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New York Times, Friday, October 28, 2011

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.30 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 22,634 )

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Across
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Theory related to eugenics : SOCIALDARWINISM
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What good competitors may give one : ARUNFORTHEMONEY
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Part of many confessions : FORGIVEMEFATHER
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Old Testament book before Neh. : EZR
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Some services : TEASETS
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Composer of "1/1," "1/2," "2/1" and "2/2" : ENO
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Some HDTVs : RCAS
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Noodle : BEAN
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Guidebook listings for the budget-conscious : ONESTARHOTELS
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Gossips : TALEBEARERS
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Winter cry in New York : GORANGERS
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Riddle : BRAINTEASER
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Like some cross-dressers : TRANSGENDERED
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Stoker who wrote "Dracula" : BRAM
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"Hooked on Classics" company : KTEL
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"That's the spot" : AAH
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Pacific, perhaps : ANTIGUN
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Here, in Juárez : ACA
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Fictional maker of earthquake pills and elephant bullets : ACMECORPORATION
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Feature of the ideal path : LEASTRESISTANCE
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Some I.T. experts : SYSTEMSANALYSTS
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More prudent, say : SAFER
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"The People and Its Leaders" muralist : OROZCO
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Tangy pie fruit : CURRANT
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Amsterdam-based financial giant : ING
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Pitch ___ : AFIT
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It means nothing : LOVE
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De Matteo of "The Sopranos" : DREA
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Note passers? : ATMS
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Korean War leader : RHEE
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Filling yarn : WEFT
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"Look at me, ___ helpless ..." (first words of "Misty") : IMAS
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What may come before so much? : NOT
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How Ginger Rogers danced : INHEELS
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Taken for : SEENAS
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"Discobolus" sculptor : MYRON
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New York's ___ Building, designed by Mies van der Rohe : SEAGRAM
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Crazy way to go? : BERSERK
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Jerry in the Basketball Hall of Fame : SLOAN
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Polo and others : TERIS
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Go out with ___ : ABANG
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Some Parisian income : RENTE
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Walter ___, two-time winner of golf's U.S. Open : HAGEN
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Echo, e.g. : OREAD
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Short : TERSE
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Some rodeo bulls : BRAHMAS
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Doesn't lay off : RETAINS
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Actress Ullman : TRACEY
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Boil down : DECOCT
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Some idols : BAALS
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Heat divisions : LANES
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Part of a Molière work : ACTE
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Abram of "This Old House" : NORM
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Oh so : TRES
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Res ___ loquitur : IPSA
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"How's it ___?" : GOIN
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___ Minor : URSA
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Like some monuments: Abbr. : NATL
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Wilfred Owen poem "Dulce et Decorum ___" : EST
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Scotland's longest river : TAY

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

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