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New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Underwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJKQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Underwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Turkish ___ : BATH
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Dutch ___ : TREAT
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Like horses' hooves : SHOD
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Bush not seen much nowadays : AFRO
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Toward the Arctic : NORTH
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Sioux City's locale : IOWA
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Lampblack : SOOT
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Measure of prevention or strength? : OUNCE
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Superheroes battling the evil Magneto : XMEN
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Russian ___ : ROULETTE
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Swiss ___ : CHEESE
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Now and again : ATTIMES
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Military pooh-bahs : BRASS
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Preceders of xis : NUS
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Buck's tail? : AROO
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Cap with a pompom : TAM
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Semicircular building extension : APSE
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Australian ___ : CRAWL
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American ___ : ELM
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Light wood : BALSA
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The Buckeyes, for short : OSU
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Skirt : EVADE
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Italian ___ : ICE
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Canadian ___ : BACON
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Union agreements? : IDOS
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Golf peg : TEE
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Scientologist Hubbard : LRON
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Hill, in Haifa : TEL
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Spanish verse : POEMA
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Operatic movement circa 1900 : VERISMO
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Danish ___ : PASTRY
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Portuguese ___ : MANOFWAR
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Very much : ALOT
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Appetite stimulant : AROMA
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Collector's suffix : IANA
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Place to order a sandwich or espresso : CAFE
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Sturdy chiffon : NINON
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Put out : EMIT
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Ivan or Feodor : TSAR
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French ___ : TOAST
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Spanish ___ : RICE
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Iraqi seaport : BASRA
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Going on : AFOOT
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Lake catch : TROUT
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Crisis center connections : HOTLINES
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Govt. securities : TNOTES
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Licks soundly : ROUTS
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White-tailed eagle : ERNE
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Takeoff and landing overseers: Abbr. : ATC
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Brandon Lee's last movie : THECROW
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Boxcars : SIXES
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Locale for a pioneer family : HOMESTEAD
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Is in the red : OWES
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Hamlet, e.g. : DANE
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Part of the Australian coat of arms : EMU
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Outlander in Hawaii : HAOLE
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Brand of razors and coffee makers : BRAUN
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Burning issue : ARSON
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Fashion designer Gucci : ALDO
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Ladies of Versailles: Abbr. : MMES
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Not much : ABIT
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Double time, for one : PACE
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Convertible : SLEEPSOFA
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Après-ski drink : COCOA
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Better trained : ABLER
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Slanderer : VILIFIER
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Tiny marcher : ARMYANT
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Kind of farmer : TENANT
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Leandro's partner in a Mancinelli opera : ERO
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Prized fur : OTTER
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"Let's go, amigo!" : VAMOS
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Hindu wise one : SWAMI
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Bouncing off the walls : MANIC
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Speak before throngs : ORATE
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Agreement : PACT
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"'Tis a pity" : ALAS
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Lisa with a "mystic smile" : MONA
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Grande opening? : RIO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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