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New York Times, Monday, October 19, 2009

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1019 ( 21,895 )
Across
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V.I.P.'s vehicle : LIMO
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Cry one's eyes out : BAWL
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Sudden impulse : WHIM
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Tracking dog's clue : ODOR
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Double-reed instrument : OBOE
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Glistened : SHONE
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*Backwoods locale : BOONDOCKS
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Parts of parkas : HOODS
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Averages : NORMS
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Colorful shawls south of the border : SERAPES
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___ Rica : COSTA
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Nintendo competitor : SEGA
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Spike who directed "Crooklyn" : LEE
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Fireplace residue : ASH
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*Particle with no electric charge : NEUTRON
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Commercials : ADS
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Obstruction, as in a pipe : BLOCKAGE
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1950s prez : IKE
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Boozers : SOTS
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Outbuildings : SHEDS
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Sleeping, most likely : ABED
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Golf peg : TEE
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Place to buy a dog or dog food : PETSTORE
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Badminton court divider : NET
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*Stew made with paprika : GOULASH
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L.A. campus : USC
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Ending on a campus e-mail address : EDU
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Anglo-Saxon writing symbol : RUNE
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Monteverdi opera hero who descends into Hades : ORFEO
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Marches in protest outside a workplace : PICKETS
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Tiny flourish on a letter : SERIF
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Liability's opposite : ASSET
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Gush (over) ... or sounds shared by the answer to each starred clue : OOHANDAAH
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"Crazy" birds : LOONS
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Hawaiian garlands : LEIS
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To the ___ of the earth : ENDS
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B&B's : INNS
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"Fiddlesticks!" : DRAT
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Immediately, to a surgeon : STAT
Down
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High tennis hit : LOB
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Altar vow : IDO
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*Apollo 11, 12 or 13, e.g. : MOONSHOT
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"Ready ___, here ..." : ORNOT
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Ka-blam! : BOOM
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"Sesame Street" lessons : ABCS
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Stir-fry cooker : WOK
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___ of two evils : LESSER
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Cowboy's "Stop!" : WHOA
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*Commotion : HOOPLA
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Truly : INDEED
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Bungles, with "up" : MESSES
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Got smaller : SHRANK
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Guzzled : DRANK
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Selfish sorts : EGOISTS
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Taxis : CABS
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Nobel Peace Prize city : OSLO
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Church bell holder : STEEPLE
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Tactfully remove from a job : EASEOUT
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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Winter hours in Minn. : CST
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Sup : EAT
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U.S. anti-trafficking grp. : DEA
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*Teased hairdo : BOUFFANT
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Art ___ (1920s-'30s style) : DECO
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Long-feathered wading birds : EGRETS
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Lacking its wool coat, as a sheep : SHORN
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Katmandu native : NEPALI
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The "Ed" of Con Ed : EDISON
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*Home of the University of Arizona : TUCSON
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Still on the market : UNSOLD
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Roller coaster and bumper cars : RIDES
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Male companions for Barbies : KENS
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Branch of Islam predominant in Iran : SHIA
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Sunrise direction : EAST
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Above, poetically : OER
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Tooth decay-fighting org. : ADA
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST

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

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