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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 2007

42-Across : Basketball position

Author:
Gail Grabowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Grabowski.
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© 2007, The New York Times12/11/07 ( No. 21,217 )
Across
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Like some petticoats : LACY
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Own up (to) : ADMIT
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Bank with significant deposits? : DIKE
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Award for "Hot L Baltimore" : OBIE
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Harness parts : REINS
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Teen's response to a parent's "No" : BUTTHATSNOTFAIR
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Somme summer : ETE
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Greek war god : ARES
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Novelist Joyce Carol ___ : OATES
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Blacken : CHAR
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Pumpkin pie ingredient : NUTMEG
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Outdated : OLDHAT
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Musical Count : BASIE
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"Encore!" : MORE
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Forest in "As You Like It" : ARDEN
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By way of : VIA
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Teen's response to a parent's "No" : EVERYONEISGOING
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With 40-Across, change of government : NEW
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See 39-Across : ORDER
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1973 #1 hit "___ an American Band" : WERE
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Basketball position : GUARD
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Gushed : SPEWED
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Subject to legal damages : LIABLE
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Like badly worn tires : BALD
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Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
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"Howdy!" : HIYA
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Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
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Teen's response to a parent's "No" : ICANTDOANYTHING
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Window section : PANE
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Power problem : SURGE
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Mideast V.I.P. : EMIR
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Narrow cut : SLIT
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Wheels for big wheels : LIMOS
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Folk singer Seeger : PETE
Down
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Ear or leaf feature : LOBE
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Be next to : ABUT
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Mention, as in a court opinion : CITE
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To date : YET
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Couples' destination? : ARARAT
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Prevent through intimidation : DETER
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Pageant title : MISS
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Country lodge : INN
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General on a Chinese menu : TSO
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Malign : DEFAME
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Steaming : IRATE
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Movie-set light : KLIEG
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Plural suffix with auction or musket : EERS
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"Aren't you the comedian?!" : HAHA
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Lugging : TOTING
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"Moonstruck" actress : CHER
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Point from which there's nowhere to go but up : NADIR
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Depletes, with "up" : USES
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Meteor shooting across the sky, maybe : OMEN
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Aphrodite's domain : LOVE
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Sketched : DREW
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Kennel club listing : BREED
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Tennis great Agassi : ANDRE
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Panorama : VIEW
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Memo phrase : INRE
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Like some cheeses : AGED
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"Absolutely!" : YOUBET
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___ surgeon : ORAL
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Had to hand it to? : OWED
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January birthstone : GARNET
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What the teen wishes the parent would do instead : SAYYES
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Land office map : PLAT
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Hometown-related : LOCAL
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Tehran resident : IRANI
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"Ex-x-xactly!" : BINGO
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Kissers : LIPS
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Havoc : HARM
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"It's your ___" : DIME
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Military group : UNIT
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Nasty sort : OGRE
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Hi-speed connection : DSL
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Non's opposite : OUI
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With it, once : HEP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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