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New York Times, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Author:
Chris Handman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Handman. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Wired Magazine did a blurb on this puzzle. The article includes a clip from The Colbert Report.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1026 ( 22,267 )
Across
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With 17-Across, event of 10/30/10 : RALLY
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With 10-Across, sobriquet for Bill O'Reilly used by 39-Across : PAPA
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See 6-Across : BEAR
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Duck, as a question : AVOID
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Real comedian : RIOT
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Tolstoy's Karenina : ANNA
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See 1-Across : TORESTORESANITY
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Knights : SIRS
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White House fiscal grp. : OMB
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Deals in a fantasy league : TRADES
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Fashionably old : RETRO
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Reuniongoer : ALUM
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Buffoon : OAF
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Gambler's best friend? : LADYLUCK
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Wizards' and Celtics' org. : NBA
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Winner when heads loses : TAILS
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Pi r squared, for a circle : AREA
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Organizer of the 54-/65-Across : COLBERT
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Organizer of the 1-/17-Across : STEWART
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Uffizi display : ARTE
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Tempest : STORM
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Troubadour's song : LAY
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Object of loathing : ANATHEMA
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Envoy's bldg. : EMB
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"Shake ___!" : ALEG
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With 65-Across, event of 10/30/10 : MARCH
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Song part : STANZA
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Duo : TWO
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Breakfast place that's often open 24 hrs. : IHOP
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See 54-Across : TOKEEPFEARALIVE
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"Caro nome," e.g. : ARIA
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Cook in a way, as tuna or beef tenderloin : SEAR
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Rehem, say : ALTER
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Not straight : BENT
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Award won for 39- and 41-Across's programs : EMMY
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"The Fountainhead" hero : ROARK
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"Darn it!" : RATS
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To have, to Henri : AVOIR
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Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
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Deceives : LIESTO
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They are 3 ft. long : YDS
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Annual coronation site : PROM
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Complete miss in basketball : AIRBALL
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"The Tell-Tale Heart" writer : POE
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Offered for breeding : ATSTUD
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Eric who played the Hulk in 2003 : BANA
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An OK city : ENID
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Throw in a few chips, say : ANTE
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Tampa Bay team : RAYS
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How a practical joke or a subway train may be taken : TOOFAR
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"Be All You Can Be" group : ARMY
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2.5%/year interest, e.g. : RATE
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Rodeo rope : LASSO
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Supreme Court's sphere : LAW
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___ Mountains, Europe/Asia separator : URAL
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Michael of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" : CERA
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1918 song girl whose name was sung with a stutter : KATY
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Final Four inits. : NCAA
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Brought into the world : BORN
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Wager : BET
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2 or 3 on the Richter scale, maybe : TREMOR
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Jane Austen meddler : EMMA
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Wrestling duo : TAGTEAM
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Smog, e.g. : HAZE
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Go by, as time : ELAPSE
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S.O.S alternative : BRILLO
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Tony-winning Rivera : CHITA
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Act like an overly protective parent : HOVER
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Pierce : STAB
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Ripped : TORE
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Comparable (to) : AKIN
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Tidy : NEAT
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Cautious : WARY
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Employee discount, e.g. : PERK
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Opposite of masc. : FEM
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Swiss river : AAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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