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New York Times, Friday, November 27, 2009

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This is a rare Friday puzzle with a theme. It came out Thanksgiving evening.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 21,934 )
Across
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"Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of ___": Shak. : SLUMBER
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British V.I.P.'s, to Brits : ARISTOS
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Place for buttons : CONSOLE
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Dr. ___ (infant sleepers) : DENTONS
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Hope born of desperation : AWINGANDAPRAYER
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Pope Benedict XVI's election year : MMV
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Shrub akin to the cherry plum : SLOE
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"The Feast of Herod" painter : LIPPI
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1950s-'60s NBC host : PAAR
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Wishy-washy response : IMAY
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Quick note : LINE
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Running things : INCONTROL
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Reporters' areas : BEATS
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Farm sound : BAA
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Scrubbed : NOGO
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After everything has been taken into account : NET
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Justifiable basis for one's position : ALEGTOSTANDON
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Copier : APE
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Illuminated, in a way : GILT
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Social register word : NEE
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Survive adversity : GETBY
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Some head-to-head competitions : DRAGRACES
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Gallows : TREE
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Orchard product : PEAR
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___ City, suburb of Tampa/St. Petersburg : DADE
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Part of a merry refrain : TRALA
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News source in a 14-Down : TASS
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Playing pieces : MEN
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Post-Thanksgiving fare : TURKEYLEFTOVERS
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Where Japón is : ORIENTE
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Site for a seal, maybe : AIRHOLE
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Dress down : REPROVE
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Means of tower access, in a fairy tale : TRESSES
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Garlicky dish : SCAMPI
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Figure on a totem pole, figuratively : LOWMAN
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First computer to predict a U.S. election outcome : UNIVAC
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Yahoo! alternative : MSN
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Things near Baskerville Hall : BOGS
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JFK-to-TLV carrier : ELAL
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"Le Moulin de la Galette" artist : RENOIR
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Most populous county of Idaho : ADA
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E-mail option : REPLY
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Cross inscription : INRI
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Fasten with a click : STAPLE
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Schroeder's instrument in "Peanuts" : TOYPIANO
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Long shot, for sure : ONEINTEN
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Former map inits. : SSR
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March, say : DEMONSTRATE
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Boxer's name holder : ROBE
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Ever so much : ALOT
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French direction : EST
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Shrewlike : NAGGY
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Comical Jacques : TATI
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Blockheaded move : BONER
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What graffiti may signify : GANG
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Optical opening : APERTURE
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"O.K. ... go!" : LETERRIP
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Aged, in an earlier age : OLDE
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Gone to glory : DEAD
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Hollywood fig. : AGT
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Lipped lab container : BEAKER
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Peace Nobelist of 1994 : ARAFAT
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Cinephiles often watch for them : CAMEOS
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1926 English Channel crosser : EDERLE
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Sanity : SENSES
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Entertainment by subscription : PAYTV
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A successor to 22-Across : LENO
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Hurly-burly : STIR
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Vexed : SORE
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Prominence : TOR
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Winner at the Battle of Cold Harbor : LEE
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Beta beater : VHS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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