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New York Times, Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Author:
Daniel A. Finan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel A. Finan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1109 ( 22,281 )
Across
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Like a cool cat : HEP
4
Not the brightest bulb on the tree : SIMP
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U. of Maryland team : TERPS
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"___ seeing things?" : AMI
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"Hollyoaks" actress ___ Atkinson : GEMMA
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Bozo : IDIOT
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Fuel for some trucks : DIESELOIL
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Eating only certain things : PICKY
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With 55-Across, source of this puzzle's quote (which starts in box #38) : JRRTOLKIENSTHE
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Rick's "Casablanca" love : ILSA
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Word after public or private : EYE
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Shopping mecca : MALL
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Danish astronomer Brahe : TYCHO
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Scott in an 1857 Supreme Court case : DRED
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Chest: Prefix : STETHO
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Touch down : LAND
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Manning of the gridiron : ELI
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"Au contraire!" : NOTSO
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"In what way?" : HOW
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Cast out : EGEST
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Where cranberries grow : BOG
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In stitches : SEWN
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Calls during curtain calls : BRAVOS
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Wooden shoe's sound : CLOP
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How nonreading musicians play : BYEAR
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Lean (on) : RELY
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Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
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Abound (with) : TEEM
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See 19-Across : LORDOFTHERINGS
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Jewish holiday in Adar : PURIM
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Insect known for conducting raids : AMAZONANT
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"Inferno" writer : DANTE
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Wind indicators : VANES
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Calendar unit : DAY
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Powerful chess piece : QUEEN
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Added stipulations : ANDS
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Leave slack-jawed : AWE
Down
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Muslim's pilgrimage : HADJ
2
Mideast leader : EMIR
3
Place to fish from : PIER
4
Does some business with : SELLSTO
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"Don't worry about me" : IMOKAY
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Year the Department of Homeland Security was created : MMII
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Visibly terrified : PALE
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Slightly drunk : TIPSY
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Trimmed to fit, say : EDITED
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Filthy ___ : RICH
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Pig's container, in a saying : POKE
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Pig's container : STY
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Earth sci. : GEOL
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Some beach house supports : STILTS
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Gas in lights : NEON
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"Morning Joe" TV channel : MSNBC
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"You're such ___" (teen put-down) : ATOOL
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"Unhand me!" : LETGO
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Any "Jurassic Park" dinosaur : CLONE
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"Yee-___!" : HAW
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Chaucer pilgrim : REEVE
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It shines in España : ELSOL
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Like a space cadet : DITSY
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Santa syllables : HOS
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___ Spiegel (German magazine) : DER
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Numbered rte. : HWY
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Big name in GPS devices : GARMIN
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River of Aragón : EBRO
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Zephyrs : BREEZES
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It glitters but isn't gold : PYRITE
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Within easy reach : ATHAND
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Madison Avenue workers : ADMEN
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Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
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Party with poi : LUAU
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Author Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Broad bean : FAVA
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Certain Fed : TMAN
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"Nothin'" : NADA
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Be a busy beaver : GNAW
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Eye woe : STYE
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A.S.A.P. : PDQ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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