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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Author:
Tim Wescott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Wescott

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 21,883 )
Across
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Sailor : SWAB
5
Austen and Flaubert heroines : EMMAS
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Blitzing linebacker's feat : SACK
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Own : HAVE
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Raid target : ROACH
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Ask : PRAY
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Served as well as possible : ACED
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"El ___" (1983 film) : NORTE
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"Gimme a C! ...," e.g. : YELL
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See 57-Across : WORLDSERIESGAME
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Gene of westerns : AUTRY
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One likely to lend a needed hand : PAL
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"I'm stumped" : GOTME
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Meter reading, e.g. : DATUM
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Letter in Socrates' name : RHO
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Releases : LETSGO
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Dominican-born player in the 600 club : SOSA
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Writers Fleming and McEwan : IANS
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Center of a 57-Across : MOUND
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Box gently : SPAR
44
Bird's home : TREE
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When repeated, statement after an explosion : TEMPER
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Wildcatter's find : OIL
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Annual feast : SEDER
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Prefix with red : INFRA
52
___ choy (Chinese green) : BOK
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Finnish architect Alvar ___ : AALTO
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Setting for a 20-Across ... as represented by this puzzle's circled letters : BASEBALLDIAMOND
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Botanical angle : AXIL
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Friend in the hood: Var. : HOMIE
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Flu feature : AGUE
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Nincompoop : BOZO
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Farm soils : LOAMS
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Temple cases : ARKS
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De novo : ANEW
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Dawn : ONSET
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Overly docile : MEEK
Down
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Henry Higgins's creator : SHAW
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Home of the Dr Pepper Museum : WACO
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Say with conviction : AVER
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Pandemonium : BEDLAM
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___ & Young (accounting firm) : ERNST
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Hungry cow, maybe : MOOER
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Wed : MARRY
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Dramatic start : ACTI
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Pen filler : SHEEP
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Hand-held telescope : SPYGLASS
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Geographical info : AREA
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Storm's predecessor : CALM
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Richard Petty's racing son : KYLE
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Contest at 20 paces : DUEL
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Blue : SAD
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Down-home breakfast serving : GRITS
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Bear's landing place? : OHARE
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Added muscle, with "up" : TONED
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On ___ things : TOPOF
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Old carrier name : USAIR
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___ Maples Trump : MARLA
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One with defib training : EMT
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Chipped part of a statue, maybe : TOE
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Bottom line : SUM
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Economic fig. : GNP
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Shelley's "___ to Naples" : ODE
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Referral for further information : SEEBELOW
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"Lovely" Beatles girl : RITA
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Laura's 1960s sitcom hubby : ROB
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Polite denial : NOMAAM
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Artist Frida ___ : KAHLO
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Actress Kruger and others : ALMAS
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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"Thou ___, most ignorant monster": Shak. : LIEST
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Cake with a kick : BABA
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Dendrite's counterpart : AXON
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9 1/2 narrow, e.g. : SIZE
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"Laughing" bird : LOON
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Monster : OGRE
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Certain W.M.D. : NUKE
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PC site : DESK

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

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