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New York Times, Monday, October 26, 2009

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1026 ( 21,902 )

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Across
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John of colonial Jamestown : ROLFE
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The first "A" in N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Bag : SACK
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"Tosca," for one : OPERA
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"Get out of here, fly!" : SHOO
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Surrounding glow : AURA
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Completely uses up, as a credit card, with "out" : MAXES
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Dana Scully's sci-fi partner : FOXMULDER
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Prowling feline : ALLEYCAT
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Nissan sedan : ALTIMA
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Letter-shaped, threaded fastener : UBOLT
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Washed-up person : HASBEEN
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Course in which to conjugate "amo, amas, amat ..." : LATINI
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"We ___ please" : AIMTO
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Dull pain : ACHE
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Autumn : FALL
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When repeated, bygone newsboy's cry : EXTRA
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Con's opposite : PRO
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Mystery quality ... or what 18- and 55-Across and 3- and 32-Down have? : XFACTOR
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Snakelike fish : EEL
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H. Ross ___, candidate of 1992 and 1996 : PEROT
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Party giver : HOST
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U.S. military vet : EXGI
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Ancient Greek city with a mythical lion : NEMEA
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Learn secondhand : HEAROF
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Having insurance : COVERED
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Large, at Starbucks : VENTI
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Twigs for baskets : OSIERS
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"If I may ..." : PERMITME
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Owner of the farm where Woodstock took place : MAXYASGUR
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Contest submission : ENTRY
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Writer James : AGEE
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Vases : URNS
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Have the wheel of a car : STEER
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Transmit : SEND
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Jab between the ribs, say : POKE
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Mob : HORDE
Down
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Milky white gem : OPAL
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"Superman" villain : LEXLUTHOR
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Something for nothing : FREEBIE
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Start of a billboard catchphrase meaning "close to the highway" : EASYON
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Equally plump : ASFAT
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Photographed : SHOT
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"Red" or "White" baseball team : SOX
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Courteous rejection to a woman : NOMAAM
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House style with a long pitched roof in back : SALTBOX
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Actor Murphy of old westerns : AUDIE
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Middle of an Oreo : CREME
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Designer Donna : KARAN
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Coat named for an Irish province : ULSTER
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Steep drop-off : CLIFF
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Sword handles : HILTS
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Northern Scandinavian : LAPP
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Field unit : ACRE
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It acquired Reynolds Metals in 2000 : ALCOA
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Sighed with satisfaction : AAHED
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Cowboy who sang the title song from "High Noon" : TEXRITTER
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___ Park (Queens neighborhood) : REGO
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A, in Arabic : ALIF
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Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
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None of the above, on a survey : OTHER
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Like two jacks in a deck of cards : ONEEYED
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Take away from, as profits : EATINTO
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Goof : MESSUP
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Tangle up (in) : ENMESH
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Unconscious states : COMAS
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Missouri river or Indian : OSAGE
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Reindeer teamed with Prancer : VIXEN
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Esther 8:9 is the longest one in the Bible : VERSE
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Play a practical joke on, slangily : PUNK
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Talking horse of '60s TV : MRED
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Miracle-___ (plant food) : GRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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