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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 2009

He said "If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic"

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Deodene.
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© 2009, The New York Times10/17/09 ( No. 21,893 )
Across
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Through the efforts of : THANKSTO
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Crystals used for dishes : SUGAR
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Sputnik launch time : SOVIETERA
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Meter reading : USAGE
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Didn't rely just on memory : TOOKNOTES
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Tearful : MOVED
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Pooch in panels : ODIE
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Not comprehending at all : LOST
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Track speedster beginning in 2000 : ACELA
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Unburdened : RID
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Of the seafloor : BENTHIC
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Underworld goddess : HEL
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Tough to resolve : MESSY
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It's a real stretch : EON
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Drift : ROVE
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Gorges (on) : LOADSUP
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One making a good impression? : APER
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Unlike seawater : POTABLE
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Piece keeper? : GUNBELT
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"Rocky IV" villain ___ Drago : IVAN
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It may have clawed feet : BATHTUB
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Soon to be up : NEXT
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"Do they not ___ that devise evil?": Proverbs 14:22 : ERR
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Minute : BITSY
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Municipal reg. : ORD
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Bows out : RESIGNS
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Cast : HUE
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Went with : CHOSE
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Bit of ingéniosité : IDEE
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Moravian capital : BRNO
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Lacked : HADNT
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Get some quick lodging : RENTAROOM
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Sen. Bayh's senior counterpart : LUGAR
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Guard against drifting : SNOWFENCE
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Passing lines? : ELEGY
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Rat out : TATTLEON
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Brief weather phenomenon? : TSTORM
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Hip-hop top : HOODIE
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Bypasses : AVOIDS
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Brand that may be worn with a 2-Down : NIKE
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The New Yorker writer Auletta : KEN
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Pirated : STOLE
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County in Idaho, Montana or Wyoming : TETON
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Matricidal figure of myth : ORESTES
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Cause of a rash response? : SUMAC
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Natl. athletics supporter : USOC
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Offered a way out : GAVEHOPE
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What pupils are separated by : AGELEVEL
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Klaxon-sounding occasion : REDALERT
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Like : ASTHOUGH
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Invitation notation : BYOB
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Keypad's function : INPUT
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Editorial feature : SLANT
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Literally, "my master" : RABBI
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He said "If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic" : ALBEE
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Fusty greeting : DEARSIRS
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Double-decker? : PINOCHLE
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Remake : OVERHAUL
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Bit of trickery on the schedule : TAXDODGE
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Lumps : NUBS
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Fishing weapon : TRIDENT
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It's definitely a reserved seat : THRONE
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BP competitor : SUNOCO
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Tower of London figures : YEOMEN
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Second shot : RETRY
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Piazza de Ferrari setting : GENOA
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Wrapper stat. : NETWT
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It might result in a run : SNAG
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Belgian balladeer : BREL
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Tailward : AFT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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