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New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 2009

"___ the Viking," 1989 film starring Tim Robbins

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Last.
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© 2009, The New York Times10/10/09 ( No. 21,886 )
Across
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Is an accessory for : ABETS
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Ghost, e.g. : WORDGAME
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Redness remover : VISINE
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Tough : HOOLIGAN
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Kind of statue or status : ICONIC
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Close : IMMINENT
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Slangy pronoun : DAT
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It means too much to a maestro : TROPPO
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"None shall slumber ___ sleep": Isaiah 5:27 : NOR
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Admission of sorts : MEACULPA
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It's around a yard around Buckingham Palace : METRE
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Bust of Pallas, to Poe's raven : PERCH
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Some mouths : DELTAS
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"___ the Viking," 1989 film starring Tim Robbins : ERIK
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Revolutionary dance move? : PIROUETTE
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Actor Efron of "High School Musical" : ZAC
35
Service aces? : PARSONS
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Part of it is often in the clouds : ALP
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"I'm listening, bro" : LAYITONME
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It might follow a 31-Across : PLIE
41
Release with a pop : UNSNAP
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Where locks are changed? : SALON
43
Graffiti, say : MARKS
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Tony winner between "Avenue Q" and "Jersey Boys" : SPAMALOT
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Time, in Torino : ORA
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Barely bites : NIPSAT
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They can take the pressure: Abbr. : RNS
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Real : BONAFIDE
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Comment from the clueless : NOIDEA
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"This looks like the end for me!" : IMAGONER
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Like the best bet : SUREST
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Excuse for a teacher : LATEPASS
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Not drawn out : TERSE
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Keen : AVID
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Like Japan's national diet : BICAMERAL
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Dark matter? : ESOTERICA
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Spice holder : TIN
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Tell : SNITCH
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Ones who are too big for their britches : WHIPPERSNAPPERS
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Willy Wonka's work force : OOMPALOOMPAS
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QB Tony : ROMO
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Sixth-century year : DLI
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It's played with two hands : GIN
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One making the cut? : AGENT
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Reeve's charge : MANOR
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Between, to Batista : ENTRE
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Shade for shades : ECRU
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What the Constitution is called : OLDIRONSIDES
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Comic strip outburst : ACK
25
Fannie ___ (some securities) : MAES
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Ending for a record : EST
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Candy acquired while holding one's chin up? : PEZ
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Often-carried thing : TUNE
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Congratulates, in a way : PATS
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Hard thing to pull off : TALLORDER
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Officer who was still hunting in the 1920s-'30s : ELIOTNESS
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Basting aids : PINS
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With 40-Down, friend you may have never met : PEN
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Good laugh : YUK
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See 37-Down : PAL
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Opted not to play : SATOUT
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Shell alternative : MOBIL
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Range attraction : AROMA
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Charged : RANAT
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Staffs : MANS
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Noël Coward title woman "from Argentina" : NINA
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Be enough for : SATE
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It might be checked at the door : AGE
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Many a metrosexual : FOP
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Really ruffle : IRE

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

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