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New York Times, Monday, November 23, 2009

Author:
Ben Pall
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ben Pall

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pall. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Ben Pall was 14 years old when this puzzle was published, making him the youngest constructor of an NYT crossword in the Shortz Era.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 21,930 )
Across
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Former British rule in India : RAJ
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"Bon appetit!" : DIGIN
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With 46-Down, 1969 album by the 38-Across : ABBEY
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Spitting nails, so to speak : IRATE
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"We're more popular than Jesus now," famously : QUOTE
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Luau dish : POI
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Athlete trying to pass the bar? : POLEVAULTER
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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It may be worn around the neck at a convention : NAMETAG
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Enters again, as text : RETYPES
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Egyptian god of death : OSIRIS
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In custody : HELD
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"Nowhere ___" (1966 hit) : MAN
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Where eggs hatch : NEST
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This and this : THESE
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Of the congregation : LAIC
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Concert receipts : GATE
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Pallid : WAN
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Group with the four circled members : BEATLES
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___ Jones industrials : DOW
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Israeli carrier : ELAL
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Big fibs : LIES
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The Supremes and others : TRIOS
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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"Gonna ___ with a little help from my friends" : TRY
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"Open 24 hours" sign, maybe : NEON
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Hitchcock film with a shower scene : PSYCHO
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Injured : DAMAGED
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Silencer? : EARPLUG
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Sketched : DREW
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Toxic herbicide : AGENTORANGE
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Metal on its way to a refinery : ORE
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Not so good : WORSE
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Had : OWNED
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Business for Shell or ExxonMobil : OIL
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Like a fuzzy computer image, informally : LORES
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Sound akin to "Harrumph!" : SNORT
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Funnyman Brooks : MEL
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Cowboy with a lariat : ROPER
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Head out to sea, say : JOINTHENAVY
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Quick swim : DIP
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Pressed, as clothes : IRONED
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Festive events : GALAS
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Short news piece : ITEM
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Campbell of "Party of Five" : NEVE
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Light blue shades : AQUAS
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Like eyes seemingly about to pop out : BULGING
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Droid : BOT
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Summer in Paris : ETE
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"___ Blues" (song on the White Album) : YER
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Immediately : ATONCE
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Yes votes : AYES
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Commoner, for short : PLEB
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Library area : READINGROOM
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"How much ___ much?" : ISTOO
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Mulligan and others : STEWS
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One to whom "Ahoy!" is directed : MATEY
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Isn't well : AILS
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Dweeb : TWERP
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Longtime N.F.L. coach nicknamed Papa Bear : HALAS
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Lion's den : LAIR
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Corrida charger : ELTORO
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Long part of a rose : STEM
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Driver's ID : LICENSE
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See 9-Across : ROAD
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Noodge : NAGGER
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Despises : HATES
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"Beats me!" : DUNNO
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Like a coincidence that raises the hair on the back of your neck : EERIE
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Live (in) : DWELL
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Mavens : PROS
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___ tennis : LAWN
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Slime : GOO
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Mess up : ERR
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Summer hours in N.Y.C. : EDT

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

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