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New York Times, Saturday, October 31, 2009

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 35 Missing: {BJQXYZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.55 This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 21,907 )

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Across
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It's usually good to stick to them : FACTS
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Makes less offensive : DISARMS
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Escapee who fell to his death in the sea : ICARUS
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Spanning frameworks : GANTRIES
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Fix : SCRAPE
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Upstate New York town where I.B.M. was founded : ENDICOTT
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Good resting place? : HEAVEN
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Cuts off : ISOLATES
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Harbored : INPORT
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Less agitated : SERENER
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Plus other things : ETALIA
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Brilliantly dressed cavalrymen : HUSSARS
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One side of a leaf : RECTO
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Aid in answering: Abbr. : SASE
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Opposite of a surplus : DEARTH
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Johnny Depp title role : EDWOOD
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Things that turn up in gardens? : HOES
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French following? : APRES
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They rise and fall periodically : EMPIRES
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Axial skeleton parts : STERNA
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Like the lion's share : LARGEST
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Kind of view : AERIAL
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Imbue with flavor, in a way : MARINATE
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1974 pop hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
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Pneumatic power producer : AIRMOTOR
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Yet to hit the shelves : NOTOUT
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Disdainful bunch : SNEERERS
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Biting writing : SATIRE
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Earthly : TERRENE
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Mustard family members : KALES
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Comparatively shady : FISHIER
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Spotlit, say : ACCENTED
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Shell : CARAPACE
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He played a governor in "Primary Colors" : TRAVOLTA
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Like the 2 in "x squared" : SUPERIOR
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Frequent Degas subjects : DANSEUSES
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Supported: Var. : INDORSED
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Subway station sights : STILES
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Secrets : ARCANA
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Tears may be brought to one's eyes : RIOTER
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Curbside lineup : METERS
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They had adjustable noses : SSTS
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Wagnerian heroine : SENTA
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Companion abroad : GEISHA
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Establishment with many horns : SHOESTORE
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Be imminent : THREATEN
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Tree of Southeastern swamplands : WATEROAK
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Johann Strauss work : OPERETTA
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Perfume ingredient : ORRISOIL
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Change the essence of : DENATURE
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Ingredients in essences : ESTERS
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Pays tribute to : SALUTES
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Unrequited lover of legend : ELAINE
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Graffitist, e.g. : MARRER
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It may be under enamel : PRIMER
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Slight : IGNORE
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Saint-___ (Fauré contemporary) : SAENS
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Yard supporter : MAST

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

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