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New York Times, Monday, October 25, 2010

Author:
Jonah Kagan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonah Kagan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Kagan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1025 ( 22,266 )

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Across
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Healing ointment : BALM
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Partner : MATE
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David who sang "Space Oddity" : BOWIE
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1-Across ingredient : ALOE
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Like some on-the-spot wireless networks : ADHOC
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*Toy that's thrown : BOOMERANG
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Point of no return? : DEATH
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What an E may stand for : EFFORT
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Deck wood : TEAK
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China's ___ Zedong : MAO
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Like a clear night sky : STARLIT
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Tic : SPASM
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1492, 1776, 2001, etc. : YEARS
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Seek divine help from : PRAYTO
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Indent key : TAB
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Back of the neck : NAPE
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Silents star Normand : MABEL
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Has an exciting opening number, say ... or what the answer to each starred clue does? : STARTSWITHABANG
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Knight's attire : ARMOR
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Actor Jared : LETO
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Fig. on a vitamin bottle : RDA
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Possible result of an animal bite : RABIES
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Door fastener : LATCH
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Jimmy of the Daily Planet : OLSEN
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Bizarre : STRANGE
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Angsty music genre : EMO
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Look searchingly : PEER
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"Certainly, madame!" : OUIOUI
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Domino's offering : PIZZA
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*Situation set to explode : POWDERKEG
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" locales : ISLES
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In the thick of : AMID
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One who ran away with the spoon, in a nursery rhyme : DISH
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Directors Ethan and Joel : COENS
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Slothful : LAZY
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Kiln for hops : OAST
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Toyland visitors : BABES
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Overhead : ALOFT
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Bath sponge : LOOFA
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Dalí's "The Persistence of ___" : MEMORY
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Invaders in an H. G. Wells story : MARTIANS
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Gardner of film : AVA
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Windshield glare reducer : TINT
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A hexagon has six of them : EDGES
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Comeuppance for evil actions, supposedly : BADKARMA
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Laudatory poem : ODE
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*Guitar accessory that adds vibrato : WHAMMYBAR
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Itsy-bitsy bit : IOTA
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Canyon sound effect : ECHO
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Gardner of mystery : ERLE
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Download for an iPhone : APP
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Fish with a net : TRAWL
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Sad-sounding car company? : SAAB
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Sales pitch : SPIEL
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Be inclined (to) : TEND
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___ Korbut, 1972 Soviet gymnastics star : OLGA
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Old Russian autocrat : TSAR
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Gillette razor : ATRA
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*Hoodwink : BAMBOOZLE
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Singers James and Jones : ETTAS
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Agitate : ROIL
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Ignore a property owner's signs, perhaps : TRESPASS
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Warm bedtime beverage : HOTTODDY
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Visualize : SEE
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Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Bob or beehive : HAIRDO
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Country with Sherpas : NEPAL
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Finnish cell phone giant : NOKIA
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"___ who?!" : GUESS
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Number in an octet : EIGHT
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"Ben-Hur," for one : EPIC
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Soup with sushi : MISO
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Italia's capital : ROMA
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Buddhist sect : ZEN
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Brainiac : WIZ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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