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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kristian House

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 21,651 )

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Across
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God, with "one's" : MAKER
6
Airport guesses, for short : ETAS
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Word after matinee or teen : IDOL
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Quick, like a cat : AGILE
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"Whip It" rock group : DEVO
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Zilch : NADA
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Chewed the fat : JAWED
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Shootout shout : DRAW
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Cereal "for kids" : TRIX
20
Umber or chocolate brown : RICHEARTHTONE
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Pre-K enrollee : TOT
24
Org. for boomers, now : AARP
25
Early 10th-century year : CMI
28
Military treatise by Sun Tzu : THEARTOFWAR
34
Bathroom dispenser refill : HANDSOAP
36
The Velvet Fog : TORME
37
Trademarked citrus : UGLI
38
Thing in a sling : STONE
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Party with techno music, perhaps : RAVE
42
Friars Club event : ROAST
44
Gave a makeover : REVAMPED
46
Captain's "Listen up!" : NOWHEARTHIS
49
Pig's pad : STY
50
Gold medalist Lipinski : TARA
51
Profs' helpers : TAS
53
Sad, like 20-, 28- and 46-Across? : BROKENHEARTED
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Shoot up : GROW
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Year-end air : NOEL
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Built-up : URBAN
63
Adviser, say : AIDE
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A person may have one of invincibility : AURA
65
Qaddafi's land : LIBYA
66
Suffer from sunburn : PEEL
67
Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
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Big name in printers : EPSON
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Hot Lips Houlihan's rank: Abbr. : MAJ
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Petri dish stuff : AGAR
3
Fuzzy fruit : KIWI
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Give a seat to : ELECT
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Candy that makes your mouth burn : REDHOTS
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Ancient Icelandic work : EDDA
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U.S. Virgin Is., e.g. : TERR
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PC user's self-image : AVATAR
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"Who cares?" : SOWHAT
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Managing perfectly : INTOPFORM
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"Rats!" : DARN
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"Garfield" canine : ODIE
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Left Coast airport code : LAX
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Body of cultural values : ETHOS
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It's faster than a walk : TROT
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Antique farm device : CHURN
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Myopic Mr. ___ : MAGOO
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Acquired relative : INLAW
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Do lunch : EAT
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To the left, at sea : APORT
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Cylindrical sandwiches : WRAPS
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W.W. II-era G.I., e.g. : AMVET
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Like an oboe's sound : REEDY
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Drier's need : DISHTOWEL
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Book before Esth. : NEH
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Madonna title role : EVITA
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Flooring wood : TEAK
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In most cases : ASARULE
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Concert locales : ARENAS
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Were completely depleted : RANOUT
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"Blondie" or "Cathy" : STRIP
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Cheese with a moldy rind : BRIE
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Hectored : RODE
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Falls back : EBBS
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"The Banana Boat Song" word : DAYO
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Watergate tape problem : GAP
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Tandoor-baked bread : NAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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