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New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 2010

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 22,017 )
Across
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Start in literature : ACTI
5
Alpine feature : ARETE
10
Stretch : SPAN
14
Go into a new mode : SHIFTGEARS
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Leer at : OGLE
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Almost-grad's "disease" : SENIORITIS
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Have ___ : ATIT
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"Table for ___?" : TWO
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Bunny photo : PINUP
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Who wrote "Hell is full of musical amateurs" : SHAW
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One in chains, maybe : ESCAPEARTIST
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Like some promises : EMPTY
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Cornwall feature : MOOR
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Bushed : BEAT
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Unconcerned with scruples : AMORAL
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Title twin brother of 15-Down : TIM
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1983's highest-grossing film : RETURNOFTHEJEDI
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Alternative to a day at the races?: Abbr. : OTB
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Northeastern toll road convenience : EZPASS
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Poetic times : EENS
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Morales in Hollywood : ESAI
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Second-guessers' words : ORNOT
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Bossy sort : CONTROLFREAK
52
What Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 is written in: Abbr. : EMAJ
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Execute, archaically : DOEST
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Swell : AOK
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Intl. group whose initials in English and French are reversed : NATO
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"Shh! I know this" : DONTTELLME
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Onetime Asian autocrat : SHAH
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Gridiron ploy : OPTIONPLAY
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Net : EARN
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Social worker's workload : CASES
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Formal letter opening : SIRS
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___ prof. : ASST
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Consider, with "on" : CHEW
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Ex-Yankee Martinez : TINO
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Elvis Presley's "___ Can Dream" : IFI
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U.S.D.A. part: Abbr. : AGRIC
6
Isabel, por ejemplo : REINA
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Avidly accept : EATUP
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Rubbish : TRIPE
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Quaint occupational suffix : ESS
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Such that one might : SOASTO
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Like the movies "10,000 B.C." and "2012" : PGTHIRTEEN
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Handle : ALIAS
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Food box abbr. : NETWT
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Title twin sister in a series of children's books by Jean and Gareth Adamson : TOPSY
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Words from the betrayed : ETTU
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Asian nannies : AMAHS
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King Henry V, e.g. : ROLE
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River through Logroño and Aragon : EBRO
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Have an engagement (with) : MEET
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Singer with the second video ever played on MTV : PATBENATAR
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W.W. II battleground : ANZIO
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Challenge for a hairstylist : MOP
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U.S. ___ : OFA
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Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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"___ idea!" : IDNO
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Spray setting : MIST
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Full moon view? : REAR
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Steve Martin comedy, with "The" : JERK
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Bond girl Jill : STJOHN
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Like some straw : OATEN
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Perfume : CENSE
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Nebraska tribe : OMAHA
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Treatment for Parkinson's : LDOPA
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Times and others : FONTS
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Fix, as a knot : RETIE
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These, to Julio : ESTOS
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"___ Have" (#1 Jennifer Lopez hit) : ALLI
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___ Little, "The Wire" antihero : OMAR
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PC things, which can be found at the starts of 14-, 22-, 37-, 46- and 61-Across : KEYS
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"Recipient" of a Bugs Bunny question : DOC
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Wax things, for short : LPS

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

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