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New York Times, Saturday, October 3, 2009

51-Across : Fixation

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times10/3/09 ( No. 21,879 )

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Across
1
Cousin of ours : GREATAPE
9
Rey Juan Carlos's home : ESPANA
15
Stand-up guy : FUNNYMAN
16
It holds its liquor : FLAGON
17
Much of Redwood National Park : OLDGROWTHFOREST
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He wrote the best sellers "Couplehood" and "Babyhood" : REISER
20
"Walkabout" director Nicolas : ROEG
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Souvenir that's strung : LEI
22
End-of-page abbr. : CONT
23
Not out of it : ALERT
25
Alternatives to Zippos : BICS
26
Sandwich site: Abbr. : ENG
27
When repeated, start of a Beatles title : PLEASE
28
Wild : AMOK
29
Zap : DELETE
30
Actress Alvarado : TRINI
31
Sandwich, Edam or Champagne : TOPONYM
34
Responded contemptuously : SNORTED
36
Site of Prince Don Juan's tomb : AVILA
37
Out of the main : ASHORE
39
Shut up : PENT
40
Secret agent created by a 1938 Pulitzer winner : MRMOTO
41
Navy fig. : CPO
44
Doesn't go straight : ARCS
45
Is frank about : AVOWS
46
Setting of William the Conqueror's castle : CAEN
47
It'll shut you up : SHH
48
Finnish composer Bergman : ERIK
49
Von Rothbart turned her into a swan : ODETTE
51
Fixation : BEEINONESBONNET
54
Wash : ARROYO
55
It's near a bicycle's derailleur : REARTIRE
56
Potential checkout correction : RESCAN
57
Result of a slice serve : SIDESPIN
Down
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It keeps you grounded : GFORCE
2
Decide : RULEON
3
You may get annoyed if it's given away : ENDING
4
Existential topic for Heidegger : ANGST
5
Home to a Shakespearean prince : TYRE
6
How a psychopath behaves : AMORALLY
7
Its nails are surrounded by hair : PAW
8
Press : ENTREAT
9
Worn out : EFFETE
10
Tramp : SLOG
11
3, 4 or 5, but rarely 6 : PAR
12
19, for N.B.A. players : AGELIMIT
13
Payload holder : NOSECONE
14
Like some brakes : ANTISKID
18
Occasion for judging jumping : HORSESHOW
24
Best Actor of 1965 : LEEMARVIN
25
City near Montpelier : BARRE
27
Elizabeth of "Lone Star," 1996 : PENA
29
Pinheads : DOLTS
30
Source of a body piercing? : TORO
31
Where to get croquetas : TAPASBAR
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Cry for attention : OVERHERE
33
Tight shoes, e.g. : PINCHERS
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O.K. : NOTSOBAD
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They may create rings : SMOKERS
40
Strand : MAROON
41
Pet shop stock : CATNIP
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Leader called "the Great" : PETERI
43
50 before two : ONETEN
46
Price part : CENTS
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"And Winter Came ..." artist : ENYA
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Illustrator of Cervantes's "Don Quixote" : DORE
52
Its rings are familiar worldwide: Abbr. : IOC
53
Number of legs on un insetto : SEI

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

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