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New York Times, Saturday, November 5, 2011

Man's name that spells another man's name backward

Author:
Kurt Mueller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kurt Mueller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mueller.
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© 2011, The New York Times11/5/11 ( No. 22,642 )

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Across
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First name in eroticism : ANAIS
6
Confab : GAB
9
Queen ___ (Maryland county) : ANNES
14
Relative of a bobolink : BALTIMOREORIOLE
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Friendly : ONFAMILIARTERMS
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Minor despot : WARLORD
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It has a crosspiece for a head : TBOLT
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One in a Biergarten? : EIN
21
Title role for Omar Sharif or Benicio Del Toro : CHE
23
"Ulysses" star, 1967 : OSHEA
26
Like some outlets : ACDC
28
One is often said to be dead : FAINT
30
Not notched : EVEN
31
Plays with masks : NOH
32
Gets out in the open : AIRS
33
Current event around Christmas? : ELNINO
35
With 39-Across, street fair fare : GRILLED
37
19th dynasty's founder : RAMSESI
38
Take : ENTAIL
39
See 35-Across : CORN
40
Composition of some stars : TIN
41
Symposium offering: Abbr. : LECT
42
Commuter's annoyance : DELAY
44
Popular tech news site : CNET
45
Massachusetts town near the New Hampshire border : ATHOL
47
Like some survey boxes : XED
48
1970s radical grp. : SLA
49
Frittata alternative : CREPE
51
Options for building torpedoes : SALAMIS
55
1930 Laurel and Hardy film : ANOTHERFINEMESS
58
What a lessee often gets back less of : SECURITYDEPOSIT
59
Gives a "Yoo-hoo!" on Facebook : POKES
60
Vous, over the Rhine : SIE
61
Part of a beehive : TRESS
Down
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"Take ___" (1994 Madonna hit) : ABOW
2
Family nickname : NANA
3
Creator of much suspense : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
4
Biased, in a way : ITALIC
5
Kinsman of Jesus : SIMON
6
Visa offering : GOLDCARD
7
Man's name that spells another man's name backward : ARI
8
Like losers : BEATEN
9
Half of a sci-fi name : ARTOO
10
TV producer's concern : NIELSENS
11
1960s-'70s foe : NORTHVIETNAMESE
12
Wahoo, for one : ELM
13
22-Down, in Dijon : SES
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It was last inhabited in 2000 : MIR
16
15-Down went around one : ORB
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Matching pair designation : HIS
24
Wee: Var. : EENSIE
25
Apply chrism to : ANOINT
26
Tony's boss on "Who's the Boss?" : ANGELA
27
Armstrong blew it : CORNET
28
Specialty : FIELD
29
Obviously not happy : TEARY
32
KO connection maker : ALI
34
KO connection? : LMN
36
2004-06 Haitian P.M. : LATORTUE
37
Shoulder holder : ROADSIDE
39
French key : CLE
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Wields : EXERTS
44
Hullabaloo : CLAMOR
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Glassware ovens : LEHRS
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Was quiescent : SLEPT
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Bank of China Tower designer : PEI
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The 4th of November? : ANE
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Sister of Nephthys : ISIS
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Former high fliers : SSTS
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Possible cause of paralysis : ASP
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Liberal leader? : NEO
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Memo opener : FYI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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