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New York Times, Monday, October 24, 2011

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Elba or Capri : ISLE
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Pleasant, weatherwise : BALMY
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Measure of sugar: Abbr. : TBSP
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Reduction of sugar intake, e.g. : DIET
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Trojan War epic : ILIAD
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Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
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Where sad trash collectors get together? : INTHEDUMPS
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Savings options for the golden yrs. : IRAS
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Stadium area : TIER
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Cow sound : MOO
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Mends, as socks : DARNS
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The "P" of PT boat : PATROL
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Put to good effect : UTILIZE
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
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Where future motorists get together? : DOWNTHEROAD
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Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
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Fencer's sword : EPEE
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End of a student's e-mail address : EDU
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Living off the land? : ASEA
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Smidgen : BIT
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Org. for a Big Apple cop : NYPD
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Sir ___ McKellen : IAN
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Snap up : GRAB
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Rousing cry at a ring : OLE
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Where elderly picnickers get together? : OVERTHEHILL
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Hair spiffer-upper : GEL
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Holey brewing gadget : TEABALL
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Spa treatment that might include two cucumber slices : FACIAL
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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Arrests : NABS
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Soul singer Redding : OTIS
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Where stranded canoeists get together? : UPTHECREEK
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Lacking company : LONE
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"I feel the same" : METOO
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Gentleman's partner : LADY
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Basic work units : ERGS
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Colorado skiing town : ASPEN
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Yankee superslugger, to fans : AROD
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Coup leader ___ Amin : IDI
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Extra costs of smoking and drinking : SINTAXES
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"Just forget about this" : LETITLIE
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Once-popular anesthetic : ETHER
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Offer on eBay : BID
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Grad : ALUM
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Chauffeur-driven auto : LIMO
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Plan, as an itinerary : MAPOUT
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Fabric amts. : YDS
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Preliminary test : TRIALRUN
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Hispanic neighborhood : BARRIO
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One of four for "The Star-Spangled Banner" : STANZA
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Got a D or better : PASSED
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Wash away, as soil : ERODE
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Conked out : DIED
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Elderly Smurf : PAPA
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Cut (off) : LOP
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French tea : THE
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Spider's creation : WEB
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Whinny : NEIGH
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Sites for military flights : AIRBASES
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Prefix with athlete : TRI
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Boo Boo's buddy in Jellystone Park : YOGIBEAR
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"Go right ahead" : PLEASEDO
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Texas computer giant started in a dorm room : DELL
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Not much : ATAD
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Stanley Cup org. : NHL
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Furry extraterrestrial in a 1980s sitcom : ALF
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Mel with "1,000 voices" : BLANC
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Actor Peter of "Becket" : OTOOLE
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Course taken by a plane or missile : VECTOR
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Dining : EATING
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Gets hitched in haste : ELOPES
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French president Nicolas Sarkozy's wife : CARLA
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URL starter : HTTP
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Pump or loafer : SHOE
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"Kill Bill" co-star Thurman : UMA
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Seemingly forever : EON
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Elizabethan dramatist Thomas : KYD

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

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