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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 2009

1986-93 war-themed Marvel Comics series, with "The"

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GX} Scrabble average: 1.97 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times1/3/09 ( No. 21,606 )
Across
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Brewer Joseph : SCHLITZ
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"America This Morning" outfit : ABCNEWS
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"Comin' through loud and clear" : IHEARYA
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Region south of Silesia : MORAVIA
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Database search option : KEYWORD
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Curt comment to an ogler : YOUMIND
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Border line? : HEM
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Hard bop, e.g. : NEOJAZZ
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Surpassed : LED
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Clothing store bargain fodder: Abbr. : IRRS
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Dwindle, as support : ERODE
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Greek goddess of youth : HEBE
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Move stealthily : SIDLE
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Record letters : AKA
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Like the Topoxte archaeological site : MAYAN
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Setting for Joshua trees : MOJAVE
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Permits : EMPOWERS
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Mistress of Charles II : NELL
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Can : SACK
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Where things get checked : COATROOM
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Passed pleasantly : WHILED
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No place for a big rig : ALLEY
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The following: Abbr. : SEQ
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Current terminus : ANODE
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Mixture : MELD
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Magellan visited it : VENUS
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Participated in a pool, say : SWAM
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Suffix that may appear in a record : EST
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Language of central Mexico : NAHUATL
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About 20 pinches: Abbr. : TSP
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Noted Venetian army general : OTHELLO
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People who may be removed : COUSINS
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Potential cause of a wrongful conviction : FRAMEUP
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Singer of the 1974 hit "I've Got the Music in Me" : KIKIDEE
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Made with 39-Down, maybe : FATFREE
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Stage production : SCENERY
Down
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It rejects the caste system and idolatry : SIKHISM
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English toast : CHEERIO
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1993 hit for the R&B duo Zhané : HEYMRDJ
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Counselor's area : LAW
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Hard stuff : IRON
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David who caught a key pass in the 2008 Super Bowl : TYREE
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"Butterfly" star, 1981 : ZADORA
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2005 Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Junebug" : AMYADAMS
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Hard stuff : BOOZE
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Cristiano symbol : CRUZ
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1986-93 war-themed Marvel Comics series, with "The" : NAM
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Supposed bringer of bad luck : EVILEYE
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Bouquet setting : WINEBAR
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Gets down : SADDENS
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Cause for winking : JOKE
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Not on the level : SLANTED
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"Treasure Island" hero : HAWKINS
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___ other : EVERY
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Latte variety : MOCHA
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"Eldorado" grp. : ELO
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Nail site : PAW
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Become despondent : LOSEHOPE
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Appeared (as) : CAMEOFF
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Ingredient in some chips : OLESTRA
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Something great, informally : ALLTHAT
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See 51-Down : MENU
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When some sea creatures are exposed : LOWTIDE
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Santa Claus player in a 2003 comedy : EDASNER
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"Honey, I just forgot to duck" speaker : DEMPSEY
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They treat people badly : QUACKS
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With 41-Down, cheap fast-food offerings : VALUE
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Immovable type : STOIC
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Giant, e.g., briefly : NLER
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Patron saint of surgeons : LUKE
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Energy expressed in volts: Abbr. : EMF
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You might pay for it later : SIN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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