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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0210 ( 22,009 )

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Across
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Tassled topper : FEZ
4
Alley pickups : SPARES
10
Martial arts school : DOJO
14
Fire truck item : AXE
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Nowheresville : PODUNK
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One for the money? : UNUM
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Up to, for short : TIL
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Next up : FIRSTINLINE
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Alan who played TV's Hawkeye : ALDA
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Host's request : SIT
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Not yet hard : MOLTEN
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What a compassionless person has : HEARTOFSTONE
27
Ibsen's "Peer ___" : GYNT
28
C, say : AVERAGE
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Theatrical faint : SWOON
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Somme one : UNE
36
Bummed out : SAD
37
Balance point : CENTEROFGRAVITY
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Be indisposed : AIL
43
Plastic ___ Band : ONO
44
Hits with a beam, as to remove a tattoo : LASES
45
Sauna feature : DRYHEAT
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The good son : ABEL
50
[Read no further] : ENDOFMESSAGE
55
Spotted cat : OCELOT
58
Place that might feature a sauna : SPA
59
"ER" actor La Salle : ERIQ
60
Billets-doux ... or 18-, 24-, 37- and 50-Across all together? : LOVELETTERS
63
Animal whose name has a silent initial : GNU
64
Mass conclusion : AMEN
65
Bolstered, with "up" : SHORED
66
Six-Day War weapon : UZI
67
Lock name : YALE
68
Some blood bank technicians : TYPERS
69
Some ooze : SAP
Down
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Palestinian group : FATAH
2
Napoleon's punishment : EXILE
3
Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald : ZELDA
4
Coppertone rating: Abbr. : SPF
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Murder method in Christie's "A Pocket Full of Rye" : POISON
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Aimless : ADRIFT
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Oxidizes : RUSTS
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Head doctor, for short? : ENT
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Scan : SKIMOVER
10
Not as bright : DULLER
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Taking care of business : ONIT
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It's "bustin' out all over," in song : JUNE
13
1976 Gregory Peck film, with "The" : OMEN
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Zero : NONE
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Specialized vocabulary : ARGOT
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Daly of "Judging Amy" : TYNE
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Little bite : TANG
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Seller's caveat : ASIS
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Concert promoter's figure : GATE
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Ice cream brand : EDYS
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Whole lot : SCAD
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Small dam : WEIR
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No more than : ONLY
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Subj. of a certain conspiracy theory : UFO
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Motor Trend job : ROADTEST
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Aware of : ONTO
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Saloon selections : ALES
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French formal dance : VALSE
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Curtis of cosmetics : HELENE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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French physicist André : AMPERE
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___ of bad news : BEARER
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Lens setting : FSTOP
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Jason's shipbuilder, in myth : ARGUS
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Chichi shopping area in Tokyo : GINZA
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Fit out : EQUIP
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Brand of facial moisturizer : OLAY
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Result of a big hit, maybe : COMA
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Robbie's daredevil dad : EVEL
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Lord's Prayer adjective : THY
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Grp. behind some '60s strikes : SDS

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

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