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New York Times, Friday, October 1, 2010

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QUVW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1001 ( 22,242 )

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Across
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Monte Leone, for one : ALP
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Secy., e.g. : ASST
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Henry Fielding title heroine : AMELIA
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Hebrew leader who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem : NEHEMIAH
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40-Across activity : BOXING
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Troublemaker : AGITATOR
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Big home run hitter, in slang : BOPPER
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Director Riefenstahl : LENI
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Likeness : IMAGE
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"___ heard" : SOI
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White, in a way : ANGLO
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Sp. misses : SRTAS
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"House" actor : EPPS
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Statesman of old Athens : SOLON
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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British diaper : NAPPY
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Pony or alligator : DANCE
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Funny Philips : EMO
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Memorable 10/1/75 event : ALIFRAZIERFIGHT
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Tobacco holder : TIN
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Like some anteaters : SPINY
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Brewer Bernhard : STROH
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Humdinger : ONER
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Bugger of Bugs : ELMER
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Take out : DELE
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Change, as a watch : RESET
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Kind of printer : LASER
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AER
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Giant : TITAN
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History : PAST
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Bed piece? : PAJAMA
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Nickname for racer Dale Earnhardt Sr., so called because of his stubbornness : IRONHEAD
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With 62-Down, 40-Across loser's nickname : SMOKIN
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Generosity : LARGESSE
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Does 85, say : SPEEDS
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"___ up!" (game cry) : ANTE
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40-Across ending, for short : TKO
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANA
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Advantage, with "up" : LEG
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Where the 40-Across was held : PHILIPPINES
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Big appliance maker : AMANA
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March alternatives : SITINS
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Brazil's ___ José Bay : SAO
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40-Across, familiarly : THRILLAINMANILA
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Pop group whose first Top 40 album was, appropriately, "Arrival" : ABBA
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Musical equipment popularized in the 1960s : MOOGS
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Pro : EXPERT
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The Louisville ___ (40-Across winner's nickname) : LIP
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Carol ending? : INE
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Cabinet dept. : AGR
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Time spent on la Côte d'Azur : ETE
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Silvery fish : MOONEYES
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Cicero or Publius : SENATOR
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Iridescent : OPALINE
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164-foot-tall movie star : GODZILLA
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40-Across winner's nickname : THEGREATEST
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Tee shirt opening : ARMHOLE
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Balm : SOOTHER
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Block letters? : SPF
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A.T.M. maker : NCR
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Decade parts: Abbr. : YRS
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Flunking grades : EFS
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Big lug : APE
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"___ be my pleasure" : ITD
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Second shot : RETAKE
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Bang or boom : REPORT
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Meek : TIMID
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The Rockies, e.g. : RANGE
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Gets some color : TANS
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"___ Walks in Beauty" (Byron poem) : SHE
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Letter endings: Abbr. : PSS
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Speaker's place : AMP
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See 67-Across : JOE
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Published : RAN
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Expect (of) : ASK
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"In excelsis ___" : DEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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