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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 21,904 )

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Across
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Slightly sharp or flat, as a voice : PITCHY
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Insects in swarms : CICADAS
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Retired Big Apple basketball player? : OLDKNICK
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What tests test : SKILLS
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Expounds upon : GOESINTO
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English racing site : ASCOT
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"Das Rheingold" goddess : ERDA
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Brit's oath : GOR
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Was well-versed in a will? : KNEWTESTAMENT
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Sawbones : DOC
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Hot time in la cité : ETE
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Make in a cauldron : BREW
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R-rated, maybe : LEWD
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Lock : TRESS
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Guinevere, to Lancelot? : LADYOFTHEKNIGHT
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Like some suspects : USUAL
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Lunch site : CAFE
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Kids' stuff : TOYS
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What you might get in a booth : TAN
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Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
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Macramé company's goal? : KNOTFORPROFIT
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Cyclades island : IOS
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Sorrows : WOES
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Bloopers, e.g. : FLIES
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Miss the start, maybe : COMELATE
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Theme song from "American Gigolo" : CALLME
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Select a sweater? : KNITPICK
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Even : TIEDUP
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Trigonometric ratios : SECANTS
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Run in : ARREST
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Torre Pendente city : PISA
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Prepares, as the presses : INKS
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What a king may win : TRICK
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List preceder : COLON
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Stopped : HALTED
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Upholsterer's meas. : YDS
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Oafs : CLODS
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Think up : IDEATE
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Bank drafts: Abbr. : CKS
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"Gimme ___!" (repeated cry of a University of Mississippi cheerleader) : ANI
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Griminess : DINGE
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Follow, as advice : ACTON
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Woman's golf wear : SKORT
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Meanie : OGRE
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Blah, blah, blah : ETCETC
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Woman-chaser : WOLF
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Ltr. routing aid : ATTN
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Earn : MERIT
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___-ray Disc : BLU
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Dorm heads, for short : RAS
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E-mail address ending : EDU
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Jane of "Father Knows Best" : WYATT
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"Huh?" : WHA
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Puts off : DEFERS
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Kind of boost : EGO
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Short : SHY
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Many figs. on stained-glass windows : STS
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Numbers game : KENO
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"Uh, hold on! That's wrong!" : NOWAIT
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Like things said after cutting to a commercial : OFFAIR
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Fun : KICKS
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"___ Is to Blame" (1986 hit) : NOONE
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Of element #76 : OSMIC
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University mil. programs : ROTCS
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Look through half-closed blinds, e.g. : PEEK
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Less healthy : ILLER
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Type squiggle : TILDE
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Aussie runners : EMUS
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Number of dwarfs with Blanche Neige : SEPT
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Theta preceder : ETA
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Hosp. staffer : LPN
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Windy City transportation org. : CTA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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