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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1021 ( 21,897 )
Across
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"Whew!" : BOY
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"___ ears!" : IMALL
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Weasel-like animal : SABLE
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Big name in skin care : NIVEA
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Saintly glows : AURAS
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Oversimplifies, as educational standards : DUMBSDOWN
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Council of ___, 1545-63 : TRENT
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Flying A competitor : ESSO
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A.E.F.'s conflict : WWI
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Dragon-slaying saint : GEORGE
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Club official : TREASURER
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Archangel in Daniel : MICHAEL
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Judge in an impeachment trial : SENATOR
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Not quite up yet : ONDECK
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Bud holder, of sorts : KEG
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Ballet rail : BARRE
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Frank McCourt memoir : TIS
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Barrio quaffs : VINOS
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Noted 1945 photo site, briefly : IWO
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It might get a 4.0 A.P.R. : IRA
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Ad music : JINGLE
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French newspaper since 1944 : LEMONDE
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Mississippi's capital : JACKSON
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Proof of purchase : SALESSLIP
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"Hägar the Horrible" creator Dik : BROWNE
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Part of a geisha's attire : OBI
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Cries of surprise : OHOS
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North African capital : RABAT
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Job for a dummy? : CRASHTEST
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Quick-footed : AGILE
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Pilgrimage destination : MECCA
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Draft pick? : ALE
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Heroic acts : DEEDS
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Bob Marley's "___ the Sheriff" : ISHOT
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Genre for 1- & 22-Across, 22- & 26-Across, 26- & 46-Across and 46- & 49-Across : POP
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Expressed, as a farewell : BADE
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Thanksgiving dish : YAMS
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Those with clout : INS
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Hump day, to an office worker : MIDWEEK
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Affirmation : AVOWAL
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Explorer with Sacagawea : LEWIS
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PC-linking system : LAN
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Lustrous cloth : SATEEN
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Dawn goddess : AURORA
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Uncle Remus title : BRER
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January 1 song word : LANG
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90 degrees from sur : ESTE
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"Oh, ___!" (Pooh expression) : BOTHER
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Dharma's sitcom spouse : GREG
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5K, for one : RACE
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A Swiss Army knife has lots of them : USES
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1999 Exxon merger partner : MOBIL
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Blown away : INAWE
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PC backup medium : CDROM
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Picker-uppers : TONGS
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Convex molding : OVOLO
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Baseball's Al a k a the Hebrew Hammer : ROSEN
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Sportage automaker : KIA
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Cheshire cat's place : TREE
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End of a Caesarean boast : VICI
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Place to dip a quill : INKPOT
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Out of work : IDLE
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Guadalajara's state : JALISCO
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Ruby's live-TV victim : OSWALD
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City on the Loire with a quarter million people : NANTES
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"Goldberg Variations" composer, in brief : JSBACH
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Results of abrasion : SORES
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Thin nail : BRAD
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Latest thing : RAGE
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Best New American Play award : OBIE
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Jalopy : HEAP
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Where the traitorous Vidkun Quisling lived : OSLO
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1/12 of a recovery program : STEP
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Early 10th-century year : CMI
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It may be felt on your head : HAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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