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New York Times, Friday, October 8, 2010

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Country standard that begins "Love is a burning thing"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.45 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 2010, The New York Times10/8/10 ( No. 22,249 )
Across
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Use a joystick : STEER
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Biblical figure who received the curse of Ham : CANAAN
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Somewhat astringent, as wine : TANNIC
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What a yo-yo might make : NOSENSE
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City where A.A. was founded : AKRONOH
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Like collision avoidance systems : AVIONIC
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"Driving Miss Daisy" setting : GEORGIA
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Conservative pundit with a daily morning radio show : BENNETT
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Popular bar since 1946 : ALMONDJOY
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"I never ___ moor": Emily Dickinson : SAWA
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Delivery that may floor you : LEFTJAB
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One doing laundry, often : PILER
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Wrap in sheets : FOIL
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They're on the books : WAGERS
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The great Pretender? : CHRISSIEHYNDE
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Things to come to grips with? : PLIERS
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Sound made while working on a mop : SNIP
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Basketball shooting game : HORSE
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Maximally intense : ACUTEST
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"Alice ___ It Again" (Noel Coward song) : ISAT
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Pantry : STOREROOM
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What a compact often lacks : LEGROOM
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Green : ENVIOUS
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Reply to a pushy person : ISAIDNO
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Think worthy of doing : DEIGNTO
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Change, at times : PENNIES
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Turned down : DENIED
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What big projects are usually done in : STAGES
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Tough row to hoe? : WEEDS
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One way to go to a party : STAG
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Lead-in to bath or powder : TAKEA
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Join : ENROLL
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Massive, in Marne : ENORME
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Country standard that begins "Love is a burning thing" : RINGOFFIRE
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Quail flock : COVEY
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Words of clarification : ASIN
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Strip teaser? : NEONSIGN
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Toughened : ANNEALED
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Seemingly : ASITWERE
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Workers may be drawn to them : NECTARS
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What can give you a heads-up? : COINTOSS
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Big shot : NABOB
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Some pilgrims : HADJIS
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Lake Chapala's state : JALISCO
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Ordered programming : PAYPERVIEW
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Bleached : WHITENED
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Like an owl's eyes : CLOSESET
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Set of cursive Japanese symbols : HIRAGANA
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Fix, as a bow : RESTRING
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Toughened : ENURED
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Big name in home theaters : PHILIPS
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___ Energy (big natural gas utility) : ATMOS
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Elegantly groomed : SOIGNE
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It's worth a couple of bucks in Canada : TOONIE
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Acoustics measures : SONES
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Soft, now : MUTED
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His vet is Liz Wilson : ODIE
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Rolls out for sale at a nursery : SODS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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