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New York Times, Friday, February 13, 2009

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0213 ( 21,647 )

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Across
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Activity involving a needle : SPINALTAP
10
Expression of praise : PAEAN
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Household help? : HOMELOANS
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Flavor of Calvados brandy : APPLE
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Wave measurement : AMPLITUDE
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Unusually high 17-Across : SPIKE
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Closest to nil : LEAST
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Potential sucker : RUBE
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Wretched : SAD
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Gallimaufry : OLIO
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One getting pinned? : VOODOODOLL
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Even's counterpart : MORN
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It's hard to penetrate : ARMOR
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"Desperate Housewives" housewife : EDIE
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"Point taken" : ISEE
31
Out-of-the-way spots : GLENS
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Big draw of early Broadway : ZIEGFELDFOLLIES
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Putters : IDLES
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Ray in pictures : ALDO
40
Dispensary stock, for short : MEDS
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Cat's-eye alternative : AGGIE
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Furry sci-fi figure : EWOK
47
Self-starter's equipment? : BOOTSTRAPS
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Something that's picked up : VIBE
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Field of field workers: Abbr. : AGR
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Small dabbler : TEAL
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Grinder in an Italian restaurant : DENTE
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Indication of a job well done : BRAVO
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Getting ready to make one's move? : PACKINGUP
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Crane, e.g. : WADER
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Command : EXPERTISE
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Act unprofessionally : EMOTE
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Merrie Melodies regular : SYLVESTER
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Peace : SHALOM
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Thick-skinned fruit : POMELO
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Debilitate : IMPAIR
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"The Simpsons" bully : NELSON
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Set down : ALIT
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Choosing method : LOT
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19th of 24 : TAU
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Locale of Krypton in the Superman saga : ANDROMEDAGALAXY
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Feigned : PSEUDO
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Madrid's ___ del Prado : PASEO
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Useful piece of code, briefly : APP
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Series kickoff : EPISODEI
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1955 A.L. batting champ : ALKALINE
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Gratuitous : NEEDLESS
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Part of N.Y.C.: Abbr. : BOR
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Boughpot : VASE
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City liberated during the Battle of Kursk : OREL
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Hollow : DELL
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Hypotheticals : IFS
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___ Worm (1980s light-up toy) : GLO
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Victoria Falls forms part of its border : ZIMBABWE
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"No smoking" symbol, e.g. : IDEOGRAM
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Poe poem about a knight's lifelong quest : ELDORADO
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Exploit : GEST
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Disrespectful : FLIP
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Expressions of praise : ODES
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Bolted things down : ATE
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Balsamic vinegar source : GRAPES
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Composition of some chains : EVENTS
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Ad-lib : WINGIT
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Thick : OBTUSE
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Big-enough catch : KEEPER
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Browser setting? : STORE
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Very serious : DIRE
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Clinic worker : VET
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Person in the fourth grade: Abbr. : CPL
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"The Wonder Years" teen who loved Winnie : KEV

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

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