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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Pilots : HELMS
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Biographical info : AGE
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Lab wear : SMOCK
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"Farewell, François!" : ADIEU
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Marked, on a ballot : XED
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Oscar-winning Marisa : TOMEI
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Gladiolus : SWORDLILY
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Ain't how it should be? : ARENT
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Spic and Span competitor : PINESOL
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Rome-to-Belgrade dir. : ENE
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They're usually aimed at heads : BLOWDRYERS
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Areas between hills : DALES
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Like Death Valley : ARID
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Ancient Greek portico : STOA
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Captured : WON
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Furthermore : ALSO
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Beer may be on it : TAP
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Shake-up in the global balance of power ... and a hint to the circled letters : NEWWORLDORDER
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New Jersey's Fort ___ : DIX
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
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Originally : NEE
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Digging : INTO
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Health menace, briefly : STAPH
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Need a nap : FEELDROWSY
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Actress Peeples : NIA
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Copier unit : REAM
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Doing better at the casino, say : LUCKIER
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Kind of patch : BRIAR
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It's done outside a lab : FIELDWORK
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Idolize : ADORE
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School department : ART
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Renaissance faire sight : LANCE
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"The Bells of St. ___" : MARYS
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"You got it!" : YES
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Gripped on a bench : VISED
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Latched, in a way : HASPED
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Currie who wrote "A Parliamentary Affair" : EDWINA
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Train company founded in 1900 : LIONEL
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Piddling : MERE
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Some cold ones : SUDS
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Armpit : AXILLA
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Solidify : GEL
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Joseph ___, who lent his name to some ice cream : EDY
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M.V.P. of the first two Super Bowls : STARR
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Some eels : MORAYS
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Dish that may be prepared in a special pan : OMELETTE
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1900-99, e.g.: Abbr. : CEN
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Do-it-yourselfer's purchase : KIT
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It's a long shot, usually : LOB
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Builds an extension : ADDSON
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Unwritten rules : ORALLAW
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Wacky : WILD
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Jet engine's output : ROAR
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Spring run : SAP
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"How disgusting!" : EWW
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Scatters seeds : SOWS
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Something a doctor should do : NOHARM
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Tram loads : ORES
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Roger Maris, for the Yankees : NINE
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Like some paint : EXTERIOR
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Move, to a real-estate broker : RELO
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The Pistons, on a scoreboard : DET
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"What's the ___?" : DIF
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Famed Chicago livestock owner : OLEARY
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Keys : ISLETS
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Negatively charged particles : ANIONS
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Buchanan's predecessor : PIERCE
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Listened, poetically : HARKED
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Challenges : DARES
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Actor Brynner : YUL
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Year the Vandals sacked Rome : CDLV
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River in a 1957 film : KWAI
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Impact sound : BAM
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Vitamin no. : RDA
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Former baseball commissioner Vincent : FAY
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Tick off : IRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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