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New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1013 ( 22,254 )

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Across
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"The Da Vinci Code" priory : SION
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Disgusting-tasting : VILE
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The first to stab Caesar : CASCA
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Key point : CRUX
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Gordon and Ginsburg : RUTHS
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Dog in whodunits : ASTA
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Fine-tune : HONE
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Register : ENROL
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Place with a "You Are Here" map : SHOPPINGCENTER
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Brew source : TAP
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Dermal opening? : EPI
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Fleet letters : USN
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Packed away : ATE
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Left at sea : APORT
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Anchor-hoisting equipment : CATTACKLE
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Go straight : REFORM
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Howard who parodied Adolf : MOE
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Affirmative actions? : AYES
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Longtime Greenwich Village music venue, with "the" : BITTEREND
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Source of bubbly : ASTI
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The other army : FOE
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Innumerable : MYRIAD
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Protection for Pelé : SHINGUARD
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Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
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Ground breaker : HOE
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Breakfast orders at a 55-Down, briefly : OJS
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Altar agreement : IDO
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Muslim convert in 1964 news : ALI
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Glen Campbell hit, the last word of which is this puzzle's theme : WICHITALINEMAN
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Half of diez : CINCO
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Verve : ELAN
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Instrument played with a mallet : GONG
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"I don't care if they do" : LETEM
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Learning by flash cards, e.g. : ROTE
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Seek out : GOTO
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Decrease, as support : ERODE
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Poll closing? : STER
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Badlands locale: Abbr. : SDAK
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Five-pointed creature : SEASTAR
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Like most gym rats : INSHAPE
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Keeping up with : ONTOPOF
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Tide type : NEAP
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TV blocking device : VCHIP
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Having a twist : IRONIC
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One getting an inspiration? : LUNG
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Will figure : EXECUTOR
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Actor Richard of "Rambo" films : CRENNA
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Unpaid sitter, perhaps : AUNT
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Like some dirty windshields : STREAKY
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"Through the Looking-Glass" laugh : CHORTLE
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Hand communication: Abbr. : ASL
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Lab dish inventor : PETRI
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Hold in regard : ESTEEM
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Some R.P.I. grads : EES
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Batpole user : ROBIN
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Mideast leader: Var. : AMEER
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Core group : CADRE
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Japan's highest point: Abbr. : MTFUJI
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Wedding reception participants, often : TOASTERS
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Hose material : NYLON
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Smokestack emission : ASH
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More ostentatious : SHOWIER
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Connect with : TIEINTO
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Sulky : INAMOOD
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Emory University's home : ATLANTA
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Hanging in there : DOINGOK
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"Beat it, kid!" : GOHOME
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Get wider : DILATE
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Where hash is "slung" : DINER
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E-mailed a dupe to : CCED
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Jillions : ALOT
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Orders at a 55-Down : EGGS
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A.L. Central city : CLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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