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New York Times, Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
Like King Solomon ... or an oral hint to 17- and 62-Across and 11- and 29-Down
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lim.
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© 2010, The New York Times1/6/10 ( No. 21,974 )
Across
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Add a new article to, maybe : AMEND
6
Sweat units : BEADS
11
Prime meridian std. : GST
14
Zellweger of "Leatherheads" : RENEE
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Not yet reached : UNMET
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Evergreen tree : YEW
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Race energetically past? : FLYSPRYLYBY
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What an athlete may turn : PRO
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It sometimes depicts a dragon or tiger : TATTOO
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Rides : TEASES
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Keys on the side of a keyboard : SHIFTS
26
Last word of a January 1 song : SYNE
27
Mozart's "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
30
Yellow one : FRAIDYCAT
33
Todd who directed "I'm Not There," 2007 : HAYNES
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More bohemian : ARTIER
37
East ender? : ERN
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Like King Solomon ... or an oral hint to 17- and 62-Across and 11- and 29-Down : ALLWISE
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"___, verily" : YEA
43
Nonchalant : CASUAL
45
Adjusts to one's situation : ADAPTS
47
Games involving picks : LOTTERIES
50
Sch. groups : PTAS
51
River to the Mediterranean : EBRO
52
Dust collector : DRYMOP
55
Stonewall, say : STYMIE
58
Popular sandwich bag : ZIPLOC
61
Smoke detector batteries, often : AAS
62
Native African's musical beat? : PYGMYRHYTHM
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"I said ... out!" : GIT
67
Banana-loving zoo critter : ORANG
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"With this ring ___ wed" : ITHEE
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What every inning has three of? : ENS
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Native of India in the British army : SEPOY
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They might get shingles : ROOFS
Down
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Thin bark? : ARF
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Soften : MELT
3
Grammy winner for "Amarantine" : ENYA
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Occupies, as bushes or trees : NESTSIN
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Sonar's measurement : DEPTH
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Bribe : BUYOFF
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Photo blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Singer Winehouse : AMY
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Red ink : DEBT
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Eyelid annoyance : STYE
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Where an old wanderer is interred? : GYPSYCRYPT
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Sister of Venus : SERENA
13
Like some short tennis matches : TWOSET
18
Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
22
"... so long ___ both shall live?" : ASYE
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Fishing boat : TRAWLER
25
Garment in Gujarat : SARI
27
2008 title role for Benicio Del Toro : CHE
28
Trireme propeller : OAR
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What Romeo and Juliet had to do? : SYNCTRYSTS
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"___ date!" : ITSA
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Went kaput : DIED
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Luxury : EASE
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Arc on a music score : SLUR
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Made, as a wager : LAID
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Sorority letter : ETA
42
Blockhead : ASS
44
Tiny bit : ATOM
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Try for a job at : APPLYTO
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"Gil Blas" novelist : LESAGE
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Secure : OBTAIN
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Alignment of celestial bodies : SYZYGY
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Former space station : MIR
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Biblical land with "ivory and apes and peacocks" : OPHIR
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Debuts on Wall St. : IPOS
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Rochester's love : EYRE
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Roman emperor after Galba : OTHO
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Contestant on a Bravo reality show : CHEF
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Breach : GAP
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6 on a phone : MNO
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Enero, por ejemplo : MES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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