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New York Times, Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Allan E. Parrish

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, read the eight circled letters clockwise, starting with square #24, to identify this puzzle's theme.
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1124 ( 22,296 )

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Across
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Crept (along) : INCHED
7
Word with Orange or Peach : BOWL
11
Car that was the subject of a 1964 top 10 hit : GTO
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Sesame seed-based sauce : TAHINI
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Eye area : UVEA
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Put out : IRK
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Passes : ENACTS
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#2 : COLUMBIA
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Mid 12th-century year : MCL
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Hosp. areas : ICUS
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Cantankerous : CRABBY
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___ Valley : SILICON
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At the home of, to Henri : CHEZ
27
Hoist : ELEVATE
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Infomercial host Gibbons : LEEZA
33
Co-star of Hanks in "Forrest Gump" : SINISE
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Puts away : ICES
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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Carry on : WAGE
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Singer Studdard who won the second season of "American Idol" : RUBEN
41
Sunroof or moonroof alternative : TTOP
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What rings reveal about a tree : AGE
43
Funeral fire : PYRE
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"___ Be Stupid" (1985 Weird Al Yankovic album) : DARETO
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Performer dubbed "The Great Dane" : BORGE
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Like a next-door neighbor's lawn, or so it seems : GREENER
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Just sitting around : IDLE
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Tool : CATSPAW
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W.W. II battle cry : BANZAI
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Qxe5, e.g., in chess : MOVE
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Way in Québec : RUE
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#5 : ATLANTIS
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Kind of kick : ONSIDE
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Fish-fowl nexus : NOR
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Old space-launched rocket : THOR
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Still on the shelf : UNUSED
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Envoy's bldg. : EMB
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Gazpacho, e.g. : SOUP
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Team with a big B on its helmets : RAVENS
Down
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Twosomes : ITEMS
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Folk singer Griffith : NANCI
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#3 : CHALLENGER
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Hawaiian Punch alternative : HIC
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Lures : ENTICES
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#4 : DISCOVERY
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Tampa Bay gridders, for short : BUCS
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Lacto-___ vegetarian : OVO
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Laura Bush's maiden name : WELCH
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Symbol of victory : LAURELS
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Andy with the #1 hit "Shadow Dancing" : GIBB
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"Lou Grant" paper, with "the" : TRIB
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Give a thumbs-up : OKAY
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It may be hedged : MAZE
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Mozart's "___ donna a quindici anni" : UNA
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Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Grammy-winning Winans : CECE
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Italian waterway : TIBER
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#1 : ENTERPRISE
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___ suit : ZOOT
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Mighty Dog rival : ALPO
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Q-tip, e.g. : SWAB
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"I am not what I am" speaker : IAGO
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#6 : ENDEAVOUR
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Exhort : URGE
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Dos follower : TRES
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Nitpicking types : PEDANTS
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Dish alternative : ANTENNA
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City with the Great Sphinx : GIZA
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Prefix with hazard : ECO
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Certain printing process, briefly : LITHO
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"September 1, 1939" poet : AUDEN
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Does some yardwork : WEEDS
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Ruin : BANE
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Orbit site : ATOM
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Workers' rights agcy. : NLRB
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Letters on a car sticker : MSRP
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Letters from a debtor : IOU
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Aspen or Tahoe : SUV

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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