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New York Times, Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 150 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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Students & seniors
Across
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Swiss canton : URI
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Good at one's job : ABLE
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Parthenon dedicatee : ATHENA
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Short time to wait : SEC
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Mast attachment : SAIL
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Brutalized : MAULED
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The cross baby was ... : UPINARMS
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Places for patches : ELBOWS
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Brief summary : RECAP
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Book that might contain birth records : BIBLE
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Homeboys : PALS
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The cross motorist stuck at a stoplight was ... : SEEINGRED
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Cooks, as some vegetables : STEAMS
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Doesn't give up : RETAINS
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Group with revolutionary ideas : CABAL
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Author of several New Testament epistles : PAUL
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The cross man who'd been cloned was ... : BESIDEHIMSELF
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Pistol ___ (Oklahoma State's mascot) : PETE
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Amassed, as debt : RANUP
44
People on it get offed : HITLIST
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Endless talker : GASBAG
52
The cross woman taking her bubble bath was ... : INALATHER
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Item in a box with seven compartments, say : PILL
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Gettysburg general : MEADE
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Windows operating system released in 2007 : VISTA
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Drift off : DROWSE
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The cross aromatherapy patient was ... : INCENSED
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Lacking in knowledge : UNREAD
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Exploit : FEAT
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Jimi Hendrix's "___ You Experienced?" : ARE
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Muslim palace divisions : HAREMS
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English churchyard trees : YEWS
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Naval vessel inits. : USS
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Seizes unlawfully : USURPS
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Already-aired episode : REPEAT
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Freezing point? : ICICLE
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"Now!" : ASAP
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Object from Mars? : BAR
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Legs and such : LIMBS
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Milk carton mascot : ELSIE
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Whimsical 2001 film set in Paris : AMELIE
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Currency unit in the 21-Across : TALENT
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Big airport : HUB
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"Rockaria!" band, for short : ELO
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Just out : NEW
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Net surfer's annoyances : ADS
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Grp. that sends things up : NASA
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Once-divided city : BERLIN
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Stare in shock : GAPE
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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Adequately, to Li'l Abner : ENUF
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___ modem : DSL
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Company acquired by Verizon in 2006 : MCI
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Piteous : SAD
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Big ___ (German W.W. I cannon) : BERTHA
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What a teacher likes to hear from a pupil : AHA
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1960s hippie event : BEIN
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James of jazz : ETTA
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Trader's option : SELL
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Desktop item, often : MUG
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It might make you sweat : SPA
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21st letter : PHI
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2001 drama whose title is taken from "Green Eggs and Ham" : IAMSAM
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Mounts : STEEDS
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Do some political damage control : SPIN
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Guinea-___ (West African nation) : BISSAU
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Lets out, maybe : ALTERS
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A&E police drama set in South Florida, with "The" : GLADES
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Impart pearls of wisdom to : EDIFY
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"Walk Away ___" (1966 top 10 song) : RENEE
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Ones out of service? : VETS
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"Everybody knows that!" : DUH
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Molecule involved in protein synthesis : RNA
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Boston Garden legend Bobby : ORR
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Diminutive : WEE
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Unlovely bird sound : CAW

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

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