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New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0211 ( 21,645 )
Across
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___ the Hutt of "Star Wars" : JABBA
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"Me, me, me" attitude : EGO
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Parties where dresses are rarely seen : STAGS
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Key location : OCEAN
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Works on the wall? : ART
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^ : CARET
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Comment at the reptile exhibition? : WHATACROC
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Dog with an upturned tail : AKITA
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Online chuckle : LOL
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Kisser : PUSS
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Underhanded : SLEAZY
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Joining alloy : SOLDER
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Spread out : SPLAY
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Where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded : OSLO
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Daring actions : HEROICS
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Put into effect : ENACT
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Terrier type : SKYE
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___ fruit : UGLI
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New Mexico athlete : LOBO
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O. Henry specialty : TWIST
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Mop the floor with : ROUT
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From : ASOF
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Find awful : HATE
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Wild time : SPREE
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Not taking sides : NEUTRAL
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Prefix with meter : DECI
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Crew : HANDS
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Depot purchase : TICKET
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Halve : BISECT
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Grow dim : WANE
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English cathedral city : ELY
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Hacienda brick : ADOBE
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Bruin, Golden Bear or Wildcat? : PACANIMAL
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Till now : SOFAR
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Rumble in the Jungle victor : ALI
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Orange box : CRATE
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Does in : SLAYS
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Marked off : XED
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Conger catcher : EELER
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Bloodhounds have big ones : JOWLS
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Sound before a blessing? : ACHOO
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Ultimate aim : BEALL
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Baseball club : BAT
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Bit of a limerick : ANAPEST
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Bloodhounds have big ones : EARS
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Dozen dozen : GROSS
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Like some stocks, for short : OTC
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Non-vector : SCALAR
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Command to a photog? : TAKEYOURPIC
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"Celeste Aida," e.g. : ARIA
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Stan on the sax : GETZ
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Hotel visit : STAY
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Weightlifter's maneuver : CURL
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Weather caution for motorists : SLEET
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Horse vet? : DOCOFTHEBAY
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Gym class : PHYSED
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Ruby's victim : OSWALD
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Prince of opera : IGOR
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What a private eye may eye : CLUE
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Something to build on : SITE
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Spirited style : ELAN
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Plane part : NOSE
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"___ Ben Adhem" (Leigh Hunt poem) : ABOU
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Baby beaver : KIT
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U follower : THANT
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"Nova" subject : SCIENCE
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Grand Prix participants : RACERS
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Sight from Taormina : ETNA
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Low-lying wetland : SWALE
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___ Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey : KEMAL
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Please no end : ELATE
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Polk's predecessor : TYLER
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Stereo knob : BASS
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Tiger Beat cover subject : IDOL
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Soft seat : SOFA
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Timothy Leary dropped it : ACID
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Irene's counterpart in Roman myth : PAX
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Pique condition? : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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