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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 151 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.
Jim Horne notes:

Rebus squares are BLACK in one direction and WHITE in the other. The top entry corresponds to the Across answer.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 22,626 )
Across
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Steamy places : SPAS
5
"EastEnders" network : BBC
8
Toothpaste ingredient : WHITENER
12
Some soot : LAMPBLACK
14
Fellah or fedayee : ARAB
16
The Venerable ___ (old English historian) : BEDE
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Then, to Thierry : ALORS
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Insincere flattery, in slang : BANANAOIL
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Request to an interviewee : BESEATED
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"Harry and Tonto" star : CARNEY
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"___, 'tis true I have gone here and there": Shak. : ALAS
24
Burlesque bit : SKIT
25
1980s Rowan Atkinson sitcom series set in various historical periods : BLACKADDER
28
Material you might look through : VEIL
29
Every last bit : ALL
32
Items wrapped in friction tape : WIRES
33
Many arcade-goers : TEENS
34
Gift upon arrival, maybe : LEI
35
Winged god : AMOR
36
Like zebra crossings : BLACKANDWHITE
37
Livery delivery : FOAL
38
Follow a pattern, say : SEW
39
Jimmy of "The West Wing" : SMITS
40
Title role for Joe Pesci : VINNY
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House sitter? : HEN
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Mates : PALS
43
Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Five Easy Pieces" : KARENBLACK
44
Sticks out : JUTS
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Eat in style : DINE
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Biased : ASLANT
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Pod-bearing plant : BEANTREE
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Started one's shift : CLOCKEDIN
55
Hunger enhancer, sometimes : AROMA
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Typical romance novel love interest : HUNK
57
"What rotten luck!" : RATS
58
Nest-building pests : BLACKANTS
59
It's whipped to make mousse : EGGWHITE
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Bud drinker? : BEE
61
Former life : PAST
Down
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Sarcophagus lid : SLAB
2
Like Death's horse : PALE
3
One of the Minor Prophets : AMOS
4
Butter knife, e.g. : SPREADER
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Nurslings : BABES
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Fastener in a punched hole : BRAD
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Pink-slip : CAN
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Famously polite Old West stagecoach robber : BLACKBART
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Unreactive element : NEON
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Sedgwick in Warhol films : EDIE
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Bank : RELY
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January department store events : WHITESALES
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Iconic AC/DC album with the song "You Shook Me All Night Long" : BACKINBLACK
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Filed things : NAILS
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Organic sealant : TAR
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Bird feeder tidbits : SEEDS
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Cover-up : WHITEWASH
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Mann of rock : AIMEE
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Go under : DROWN
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Volcano features : VENTS
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Unlucky in love, say : ALONE
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Country singer Rimes : LEANN
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Untainted by corruption : LILYWHITE
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Call option? : TAILS
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Some nerve tissue : WHITEMATTER
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It's worthy of condemnation : FIRETRAP
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Gumption : SPUNK
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Woman of letters? : VANNAWHITE
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Sorento manufacturer : KIA
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Star of 2010's "Gulliver's Travels" : JACKBLACK
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Packed with ideas, as an essay : DENSE
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Soreness : ACHE
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Shot of liquor : SLUG
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Protracted : LONG
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Snack : BITE
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Novelist Jaffe : RONA
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First-aid experts, briefly : EMTS
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Defender in a bridge column : EAST
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Lightly apply : DAB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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