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New York Times, Tuesday, October 27, 2015

With 37-Across, vampire's bane #5, represented literally

Author:
Kurt Mueller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Mueller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
A STAKE running through the vampire's HEART in the center — what a clever idea! Fun to see the collection of things that vampires ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/27/15 ( No. 24,094 )
Across
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Where to enter answers in a crossword : GRID
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Ancient South Americans : INCAS
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Central point : CRUX
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Autodom's A8 or Q7 : AUDI
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"... and ___ a good-night" : TOALL
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Gas pump attachment : HOSE
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Man or Manhattan : ISLE
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Skylit lobbies : ATRIA
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Ogled : EYED
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Vampire's bane #1 : THEHOLYBIBLE
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"___ told often enough becomes the truth": Lenin : ALIE
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Attire : DRESS
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Vampire's bane #2 : DIRECTSUNLIGHT
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Connects emotionally : BONDS
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Letter before upsilon : TAU
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Grimm (or grim?) character : OGRE
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Big argument : ROW
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See 30-Down : HEART
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Savor, as cognac : SIP
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Just ___ (very little) : ADAB
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Irritate : IRK
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Hunt's or Bush's product : BEANS
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Vampire's bane #3 : GARLICNECKLACE
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Surcharge, e.g. : ADDON
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Golden ___ (senior) : AGER
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Vampire's bane #4 : SILVERBULLET
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Suitcases : BAGS
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Some English nobles : EARLS
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Exercise on a mat : YOGA
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Purina One alternative : ALPO
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Play detective : SNOOP
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What cologne may cover : ODOR
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Pair of oxen, e.g. : TEAM
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Peevish : TESTY
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Cozy spot : NEST
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Trot or lope : GAIT
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Imperative on an overnight package : RUSH
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Doing nothing : IDLE
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One who just won't give up : DIEHARD
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Leaning to the right? : ITALIC
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"Waiting ... still waiting ..." : NOTYET
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Dual-___ engine : CARB
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Hunk of meat loaf, say : SLAB
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"Ta-ta!" : CHEERIO
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Orbison or Lichtenstein : ROY
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Employ : USE
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Struck out, as copy : XED
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Hurrays for matadors : OLES
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"Bad" cholesterol, for short : LDL
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Spider's hatching pouch : EGGSAC
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Prayer site : SHRINE
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12 in an Alcoholics Anonymous program : STEPS
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Thingamajig : DOODAD
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Way to look during self-examination : INWARD
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With 37-Across, vampire's bane #5, represented literally : STAKE
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Bygone Mideast grp. : UAR
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Bit in trail mix : NUT
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Sonia of "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" : BRAGA
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Sot's sound : HIC
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Suffix with west : ERN
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Flower : BLOSSOM
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Cordon ___ : BLEU
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Close to the start : EARLYON
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Magician's name suffix : INI
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Locale for new VWs or BMWs : CARLOT
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Illya Kuryakin, e.g., in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." : KGBSPY
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For fear that : LEST
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Wind instrument : VANE
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Love god : EROS
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Gold digger's target : LODE
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They can be massaged or inflated : EGOS
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Small pastry : TART
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Vampire ___ : BAT
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Pale ___ : ALE
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Fig. on a transcript : GPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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