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New York Times, Thursday, October 14, 2010

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This theme eluded me. The "and literally so" is key, here. As joon pahk explained on Wordplay, "STAY is literally "between the lines" MASON-DIXON and WHITESTAR, and READ is between the FREE-THROW line and a PRODUCTION line."

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 22,255 )
Across
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Gangbusters : FEDS
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Some Spiders, informally : ALFAS
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Part of a frame : JAMB
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Sweeping : EPIC
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Petrified weeper of myth : NIOBE
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Member of a pit crew? : OBOE
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Border names : MASONDIXON
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Big do : BASH
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With 40-Across, coloring advice ... and literally so : STAY
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Stink : ADO
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Half a dance : CHA
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Owner of the Titanic : WHITESTAR
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Old ___ Bucket (Big Ten conference football prize) : OAKEN
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Worrying comment from a surgeon : OOPS
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
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1959 hit with the lyric "Did he ever return? No, he never returned" : MTA
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Fictional villain whose given name is Julius : DRNO
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Antique asset, often : PATINA
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See 20- and 58-Across : BETWEENTHELINES
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It might be rolled up on a farm : SLEEVE
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Prefix with meter : HEXA
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"And we'll ___ a cup o' kindness yet": Burns : TAK
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Paying guest : LODGER
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Head of Haiti : TETE
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Live in the past? : DWELT
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Unblockable shot : FREETHROW
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The New Yorker cartoonist Chast : ROZ
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"___ Es el Amor" (classic Spanish-language hit) : ESO
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With 40-Across, infer something ... and literally so : READ
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Skinned knee, say, to a tot : OWIE
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Factory output : PRODUCTION
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Start of an old boast : VENI
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Malfunction : ACTUP
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Frozen drink brand : ICEE
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Elysium : EDEN
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Appliance button : RESET
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Warehouse : STOW
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Gender abbr. : FEM
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Abbr. in many car ads : EPA
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Go away : DISSIPATE
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Big name in lawn care : SCOTTS
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Some male dolls : ANDYS
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2018 Super Bowl number : LII
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Sexy babe : FOX
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On : ABOARD
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Thrill : SEND
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Butcher, baker or candlestick maker : JOB
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One way to be taken : ABACK
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___ Arens, former Israeli defense minister : MOSHE
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Irish writer Brendan : BEHAN
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Rob Roy's refusal : NAE
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"Color me impressed!" : OOLALA
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Sonogram targets : WOMBS
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Tourist locale : HOTEL
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Clingmans Dome is its highest point: Abbr. : TENN
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Round request : ANOTHER
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Prefix with meter : ALTI
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Zenith : APEX
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Commit : DEVOTE
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Thatching material : REED
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Head off : INTERDICT
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"Super-duper!" : NEATO
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Crooked : ASKEW
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Wisher's spot : WELL
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"___ goes!" : HERE
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Pressing concern for an astronaut? : GFORCE
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Start of a clarification : THATIS
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Was the designated one? : DROVE
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Amazed : WOWED
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Internet publication : EZINE
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Hit the roof : ERUPT
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Box a bit : SPAR
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A as in Austria : EIN
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Some game enders, for short : OTS
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Directly : DUE
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Antipoverty agcy. : OEO
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Mint : NEW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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