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New York Times, Thursday, October 27, 2011

Author:
Kurt Mueller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kurt Mueller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Mueller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1027 ( 22,633 )
Across
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Visibly scared out of one's wits : PALEASAGHOST
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"You're ___ trouble!" : INBIG
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Alternative to a home meal : EATINGOUT
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"___ Fall in Love" (1961 hit by the Lettermen) : WHENI
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Got comfortable with : ADAPTEDTO
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1957-91 king of Norway : OLAFV
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Food-stamping org. : USDA
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Opposite of flushed : WAN
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Dundee denial : NAE
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Classic 1921 play set partly in a factory : RUR
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Atlanta-based cable channel : TNT
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In ___ (undisturbed) : SITU
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Helps for autobiographers : GHOSTWRITERS
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Make available : FREEUP
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Spooky sound : OOO
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For two : ADEUX
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Up : ATBAT
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Befuddle : FOG
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Having spirit? : HAUNTED
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Olympic entrant: Abbr. : ATH
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"A Passage to India" woman : ADELA
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Cut back : PARED
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Contest in which the rules must be followed to the letter? : BEE
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1990 title role for Gérard Depardieu : CYRANO
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Fictional character who says "I wear the chain I forged in life" : MARLEYSGHOST
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Caesar's "these" : HAEC
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Tuna type : AHI
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On the other hand : YET
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Ritual garment : ALB
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X-File subj. : UFO
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One of the Castros : RAUL
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Cubbies, e.g. : NLERS
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Tibetan terrier : LHASAAPSO
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Altoids alternative : CERTS
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"Most certainly!" : YESINDEED
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Stage direction : ENTER
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1984 film whose soundtrack had a #1 hit with the same title : GHOSTBUSTERS
Down
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Brake parts : PADS
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Slightly : ATAD
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Italy's ___ Islands : LIPARI
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Certain M.D. : ENT
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Senesce : AGE
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Lay turf on : SOD
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Self: Prefix : AUT
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Result of a boom and bust, maybe : GHOSTTOWN
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Lucky lottery player's cry : IWON
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Senator's org. : NHL
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Toy collectible of the late '90s : BEANIEBABY
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Enamors : INFATUATES
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Cash in one's chips : GIVEUPTHEGHOST
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Glace, after thawing : EAU
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Fed. bureau : ATF
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Jazz fan, probably : UTAHAN
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The scarlet letter : REDA
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Something of earth-shaking concern? : TSUNAMI
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Part of a band's performance : SET
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Tiny possibility : GHOSTOFACHANCE
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Who wrote "It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens" : WOODYALLEN
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"Life Itself: A Memoir" autobiographer, 2011 : ROGEREBERT
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Start another tour : REUP
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Make by interlacing : RADDLE
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Additional, in ads : XTRA
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Mysterious: Var. : EERY
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Buffoon : OAF
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Major discount brokerage : ETRADE
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Trinity member : HOLYGHOST
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Cold war inits. : USSR
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Copycat : APER
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Plays for a fool : USES
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City near Ben-Gurion Airport : LOD
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Artery: Abbr. : RTE
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New Test. book : HEB
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The Sun Devils, for short : ASU
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Auntie, to Dad : SIS
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Word with black, red or white : ANT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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