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New York Times, Monday, October 17, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: "CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times" (puzzle list.) Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Wordplay.
Jim Horne notes:

This is the 146th puzzle Mr. Berry has created for the NYT, and his first ever Monday. Tomorrow he will hit for the cycle with his first ever Tuesday puzzle.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 22,623 )
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Fateful day for Caesar : IDES
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All-night dance party : RAVE
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Laboratory maze runners : RATS
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Scrabble draw : TILE
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Completely confused : ATSEA
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The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Manicurists treat them : NAILS
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Sluggish from sedatives : DOPY
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Catch Groucho while fishing? : LANDMARX
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Blues player's instrument? : SADSAX
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18-wheeler : SEMI
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Chaotic battles : MELEES
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French farewell : ADIEU
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Falafel holders : PITAS
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Cereal that doesn't really taste like anything? : BLANKCHEX
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Period of duty : STINT
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1930s-'40s prez : FDR
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Beyond repair : KAPUT
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Expected to arrive : DUE
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Islamic decree : FATWA
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Wildcat that can't sit still? : HYPERLYNX
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Dances to Hawaiian music : HULAS
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Astronaut Armstrong and others : NEILS
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Burning emergency signals : FLARES
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New ___ (35-Across's program) : DEAL
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Levy paid by white-collar workers? : TIETAX
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Formal wear for one's belly? : TUMMYTUX
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Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
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What an electric meter indicates : USAGE
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Corn bread : PONE
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"99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
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Fabric that's glossy on one side : SATIN
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Feudin' with, say : AGIN
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Left the scene : WENT
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Numbers to be crunched : DATA
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Type used for emphasis: Abbr. : ITAL
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Hard-to-please celeb : DIVA
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North Carolina university : ELON
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Submits, as a manuscript : SENDSIN
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Rampaged : RANAMUCK
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Creator of the game Missile Command : ATARI
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Engine type pioneered by the Buick Special : VSIX
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Snakelike fish : EEL
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Most sunburned : REDDEST
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Got out of bed : AROSE
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Spanish finger food : TAPAS
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River of Hades : STYX
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Plus column entry : ASSET
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Easily cowed : MEEK
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"Regrettably ..." : ALAS
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Scramble : MIXUP
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Alan who played Hawkeye : ALDA
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Object thrown in a pub : DART
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17th-century diarist Samuel : PEPYS
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Teen girl's close chum, for short : BFF
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Laugh track sounds : HAHAS
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Convent residents : NUNS
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Common cowboy nickname : TEX
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Slumlord's building : TENEMENT
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"How about it?" : WHATSAY
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Otherworldly glow : AURA
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500 sheets of paper : REAM
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Large leaf on which a frog may repose : LILYPAD
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Upscale marque owned by Toyota : LEXUS
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Dismissed from "The Apprentice" : FIRED
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Helmsley known as the Queen of Mean : LEONA
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Began eating : DUGIN
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Look after, as a bar : TEND
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London art gallery : TATE
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"Animal House" party costume : TOGA
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Peck, pint or pound : UNIT
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Leather-wearing TV princess : XENA
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Lumberjack's tool : SAW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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