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New York Times, Friday, November 6, 2009

They're officially honored on the third Friday in Sept.

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times11/6/09 ( No. 21,913 )
Across
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Far Eastern pilgrimage destination : MOUNTFUJI
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Page with convictions : OPED
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Dull type : IGNORAMUS
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Campus V.I.P. : PREXY
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Leader of the pack : ALPHAMALE
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Clearly riveted : AGAPE
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"One ___!" : SEC
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"The Ballad of ___," 1967 comedy western : JOSIE
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Made time : RACED
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Suspension : PAUSE
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Relatively stable : SANER
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Solstice celebrators : PAGANS
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Set up : TRAP
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___ Bernina (highest peak in the Eastern Alps) : PIZ
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Dull shade : ECRU
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Then : ATTHETIME
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Some audiophiles' collections : REELTOREELTAPES
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Subject of the 2005 biography "iCon" : STEVEJOBS
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Spotted : LENT
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Kafka's "___ Hungerk√ľnstler" : EIN
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City in San Joaquin County : LODI
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Gruff : CRUSTY
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They may be glowing : COALS
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William McKinley's Ohio birthplace : NILES
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Hamburger's acknowledgment : DANKE
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Availability sign : TOLET
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Occasional medicine dropper?: Abbr. : FDA
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Not so welcoming : ICIER
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John Hurt played Caligula in it : ICLAUDIUS
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They had C-shaped sound holes : VIOLS
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Avalanche, e.g. : CHEVROLET
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Best in shows : EDNA
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Where some buffalo roam : SERENGETI
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They're officially honored on the third Friday in Sept. : MIAS
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Regard impolitely : OGLE
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Sexist, say : UNPC
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Stylized drama : NOH
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A tall Roman column is named after him : TRAJAN
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Celebrated : FAMOUS
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Dr. J's alma mater : UMASS
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"The English Patient" Oscar winner : JULIETTEBINOCHE
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Comment when following someone : ISEE
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Source of ballpark pitches? : ORGAN
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They go around on reservations : PEACEPIPES
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It often has controls : EXPERIMENT
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Like some changed locks : DYED
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Citadel feature : PARAPET
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Pope who met with Galileo : PAULV
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"The Future Lies Ahead" comedian, 1958 : SAHL
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By its nature : PERSE
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Wood distillation product : ACETICACID
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Its bulb is small : GREENONION
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G.P.S. output: Abbr. : RTES
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Vivacious : ZESTY
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Baseball nickname that's a portmanteau : AROD
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Fibula neighbor : TALUS
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They're concerned with checks and balances : TELLERS
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Sight-seers at the Prado? : OJOS
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Split : CLEAVE
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Trip part : RETURN
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Kipling's "great gray Lone Wolf" : AKELA
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More terrific, to a hip-hopper : ILLER
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One may be given a 10 : DIVE
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Nervous reactions : TICS
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Cabinet member? : FILE
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Shared air : DUET
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Wine spot : ASTI
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Frank : DOG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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