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New York Times, Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1027 ( 21,903 )
Across
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Mountains : PEAKS
6
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" has five of these : IAMBS
11
"Spare" thing at a barbecue : RIB
14
Eskimo : INUIT
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Instrument played with a bow : VIOLA
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Gate guess: Abbr. : ETA
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Solid with four triangular faces : TETRAHEDRON
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Scoundrel : CUR
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Lone Star Stater's northern neighbor : OKIE
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Unnamed person : SOMEONE
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Part of a word: Abbr. : SYL
25
Chief of staff in the Obama White House : RAHMEMANUEL
28
Alternative to an iron, in golf : WOOD
30
Sword fight, e.g. : DUEL
31
Midway between sober and drunk : TIPSY
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
33
Seat where people may sing 32-Across : PEW
34
Knee's place : LEG
35
Start of the Bible : GENESIS
37
Post-W.W. II demographic, informally : BOOMERS
41
Bit of wordplay : PUN
42
Boar's mate : SOW
43
x, y and z, in math : AXES
44
Commercial writers : ADMEN
47
1958 sci-fi classic, with "The" : BLOB
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Population fig., e.g. : STAT
49
High muck-a-muck : GRANDPOOBAH
52
Lifesaving team, for short : EMS
53
Most difficult : HARDEST
54
Loretta who sang "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" : LYNN
56
Cobbler's tool : AWL
57
Shouter of this puzzle's circled sounds : CHEERLEADER
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
63
John Lennon's "Instant ___!" : KARMA
64
Explosive : NITRO
65
Word repeated after "If at first you don't succeed" : TRY
66
Bird of prey's dip : SWOOP
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Previously, in poetry : AFORE
Down
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Quarry : PIT
2
Suffix with propyl : ENE
3
Help in buying a car : AUTOLOAN
4
Captain for Spock and McCoy : KIRK
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Series of steps between floors : STAIR
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"___ been there" : IVE
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Reinforcements : AID
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Tiny bit to eat : MORSEL
9
Flower : BLOOM
10
Redwood City's county : SANMATEO
11
Win back, as losses : RECOUP
12
Online music mart : ITUNES
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By a hair : BARELY
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First thing usually hit by a bowling ball : HEADPIN
22
Riddles : ENIGMAS
23
Big swallow : SWIG
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Days of ___ : YORE
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Colors : HUES
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Kitten's plaint : MEW
29
Part of a pool for diving : DEEPEND
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Like an offer that's under actual value : LOWBALL
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Places for tanning : SUNDECKS
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Idiot : BOOB
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Reach as far as : EXTENDTO
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500 sheets : REAM
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Old trans-Atlantic speedsters : SSTS
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Driver's caution to reduce speed : SLO
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Shocked : AGHAST
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Bureau part : DRAWER
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Jacob whose ghost appears to Scrooge : MARLEY
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Fernando ___, painter of plump figures : BOTERO
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"Nonsense!" : PSHAW
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Carrion consumer : HYENA
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Innocent : NAIF
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Popular music style : EMO
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Popular music style : RAP
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Go wrong : ERR
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___ v. Wade : ROE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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