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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Apt attachment to the starts of 14-, 17-, 35- and 43-Across

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times12/16/09 ( No. 21,953 )
Across
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Fish tank buildup : ALGAE
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Go off : POP
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It flows through Turin : THEPO
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Othello, for one : BOARDGAME
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Leggy wader : HERON
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Help for a pioneer : LANDGRANT
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French first lady ___ Bruni-Sarkozy : CARLA
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H.S. course : ENG
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More unearthly : EERIER
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Real looker : DOLL
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Alan Paton's "___, the Beloved Country" : CRY
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Thin nail : BRAD
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Milne hopper : ROO
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Symbols of goodness : HALOS
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Experiment subject : GUINEAPIG
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Fall site : EDEN
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Flier to Stockholm : SAS
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"Dumb and Dumber" actress : GARR
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Offering from the front desk : ROOMKEY
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Classic Steinbeck story, with "The" : REDPONY
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First-time driver, often : TEEN
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United : WED
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Geraint's love, in Arthurian legend : ENID
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Unable to hear : STONEDEAF
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Answers in court : PLEAS
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Frog predator : EEL
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Influence : PULL
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___ Palmas, capital of the Canary Islands : LAS
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Boundless : VAST
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Paris's ___ Garnier : PALAIS
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Four-time platinum album of 2001 : JLO
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Foundation abbr. : ESTAB
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T-shaped pullover : POLOSHIRT
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Do a lube job on : REOIL
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Animated TV character with buck teeth : SPONGEBOB
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How an April fool may be done : SLYLY
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Guinness suffix : EST
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Important signs : OMENS
Down
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Proficient : ABLE
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___ shark : LOAN
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What a tattoo may identify : GANG
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Dull finish? : ARD
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Lawn cutters : EDGERS
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Subject of the documentary "Smart Television" : PAAR
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Volume of reprints : OMNIBUS
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Half brother of Ivan V : PETERI
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Active ingredient in marijuana: Abbr. : THC
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Apt attachment to the starts of 14-, 17-, 35- and 43-Across : HEAD
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Likely to slip : ERRORPRONE
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Hoi ___ : POLLOI
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How a bump may appear : ONALOG
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Dull, as London skies : GREY
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Varied : RANGED
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Swindlers : CONMEN
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No more : DEAD
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The Beatles' "And I Love ___" : HER
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Stir : ADO
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"The Cossacks" novelist : LEOTOLSTOY
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Like apparel donned in a Christmas carol : GAY
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Partner of jeweler Van Cleef : ARPELS
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Parody : SENDUP
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Not give up : KEEP
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Foul caller : REF
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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Gridiron stat: Abbr. : YDS
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Heavy blows : WALLOPS
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Cuts off : SEVERS
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Prickly plant : TEASEL
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Slide away : ELAPSE
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Round a corner in Monopoly : PASSGO
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Brave one : LION
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Apt attachment to the ends of 30-, 37-, 59- and 62-Across : TAIL
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Oceans : ALOT
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Be in accord : JIBE
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___ Hubbard : LRON
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Gambling venues, briefly : OTBS
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Crusading journalist Nellie : BLY
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Do some tailoring : HEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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