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New York Times, Monday, November 16, 2009

1-Down : Like a rabbit's foot or four-leaf clover

Author:
James Mulhern and Ashton Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mulhern. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Anderson.
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© 2009, The New York Times11/16/09 ( No. 21,923 )
Across
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___ wool (soft material) : LAMBS
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Heart or kidney : ORGAN
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Inc., in England : LTD
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Delta alternative, once : USAIR
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Rent : LEASE
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Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
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Like a story that can't be believed : COCKANDBULL
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Mink or ermine : FUR
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It's just below the thigh : KNEE
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Fall birthstone : OPAL
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Streamlined : SLEEK
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Spouse's servile words : YESDEAR
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Fancy items worn around the neck : BOAS
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Military strategy during the 2003 invasion of Iraq : SHOCKANDAWE
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___ the Hutt ("Star Wars" villain) : JABBA
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Ad-___ : LIB
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Currier's partner in lithography : IVES
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Veep's superior : PREXY
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Profound : DEEP
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Greek H's : ETAS
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Battery for a camera or phone : AAA
44
Late : TARDY
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Subject of a 1950s "revolution" : ROCKANDROLL
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Classic cigarette brand : KENT
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Novels, e.g. : FICTION
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1945 conference site : YALTA
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Skye, e.g. : ISLE
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Hairstyle that may have a comb stuck in it : AFRO
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Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Century : ALI
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Prepare to use a rifle : LOCKANDLOAD
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Spacecraft's path : ORBIT
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Golden Globe winner Nick : NOLTE
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Abbr. after a phone no. : EXT
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One-footer, say, in golf : GIMME
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Much of Chile : ANDES
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Like a rabbit's foot or four-leaf clover : LUCKY
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Together : ASONE
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Spiked clubs : MACES
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Rode a Schwinn, e.g. : BIKED
5
Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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Veteran : OLDPRO
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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France before it was France : GAUL
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"Talking" done with the hands: Abbr. : ASL
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Mandela of South Africa : NELSON
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Candy with a hole in the middle : LIFESAVER
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T on a test : TRUE
13
Gloomy : DARK
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Ark builder : NOAH
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"Well, look at you!" : LADIDA
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Spanish "that" : ESA
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Newborn : BABY
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Cloudless : CLEAR
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Spherical cereal : KIX
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Marijuana, slangily : WEED
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Glimpse : ESPY
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Give a Bronx cheer : JEER
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Midrange voice type : ALTO
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Secretly ban from employment : BLACKLIST
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Score after dribbling, say : BASKET
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Huff and puff : PANT
40
"Gnarly!" : RAD
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Special attention for a patient, in brief : TLC
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Like a clock with hands : ANALOG
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Recently : OFLATE
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Property claim : LIEN
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Eagle's grasper : TALON
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"Too rich for my blood" : IFOLD
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Give a grand speech : ORATE
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Junctures : NODES
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Where the Clintons got law degrees : YALE
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Trebek who says "And the answer is ..." : ALEX
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Long-range weapon, for short : ICBM
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0% fat, say : SKIM
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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Code of life : DNA

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

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