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New York Times, Friday, December 18, 2009

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GZ} This is puzzle # 136 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1218 ( 21,955 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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"Huh?" : SAYWHAT
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Rule without exceptions : IRONLAW
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Sent a line, say : WROTETO
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"The Imaginary Invalid" playwright : MOLIERE
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Request for entertainment : AMUSEME
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Words of acclamation : ALLHAIL
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1984 historical novel, with "The" : HAJ
20
Home to Torrey Pines Golf Course : LAJOLLA
22
Bellini's "___ furor delle tempeste" : NEL
23
Think piece? : IDEA
25
Mini replacements : NANOS
26
Tiny opening? : ITTY
27
Shortsighted solution? : LASIK
29
Período de 31 días : MES
30
Fed. bill : TNOTE
31
Peninsula south of the Gulf of Trieste : ISTRIA
33
Breaks : RECESSES
35
The Sun and Mercury are in it: Abbr. : WNBA
37
It may come from a loud speaker : RANT
38
Place for a collared person : SQUADCAR
42
Means of obtaining data about planets : FLYBYS
46
Picks out : CULLS
47
Gen. Pershing's command: Abbr. : AEF
49
Hit to short right, say : BLOOP
50
Calculated thing : RISK
51
Shellac : CREAM
53
Outfielder Chávez : ENDY
54
One in a long line of workers? : ANT
55
Certain pitch : COALTAR
57
"The ___ of Malta," Christopher Marlowe play : JEW
58
Comic character in whiteface : PIERROT
60
Marker maker : CRAYOLA
62
Neither here nor there? : ENROUTE
63
Offer to host : ASKOVER
64
Now gender-neutral : DESEXED
65
Gritty TV series set in Baltimore : THEWIRE
Down
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"Kwanzaa" comes from it : SWAHILI
2
Forces afloat : ARMADAS
3
"C'mon, that can't be true!" : YOUJEST
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Birth data: Abbr. : WTS
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Height enhancer : HEEL
6
Hindu soul : ATMAN
7
Digital detritus : TOEJAM
8
Second song on "Beatles '65" : IMALOSER
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Drum set? : ROLLS
10
Indian water holder : OLLA
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Biomedical research inits. : NIH
12
Rough housing : LEANTOS
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Opera quickie : ARIETTE
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"Actually, it's true" : WELLYES
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Standout : ONER
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High passageway between buildings : AIRWALK
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Fashionable : INSTYLE
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Stripes : KINDS
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Like some dumbbells: Abbr. : TENLB
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First string? : ABC
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Half-___ (coffee order) : CAF
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Superior, as an investment : AAARATED
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Like some elbows and fenders : SCRAPED
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Tonic water ingredient : QUININE
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Wool coats : ULSTERS
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Line holder : REEL
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First hard rock band to score a #1 country hit : BONJOVI
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Producer of high and outside pitches? : YODELER
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Virus kin : SPYWARE
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Deep-pocketed type : FATCAT
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"My Fair Lady" actor Robert : COOTE
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Place for a crane : MARSH
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Gist : CRUX
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Make a pile in a casino? : RAKE
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Eggs sometimes served on toast : ROE
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"Man, that hurts!" : YOW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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