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New York Times, Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30-Down : "Incidentally," to texters

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Donaldson.
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© 2010, The New York Times11/10/10 ( No. 22,282 )

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Across
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The old man : POPS
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Bare minimum : LEAST
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Arias, e.g. : SOLI
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"Thirteen" actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
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Ob/gyn test : AMNIO
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Eliot Ness and cohorts : TMEN
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"anyone lived in a pretty how town" poet : EECUMMINGS
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Manassas fighters : REBS
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Modular, as a home : PREFAB
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Author better known as Saki : HHMUNRO
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Fakes, as figures : FUDGES
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Whopper topper : ONION
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"Star Trek" director, 2009 : JJABRAMS
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"The Thrill Is Gone" bluesman : BBKING
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"Bad, bad" Brown of song : LEROY
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Banking nos. : ACCTS
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Cameo gem : ONYX
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Juice box go-with : STRAW
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Big Indian : RAJA
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Animals in a Western herd : BISON
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Neighbor of Chad : NIGER
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Big name in mail order : LLBEAN
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"The Monkey's Paw" author : WWJACOBS
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Heroine in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" : LEILA
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Not real : PSEUDO
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Creator of Eeyore : AAMILNE
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One of a winter pair : MITTEN
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Some med. scans : MRIS
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2007 A.L. Cy Young winner : CCSABATHIA
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Years, in Rome : ANNI
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"___ dead!" (worried teen's words) : IAMSO
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Srs.' lobby : AARP
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Cookbook instruction : STIR
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Grid play starters : SNAPS
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___' Pea : SWEE
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Slightest sound : PEEP
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No longer disturbed by : OVER
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Eight minutes/mile in a marathon is a good one : PACE
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Ornamental tobacco holder : SNUFFBOX
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Letter resembling an inverted "V" : LAMBDA
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___ Group ("big four" record co.) : EMI
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One of Heart's Wilson sisters : ANN
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Heaved sounds : SIGHS
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Brit's "Baloney!" : TOSH
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"The Elements of Style" co-author : STRUNK
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Subtitle of 1978's "Damien" : OMENII
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Former Cavalier James : LEBRON
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How Broadway characters may break out : INSONG
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TV host Povich : MAURY
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Crowds around : MOBS
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Hurdles for M.B.A. hopefuls : GMATS
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Third-party accounts : ESCROWS
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"Selena" star, familiarly : JLO
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Aniston, in tabloids : JEN
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Suffix with vision : ARY
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"Incidentally," to texters : BTW
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Eager kids' query to parents : CANWE
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Ugly as ___ : SIN
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Ravioli fillings : RICOTTAS
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Back in time : AGO
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Brother of W. : JEB
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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Jezebel's god : BAAL
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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Andean wool sources : LLAMAS
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Found out, British-style : LEARNT
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Fountain of Youth site, it's said : BIMINI
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"L'___ d'Amore" (Donizetti opera) : ELISIR
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747 and Airbus A380, as jets go : JUMBOS
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Praline nut : PECAN
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CBS military drama : NCIS
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Warming trend : THAW
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Limerick's land : EIRE
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Target of a rabbit punch : NAPE
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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Cleopatra biter : ASP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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