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New York Times, Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Author:
Paul Hunsberger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Hunsberger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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___ Canaria Island : GRAN
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Low man in the choir : BASS
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Too sentimental : SAPPY
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Frosty coating : RIME
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Tetra- doubled : OCTA
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Smoked or salted : CURED
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Hipster's "Understood!" : IDIG
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Mekong River land : LAOS
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Brainstormer's output : IDEAS
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Larva-to-adult transition : METAMORPHOSIS
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Idle repairman's employer, in ads : MAYTAG
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Egg pouches : SACS
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA
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___, zwei, drei ... : EINS
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Sports show-off : HOTDOG
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Be monogamous, among animals : MATEFORLIFE
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Mont Blanc, e.g., to locals : ALPE
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Windows program suffix : EXE
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Either "Fargo" co-director : COEN
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Leader on the field : TEAMCAPTAIN
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Solidify, like Jell-O : SET
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Main lines : AORTAS
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Ways to go: Abbr. : RTES
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Sound of rebuke : TSK
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Composer Bartók : BELA
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Use Google, e.g. : SEARCH
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Spam or sausage ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 35- and 42-Across : PROCESSEDMEAT
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Manuscript sheet : FOLIO
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Big Ten or Big 12 org. : NCAA
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Glass piece : PANE
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Ill-mannered sorts : LOUTS
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Underworld V.I.P.'s : DONS
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Kerfuffles : ADOS
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"Golly!" : OHGEE
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Stick around : STAY
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Refusenik's refusal : NYET
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Brothers' name in children's literature : GRIMM
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"___ Crooked Trail" (Audie Murphy western) : RIDEA
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Peaceful relations : AMITY
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Cancel : NEGATE
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Italian city after which a deli offering is named : BOLOGNA
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"___ in every garage" : ACAR
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Subway map points : STOPS
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Skater Cohen : SASHA
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Clip out, as a coupon : SCISSOR
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BMW competitor : AUDI
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Spanish fortresses : PRESIDIOS
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Pod item : PEA
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Rushing stats: Abbr. : YDS
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Incapacitate : MAIM
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___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
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Checking account come-on : NOFEE
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Worker in real estate, e.g. : AGENT
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Assembly instructions part : STEP
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Pampering, for short : TLC
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Really bother : EATAT
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Nondairy spreads : OLEOS
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Ignition system device : SPARKPLUG
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Phone no. add-on : EXT
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Cause of quaking : FEAR
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Defib operator : EMT
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Freight train's "office" : CABOOSE
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"Wait just ___!" : ASEC
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"Like taking candy from a baby!" : ITSEASY
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It may be urgent : NEED
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Yangtze River boat : SAMPAN
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A library does it : LENDS
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Fancy neckwear : ASCOT
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"___ or not..." : READY
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Vacation rental craft : CANOE
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Mushroom cloud maker, for short : HTEST
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Bar mitzvah or bris : RITE
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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Sitcom diner waitress : FLO
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Response from the awed : OOH

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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