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New York Times, Thursday, October 9, 2008

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 21,520 )
Across
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Rock band with the triple-platinum album "High Voltage" : ACDC
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Direct sales giant : AMWAY
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Ins. plan : HMO
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Something sold in half sizes : SHOE
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Restraints : CURBS
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Orange Free State settler : BOER
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Broken out, in a way : PIMPLY
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Liqueur flavoring : ANISE
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Constellation with a music-related name : LYRA
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Effects seen down the road : LONGTERMIMPACT
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Be stingy with : SKIMPON
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Large container : BIN
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Hollywood's Davis : OSSIE
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___ fat : TRANS
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Type on a computer : ENTER
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Peace of mind : EASE
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Bed problem : SAG
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Frame jobs : SETUPS
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TV series that's now a film franchise : MISSIONIMPOSSIBLE
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Chargers : STEEDS
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Wall St. takeover : LBO
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Faun, in part : GOAT
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Peak performance? : YODEL
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Call into question : IMPEACH
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Sought-after object : GRAIL
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Big inits. in records : EMI
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Popular Art Deco prints : ERTES
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Mischief-makers (you'll find seven of them in the answer grid) : LITTLEDEVILS
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Spear : IMPALE
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Russian Literature Nobelist Ivan : BUNIN
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Darned spot, often : HEEL
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Poetry ___ : SLAM
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Follow, as a tip : ACTON
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Sauce maker : RAGU
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Scrabble 1-pointer : ESS
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Offering a stark choice : YESNO
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Spontaneous skits : IMPROV
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Venom source : ASP
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Curious George, for one : CHIMP
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Can. or Aust. money : DOL
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Like some black tea : CEYLONESE
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Open ___ of worms : ACAN
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Legume used to produce sprouts : MUNGBEAN
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Quills, sometimes : WRITINGIMPLEMENTS
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Out : ABSENT
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Nieuwpoort's river : YSER
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Big East basketball powerhouse : HOYAS
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Polite Parisian's response : MERCI
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Deliver a stemwinder : ORATE
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Sights at many football games : BLIMPS
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Clip-___ : ONS
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Customs : MORES
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Sap sites : STEMS
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Banded snake : KRAIT
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Deadlock : IMPASSE
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Petro-Canada competitor : ESSO
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Passable : SOSO
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Seafood cocktail ingredient : TIGERSHRIMP
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Destroyer hunter : UBOAT
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Almost win : PLACE
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Green and Rogen of comedies : SETHS
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Tennyson work : IDYLL
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Nowhereness : OBLIVION
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Figure out : DEDUCE
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Drive forward : IMPEL
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See for a second : GLIMPSE
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Muscat money : RIALS
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Rockefeller Center figure : ATLAS
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List unit : ITEM
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Web site with PowerSellers : EBAY
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___ time : INNO
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Plug's place : EAR
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Immodesty : EGO
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Verb on valentine candy : LUV

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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