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New York Times, Friday, October 9, 2009

"Homer and ___ Hail Mary Pass" ("The Simpsons" episode)

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times10/9/09 ( No. 21,885 )
Across
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Composer of a famous ring cycle : JRRTOLKIEN
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Minute, informally : ITSY
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Musician with the 1939 hit "Jumpin' at the Woodside" : COUNTBASIE
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The way you used to be? : THEE
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Drugs, say : CONTRABAND
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Chamber workers: Abbr. : SENS
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Letters at sea : HMS
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Yankee acquisition of '04 : AROD
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Wise guys : SWAMIS
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Band switch : AMFM
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Burning evidence : SOOT
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"Don Carlos" princess : EBOLI
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They're usually worn over petticoats : SARIS
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All-time strikeout leader's nickname : MROCTOBER
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Going on and on, once : ETERNE
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Awful struggle : AGONY
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Series end : ZEE
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NASA datum: Abbr. : ALT
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Shakespeare follower : ANA
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Sherlock : TEC
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Bad mark : DPLUS
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Maker of the LZR Racer suit : SPEEDO
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Letter greeting never read by its intended recipient : DEARSANTA
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Container that holds about a pint : STEIN
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Get along : EXIST
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Big name in kitchenware : EKCO
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Unwelcome visitors to one's home : ANTS
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Scenic walks : PASEOS
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Put away : ICED
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"Te ___ Corazón," 2006 Prince song : AMO
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Org. opposed to capital punishment : ACLU
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Musician called America's Tuning Fork : PETESEEGER
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Mountain West Conference team : UTES
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One whose oils may be graded : ARTSTUDENT
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Miss : LASS
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Result of a hurricane warning, maybe : MASSEXODUS
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'N Sync member : JCCHASEZ
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Joint letter? : ROOMMATE
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Is not restrained : RUNSFREE
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Producer of a 7-Down : TNT
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Not esta or esa : OTRA
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Angle irons : LBARS
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Big blast : KABOOM
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1968 Vanessa Redgrave title role : ISADORA
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Article abroad : EIN
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"Homer and ___ Hail Mary Pass" ("The Simpsons" episode) : NEDS
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Words on some blue balloons : ITSABOY
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Hit makers? : THEMOB
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Having some memory problems : SENILE
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Reply to a higher-up : YESSIR
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Messy meal handouts : WETNAPS
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It fell in 2001 : MIR
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College party wear : TOGA
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Suddenly focuses : SNAPSTO
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Cooler fill : CONS
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Self-titled album of 1969 : ELLA
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Strain : TUNE
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Like most college freshmen : TEENAGED
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Text is often copied from it : EDITMENU
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Associates : CONSORTS
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"Oh Say Can You Say?" author : DRSEUSS
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Island with the capital city Basseterre : STKITTS
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Touchdown info : ETA
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Blue Demons' home : DEPAUL
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Track wager : EXACTA
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A 747 has two of these : AISLES
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Availability : ACCESS
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90 degrees from sur : OESTE
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Unwelcome letters : SPAM
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French pair : DEUX
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Period piece? : ERA
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___-Tokyo Museum : EDO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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