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New York Times, Thursday, November 11, 2010

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQ} Scrabble average: 2.13 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This grid must be rotated 90° left or right, or turned upside down, to make sense of five of the answers.

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Across
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French clerics : ABBES
6
President after Tyler : POLK
10
Medicinal amts. : TSPS
14
General's cry : MARCH
15
This and that : OLIO
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Stimulate : WHET
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Game maker starting in 1972 : ATARI
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Actress Carrie and others : NYES
19
Like wetlands : OOZY
20
*Antimicrobial bit in mouthwashes [90 degrees] : ZINCION
22
*Like wizards' caps [90 degrees] : CONIC
24
___ volente (God willing) : DEO
25
Really thin person : TWIG
27
Tornado : VORTEX
30
Judgment : ASSIZE
32
Food thickener : AGAR
34
Undivided : ONE
35
#1 hit by the Byrds ... or directions for reading the answers to this puzzle's starred clues (always clockwise as indicated) : TURNTURNTURN
38
Mai ___ (drinks) : TAIS
41
Wine: Prefix : OEN
42
"Comin' ___!" : ATYA
43
*Apollo 11 and 12 [180 degrees] : MOONMISSIONS
48
Given the nod : OKD
49
Dance at a Jewish wedding : HORA
50
Showing signs of disuse : RUSTED
54
Iranian city of 1.2+ million : SHIRAZ
56
Masculine side : YANG
58
Insurance plan, for short : HMO
59
*Marriage, say [270 degrees] : UNION
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*Specification in a burger order, maybe [270 degrees] : NOONION
63
Attorney General Holder : ERIC
65
Endure : LAST
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Dessert cake : TORTE
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[I'm kidding!] : WINK
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Dipsomaniac : TOPER
71
Jumpy : EDGY
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LP or 45 : DISC
73
Biblical dry measures : OMERS
Down
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"She's the Man" actress Bynes : AMANDA
2
Washes : BATHES
3
Longest river in Texas : BRAZOS
4
Off-white shade : ECRU
5
Tibetan dog : SHIHTZU
6
Kind of scheme : PONZI
7
West Coast brew, for short : OLY
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Place : LIEU
9
Dweller in Pristina : KOSOVAR
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Like many TV movies: Abbr. : TWOHR
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Public mention : SHOUTOUT
12
Candy that comes in more than a dozen flavors : PEZ
13
Farm structure : STY
21
Short person? : OWER
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N.F.L. coach Jim : ZORN
26
St. Louis's arch, symbolically : GATEWAY
28
"Just you wait, ___ 'iggins ..." : ENRY
29
TV warrior princess : XENA
31
Formal/informal response to "Who's there?" : ITSI
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Ben ___, "Treasure Island" pirate : GUNN
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"The Big Sleep" film genre : NOIR
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Shooters : TAWS
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Treating, in a way, as table salt : IODIZING
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Bygone sovereign : SHAH
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Three sheets to the wind : SOZZLED
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Of little ___ use : ORNO
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Should : OUGHTTO
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Five-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer : THORPE
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One overacting : EMOTER
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Catnappers : DOZERS
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Tumultuous : ROCKY
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Old pyramid builder : AZTEC
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District of Colombia? : CALI
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Camera feature : ZOOM
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Animal often seen with a bell around its neck : EWE
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Clear (of) : RID
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Family girl : SIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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