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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Author:
Joanne Sullivan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joanne Sullivan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Sullivan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 22,022 )
Across
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Camera openings : APERTURES
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Wooden shoe : SABOT
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Patron of the hearts? : VALENTINE
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Weather of a region : CLIME
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Fidgety : ILLATEASE
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"What's it all about, ___?" : ALFIE
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Too much of e-mail : SPAM
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They lift kites : UPDRAFTS
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Bouquet holder : VASE
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Half of the tai chi symbol : YIN
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And other women: Lat. : ETALIAE
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Day's end, to a poet : EEN
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Grappling site : MAT
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"Come and get it" signals in the Army : MESSCALLS
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Candied, as fruits : GLACE
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Org. that approves trailers : MPAA
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Is a maître d' for, say : SEATS
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Busybody : YENTA
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Service leaders in the service : CHAPLAINS
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See 59-Down : SEA
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"Ready or ___ ..." : NOT
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Like most promgoers : TEENAGE
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Grant : CEDE
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Song whose title is repeated before and after "gentille" in its first line : ALOUETTE
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John who wrote "My First Summer in the Sierra" : MUIR
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Sainted 11th-century pope : LEOIX
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References : ALLUDESTO
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Having plenty to spare : AMPLE
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Den mothers : LIONESSES
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Wedding invitation encls. : SASES
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Geographical features ... or what the shaded squares in this puzzle represent : LANDFORMS
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Dollar competitor : AVIS
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Sensory appendage : PALP
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First name of the First Lady of Song : ELLA
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500 sheets : REAM
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Blast producer : TNT
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Colorado tribe : UTE
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Come after : ENSUE
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Trickle (through) : SEEP
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Halloween activity : SCARING
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Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
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"Back to the Future" bully : BIFF
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Not mention : OMIT
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Caddie's bagful : TEES
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Tint : DYE
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Trader ___ (restaurant eponym) : VIC
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Some batteries : AAAS
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Grade of beef : SELECT
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Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Drama Series : EMMYS
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Conical dwelling : TEPEE
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Yoga position : ASANA
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Exam with sections known as "arguments," for short : LSAT
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Brideshead, for one : ESTATE
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Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger : MARIA
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Getting an A+ on : ACING
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Uptight : TENSE
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"Well,___-di-dah!" : LAH
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Meager : LEAN
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Hightailed it : SPED
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Extensions : ANNEXES
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Founding father Richard Henry ___ : LEE
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No longer fashionable : OUT
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Slyness : GUILE
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Salsa singer Cruz : CELIA
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"Lackaday!" : ALAS
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Champagne Tony of golf : LEMA
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"Well, that was stupid of me!" : OOPS
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Like most N.B.A. players : TALL
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Prefix with -zoic : MESO
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CCCP, in English : USSR
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Line-___ veto : ITEM
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With 46-Across, Antarctic waters : ROSS
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Cambodia's ___ Nol : LON
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"Tristan ___ Isolde" : UND
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3, on a telephone : DEF

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

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