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New York Times, Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Measure of a company's dominance (and a literal hint to 17-, 28-, 36- and 45-Across)

Author:
Levi Denham
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Denham. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times10/19/05 ( No. 20,434 )
Across
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Flipper, e.g. : LIMB
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Butting heads : ATODDS
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W.W. II spy org. : OSS
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Fit to serve : ONEA
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Stick together : COHERE
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Some drops : DEW
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Spot in the top tier : BALCONYSEAT
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___ de France : ILE
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Hot spot : STOVE
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"Nova" network : PBS
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Not fresh : OLD
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Without support : ALONE
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Up to, quickly : TIL
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Rope fiber : JUTE
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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When wadis fill : RAINYSEASON
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Pellets, e.g. : AMMO
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Speed (up) : REV
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Accidental occurrence : HAP
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1941 Cary Grant tearjerker : PENNYSERENADE
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It may have periods : ERA
42
Capek play : RUR
43
Church part : NAVE
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Letterhead feature : COMPANYSEAL
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Burden : TAX
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Hoodwink : SCAM
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Ill-suited : INAPT
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Cabinet dept. since 1965 : HUD
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Host of an annual convention attended by publishers: Abbr. : ABA
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Hut material : ADOBE
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Public-house offering : ALE
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Measure of a company's dominance (and a literal hint to 17-, 28-, 36- and 45-Across) : MARKETSHARE
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Circle meas. : RAD
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Cause of weird weather : ELNINO
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"The heat ___!" : ISON
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Master hand : PRO
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Lie atop : RESTON
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Backpack item, maybe : TENT
Down
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Court ploy : LOB
2
Struggling, as a pitcher : INASLUMP
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The Velvet Fog : MELTORME
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He said "Knowledge is power" : BACON
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Retin-A treats it : ACNE
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Poodle, perhaps : TOY
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Startled cries : OHS
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With all one's heart : DEEPLY
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Evoking an "eh" : DRAB
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Lot sights : SETS
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Rotten to the core : ODIOUS
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Deal with commercially : SELLTO
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It touches the Gulf of Bothnia : SWEDEN
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Recovered from : OVER
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Brainstormer's cry : AHA
24
Haberdashery stock : TIES
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2, to 1/2 : INVERSE
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Where "besuboru" is played : JAPAN
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Indo-___ languages : ARYAN
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He-Man's toon sister : SHERA
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Caesar's end? : EAN
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Time to get back to work, maybe : ONEPM
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Big D.C. lobby : NRA
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One kicking oneself : RUER
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Record collection : DATABASE
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1996 Madonna role : EVAPERON
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Tel. no. add-on : EXT
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Black key : CSHARP
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Eyepiece : OCULAR
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Got by : MADEDO
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Pines : YEARNS
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Spending restraints : LIDS
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Like a rare baseball game : NOHIT
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Part of VISTA: Abbr. : AMER
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Bundle up : BALE
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Oodles : ATON
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Emergency ___ : KIT
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Tolkien creature : ENT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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