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New York Times, Monday, February 1, 2010

Nash who wrote "I don't mind eels / Except as meals"

Author:
Scott Atkinson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times2/1/10 ( No. 22,000 )
Across
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Harold of "Ghostbusters" : RAMIS
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"Stainless" metal : STEEL
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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"Alas and ___" : ALACK
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"You gotta be kidding me!" : NOWAY
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Misery : WOE
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They're choosy about what they chew : PICKYEATERS
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Quaint lodging : INN
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12 months from now : INAYEAR
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Dressed in lab attire : SMOCKED
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Morning droplets : DEW
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Use a Singer machine : SEW
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___ vera : ALOE
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Mach 1 breaker : SST
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Siberian city : OMSK
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Certain Indonesian : JAVAN
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Sensational 1990s-2000s talk show host : RICKILAKE
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Walled city near Madrid : AVILA
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Blown-up photo: Abbr. : ENL
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Many-___ (large, as an estate) : ACRED
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Popular online reference : WIKIPEDIA
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Couples (with) : MATES
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Drink at a sushi bar : SAKE
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AOL alternative : MSN
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Round about the belly : FAT
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Concerning, on a memo : INRE
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Miracle-___ (garden care brand) : GRO
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G.I. grub : MRE
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Speaker's stand : LECTERN
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Say "Holy cow!" or "Hot dog!" : EXCLAIM
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___ of Good Feelings, 1817-25 : ERA
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Walt Disney creation : MICKEYMOUSE
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Tire fill : AIR
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Sell online : ETAIL
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Nash who wrote "I don't mind eels / Except as meals" : OGDEN
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"On ___ Majesty's Secret Service" : HER
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Small baked desserts : TARTS
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Interminably : NOEND
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Swift : RAPID
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1950s Dior dress style : ALINE
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Bird important in Mayan symbology : MACAW
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Very unpleasant : ICKY
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___ terrier : SKYE
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Trap : SNARE
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Tyke : TOT
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Providers of sheep's milk : EWES
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Politician's add-on : EARMARK
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Disinfectant brand : LYSOL
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Store on TV that sells KrustyO's cereal : KWIKEMART
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Super-duper : AONE
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Care for, with "to" : TEND
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Sunup direction : EAST
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Beat Generation persona : COOLCAT
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Annoying complaining : WHINING
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Noteworthy : SALIENT
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Lose it : SNAP
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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Some colorful sneakers : KEDS
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Highest-grossing film before "Star Wars" : JAWS
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Adidas alternative : AVIA
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"It Must Be Him" singer, 1967 : VIKKICARR
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Ruby and scarlet : REDS
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"___ Rock" (Simon & Garfunkel hit) : IAMA
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Retired, as a female professor : EMERITA
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Cunning : FOXY
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Convened anew, as the Senate : REMET
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Projector items : REELS
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Bea Arthur role : MAUDE
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No longer in bed : RISEN
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Alter, as text : EMEND
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Sister of Rachel : LEAH
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Upstate New York's ___ Canal : ERIE
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Raleigh's home: Abbr. : NCAR
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"Get the lead out!" : CMON
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The Olympic rings, e.g. : LOGO
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Collection of items for a modelist : KIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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