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New York Times, Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 63 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1005 ( 22,246 )
Across
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Andean land : PERU
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Race for hot rods : DRAG
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Open, as a pill bottle : UNCAP
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Photoshop option : CROP
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Indira Gandhi's family name : NEHRU
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Bid adieu, informally : SAYBYEBYE
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Live : DWELL
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Family beginnings : ROOTS
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Boise-to-Phoenix dir. : SSE
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Thanksgiving invitee, commonly: Abbr. : REL
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Is on the hunt : PROWLS
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Failure by a narrow margin : NEARMISS
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Captain's record : LOG
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Gorilla famously taught to use sign language : KOKO
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"Brain" of a computer, briefly : CPU
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Topographic map notation: Abbr. : ELEV
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Lavish affection (on) : DOTE
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Beasts of burden : ASSES
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Like Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan : AFRICANAMERICAN
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Villa ___ : DESTE
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Take ___ of (sample) : ASIP
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Where a pear's seeds are : CORE
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Spot for a shot : ARM
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Not a major haircut : TRIM
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Flamenco cry : OLE
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It's often ordered à la mode : APPLEPIE
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Meddle (with) : TAMPER
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'Do that one would rarely wear a hat with : FRO
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Online portal since Windows 95 was launched : MSN
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Book of divine guidance : KORAN
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Argot : LINGO
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Singer of the lyric formed by the ends of the answers to the four italicized clues : DONMCLEAN
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Building wing, e.g. : ADDON
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French brainchild : IDEE
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It may be off the wall : ECHO
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Irritable : TESTY
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Fruity drinks : ADES
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Card game popular in Germany : SKAT
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Mac alternatives : PCS
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Never-ratified women-related measure, for short : ERA
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King of the Cowboys : ROYROGERS
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Violinist's stroke : UPBOW
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Coca-Cola Zero, e.g. : DIETSODA
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Rips off : ROBS
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"___ better?" : ANY
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Fliers in V's : GEESE
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Like a good golf score : UNDERPAR
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Novel : NEW
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Dear, in 12-Down : CHERI
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Van Gogh locale : ARLES
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Attracts : PULLS
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Fatty part of an egg : YOLK
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___ fly (certain baseball hit, for short) : SAC
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Answer, in court : PLEAD
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Husband of Pocahontas : ROLFE
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Characteristic of bland food and bad dressers : NOTASTE
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Swing or rock : MUSIC
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Coffee cultivated on Mauna Loa : KONA
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Life-or-death : VITAL
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Mideast noble : EMIR
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Cleavage-revealing dress feature : SCOOPNECK
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Hall-of-Famer Combs who played with Gehrig and Ruth : EARLE
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Malfoy's look, in the Harry Potter books : SNEER
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The Changing of the Guard, e.g. : CEREMONY
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Abstracts : EPITOMES
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Brit. legislators : MPS
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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Chopin's "Polonaise in ___ Major, Op. 53" : AFLAT
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Group of lions : PRIDE
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Places for ornamental fish : PONDS
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Neighbor of Bhutan : INDIA
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No enrollees at Smith College : MALES
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Joint for a beggar? : KNEE
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Caught : GOT
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Bizarre : ODD
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"I caught you!" : AHA
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Word after waste and want : NOT

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

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