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New York Times, Friday, October 21, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: 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:

Today's puzzle is available from The NYT only as a PDF but you can try this electronic version here. Several answers "cross over", wrapping around from right to left, or bottom to top.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1021 ( 22,627 )
Across
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Bring joy to : ELATE
5
Like some store-bought nuts : SHELLED
6
Country singer Gibbs glided a short distance? : TERRIFLEWINCHES
9
Old West gun, crossing over? : WINCHESTERRIFLE
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Doing time : INSIDE
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Nautical leader? : ASTRO
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Illegal copying : PIRACY
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Corporate treadmill : RATRACE
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Org. with a draft : NBA
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Where somebody might be spotted : GYM
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Nitwit : ASS
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Lady's attendant : MAID
26
Radio switch : AMFM
28
Trip director, for short : GPS
31
Chemist's container : BEAKER
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What Newton's first law of motion concerns : INERTIA
35
Cowboy Rogers as part of a posse after some younger namesakes joined up? : ELDESTROYINGANG
36
Poisonous gilled mushrooms, crossing over? : DESTROYINGANGEL
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Like a roast : EMCEED
40
Presenters' bits : LEADINS
41
Offense : SIN
43
Every mirror image has one : AXIS
45
Prelapsarian home : EDEN
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L.A. winter hrs. : PST
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Common female middle name : ANN
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Source of much plywood : FIR
52
Like a crown's gems, maybe : INLAID
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Resolve : CLEARUP
56
Stressful tests : ORALS
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Matter barely worth mentioning : TRIFLE
60
Leasable tropical locales aren't truthful? : CHARTERISLESLIE
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Simon Templar's creator, crossing over? : LESLIECHARTERIS
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Slip around : EVADE
66
Reach the top : SUCCEED
Down
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Sleep-preventing sound, perhaps : DRIP
3
Poetic contraction : TIS
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Bookkeeping notation : ENTRY
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First name in despotism : IDI
8
Plant with fiddleheads : FERN
10
Learn the hard way? : CRAM
14
"The ___ Daba Honeymoon" (1914 #1 song) : ABA
15
Language in which "yes" and "no" are "baat" and "te," respectively : CAMBODIAN
17
Knock : RAP
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Give out : ASSIGN
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Free Web-based correspondence service : GMAIL
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"This Week in Baseball" host Allen : MEL
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"As You Like It" setting : ARDEN
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Particular : ITEM
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Piece in the game Othello : DISC
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Whimsically odd : FEY
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Letter from school? : GRADE
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What the "Surgeon's Photo" supposedly depicts : NESSIE
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Distressed : ATEAT
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Impact point for a spoons player : KNEE
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"Dear me!" : EGAD
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1976 Broadway musical based on Henry VIII's life : REX
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"Henry & June" author : NIN
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Banker's recommendation, for short : IRA
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TV show with the most Emmy nominations, informally : SNL
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Pet sound : PURR
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Torrent : SPATE
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Part of NBC: Abbr. : NATL
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Takes to the cleaners : FLEECES
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Off-___ (sturdy bikes) : ROADERS
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Natalie Portman's birthplace : ISRAEL
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Heat generator? : IRE
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Grad sch. composition : DISS
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Overused plot device : CLICHE
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Chaim Potok's "My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
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Winter protection? : FLUSHOT
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TD Garden team : CELTICS
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Curtis of hair care : HELENE
62
Chilling, say : IDLE
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Set of channels? : SEAWAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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