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New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 2009

Author:
Patrick Blindauer & Rebecca Young
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rebecca Young

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Blindauer. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Young. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The print version of this puzzle varies from the Across Lite version. There is a blank square in the centre as shown here, 18 Across has a longer clue: "With 55-Across, direction indicator (and what to draw in the center of this puzzle)" and there is this mysterious clue for 55 Across: "See 18-Across." Click here to see one particular compass rose.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1001 ( 21,877 )
Across
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Paper carrier : SATCHEL
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Raised Cain : ACTEDUP
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Heaped together : INAPILE
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Element used in fire retardants : BROMINE
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Something made to order? : CATALOG
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With 55-Across, direction indicator : COMPASS
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Women who get high? : SOPRANOS
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Lay : PUT
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Med. readout : EKG
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Euripides play or its heroine : HELEN
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"Catch!" : HERE
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Its motto is "Duty, Honor, Country" : WESTPOINT
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Apple gadget : PARER
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"The ___ Report" : COLBERT
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Cold war grp. : SSRS
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Fast-food chain whose logo features a modified Italian flag : SBARRO
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Defeated, as at a Nathan's hot dog contest : OUTATE
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"___ It Time" (1977 hit) : ISNT
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Hip (to) : TUNEDIN
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Jag : SPREE
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Cockney, e.g. : EASTENDER
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Been abed : LAIN
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Ship's resting place : BERTH
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"I have an idea ..." : SAY
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Global finance org. : IMF
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Story that begins "All children, except one, grow up" : PETERPAN
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Place name popular in the 1990s : MELROSE
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"Mr. Pim Passes By" playwright : AAMILNE
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"The Lion in Winter" queen : ELEANOR
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Like penthouse suites vis-à-vis other apartments, typically : PRICIER
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Melancholy : SADNESS
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Picnic pest, informally : SKEETER
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Attack signal : SIC
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Bit of art on a chest, in slang : TAT
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Balancing pros : CPAS
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Hawaii county seat : HILO
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Toymaking center? : NORTHPOLE
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Recliner feature : LEGREST
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"Nightline" presenter : ABCNEWS
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Sing like Andy Williams or Russ Columbo : CROON
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___ River, N.J. : TOMS
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Titus or Tiberius: Abbr. : EMP
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Something needed for a change : DIAPER
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Dubious : UNSURE
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Nag : PESTER
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It may be red or brown : ALE
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Series conclusions: Abbr. : ETCS
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Remote ancestor? : KNOB
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Arizona's ___ Mountains : GILA
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Get the lead out : HASTEN
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Pat of "Knute Rockne All American" : OBRIEN
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As such : PERSE
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Trim, as a topiary : PRUNE
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Long-running TV series set in Colorado : SOUTHPARK
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Puts on : ADDS
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How to ___ knot (Boy Scout's lesson) : TIEA
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One of eight English kings, to a 45-Across : ENRY
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Could fall either way : TEETERS
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Features of some sandals : TSTRAPS
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Slanders really badly : SLIMES
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Bobby's wife on "Dallas" : PAMELA
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Ransacked : RIFLED
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"Right you ___!" : ARE
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Spanish kisses : BESOS
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Soul food side dish : PONE
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Le Havre honey : AMIE
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"Well done!" : NICE
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Split : RAN
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Pie-eyed : LIT
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Name tag? : NEE
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Give all for one or one for all, e.g.? : ERR

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

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