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New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In the print version of this puzzle, the four "-" clues are simply blank. PUB + LICE + DUCAT + ION = 36 Across.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 21,890 )

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Across
1
Gallows-shaped letter : GAMMA
6
1975 musical with the song "Believe in Yourself," with "The" : WIZ
9
Perle who inspired "Call Me Madam" : MESTA
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Not native : ALIEN
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Stand buy : ADE
16
Sing the praises of : EXTOL
17
Attacked : RANAT
18
The Caribbean, for one : SEA
19
Alternative to Rover or Rex : SPORT
20
- : BRITISHALEHOUSE
23
Wriggly fish : EEL
24
Wise old Greek : NESTOR
25
- : COOTIES
30
Subject of some tables : TIDE
31
Cook's wear : APRON
32
"Now I get it!" : AHA
33
Essence of a person, one might say : DNA
36
What this puzzle's four missing clues spell, in order : PUBLICEDUCATION
41
Slalom section : ESS
42
"Frasier" role : ROZ
43
Inflicted upon : DIDTO
44
Analgesic's target : PAIN
46
- : OLDCOIN
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Teeming : ASWARM
51
Atom ___, 1960s cartoon superhero : ANT
52
- : CHARGEDPARTICLE
59
Hazardous : RISKY
60
Tease mercilessly, with "on" : RAG
61
Sign up : ENROL
62
"___ inside" (slogan) : INTEL
63
Sculpting medium : ICE
64
Desolate : STARK
65
Plow man : DEERE
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In accordance with : PER
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Fillers of library shelves : TOMES
Down
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Duds : GARB
2
Banned apple spray : ALAR
3
Dress not for the self-conscious : MINI
4
Butcher's stock : MEAT
5
Non-pro? : ANTI
6
Bathes : WASHES
7
Standard of perfection : IDEAL
8
Passion : ZEAL
9
Became engaged : MESHED
10
Blow the whistle on : EXPOSE
11
Thickset : STOUT
12
Trunk : TORSO
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Shorten the sleeves on, e.g. : ALTER
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Get an eyeful : SEE
22
Univac's predecessor : ENIAC
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Massachusetts getaway, with "the" : CAPE
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Piece of music : OPUS
27
Scepter toppers : ORBS
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"My mama done ___ me" : TOL
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Italian diminutive ending : INI
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Tue. plus two : THU
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Wood-smoothing tool : ADZ
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Founder and first queen of Carthage : DIDO
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Reply to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
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In a bit : ANON
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Arrestable offense : CRIME
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Endless years : EON
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What summers do : ADD
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Nervous mannerism : TIC
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Sarah Jessica of "Sex and the City" : PARKER
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Tartan pattern : ARGYLE
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Wild ass : ONAGER
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Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Biting : ACRID
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Perform very well : SHINE
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Coffee grounds and orange peels, typically : WASTE
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On the double : APACE
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Tap trouble : DRIP
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Dry run : TEST
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Sondheim's "___ the Woods" : INTO
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Fill by force : CRAM
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Washington chopping down the cherry tree, e.g. : LORE
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Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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