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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 2010

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 21,977 )

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Across
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Fugitive-hunting Fed : USMARSHAL
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2000 U.S. Open winner : SAFIN
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"E.T." follower : PHONEHOME
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Free sample, say : PROMO
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Local assessment : COUNTYTAX
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Plume hunter's prey : EGRET
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Antisocial type : LONER
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Type with finesse : DIPLOMAT
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"How ___ is the candle of the wicked put out!": Job 21:17 : OFT
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Like some thin fibers : OPTICAL
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Not quite none, in Naples : UNO
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Yacht spot : SLIP
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Reason for a lighter conviction? : ARSON
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Like many smoothies : GLIB
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View spoiler : EYESORE
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Chronicle : NARRATE
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Crutch : AID
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Social type : TEA
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Get down : SWALLOW
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Where some touchdowns are made : HELIPAD
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Detriment : HARM
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Popular piercing site : NAVEL
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Orchestra alternative : LOGE
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Where organs may be repaired, briefly : ORS
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It stores fish in a pouch : PELICAN
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Set of utensils : KIT
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It has a dark side, in sci-fi : THEFORCE
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"___ My Family" (Cranberries song) : ODETO
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Corral : PENIN
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Its logo is a rubber-band ball : OFFICEMAX
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Spring : ARISE
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Counted raised hands, say : TOOKAVOTE
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See 7-Down : ROCKS
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Like many avenues : TREELINED
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In one's face : UPCLOSE
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Pennsylvania Dutch pie : SHOOFLY
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Enduring symbol of Canada : MOUNTIE
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Last of the Stuarts : ANNE
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In once more : RETRO
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Lacking : SHY
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With 63-Across, 1972 Rolling Stones "greatest hits" album : HOT
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Knight of medieval literature : AMADIS
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Defining work : LEXICON
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What a 9-Down might help you do : SPELL
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Galley of myth : ARGO
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H2O, e.g. : FORMULA
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"For real!" : IMEANIT
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Opposite of destined : NOTTOBE
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Smoke that's not thick : PANATELA
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"The Canterbury Tales" charlatan : PARDONER
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26-Across and 26-Across and 26-Across : TRE
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The last one begins "Praise ye the Lord" : PSALM
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Percival caught sight of it : GRAIL
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Permian Basin yield : OIL
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Sister's study: Abbr. : REL
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Met the course standard : SHOTPAR
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Bronze Star recipient : WARHERO
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One of the metalloids : ARSENIC
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Literature Nobelist Derek : WALCOTT
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TV's "___ Ramsey" : HEC
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Collectible card creatures : POKEMON
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Shake : AGITATE
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Quit using : DETOXED
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Try to win : VIEFOR
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Dixie cakes : PONES
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Lite as can be : NOCAL
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1972 A.L. Rookie of the Year : FISK
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Supreme Hindu goddess : DEVI
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One to go up against : FOE
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Memorable 2008 Gulf hurricane : IKE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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