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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 2010

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVWX} This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 22,019 )
Across
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Product with a secret sauce : BIGMAC
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Muff : MISSTEP
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Pitcher's charge : ADRATE
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Like many student jobs : PARTTIME
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"___ in bloody thoughts, but not in blood": Richard III : NEARER
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Like the drummer for rock's Def Leppard, amazingly : ONEARMED
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First Japanese infielder to sign with a major-league team, familiarly : KAZMATSUI
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Naja naja, familiarly : COBRA
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Writer of the 1950 Tony-winning play "The Cocktail Party" : ELIOT
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Letter after Juliet in a phonetic alphabet : KILO
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___ √Čireann (Irish legislative assembly) : DAIL
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Ran-tan : RIOT
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Energy converters of a sort : SOLARCELLS
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Bourbon and others: Abbr. : STS
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Certain suckling : FOAL
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Note from one who's shy : IOU
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Exposure warning? : YOURFLYISOPEN
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Catchy thing? : NET
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Some bushes, for short : FROS
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I.M. not sent through AOL? : PEI
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Alcohol or drugs, it's said : ROADTORUIN
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See 1-Down : LIEN
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Be-all and end-all : ACME
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"___ doch!" (German reply) : NEIN
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Emasculates : GELDS
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___ Zagora, Bulgaria : STARA
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2008 Olympics sensation : USAINBOLT
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Heat : HANDGUNS
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Model for Machiavelli's "The Prince" : BORGIA
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Person making a check mark? : ENDORSEE
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Come (to) : AMOUNT
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Nereus and Proteus : SEAGODS
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Bridge problem : RENEGE
Down
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With 44-Across, it may lead to a seizure : BANKERS
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Perfection : IDEALITY
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Elegantly, to Brahms : GRAZIOSO
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Burrower with a bushy tail : MARMOT
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Bugged : ATEAT
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Superior court writ: Abbr. : CERT
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The Pearl of the Orient : MANILA
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Extreme soreness : IRE
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Disconnected, in music: Abbr. : STAC
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Approached purposefully : STRODEUP
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Kettledrum : TIMBAL
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"The Essence of ___," Food Network show : EMERIL
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Goes by foot, in a way : PEDALS
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Chardonnay from Burgundy : POUILLYFUISSE
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Copenhagen alternative : SKOAL
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Prayer : ORISON
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Liking romantically : SOFTON
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Talks romantically : COOS
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Neck piece : FRET
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Cartoon hero with a blue cape : UNDERDOG
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___ Spalko, Indiana Jones villainess : IRINA
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Words after "The end" : EPILOGUE
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Some provocation : NEEDLING
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Tuition classification : INSTATE
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Breakouts : RASHES
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___ rating : OCTANE
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"Finding ___," 2008 comedy : AMANDA
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Participates in a class action : REUNES
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James of the court : LEBRON
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Diminutive chthonic figure : GNOME
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Prefix with biology : AGRO
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Building piece : IBAR
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Foreign exchange abbr. : USD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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