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New York Times, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1018 ( 22,990 )
Across
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"Changing the subject ..." : ANYHOO
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Oscar winner who appeared in a Snickers ad : JOEPESCI
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Hold for questioning : DETAIN
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Money for a ride? : AUTOLOAN
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Bit of riding gear on a truck's flatbed? : SADDLEINTHEBACK
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Humane org. : ASPCA
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Parisian pastry : TARTE
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Pampering place : SPA
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Crooked line? : LIE
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Verizon subsidiary : MCI
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PBS's Science Kid : SID
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Evidence of some marksmanship? : HOLEINTHEACE
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"Giant Brain" that debuted in 1946 : ENIAC
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Doris Day hit "___ Magic" : ITS
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Cable channel owned by Time Warner : TBS
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Lighting director's woe? : DARKINTHESHOT
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Bygone flier, for short : SST
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Card game akin to euchre : LOO
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___ four : PETIT
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Baking hazard at a manger? : HAYINTHEROLL
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Series ender, often : ETC
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Block : BAR
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OPEC member, briefly : UAE
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1970s-'90s band with a euphoric-sounding name : XTC
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Novelist Mary ___ Russell : DORIA
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Old F.D.A. guideline : USRDA
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Diagnosis for a stoned viper? : GRASSINTHESNAKE
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Atmosphere : AMBIENCE
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Grumble : MUTTER
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Place to walk a dog, maybe : RESTSTOP
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Ones cast in "Wicked" : SPELLS
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Spots : ADS
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"The Big Read" sponsor, for short : NEA
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Thus far, on a quarterly stmt. : YTD
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"If I ___ nickel ..." : HADA
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Film about the sea? : OILSLICK
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The first to go on a strike, usually : ONEPIN
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Actress/country singer Kramer : JANA
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Published : OUT
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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Kind of license : POETIC
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Island off the coast of Tuscany : ELBA
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Climbs swiftly : SOARS
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They have sticking points : CACTI
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Having tattoos : INKED
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"O.G. Original Gangster" artist : ICET
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"That's what ___ said" : SHE
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Skin care brand : PONDS
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Name on a spy's passport, perhaps : ALIAS
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___ lab : METH
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Portmanteau, e.g. : CASE
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"Battlestar Galactica" destination : EARTH
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Tried to pick up : HITON
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Knockout number? : ETHER
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Crow's-feet treatment : BOTOX
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Circus clown prop : STILT
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___ Ulyanov, Vladimir Lenin's father : ILYA
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Film genre : NOIR
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Hastens : SPEEDSUP
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Pampering, in brief : TLC
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Belittles : ABASES
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Rear : TUSH
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Old Turkish quarters : HAREMS
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"J. ___," 2011 film : EDGAR
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Singer who co-wrote "The Christmas Song" : TORME
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Beefs : CRABS
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"That so?" : ISIT
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Sch. whose fight song is "Miners Fight" : UTEP
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Get in on the deal : ANTE
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QB's blunder : INT
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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Home of the Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
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Kenan's former Nickelodeon pal : KEL
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Where you might see a lot of chest-pumping, for short? : ERS

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