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New York Times, Friday, January 9, 2009

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JK} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 21,612 )
Across
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A looker might give it ... or get it : THEONCEOVER
12
Partner of a certain rabid sports fan : FOOTBALLWIDOW
14
"Please?" elicitor : SAYTHEMAGICWORD
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Native home of the canary : AZORES
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Lion, tiger or shark : MANEATER
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Wankel engine component : ROTOR
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Winner of 11 Grand Slam tournament titles : BORG
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___ de boeuf : ROTI
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Goose : GOAD
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Computer hookup point : PORT
23
Infer from data : EDUCE
24
Local borders? : ELS
25
19th-century engineer with a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame : EADS
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Forgers : SMITHS
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Something to turn on : AXIS
28
Ruler crowned in 1953, informally : QEII
29
Bouncy kid-lit character : TIGGER
32
Blood sausage ingredient : SUET
33
Rock-___ : OLA
36
First name in erotica : ANAIS
37
Saucy : FLIP
38
With 15-Down, hangs on the line : DRIP
39
Matted cotton sheet : BATT
40
Dylan was once her protégé : BAEZ
41
Shorts material, in München : LEDER
42
Prefix in parentheses : AREACODE
44
Department store founder who pioneered credit unions : FILENE
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Habitués of art galleries, theaters, etc. : CULTUREVULTURES
47
Nursery rhyme title fellow : GEORGIEPORGIE
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Once-common monochrome PC display : GREENSCREEN
Down
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Some hybrids : TOYOTAS
2
Fast accelerator : HOTROD
3
Clear sky : ETHER
4
U.K. awards : OBES
5
"We Were Soldiers" setting : NAM
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Raises an outcry : CLAMORS
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"Hooked on Swing" jazzman Larry : ELGART
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Seeing red? : OWING
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Gambling too much, e.g. : VICE
10
Loser in the Battle of Bannockburn, 1314 : EDWARDII
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Find and destroy : ROOTOUT
12
Italian beans, in a Dean Martin standard : FAZOOL
13
Base person : WRETCH
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Base person? : SARGE
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See 38-Across : DRIES
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Figures, informally : BODS
22
See 25-Down : PAIR
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Ooze : EMIT
25
22-Down that has split : EXES
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Ooze : SEEP
27
One stirring the pot : AGITATOR
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It can be frightening when one is popped : QUIZ
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The French smoke it : TABAC
30
Bug's place? : INARUG
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Drop leaf supporter : GATELEG
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They're short on T's : SLEEVES
33
Call for delivery : ORDERIN
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One with a mortgage, e.g. : LIENEE
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Opposite of avant : APRES
37
Many an opening shot : FADEIN
38
Cataclysm : DELUGE
40
The Great Dane of entertainment : BORGE
41
Petrol purchase : LITRE
43
Smoke, e.g. : CURE
44
Thing with pétalos : FLOR
46
Lines at a checkout counter?: Abbr. : UPC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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