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New York Times, Thursday, November 4, 2010

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JW} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This was part one of a two-day puzzle contest. See the next day's crossword for details.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 22,276 )
Across
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Office device appropriate for this puzzle? : HOLEPUNCH
7
Await : PEND
11
Rte. suggester : AAA
14
Setting for many a fairy tale : CASTLE
15
Assistant played by Charles Bronson in "House of Wax" : IGOR
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Drama set in Las Vegas : CSI
17
Command agreement : AYESIR
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"That's of little importance" : NOMATTER
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Out of service?: Abbr. : RET
21
Road hazards : POTHOLES
23
Fence builder's starting point : POSTHOLE
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Small doses may come in them : DROPPERS
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"Charlotte's Web" girl : FERN
27
One half of an old comedy duo : DESI
28
Like the Paris Opera : ORNATE
31
Airport need : RADAR
34
Substitute : PROXY
37
I.R.S. 1040 line item : IRA
38
They might give each French kisses : AMIS
39
Way to get around something : LOOPHOLE
40
No longer interested in : OVER
41
Undecided: Abbr. : TBA
42
Album half : SIDEA
43
Space under a desk : KNEEHOLE
44
End of a perfect Sunday drive? : HOLEINONE
46
Grill : QUIZ
48
Impulse path : AXON
49
33-Down's group, with "the" : SUPREMES
53
Kitchen tool : PARER
55
Physicist Bohr : NIELS
56
Jim Beam product : RYE
57
Like some patches : IRONEDON
59
1940s British P.M. : ATTLEE
61
Times in classifieds : AMS
62
Game played on a world map : RISK
63
Quick outing for Tiger Woods ... or what this completed puzzle contains : NINEHOLES
64
Violin cutouts : FHOLES
65
What a peeper uses to peep : SPYHOLE
66
Can't stand : DETEST
Down
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Game item usually seen upside-down : HOLECARD
2
Check writer : PAYER
3
Is of ___ (helps) : USETO
4
Some Windows systems : NTS
5
The Cutty Sark, for one : CLIPPER
6
Lifesavers, say : HEROES
7
Features of homemade cameras : PINHOLES
8
Big ones can impede progress : EGOS
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Montréal or Québec : NOM
10
Window dressing : DRAPERY
11
Feigns ignorance : ACTSNAIVE
12
Play ___ (perform some songs) : ASET
13
Seal's opening? : AIRHOLE
19
Conflicted : TORN
22
Photography aid : TRIPOD
25
Portable info-storing devices : PDAS
26
Below-ground sanctuary : FOXHOLE
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Almond or pecan : TREE
30
Batting helmet feature : EARHOLE
31
Filthy place : RATHOLE
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Prefix with valent : AMBI
33
See 49-Across : DIANAROSS
35
Pre-schoolers? : ROE
36
Light-blocking : OPAQUE
39
Part of a home security system? : LIEN
40
French eleven : ONZE
42
Ones who sleep soundly? : SNORERS
43
Alley behind a bar on TV? : KIRSTIE
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They're drafted for service : OXEN
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Higher ground : UPLAND
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Topographical feature formed by underground erosion : SINKHOLE
50
1957 hit for the Bobbettes : MRLEE
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Parts of masks : EYEHOLES
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"Thou ___ I have more flesh than another man": Falstaff : SEEST
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Role for which Marion Cotillard won a 2007 Best Actress Oscar : PIAF
54
Vest feature : ARMHOLE
55
Like a quidnunc : NOSY
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Feature of many a ballroom dance : DIP
60
"We Know Drama" channel : TNT

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

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