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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 21,574 )
Across
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Ships' complements : CREWS
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Org. that defends the Bill of Rights : ACLU
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Sound of ... an explosion : BOOM
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On the level : LEGIT
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... thunder : CLAP
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One of Scotland's Inner Hebrides : IONA
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Fireplace : INGLE
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... a mother with noisy kids : HUSH
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___ Pictures (entertainment company) : SONY
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Indispensable : NEEDED
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... a toy train : CHOOCHOO
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... a raindrop in a puddle : KERPLUNK
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Comical Costello : LOU
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Cuba, e.g., to Cubans : ISLA
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Looked up to : ADMIRED
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... a table tennis ball (with 45-Across) : PING
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Not enough room to swing ___ : ACAT
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Prefix with dactyl : PTERO
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Not worth a ___ : SOU
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... brakes : SCREECH
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All the sounds in this puzzle together? : DIN
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... a basketball through a basket : SWISH
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"La Bamba" actor Morales : ESAI
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See 32-Across : PONG
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Dermal art : TATTOOS
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"Right now!," to a doctor : STAT
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... a knock on a door : RAP
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... Road Runner : BEEPBEEP
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... grease in a deep fryer : SPLATTER
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Destine for, as oblivion : DOOMTO
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Count ___ of Lemony Snicket books : OLAF
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Run for it : FLEE
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Egypt's Nasser : GAMAL
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It follows first, second and third : HOME
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... a porker : OINK
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Classic British Jaguar : ETYPE
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Columnist's column : OPED
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Judge : RATE
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Test track features : ESSES
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... champagne glasses : CLINK
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Zellweger of "Jerry Maguire" : RENEE
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Ham-and-___ (incompetent sort) : EGGER
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Boar : WILDPIG
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Braces (oneself) : STEELS
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... a surprised German : ACH
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... a hen : CLUCK
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Mascara's place : LASH
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Maintain : UPHOLD
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Serving with ham and gravy : BISCUIT
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... a circusgoer : OOOH
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___ account (never) : ONNO
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B.L.T. ingredient : MAYO
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Fond ___, Wis. : DULAC
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Get-up-and-go : OOMPH
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Mother-of-pearls : NACRES
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Second serve, for example : REDO
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"___ Brockovich" : ERIN
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... a doorbell : DONG
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... a cheater in class : PSST
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Place name before and after City : IOWA
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"Bonne ___" (French wish at bedtime) : NUIT
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Two-time loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Little ham? : SHOAT
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Quoted : CITED
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Attacked from above : STRAFED
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"McHale's Navy" craft : PTBOATS
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Select : OPTFOR
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Highest point in an orbit : APOGEE
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Ford and Bush adviser Scowcroft : BRENT
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TV trophies : EMMYS
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Day's march : ETAPE
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The ends of the earth : POLES
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London entertainment district : SOHO
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... a person sitting down : PLOP
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Pathetic : LAME
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"On the Waterfront" director Kazan : ELIA
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Squeeze (out) : EKE

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

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