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New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 2009

Author:
Gary J. Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary J. Whitehead

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQXYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1121 ( 21,928 )
Across
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Increase business : RAMPUPSALES
12
Green line : SAVETHEPLANET
14
Party lighting option : JAPANESELANTERN
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Minister at a wedding, e.g. : UNITER
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Took a chance : RISKEDIT
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Brains' gains : IDEAS
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Touched : BATS
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Local theater, slangily : NABE
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"The Emperor's Snuff-Box" novelist : CARR
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Company dinner : MESS
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Sphere's lack : EDGES
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World Match Play Championship champ a record seven times : ELS
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Kids' greetings : BAAS
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Least done : RAREST
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Face-off place : CENTERICE
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Lineup at some entrances : STILES
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Many a J.V. player : SOPH
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Cabbage roll : WAD
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Light-headed person? : MINER
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They no longer boom : SSTS
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"Philosophy in the Bedroom" author, 1795 : SADE
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"Man of La Mancha" production org. : ANTA
40
Some touchdown makers, briefly : LEMS
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Alabama university : SELMA
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Roller near a derailleur : REARTIRE
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Shirt attachment : TIEPIN
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Store something for later thought : MAKEAMENTALNOTE
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Breaks while lifting, say : RESTINTERVALS
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One of many American houses : STATESENATE
Down
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Slender stickers : RAPIERS
2
Personification : AVATAR
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Egyptian king credited with founding the First Dynasty : MENES
4
Feather: Prefix : PTER
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Pause fillers : UHS
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Some workshop critiques : PEERASSESSMENTS
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Stock options : SPLITS
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"... in thy possession lies ___ unparallel'd": Shak. : ALASS
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Rangy : LANK
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Hear, to Henri : ENTENDRE
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Horticultural practice : SEEDAGE
12
Item of wear with a strap : SANDAL
13
Alabama and others : TRIBES
14
Press release? : JUICE
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Desert trial, for short : NTEST
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Ready to turn in : BEAT
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Staffs : MANS
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A head : EACH
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It has a head : BEER
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Tatters : RIPS
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Like the best explanations : CLEAREST
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Degenerates : ROTS
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Oiliness : SMARM
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Karaoke problem : TINEAR
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Some air lines : INTAKES
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Britain's first prime minister : WALPOLE
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Doesn't turn away : ADMITS
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Early American diplomat : DEANE
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Conducive to meditation : SERENE
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Spotted visiting : SEENAT
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Something not to go over : LIMIT
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Regional woodland : SILVA
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"Abyssinia" : TATA
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Elevator in a country club : TEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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