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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 2009

Author:
Gary & Stephen Kennedy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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32/12/20095/22/20172
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Gary Kennedy
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1.63000
Stephen Kennedy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kennedy. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kennedy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 21,646 )
Across
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"Slumdog Millionaire" locale : AGRA
5
Find fault : CRAB
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Old auto control : CHOKE
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Move to solid food : WEAN
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Scene of classic flooding : NILE
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The Four Seasons, e.g. : HOTEL
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Influential work by 28-Across, familiarly : ORIGINOFSPECIES
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Bygone leader with a goatee : LENIN
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Bit : ATOM
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Health ___ : SPA
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Dastard : SNEAK
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Where to see 20th Century Fox studios : INLA
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Notable born 2/12/1809 : CHARLESRDARWIN
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Grp. founded in Jerusalem : PLO
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Part of a knave's loot, in a rhyme : TART
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1970s Big Apple mayor : BEAME
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Sony brand : AIWA
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Cheese and crackers, maybe : SNACK
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Some : AFEW
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Great Lakes fish : SMELT
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Tills, in a way : HOES
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Excess : FAT
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Notable born 2/12/1809 : ABRAHAMLINCOLN
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Role played by 52-Across in "The Story of Mankind" : NERO
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See 51-Across : LORRE
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Signs off on : OKS
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Lake Thun's river : AARE
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Absinthe flavor : ANISE
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47-Across led it : REPUBLICANPARTY
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What almost always goes for a buck? : BRONC
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2004 Brad Pitt film : TROY
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Tinware art : TOLE
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Tour stops : SITES
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End of a phonetic alphabet : ZULU
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Genesis grandson : ENOS
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Object of a hunt, maybe : AWOL
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"Runaway Bride" co-star, 1999 : GERE
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Drought easer : RAINSHOWER
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Chest pain : ANGINA
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Atlanta's ___ Center : CNN
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"A Rainy Night in ___" (1946 hit) : RIO
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European sports car, informally : ALFA
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Rouse : BESTIR
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Beaker site, for short : CHEMLAB
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Ad ___ : HOC
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Bluesman Rush : OTIS
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Not go bad : KEEP
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Old-time gossip queen Maxwell : ELSA
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Like neon : INERT
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Place for a lily : POND
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"___ the day!" (Shakespearean exclamation) : ALAS
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"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" composer : KERN
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Quarter : AREA
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Scale : CLIMB
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"60 Minutes" correspondent starting in 1991 : STAHL
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Kitchen appliance : WAFFLEIRON
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"Er ... uh ..." : IMEAN
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Slender amphibian : NEWT
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"Qué ___?" : PASA
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Singer Jackson with more than 20 #1 country hits : ALAN
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Stamp purchase : COIL
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Numbers game : KENO
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Kindergarten learning : THEABCS
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Go at it : SCRAP
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Salty inland ___ Sea : ARAL
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St. ___, Switzerland : MORITZ
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Flowery : ORNATE
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Christmas tree ornaments, typically : ORBS
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R&B singer Hilson : KERI
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Descry : SPOT
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Literally, "raw" : ECRU
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1944 battle site : STLO
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Checks out : EYES
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"___ Saison en Enfer" : UNE
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Comcast alternative : AOL
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Home of the Stern School of Business: Abbr. : NYU

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

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