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New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 149 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.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1018 ( 22,624 )
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___ the Hutt ("Return of the Jedi" villain) : JABBA
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Stuff to wear : GARB
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Not of the clergy : LAIC
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Take a weapon from : UNARM
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Flu symptom : AGUE
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"The King and I" governess : ANNA
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Starch: a cross between ___? : STARSKYANDHUTCH
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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Oscar winner for "Moonstruck" : CHER
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Swinger who loves Jane : TARZAN
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Underwire garment : BRA
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Pre-euro Italian currency : LIRE
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Pimple: a cross between ___? : PUREANDSIMPLE
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Sad poem : ELEGY
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Call at first base, maybe : SAFE
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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What Visine is dispensed in : DROPS
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Sunbeam : RAY
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Apple Store offerings : MACS
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Concerning : INRE
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"Love Lockdown" singer West : KANYE
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Hisses: a cross between ___? : HUGSANDKISSES
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Word before "Boy," "Love" and "Come Back" in titles to #1 songs : BABY
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Construction project in Genesis : ARK
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Classic Chevy model : IMPALA
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Leatherworking tools : AWLS
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No. on a college transcript : GPA
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Beetles: a cross between ___? : BEERANDSKITTLES
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Isaac's eldest : ESAU
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Rural road sign : DEER
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Like helium : INERT
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Deck hands : TARS
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Cashless transaction : SWAP
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Seen-it-all feeling : ENNUI
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Merely : JUST
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Not a fan of : ANTI
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Sounds in "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" : BAAS
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Reaction to a cold snap : BRR
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"Take a hike!" : AMSCRAY
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"Let's Get It On" singer : GAYE
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Petri dish gel : AGAR
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Choose flight instead of fight : RUN
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Parents set them for kids : BEDTIMES
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Prizes in early Olympics : LAURELS
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1998 animated film loosely based on "Brave New World" : ANTZ
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Machu Picchu resident : INCA
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"Come Fly With Me" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
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Title that's a homophone of 13-Down : KHAN
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Instrument on Ireland's coat of arms : HARP
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Panhandle : BEG
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Walked with one foot asleep, say : LIMPED
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Salon treatment : PERM
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Get through to : REACH
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Charles ___, hero of "A Tale of Two Cities" : DARNAY
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Contempt : SCORN
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Makes at work : EARNS
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Dunaway of "Chinatown" : FAYE
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They may be lazy or wandering : EYES
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Breaks up : DISBANDS
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Outbacks and Foresters : SUBARUS
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Alley seen on TV : KIRSTIE
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Pump : ASK
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Festive occasion : GALA
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Malevolent Hindu goddess : KALI
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"That doesn't surprise me!" : IBET
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Mountain with a flat top : MESA
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Distinctively shaped fruit : PEAR
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On the ocean : ASEA
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Les Nessman's station in a 1978-82 sitcom : WKRP
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Isolated valley : GLEN
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Home of former U.N. Secretary General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar : PERU
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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Mountain ___ : DEW
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Spike TV, once : TNN

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

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