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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 2009

Author:
Ken Bessette
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ken Bessette

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bessette. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0131 ( 21,634 )

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Across
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Seek change? : PASSTHEHAT
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Southern appellation : BRER
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Between wings : ONTHESTAGE
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Showy wear : LAME
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Ad pitcher who's really a pitcher : KOOLAIDMAN
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Some familia members : TIAS
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College of the Redwoods locale : EUREKA
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___ Archer, with whom Sam Spade had an affair : IVA
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Red state? : SNIT
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They have their ups and downs : STEPS
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Weapons once produced extensively by the Royal Small Arms Factory : STENS
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Chicago Fire's sports org. : MLS
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Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
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Dish with cornhusks : TAMALE
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Trials : HARDSHIPS
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Big name in cells : NOKIA
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Blood drive quantity : ONEUNIT
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Player of the first Bond girl : ANDRESS
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Actor Jack : NANCE
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No place for a lady : STAGPARTY
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Hold up : ESTEEM
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"Thrilla in Manila" airer : HBO
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Timetable listing: Abbr. : STA
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Combinations' locations : SAFES
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Badger : NAGAT
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Yak : TALK
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It has its ups and downs, with "the" : DOW
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Kind of beef or chicken : SESAME
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Fungal spore cases : ASCI
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Evolutionary process : ADAPTATION
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Diagonal : BIAS
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Marquee name : MOVIETITLE
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They're near temples : EARS
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Toy with blueprints : ERECTORSET
Down
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Dawdling sorts : POKES
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Have ___ (not be trapped) : ANOUT
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Link in a chain? : STORE
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Cart : SHLEP
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Trees of the verbena family : TEAKS
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Early Chinese dynasty : HSIA
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Capt.'s announcement : ETD
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Hot-dog : HAMITUP
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Pita source : AGAVE
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Kind of farmer : TENANT
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Short orders? : BLTS
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Indian tribe V.I.P. : RAINMAKER
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Spammer's resource : EMAILLIST
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Stops stewing : RESTSEASY
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Hot rods? : SPITS
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Market yardstick, for short : SANDP
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Yellowfin, on Hawaiian menus : AHI
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Last name of father-and-son N.F.L. coaches : MORA
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Copper head? : HONESTABE
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Bergman title role : ANASTASIA
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Terminal offering : RENTALCAR
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Italian leader : DUCE
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Bygone stickers : SNEES
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Automotive debuts of 1949 : SAABS
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___ Dinh Diem (first president of South Vietnam) : NGO
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Stand-up routine? : THEWAVE
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One of a couple at a French restaurant : MADAME
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Travel writer Eugene : FODOR
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Swell : NEATO
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Still no longer : ASTIR
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They're shown at horse shows : GAITS
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Whac-___ (carnival game) : AMOLE
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Something a believer believes : TENET
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It's often planted : KISS
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Keep in : STET
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Shot : PIC

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

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