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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 2009

Tricky operation for extending a plane's flight

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVWY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2009, The New York Times12/21/09 ( No. 21,958 )
Across
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Willy Wonka creator Dahl : ROALD
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Vessels at marinas : BOATS
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Boeing 737, e.g. : JET
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Golfer Palmer, informally : ARNIE
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Parts to play : ROLES
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Firefighter's tool : AXE
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Humor publication since 1952 : MADMAGAZINE
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Many a first grader's age : SIX
20
What generals command : ARMIES
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Parks of civil rights fame : ROSA
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Educ. institution : SCH
25
Docs-to-be : MEDSTUDENTS
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Selected : CHOSEN
30
Dorm overseers, for short : RAS
31
Seniors' org. : AARP
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All-encompassing : HEADTOTOE
38
Tricky operation for extending a plane's flight : MIDAIRREFUELING
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Causing the most wolf whistles, perhaps : PRETTIEST
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To be, to Henri : ETRE
43
Tit for ___ : TAT
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Brides' walkways : AISLES
46
Lionel products : MODELTRAINS
52
N.Y.C. summer hrs. : EDT
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Ammonia has a strong one : ODOR
54
Mame on Broadway : AUNTIE
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Fix, as a fight : RIG
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Dirty campaign tactic : MUDSLINGING
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Take to court : SUE
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Actress Shire of "Rocky" : TALIA
65
Ambulance letters : EMS
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"That's enough out of you!" : CANIT
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Nonstop : ONEND
Down
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Computer capacity, for short : RAM
2
"... man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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+ : AND
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Peru's largest city : LIMA
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"Goodness gracious!" : DEARME
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Cornrow, e.g. : BRAID
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Falls through the cracks? : OOZES
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"He's making ___ and checking ..." : ALIST
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The number at left + 1 : TEN
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NNW's opposite : SSE
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Leader of the Argonauts, in myth : JASON
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Be : EXIST
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State on the Rio Grande : TEXAS
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F.B.I. operatives : GMEN
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Fixes, as a shoe : RESOLES
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Rascal : SCAMP
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Committee leader : CHAIR
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Mob : HORDE
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Language derived from Hindustani : URDU
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7/20/69, for one : DATE
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Splash, as grease : SPATTER
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Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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Some tech grads : EES
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Sternward : AFT
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Bibliographical datum : TITLE
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When right turns are often allowed : ONRED
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Spew out : EGEST
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Venetian's lang. : ITAL
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Film director Martin : RITT
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Dead set against : ANTI
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Really digs : ISINTO
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Samuel with a code : MORSE
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Hatred : ODIUM
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Venetian rulers of old : DOGES
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Dangerous gas : RADON
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"Moi, ___" ("Me, too": Fr.) : AUSSI
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Cove : INLET
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Former New York cardinal Edward : EGAN
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Big ___ (Golden Arches offering) : MAC
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39-Down article : UNA
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___-de-France : ILE
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Anaïs ___, "Delta of Venus" author : NIN
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Travel aimlessly, with "about" : GAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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