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New York Times, Thursday, November 5, 2009

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQWXZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, one letter of the alphabet will appear 22 times. Shade in its square everywhere it appears. The result will be an image suggested by 36-Across.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1105 ( 21,912 )
Across
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___ de coeur : CRI
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Worked on : CAJOLED
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Ryan of "Top Gun" : MEG
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Computer system acronym : LAN
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Way, way back : AGESAGO
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Canine care grp.? : ADA
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Start of a lover's quatrain : ROSESARERED
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Big fans : ADORERS
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Not straight, in a way : SNAKING
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Rice-A-___ : RONI
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1950s political inits. : AES
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Canadian Oscar : GENIE
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Holds : CLASPS
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Eur. carrier : SAS
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Small denomination : SECT
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___ ante : UPTHE
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Port of ancient Rome : OSTIA
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1897 novel subtitled "A Grotesque Romance" : THEINVISIBLEMAN
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Composer of "The Planets" : HOLST
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True inner self : ANIMA
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One way to stand : TALL
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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Comparatively cockamamie : INANER
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It's addictive : OPIUM
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___ Maj. : SGT
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The Dakotas, once: Abbr. : TERR
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#1 album for 13 weeks in 1966-67, with "The" : MONKEES
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Where the Samoyed dog comes from : SIBERIA
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Eliminates undesirable parts : CLEANSHOUSE
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Pretense : ACT
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According to : ALA
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Panties, old-style : STEPINS
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Pacific port where Amelia Earhart was last seen : LAE
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Rocky point : TOR
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Get comfortable with : ADAPTTO
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This Across answer, appropriately : END
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Plain as day : CLEARCUT
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Air Force base near San Antonio : RANDOLPH
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Speak with gravity : INTONATE
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It may be managed or extended : CARE
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Ancient meeting places : AGORAS
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19th-century James : JESSE
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Sugar ending : OSE
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Filly : LASS
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New York cardinal : EGAN
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Headwear banned by the N.F.L. in 2001 : DORAG
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"Battle Cry" soldier : MARINE
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Like paradise : EDENIC
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Thingumbob : GADGET
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Just manages, with "out" : EKES
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Hindu sage : RISHI
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1973 horror flick about a doctor who turns his assistant into a cobra : SSSSSSS
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Phnom ___ : PENH
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Having words : ATIT
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Bro or sis : SIB
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Like unwashed hair : OILY
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Mathematician Turing : ALAN
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TV control: Abbr. : VOL
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Maternally related : ENATE
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Eau ___ : MINERALE
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Yank : AMERICAN
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Told tales : NARRATED
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The Rum Tum Tugger, e.g. : TOMCAT
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New York theater on the National Register of Historic Places, with "the" : APOLLO
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Like some algebra : LINEAR
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1987 Suzanne Vega hit : LUKA
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Words of objection : ITISNT
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Indicator of brightness : MENSA
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Astronaut's attire : GSUIT
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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Where the Mets once met : SHEA
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Don Juan's kiss : BESO
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Vs. : OPP

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