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New York Times, Thursday, October 22, 2009

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1022 ( 21,898 )
Across
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It's similar to cream : ECRU
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*Jigger : GLASS
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Crawl (with) : TEEM
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'08 classmate, now : ALUM
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1967 war locale : SINAI
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Title heroine who says "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other" : EMMA
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*"That's way off" : NOTBYALONG
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Arabic for "commander" : EMIR
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1986 #1 hit for Starship : SARA
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"Saving Grace" airer : TNT
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"The Whiffenpoof Song" singer : ELI
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Mideast's Mount ___ : LEBANON
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With 52-Across, wild guess ... or what the answer to each starred clue has? : ASHOTIN
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Stop on Magellan's circumnavigation of the world : GUAM
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Camera setting : AUTO
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Prefix denoting 10 to the ninth power : GIGA
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"For real!" : IMEANIT
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*Photo : SNAP
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*Colorful party drink : JELLO
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*Rejected : DOWN
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Pack rat : HOARDER
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El número de agosto : OCHO
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FedEx, say : SHIP
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Explorer and Navigator : SUVS
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Butt : CIG
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See 27-Across : THEDARK
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Many magicians wear them : TOPHATS
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QB's cry : HUT
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Solo in science fiction : HAN
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Nonchalance : EASE
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Sch. located on the Rio Grande : UTEP
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*Quick hitch-up : GUNWEDDING
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Maven : GURU
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Creating a din : AROAR
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Book before Amos : JOEL
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Give a handicap of : SPOT
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*Y-shaped item : SLING
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___-Aryan : INDO
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Suffix with Euclid : EAN
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Trapped : CLOSEDIN
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Vegetable that's peeled : RUTABAGA
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Shadow : UMBRA
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Federal management agcy. : GSA
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Rapper ___ Jon : LIL
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"Is that ___?" : ANO
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Nick name? : SANTA
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Omens : SIGNS
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*What "fore" may precede : TEE
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Daniel Decatur ___, composer of "Dixie" : EMMETT
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Actor Estevez : EMILIO
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San Rafael's county : MARIN
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Masculine side : YANG
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Cuisine with sen yai noodles : THAI
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Is seconds behind : LAGS
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Spiritualist's tool : OUIJA
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Whistle-blower : NAMER
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One-up : OUTDO
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Pinochle combos : MELDS
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Insect called a greenfly in Britain : APHID
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Rat Island resident : ALEUT
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Red of early jazz : NORVO
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Reason to celebrate : OCCASION
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Bleached : WHITENED
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Often-ladled drinks : NOGS
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Mako shark prey : OPAH
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"Shhh!," not so politely : SHUTUP
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Straight : HETERO
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Earned a citation? : SPED
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Some riffraff : THUGS
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Sitar pieces : RAGAS
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Small ridge on the edge of a button or dial : KNURL
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Completer of the fifth pillar of Islam : HADJI
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*Track-and-field event : PUT
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"___ won't!" : NOI
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Pale : WAN
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.0000001 joule : ERG
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Mop & ___ : GLO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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