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New York Times, Friday, November 14, 2008

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 21,556 )
Across
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A&W offering : CREAMSODA
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Concern of many a dieter : WAIST
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Worrisome sight at a beach : DORSALFIN
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Shiftless type : IDLER
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Screeners of would-be buyers : COOPBOARD
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March site mentioned in "Eve of Destruction" : SELMA
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Grignolino d'___ (Italian red wine) : ASTI
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Chihuahua, e.g. : STATE
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A question of methodology : HOW
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Have permanent effect : STICK
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Cousin of a squeal : OINK
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Gift to an overworked salesperson : LULL
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PC way out? : ESC
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In this matter : HERETO
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Role for which Whitaker won Best Actor of 2006 : AMIN
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He wrote "Hell is other people" : SARTRE
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One way to lie : PRONE
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Ken McLaughlin's filly : FLICKA
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"Eden Concert" artist : SEURAT
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Locale for an outdoor party : LANAI
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___ ripper (historical romance) : BODICE
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Kind of tuner : AMFM
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"The Godfather Part II" Oscar winner : DENIRO
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Crane operator's spot : CAB
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Resort near the Rio Grande Gorge : TAOS
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Bookmarked collection : URLS
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Box at the gym? : SAUNA
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Land that's around 16% Muslim: Abbr. : ISR
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Thing fit for a king : SHEET
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Eccles. dignitary : MSGR
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Invoice verb : REMIT
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Menace in the mirror : TAILGATER
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Avail oneself of a rostrum : ORATE
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Piece of den furniture : TVCONSOLE
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String stuff : NYLON
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Poet who's the subject of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love" : AEHOUSMAN
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Record holder : CDCASE
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Is out on a limb, maybe : ROOSTS
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Capable of generating heat : EROTIC
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Edible mold : ASPIC
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Mercutio speech subject : MAB
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Warning in a school zone : SLO
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In some way : OFASORT
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Comparatively corrupt : DIRTIER
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Not so fast : ANDANTE
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Fresh : WISE
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Certain pitcherful : ADE
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Sourness : ILLHUMOR
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Pasta source : SEMOLINA
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A sole might get caught in it : TRAWLNET
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It stops the swinging, briefly : TKO
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Uniform choice : KHAKI
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Star of old horse operas : LARUE
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Legis. introduced into every session of Congress from 1923 to 1970 : ERA
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They often take people in : SCAMS
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Red Bluff Dam's river : PECOS
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Monopoly token : FLATIRON
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"Lost Horizon" setting : LAMASERY
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Colloquial : INFORMAL
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Business letter recipient? : SIR
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Big pistol maker : BERETTA
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Off for a stretch : ONLEAVE
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Couplet : DISTICH
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"Well, obviously!" : DUH
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Convention : CUSTOM
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Pianist Hewitt who recorded the complete keyboard works of Bach : ANGELA
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Unfruitful : BARREN
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Roll up : AMASS
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Cooper's co-star in "The Wedding Night," 1935 : STEN
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Sino-Japanese War statesman : ITO
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Drawing-room game in "Pride and Prejudice" : LOO
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African with a white beard : GNU

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

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