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New York Times, Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJWX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1006 ( 21,882 )
Across
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Christine's lover in "The Phantom of the Opera" : ERIK
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Onetime science magazine : OMNI
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Philosopher with a "razor" : OCCAM
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"___ Lama Ding Dong," 1961 hit for the Edsels : RAMA
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Paper purchase : REAM
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Best-selling author Bret Easton ___ : ELLIS
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"The Lord ___ shepherd ..." : ISMY
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Only common word in the English language with the consecutive letters MPG : CAMPGROUND
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Wild animal track : SPOOR
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Command to a person holding a deck of cards : DEAL
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___ lily : SEGO
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What colors may do in hot water : BLEED
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Moves back, as a hairline : RECEDES
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... ADQ ... : HEADQUARTERS
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Carney of "The Honeymooners" : ART
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Catch some Z's : DOZE
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"This tastes horrible!" : YECCH
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Really ticked : IRED
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Circus stick : STILT
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Actress Winona : RYDER
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Captain for 40 days and nights : NOAH
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"___ approved" (motel sign) : AAA
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... KSG ... : THANKSGIVING
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"I don't want to hear about it!" : SPAREME
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Perform really badly : STINK
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Golfer Isao : AOKI
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Escape clauses, e.g. : OUTS
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Pair of lenses : SPECS
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... ZKR ... : BLITZKRIEG
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Cheese sold in red paraffin : EDAM
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Cowboy star Lash, who taught Harrison Ford how to use a bullwhip : LARUE
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Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
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Trick : RUSE
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Rub out : ERASE
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Butterfly catchers' needs : NETS
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German admiral Maximilian von ___ : SPEE
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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... SPB ... : RASPBERRY
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Burned ceremonially : IMMOLATED
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Walloped but good : KAYOED
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"The Lord of the Rings" baddie : ORC
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Lake ___, created by Hoover Dam : MEAD
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ID : NAME
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Bestow : IMPART
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Not 'neath : OER
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Narrowly spaced, as the eyes : CLOSESET
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Aware, with "in" : CLUED
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All-Star Danny who played for the 1980s Celtics : AINGE
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PC platform released in 1982 : MSDOS
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Mirth : GLEE
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Necessary: Abbr. : REQD
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Pairs : DUOS
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What Evita asked Argentina not to do for her : CRY
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Fur : HAIR
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First anti-AIDS drug : AZT
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Freshen, as a stamp pad : REINK
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Fettered : CHAINEDUP
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... NKC ... : CRANKCASE
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Romance/suspense novelist Tami : HOAG
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Rubble, e.g. : DETRITUS
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The "L" in L.A. : LOS
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Marks with graffiti : TAGS
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Baseball summary inits. : RHE
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The middle part of 44-Down : HITS
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Crazedly : AMOK
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One of about 100 billion in the human brain : NEURON
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Snakes : VIPERS
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Expensive fur : SABLE
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Arctic or antarctic : POLAR
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"Seven Samurai" director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Tucker out : TIRE
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Zen Buddhism, e.g. : SECT
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Right-hand man for a man with no right hand : SMEE
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Capital of Zambia? : ZEE
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Tankful : GAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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