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FIGURE OF SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 2010

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 22,258 )
Across
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Alaska senator Murkowski : LISA
5
Sean who played the title role in "Rudy," 1993 : ASTIN
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Start to frost? : PERMA
15
Pan handler : CHEF
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El océano, por ejemplo : AGUA
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Shakespeare's Lennox, Angus or Ross : THANE
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Bitter : ACERB
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Aries or Taurus : AUTO
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Hoop grp. : WNBA
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They may be split : HAIRS
25
Singer with the #1 country hit "Hello Darlin'" : CONW8WITTY
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When repeated, a calming phrase : NOW
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A whole lot : OODLES
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Debate side : ANTI
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Cartographic extra : INSET
31
Egg protector : CR8
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Easy as falling off ___ : ALOG
33
Salon, for example : EZINE
35
Listens, old-style : HARKS
37
Suspenseful 1966 Broadway hit : W8UNTILDARK
43
Grp. that conducts many tests : FDA
46
Biblical liar : ANANIAS
48
See 39-Down : SOHOT
49
Actress ___ Chong : RAEDAWN
51
Least welcoming : ICIEST
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Wait upon : ATTEND
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Gathered : DEDUCED
54
___ Coty, French president before de Gaulle : RENE
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Stick in the mud : MIRE
57
Subtracting : LESS
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Cassandra, for one : SEER
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Repeatedly raised the bar? : LIFTEDW8S
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Long piece of glassware : TESTTUBE
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N.F.C. South player : BUC
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Noggin : BEAN
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Still product: Abbr. : ALC
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On the safe side : ALEE
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Wave function symbol in quantum mechanics : PSI
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Items of short-lived use : EPHEMERA
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Racy best-selling novel of 1956 : P8ONPLACE
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Take ___ (rest) : ANAP
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Hindu titles : SRIS
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Speed-skating champ Johann ___ Koss : OLAV
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Out of : FROM
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Like an egocentric's attitude : MEFIRST
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Flammable fuel : ETHANE
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Part of a postal address for Gannon University : ERIEPA
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Carry out : EXECUTE
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Moon of Saturn : DIONE
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Barbecue cook : GRILLER
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Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Fast-talking salesman's tactic : B8ANDSWITCH
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Itsy-bitsy : TEENY
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Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
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Shout from one who's on a roll? : HERE
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___ loss : ATA
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One to a customer, e.g. : LIMIT
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Prime : AONE
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Camping treats : SMORES
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B.M.O.C.'s, often : SRS
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X Games competitor : SK8BOARDER
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Rikki-___-tavi : TIKKI
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Tanned : BEAT
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Zoom : TEAR
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Florida univ. affiliated with the Catholic Church : STLEO
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___ the hole : ACEIN
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"... and ___ it again!" : IDDO
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"Twilight," e.g. : SAGA
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___ manual : USERS
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Gull relatives : TERNS
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Spat : G8ER
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Common patio sight : LAWNCHAIR
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Bliss, it is said : IGNORANCE
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, in New York City : SUBW8RAIN
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Prominent tower, for short : AAA
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Massachusetts industrial city on the Millers River : ATHOL
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Trails : SHADOWS
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Follow too closely : TAILG8
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Dread loch? : NESS
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Spotted cavy : PACA
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H.S. class : ECON
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Didn't buy, perhaps : RENTED
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Don Herbert's moniker on 1950s-'60s TV : MRWIZARD
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Lessen : AB8
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"Educating Rita" star : CAINE
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Sheds : HUTS
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Novel conclusion? : ETTE
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Track star A. J. : FOYT
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Gave a sly signal : WINKED
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Good spot for a date? : OASIS
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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Prepare for a dubbing : KNEEL
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Yucatán "you" : USTED
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With 48-Across, mediocre : NOT
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Insomniac's TV viewing : THEL8L8SHOW
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"The Chairs" playwright : IONESCO
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Former Fords : LTDS
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Showing, as a deck member : FACEUP
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Square sorts : DWEEBS
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Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
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Cost for getting money, maybe : ATMFEE
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Common settler : DUST
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Bowls : ARENAS
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___-Tass news agency : ITAR
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Bread, milk or eggs : STAPLE
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Tech stock : IBM
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Elk : WAPITIS
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Folk singer Jenkins : ELLA
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Miracle Mets pitcher, 1969 : SEAVER
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Shamus : TEC
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Person who's visibly happy : BEAMER
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On deck : UPNEXT
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Rubs : CHAFES
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Sweeping story : EPIC
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Schubert's "Eine kleine Trauermusik," e.g. : NONET
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Use TurboTax, say : EFILE
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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Movie producer's time of stress : RELEASED8
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Tariffs hinder it : OPENTRADE
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Oscar-winning actress for "The Great Lie," 1941 : MARYASTOR
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With freedom of tempo : RUBATO
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Conditions : ST8S
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Some service stations : TEACARTS
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Black bird : ANI
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Devotional ceremonies : RITES
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Pickle type : GHERKIN
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Noggin : NOODLE
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Ring around the collar : CHOKER
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Lead-in to harp or phone : VIBRA
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Dancer's controls? : REINS
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W.W. II craft : LSTS
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Furniture giant : IKEA
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Largest employer in Newton, Iowa, until 2006 : M8AG
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Not e'en once : NEER
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Winged Greek god : EROS
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Ballpark figure : STAT
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Cheese lovers : MICE
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The Sun Devils of the N.C.A.A. : ASU
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Magnanimous : BIG

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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