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New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 2009

Author:
Scott Atkinson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Scott Atkinson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Four theme answers are compound words made up of "kinds" of TIME. 18 Across is DOUBLE PLAY and both DOUBLE TIME and PLAY TIME are common phrases. Similarly, HALF TIME and LIFE TIME, GAME TIME and FACE TIME, and AIR TIME (when a show is broadcast) and QUALITY TIME. Since the two kinds of TIME are together, one follows another and we have TIME AFTER TIME.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 21,884 )
Across
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___ salad (dish with ground beef) : TACO
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Where Panasonic is headquartered : OSAKA
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Nav. ___ : ACAD
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"Get ___," 1967 hit for the Esquires : ONUP
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Florida tourist destination : EPCOT
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Hershey's candy : ROLO
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Like many old gym socks : RIPE
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*Baseball feat : DOUBLEPLAY
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___ friends : AMONG
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Clear, in a way : DEICE
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*Physics period : HALFLIFE
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Garth Brooks, by birth : TULSAN
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Winter Olympics races : SLALOMS
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Marijuana's active substance: Abbr. : THC
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Directional ending : ERN
30
Old greeting : AVE
31
Farm sound : MOO
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Not just turn down : MUTE
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Repeatedly ... and a hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : TIMEAFTERTIME
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Kind of wave : SINE
38
One of the Canterbury pilgrims : NUN
39
Golden Globe-winning English actor McShane : IAN
40
M.D.'s who deliver : OBS
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Palm product : OIL
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X, e.g. : NUMERAL
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Last word in shampoo instructions : REPEAT
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*Brave front : GAMEFACE
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Dentist's admonition : BRUSH
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Do a background check on : VET
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"What he said" : DITTO
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*Asthmatic's concern : AIRQUALITY
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Town at one end of the Windsor Bridge : ETON
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Something a person may take a spin in? : TUTU
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Blinded painfully : MACED
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Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
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To be, to 33-Down : ESSE
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Targets of some sprays : ODORS
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Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
Down
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They're read at services : TORAHS
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Uncouth sort : ANIMAL
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Basilica feature : CUPOLA
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Hazard around an aerosol can : OPENFLAME
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Work started by London's Philological Soc. : OED
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Many Mel Brooks films : SPOOFS
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"Dedicated to finding ___" (diabetes foundation motto) : ACURE
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Japanese port : KOBE
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The Falcons, on scoreboards : ATL
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Cosmetician Adrien : ARPEL
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Olympics venue : COLISEUM
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Individually, in a way : ALACARTE
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Leading lady : DOYENNE
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N.E.A. part: Abbr. : EDUC
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Part of a hazmat suit : GLOVE
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Follow-up to a parent's command, maybe : IMEANIT
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Metal that's an effective radiation shield : THORIUM
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It may be pinched : TOE
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Range part: Abbr. : MTN
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Treacherous expanse : MINEFIELD
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Caligula's predecessor as emperor : TIBERIUS
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Not gradually : INSPURTS
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Suffix with glee or sorrow : FUL
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Like circus elephants : TAMED
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Potassium ___ (preservative) : SORBATE
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Home of highways H-1, H-2 and H-3 : OAHU
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Flap one's gums : NATTER
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Vermin hunter : RATTER
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When Romeo meets Juliet : ACTONE
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Russian playwright Andreyev : LEONID
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-like : ESQUE
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Insurance giant : GEICO
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___ the Dragon, ruler of old Wallachia : VLAD
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"Yo te ___" : AMO
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Stat for an R.B. : YDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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