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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 2009

Author:
Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd McClary

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 21,880 )
Across
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Political comedian with the 1973 album "Sing a Song of Watergate" : MORTSAHL
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Breakfast dishware : EGGCUPS
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Whispered message lead-in : PSST
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Agreements : TREATIES
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Major-league manager who won World Series in both leagues : LARUSSA
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Stat. for 1-Down : ELEV
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Article written by an early American patriot? : SAMUELADAMSESSAY
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Line formed at a barbershop? : PART
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Ticked (off) : TEED
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Active military conflicts : HOTWARS
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"No way, no how!" : NEVER
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Farm worker : ANT
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Record label for Bill Haley and His Comets : DECCA
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Enemy in the 1980s arcade game Arabian : ROC
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Alfred of "The Da Vinci Code" : MOLINA
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Ditty, e.g. : POEM
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Dental problem for a boxing promoter? : DONKINGDECAY
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When repeated, gleeful student's cry : IKNOW
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Chinese dynasty of 1,000 years ago : LIAO
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Obstruct : DAMUP
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Desire to be more like an actress of Greek descent? : NIAVARDALOSENVY
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Shrubby expanse : HEATH
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Godzilla contemporary that was a a giant flying turtle : GAMERA
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One rewarded for good behavior, perhaps : PAROLEE
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Like gymnasts' bodies : WIRY
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Saturate : IMBUE
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Company that makes Styrofoam : DOW
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Dance club V.I.P.'s : DJS
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Silent signal : NOD
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Adorable child of an edgy filmmaker? : QUENTINTARANTINOCUTIE
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Link letters : URL
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"___ to Joy" : ODE
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Cut (off) : LOP
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So-called art silk : RAYON
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Gulf of ___, modern pirates' realm : ADEN
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Become a sailor : GOTOSEA
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Hidden : COVERT
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"D'Artagnan Romances" author : DUMAS
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Tent used by a Latin musician? : TITOPUENTETEPEE
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Theme : MOTIF
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Literary pen name : ELIA
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Attack tactic : SIEGE
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Television award given to a Surrealist? : MAXERNSTEMMY
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Alias indication : AKA
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List : LEAN
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Inception : OUTSET
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"___ note to follow ..." : LAA
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Asian film genre : ANIME
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Foxlike : SLY
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Safari weapon : SPEAR
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Oyster bed diver : PEARLER
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R&B singer Hendryx : NONA
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Noirish : DARK
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Rodent named for a 20th-century novelist? : KURTVONNEGUTCAVY
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Name beside a harp on euro coins : EIRE
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Getting ready for a hand : ANTEING
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Car air freshener shape : PINETREE
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Brothers : FRAS
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Less lenient : STERNER
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Draws : ATTRACTS
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Range: Abbr. : MTS
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3,600 secondi : ORA
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"Stand" band : REM
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Stretched to the limit : TAUT
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The Black Stallion, e.g. : STEED
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Actress Quinn : AILEEN
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Cause of congestion : HEADCOLD
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Deadhead's supply : LSD
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Red-haired PBS star : ELMO
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Intestinal opening? : GASTRO
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Slowly started pleasing : GREWON
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John of "High Fidelity" : CUSACK
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"Back in the ___" : USSR
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Smokey Bear spots, for short : PSAS
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Express : SAY
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Looney Tunes lothario : PEPELEPEW
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Like much of the Danube's territory : SLAVIC
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First name at Wimbledon : SERENA
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Dish setting for watching satellite programs? : TVTRAY
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Brainstorming cry : AHA
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"Ob-vi-ous-ly!" : NODUH
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Copying : APING
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Mobile phone giant : NOKIA
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Latish wake-up time : TENAM
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Animal that leaves when it's cared for? : CHIAPET
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"Singin' in the Rain" studio : MGM
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Get closer : MOVEIN
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Clue game board space : DOOR
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"If only ___ known ..." : IDVE
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Parliament vote : NAY
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Begin liking : WARMTO
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Like : ALA
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Overly enthusiastic : RABID
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Crush, e.g. : SODAPOP
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Southern Conference school : ELON
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Salamandridae family member : NEWT
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"___ Got No" ("Hair" song) : AINT
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Empath on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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A, in Armentières : UNE
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Forensic ID : DNA
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Bloomsday honoree : JOYCE
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Skedaddles : SCOOTS
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Campus space : QUAD
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Asian tongue : URDU
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Something on a table: Abbr. : ELEM
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Heaps : ALOT
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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Member of a modern theocracy : IRANIAN
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Debut : UNVEIL
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III, IV and V, maybe : NAMESAKES
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Shower need : GIFT
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Modern pentathlon equipment : EPEES
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Imperial : REGAL
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Wee : TEENY
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More likely to snap : SORER
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"America" contraction : TIS
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Turning the other cheek : TAKINGIT
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Blast producer : TNT
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"The Ecstatic" rapper : MOSDEF
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Household helper : AUPAIR
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Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
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Someone offering a lift? : ELATER
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Boxing champ Hagler : MARVIN
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Court great Karl : MALONE
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Check line : AMOUNT
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Prince Valiant's son : ARN
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Write in : ENTER
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Kick : PUNT
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Single-named artist : ERTE
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Bldg. planner : ENGR
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___ Senatus (old Roman records) : ACTA
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___ in kangaroo : KAS
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"Go Green!" newsletter org. : EPA
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Bow : ARC
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Nov. parade figure : VET
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Intercom response : YES

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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