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New York Times, Friday, December 4, 2009

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQVXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 21,941 )
Across
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Antediluvian : ASOLDASTHEHILLS
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It's served in parts : THREECOURSEMEAL
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Completely unqualified for competition : OUTOFONESLEAGUE
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Introduction to Impressionism? : NEO
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It's light-sensitive : IRIS
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Pains : CARE
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"The young lambs ___ pretty race": Wordsworth : RANA
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Sgt. follower : MAJ
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Stop, with "up" : LET
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Cashiers : CANS
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"The Accumulation of Capital" author Luxemburg : ROSA
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"Love Story" score composer : LAI
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"Get cracking!" : DOIT
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Singer of the 1940s blues hit "One Meat Ball" : JOSHWHITE
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With 33-Across, remitted : SENT
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See 32-Across : MONEY
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Like Old Glory: Abbr. : AMER
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They may be excited by dinner : TASTEBUDS
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Partner of 40-Across : THIS
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Case builder: Abbr. : ATT
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___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
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Partner of 37-Across : THAT
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4 letters : GHI
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Suffix with real : IST
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They often come in packs : LIES
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Moten who played Bess in Broadway's "Porgy and Bess" : ETTA
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"___ Fate" (André Malraux novel) : MANS
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Scholarship, e.g. : AID
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Framing need : TRUMPEDUPCHARGE
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Railway terminus with the Victory Arch : WATERLOOSTATION
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Became emotionally receptive : OPENEDONESHEART
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Rafts : ATON
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"Molly" title role player, 1999 : SHUE
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"... ___ go?" : ORTO
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One may be conceived on Veterans Day : LEO
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Challenging : DEFIANT
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Certain winter stash : ACORNS
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One of the Gandhis : SONIA
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Part of Shrovetide: Abbr. : TUES
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Abbr. on a timecard : HRS
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What an au pair might take: Abbr. : ESL
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Laugh syllable : HEE
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Big name in desktops : IMAC
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Ceiling one should stay under : LEGALLIMIT
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Wordsworth and Tennyson : LAUREATES
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More like a cold shower? : SLEETIER
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Singer with the 5x platinum album "Nick of Time," 1989 : RAITT
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Ancient law man : MOSES
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Wan : ASHY
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Jabber : JAW
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Make up : CONSTITUTE
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Concerto part : RONDO
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Perilous place : DEATHTRAP
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Competition among mail carriers? : JOUST
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Music to a comic's ears : HAHAS
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The second part : STAGETWO
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Many corp. recruits : MBAS
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Dermal opening? : EPI
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Leader exiled in 1979 : THESHAH
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Dyes : TINCTS
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Judgment problem : LAPSE
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Music to a minister's ears : AMEN
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Unstable particle : MUON
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Price number : ARIA
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Real-estate tycoon Olenicoff : IGOR
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Bit of headway : DENT
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Grand ___ (Annapolis Valley community) : PRE
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Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
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End of a Fred Flintstone cry : DOO
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Put the dishes away : ATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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