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New York Times, Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Author:
Barry Boone
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry Boone

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Boone. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1103 ( 21,910 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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With 73-Across, former New York governor : MARIO
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Enter unannounced, with "in" : BARGE
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Military mess workers, for short : KPS
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Improve : AMEND
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Lucy's friend on "I Love Lucy" : ETHEL
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W.W. II female : WAC
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Gila woodpeckers nest in them : CACTI
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Layers of paint : COATS
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___ crossroads : ATA
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Start of a quote by 1-/73-Across : YOUCAMPAIGNIN
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Rank below cpl. : PFC
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Not talking : MUM
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What Fred Ott did in the first movie to be copyrighted : SNEEZED
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Crème ___ crème : DELA
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Astronaut's work environment, for short : ZEROG
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Put down, as an uprising : QUELL
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Not ___ eye in the house : ADRY
36
Brits call it "the pond": Abbr. : ATL
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Middle of the quote : POETRYYOU
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"Gimme ___ ding!" : DAT
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Fires : SACKS
49
Memo starter : INRE
51
Win the World Series in four games, say : SWEEP
54
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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Sign painter's help : STENCIL
57
Crosses (out) : XES
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___ McMuffin : EGG
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End of the quote : GOVERNINPROSE
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Prefix with cycle or sex : UNI
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Ancient Aegean region : IONIA
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Surgeon's assistant : NURSE
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___ City (Las Vegas nickname) : SIN
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Standing at attention : ERECT
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Trojan War epic : ILIAD
71
"___ Te Ching" : TAO
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Drawer holders : DESKS
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See 1-Across : CUOMO
Down
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Start of many a Scottish family name : MAC
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Flu fighters: Abbr. : AMA
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One of the three green R's : RECYCLE
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Call ___ question : INTO
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Hatred : ODIUM
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Turned out : BECAME
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Basic building block : ATOM
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Gershwin composed one "in blue" : RHAPSODY
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Blow one's top : GETANGRY
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Elmer the Bull's mate : ELSIE
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December celebration : KWANZAA
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"Beware the fury of a ___ man": John Dryden : PATIENT
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Iran-Contra, e.g. : SCANDAL
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Slangy response to "Why?" : CUZ
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Hair goop : GEL
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Instantly, for short : PDQ
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Fire: Fr. : FEU
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Matterhorn, e.g. : ALP
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___ show (carnival attraction) : RAREE
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Part of U.C.L.A. : LOS
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Casual greetings : YOS
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"Hamlet" setting : ELSINORE
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Water-skiers' holds : TOWLINES
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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Emotion conveyed by wrinkling one's nose : DISGUST
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Willa Cather's "My ___" : ANTONIA
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Golfer Lee : TREVINO
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"Toodle-oo!" : CHEERIO
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Unit of gunpowder : KEG
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Slump : SAG
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Cincinnati-to-Pittsburgh dir. : ENE
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Ones living abroad : EXPATS
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Each : PER
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"I can't remember if I ___" ("American Pie" lyric) : CRIED
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___ the Hedgehog (video game) : SONIC
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Paper cut, e.g. : NICK
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Navigator on the Enterprise : SULU
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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Old Tokyo : EDO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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