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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 2009

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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Z
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E
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R
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O
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F
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G
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G
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Y
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A
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P
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G
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F
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S
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G
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N
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L
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F
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H
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J
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D
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I
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A
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P
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T
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E
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L
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T
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H
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H
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K
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M
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K
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B
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 21,933 )
Across
1
Nobody : ZERO
5
Not clear : FOGGY
10
Human ___ : RACE
14
First step in a series : ATOB
15
Dopey : INANE
16
Mild cheese : EDAM
17
Rabanne who was the costume designer for "Barbarella" : PACO
18
Big dos : GALAS
19
Public discussion venues : FORA
20
Introduction of 1977 : KERMITTHEFROG
23
Jack or jenny : ASS
25
Thoreau's "On Fields ___ Which the Reaper's Hand Has Pass'd" : OER
26
Paradigms : IDEALS
27
James Clavell best seller : SHOGUN
29
Incensed : LIVID
31
Introduction of 1927 : FELIXTHECAT
33
Clampett patriarch : JED
36
Head of the Egyptian god Thoth : IBIS
37
Commonwealth in Boston, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
38
A slowpoke may be asked to pick it up : PACE
39
Skosh : TAD
40
Introduction of 1963 : ELSIETHECOW
44
Emergency info on a plane : EXITS
45
Badger : HECKLE
46
Turkish hostel : IMARET
49
Pro, informally : FER
50
Swipe card alternative : KEY
51
What 20-, 31- and 40-Across were each introduced as by 47-Down : PARADEBALLOON
55
Big diamonds, maybe : ACES
56
___ show : RAREE
57
Smelly, as post-workout clothes : RIPE
60
Trading letters : NYSE
61
Turn ___ ear : ADEAF
62
In the distance : AFAR
63
Observatory subj. : ASTR
64
Bare minimum : LEAST
65
"Sure, I'm up for it" : LETS
Down
1
Sound on "Batman" : ZAP
2
Letter after Z : ETA
3
Highly unlikely to change : ROCKSOLID
4
Wind in a pit : OBOE
5
Bit of imagination : FIGMENT
6
Studio alert : ONAIR
7
"Who is John ___?" (question asked in "Atlas Shrugged") : GALT
8
Tiny irritant : GNAT
9
Place for Torah study : YESHIVA
10
Called the game : REFFED
11
Marie Osmond's ___ Belle dolls : ADORA
12
"___ of the Bells" (holiday favorite) : CAROL
13
Online compilations, briefly : EMAGS
21
Gumbo thickener : ROUX
22
Time manager's directive? : EDIT
23
Comparable to a fiddle : ASFIT
24
"Solomon and ___," 1959 biblical epic : SHEBA
28
They may be found in a tank : GIS
29
Some casual wear : LEVIS
30
Frozen drink brand : ICEE
32
Verb with "thou" : HAST
33
Double over : JACKKNIFE
34
Molière's "L'___ des femmes" : ECOLE
35
Loser of 1948 : DEWEY
38
Push-up muscle, briefly : PEC
40
Crossed (out) : EXED
41
Verbatim : LITERAL
42
Democrats, as a whole : THELEFT
43
Grinder : HERO
44
Stationer's item : ERASER
46
Classic toothpaste name : IPANA
47
See 51-Across : MACYS
48
"Give it ___!" : AREST
49
Tiny pests : FLEAS
52
Commanded : BADE
53
Department : AREA
54
Not written : ORAL
58
Unisex name : PAT
59
Stammering sounds : ERS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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