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New York Times, Monday, January 5, 2009

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

I had had success with my 5 AIR homonyms, and there was a new film called MEETTHEPARENTS 13 which led to MEAT, METE, MEET. I like these types of themes, but when you have an odd word like METE you are pretty limited to what phrases that are "in the language" that you can use...so you have to get lucky that there will be a pairing. Whereas with MEET you have MEETTHEPRESS, MEETMEINSTLOUIS, MEETTHEPARENTS, MEETTHEFOCKERS, etc.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0105 ( 21,608 )
Across
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Flexible, electrically : ACDC
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Desert plants : CACTI
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For fear that : LEST
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Prisoner's knife : SHIV
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Be ___ in the neck : APAIN
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"Even ___ speak ..." : ASWE
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Cab : TAXI
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Window features : PANES
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One at the computer : USER
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Agent Gold of HBO's "Entourage" : ARI
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Japanese sleuth Mr. ___ : MOTO
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Primp : PREEN
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2000 De Niro/Stiller comedy : MEETTHEPARENTS
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"Mighty" man who struck out : CASEY
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Not written, as a test : ORAL
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Makes mistakes : ERRS
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Pleased : GLAD
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"___ Pinafore" : HMS
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Basic, as issues : MEATANDPOTATOES
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Toddler : TOT
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Land west of Vietnam : LAOS
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Chooses : OPTS
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West Germany's capital : BONN
44
Alternative to singles, in figure skating : PAIRS
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What judges do in court : METEOUTJUSTICE
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First name in W.W. II infamy : ADOLF
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Gold, in Guadalajara : ORO
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Color lightly : TINT
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So yesterday : PASSE
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Editing mark : STET
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Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
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Parisian love : AMOUR
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No. on a bank statement : ACCT
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Like show horses' feet : SHOD
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Bedsheets, e.g. : LINEN
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"___ be in England" : OHTO
Down
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"The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
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The third time's said to be one : CHARM
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Strom Thurmond follower of 1948 : DIXIECRAT
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106, to Trajan : CVI
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Truman who wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" : CAPOTE
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Lack of interest : APATHY
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Something to paddle : CANOE
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Even score : TIE
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Ones who are elected : INS
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Winner's wreath : LAUREL
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German steel city : ESSEN
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Bonbon, e.g. : SWEET
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Shorebirds : TERNS
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The Appalachians, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
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"The Devil Wears ___" : PRADA
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Sunrise direction : EAST
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Explorer Marco : POLO
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"I smell ___" : ARAT
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Ambulance worker, for short : EMT
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___ Speed Wagon (old vehicle) : REO
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Auto gizmo that talks, in brief : GPS
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Sidewalk game with chalk : HOPSCOTCH
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Big Apple museum, with "the" : MET
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Sizzling sound : SSS
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Half of Mork's goodbye : NANU
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Advice regarding touching a hot stove : DONT
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Actress Spelling : TORI
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Sang loudly, with "out" : BELTED
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Chase : PURSUE
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To the rear, on a ship : ASTERN
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Suffix with Israel or Manhattan : ITE
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Spouses : MATES
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Singer Piaf : EDITH
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The Lone Ranger's faithful friend : TONTO
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Bourne of "The Bourne Identity" : JASON
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Build : ERECT
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Sgt. Snorkel's four-legged friend : OTTO
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Friend : PAL
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French friend : AMI
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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