAGOO
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Mountain ___ (soda) : DEW
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Applied gently : DABBED
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Some bridge seats : EASTS
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Sen. Hatch of Utah : ORRIN
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___ scheme (investment scam) : PONZI
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Remove dust bunnies : SWEEP
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Colombian cash : PESO
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Drug bust, e.g. : RAID
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58-Across, for Matt Damon : ROLE
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Bridal bio word : NEE

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

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