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New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 2010

Author:
Xan Vongsathorn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Xan Vongsathorn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 21,975 )
Across
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Heebie-jeebies : JIMJAMS
8
They may have titles : PAGEANTS
14
Landing : ARRIVAL
15
Expensive way to the hospital : MEDEVAC
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Enemy encounter : COMBATANT
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Unlikely section in a religious bookstore : EROTICA
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Last word in "Oh! Susanna" : KNEE
19
"The Glass Bead Game" novelist : HESSE
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Lead : MAIN
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High flier, once : SST
23
Teacups, e.g. : RIDE
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Asks (for) : SENDS
25
Bashes : DOS
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Web ___ : CHAT
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Bashes : GALAS
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Absolutely terrific : FANTABULOUS
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Japanese flower-arranging art : IKEBANA
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Selfish, as an attitude : MEFIRST
40
Gets upset : ANTAGONIZES
42
Plundering opportunity : FORAY
43
D-back or Card : NLER
44
Biscuit holder : TIN
45
Appearance of O or W : ISSUE
49
Locate, as Waldo : SPOT
51
Narrow inlet : RIA
54
"Say ___" : WHEN
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See 11-Down : WATER
57
An Ivy : PENN
58
Pole position? : ANTARCTIC
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Unpopular ones : REJECTS
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Congenital : INBUILT
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Name-dropping, maybe : ERASURE
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Stored compactly, in a way : NESTED
65
See 57-Down : CONTROL
Down
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10 superiors : JACKS
2
Fetters : IRONS
3
Citi Field mascot : MRMET
4
See eye to eye : JIBE
5
Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA
6
His 1959 album "Heavenly" was #1 for five weeks : MATHIS
7
Set upon a slope, say : SLANTED
8
A Dumas : PERE
9
Hullabaloo : ADO
10
"See what I mean?" : GETME
11
Big brand of 55-Across : EVIAN
12
Something that might work on a full stomach? : ANTACID
13
Optical readings : SCANS
15
"___ amis ..." (start of a French oration) : MES
20
Trig function : SECANT
23
Cash in the music business : ROSANNE
24
"Shut up already!" : STUFFIT
25
Actress Olivia of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" : DABO
27
Soupy Sales and others : HAMS
28
Former Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
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Yankee fighter : GIANT
30
Letters between two names : AKA
31
Yours may be asleep while you're awake : LEG
32
Fluster : FAZE
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Ali, the ___ of God : LION
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CBS newsman Bob : ORR
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NATO founding member : USA
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Trough location : STY
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Goose egg : NIL
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Once, once : ERST
44
Picadors assist him : TORERO
45
Cry at a poker game, maybe : IWANTIN
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Title film character who's idolized by a boy named Joey : SHANE
47
Some Balkanites : SERBS
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Full-length : UNCUT
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Georges with the best seller "Life: A User's Manual" : PEREC
51
Arise anew : RECUR
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Many a freshman course : INTRO
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
55
Like eights in crazy eights : WILD
56
Don't just sit there : ACT
57
With 65-Across, extermination ... or what can be done to 10 answers in this puzzle without affecting their clues? : PEST
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Distinctive Dilbert feature : TIE
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M.L.K. Day month : JAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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