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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 21,652 )

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Across
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Hits with bug spray : ZAPS
5
Jaguar, e.g. : CAT
8
With 61-Across, a possible title for this puzzle : SHIFT
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It may be bright : IDEA
14
Ex-politico with a Nobel and an Emmy : GORE
15
The Beatles produced it : MANIA
16
New entrepreneur's need : PLAN
17
Cadets' org. : ROTC
18
English county on the North Sea : ESSEX
19
Home of the Sundance Film Festival : PARKCITYUTAH
22
Dipstick coating : OIL
23
King, in Portugal : REI
24
Debussy subject : MER
25
Foofaraw : ADO
28
Corporate action that increases the par value of its stock : REVERSESPLIT
31
"And I ___ ..." : QUOTE
33
Wordsmith's ref. : OED
34
Sari-clad royal : RANI
35
Fencing move : LUNGE
36
Dickensian cry : BAH
37
Makes fun of, in a way : MOCKS
38
Right hand : AIDE
39
Monk's title : DOM
40
Like gnats : PESKY
41
Bone, for one : NEUTRALSHADE
44
Grazed, e.g. : ATE
45
One of the Manning brothers : ELI
46
Noted convert to Islam in 1964 : ALI
47
Semi part : CAB
50
1999 Melissa Joan Hart movie : DRIVEMECRAZY
53
Parting word : ADIEU
56
Poverty, pollution and such : ILLS
57
Have ___ to one's head : AGUN
58
Closet filler : LINEN
59
Look out for? : ABET
60
"Quo Vadis" role : NERO
61
See 8-Across : GEARS
62
Mosquito protection : NET
63
Mushroomed : GREW
Down
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Nada : ZIPPO
2
First name in 1950s politics : ADLAI
3
___ onion : PEARL
4
Brought to ruin : SANK
5
Bug-building game : COOTIE
6
Pseudo-cultured : ARTY
7
Shawnee chief at the Battle of Tippecanoe : TECUMSEH
8
Artists' boo-boos : SMEARS
9
Beanery fare : HASH
10
Favored bunch : INS
11
"For shame!" : FIE
12
Cigarettes have it : TAX
14
Show sorrow : GRIEVE
20
Minos's land : CRETE
21
Ticked (off) : TEED
25
Word of woe : ALACK
26
Awfully small : DINKY
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Porter's regretful "Miss" : OTIS
28
Physician/synonymist : ROGET
29
Gads about : ROAMS
30
Plain English : PROSE
31
Library sign : QUIET
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Excessive, as force : UNDUE
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Clark's crush on "Smallville" : LANA
36
From Sucre, say : BOLIVIAN
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Battlefield shout : MEDIC
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"The Persistence of Memory" painter : DALI
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Most likely to sunburn : PALEST
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Off-season offerings : RERUNS
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Shakespearean soliloquist : HAMLET
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Hoops player : CAGER
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Like a clear sky : AZURE
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At this point : BYNOW
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Animal on XING signs : DEER
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Summoned, in a way : RANG
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Subj. with unknowns : ALG
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Go kaput : DIE
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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