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New York Times, Monday, October 11, 2010

Undergo transformation, as one image into another

Author:
Robert Fisher
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fisher.
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© 2010, The New York Times10/11/10 ( No. 22,252 )
Across
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Close with a bang : SLAM
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Crimson Tide, to fans : BAMA
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Loss's opposite : GAIN
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Aria da ___ : CAPO
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Establishment with hair dryers : SALON
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Hip about : ONTO
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Muscat is its capital : OMAN
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Warning : ALERT
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Slightly open, as a door : AJAR
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Shifting piece of the earth's crust : TECTONICPLATE
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Exist naturally : INHERE
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___ Royal Highness : HER
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Cut (off), as with a sweeping motion : LOP
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Supped : ATE
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___Vista (search engine) : ALTA
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Dwell : RESIDE
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Extraterrestrial's transportation : FLYINGSAUCER
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Psychology 101 topic : EGO
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Sail holder : MAST
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Quadrennial soccer championship : FIFAWORLDCUP
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Traveled with Huck Finn, e.g. : RAFTED
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Those, in Tijuana : ESAS
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___-Town (Cubbies' home) : CHI
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Surgeons' workplaces, for short : ORS
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Sponsors' spots : ADS
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Showy cock's object of affection : PEAHEN
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Los Angeles Philharmonic summer venue : HOLLYWOODBOWL
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Dud : FLOP
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The Hunter constellation : ORION
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Merle Haggard's "___ From Muskogee" : OKIE
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"I bet you won't go bungee jumping," e.g. : DARE
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Give 10% to one's church : TITHE
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A/C opening : VENT
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Gave the boot : AXED
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Impudence : SASS
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Energy output units : ERGS
Down
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Nova ___, Canada : SCOTIA
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Bemoan : LAMENT
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Cochise or Geronimo : APACHE
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Del ___ Foods : MONTE
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Storied isle near Java : BALI
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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Undergo transformation, as one image into another : MORPH
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Stag's pride : ANTLERS
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Billy or nanny : GOAT
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Oscar winner Huston : ANJELICA
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Make ___ habit : ITA
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Neither's partner : NOR
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In a rational way : SANELY
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___ vaccine : ORAL
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General location : AREA
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Poems of praise : ODES
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Bouncy : PERT
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Stadium level : TIER
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Viewpoint : ANGLE
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Drainage pit : SUMP
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Impressive act : FEAT
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Dwellers on Mount Olympus : GODS
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Hardly a close-cut hairdo : AFRO
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Fabricator : LIAR
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Not on land, as an oil rig : OFFSHORE
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Stock in nonstandard quantities : ODDLOTS
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Gangster known as Scarface : CAPONE
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Exploited : USED
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Snug necklace : CHOKER
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Felling : HEWING
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Small bays : INLETS
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Neighbor of Israel : SYRIA
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Over : ABOVE
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___ page (newspaper part) : OPED
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Jokesters : WITS
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Sounds of amazement : OOHS
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Prescription safety org. : FDA
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Too permissive : LAX

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