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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Author:
Stephen Edward Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephen Edward Anderson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 21,658 )
Across
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Birthstone for most Scorpios : TOPAZ
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Sir's complement : MAAM
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Insignificant type : TWERP
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Friend in a sombrero : AMIGO
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1970s-'80s Dodge : OMNI
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Ancient region with an architectural style named after it : IONIA
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Root of all Romance languages : LATIN
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Margin to maneuver : WIGGLEROOM
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Strain to see over the top : CRANEONESNECK
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[That makes me a little angry] : GRR
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Hammer or tongs : TOOL
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Pants half : LEG
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G.P.S. offering : MAP
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River of Hades : STYX
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Honeymooners' destination : NIAGARA
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Social finishes? : ITES
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Bum : HOBO
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City God destroyed with fire and brimstone : SODOM
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Eat humble pie : SWALLOWONESPRIDE
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Company newbie : HIREE
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Classic Jags : XKES
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One's equal : PEER
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"That's it for now!" : ALLDONE
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Hard throws to first base, say : PEGS
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Sound of bacon frying : SSS
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Perform, as one's trade : PLY
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Real pill : PEST
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Line on a receipt : TAX
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Be a street peddler : HAWKONESWARES
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Toothless enemy : PAPERTIGER
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Terse bridge bid : ONENO
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Norwegian coast feature : FJORD
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Street that may be a U.S. highway : MAIN
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Milk dispenser : UDDER
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Mafia dons : CAPOS
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Capital on a 69-Across : OSLO
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"Here's to ...," e.g. : TOAST
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1 on the Mohs scale : TALC
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Five-star Bradley : OMAR
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Hummus scooper-upper : PITA
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Cause of some wrinkles : AGING
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Land-use regulators : ZONERS
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Like golf greens, frequently : MOWN
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Friend who's française : AMIE
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Unfocused dread : ANGST
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Filet ___ : MIGNON
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Haberdashery accessory : TIECLASP
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Slacker's bane : WORK
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Carnival locale : RIO
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1989 Bond girl Bouvier : PAM
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First in a string of 13 popes : LEOI
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Big name in lawn products : ORTHO
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Part of L.P.G.A. : LADIES
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Wears away : ERODES
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Arcade fans : GAMERS
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Fender bender, e.g. : MISHAP
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Whenever your heart desires : ATWILL
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___ white : PEARLY
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"Ouch!" : YOW
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___ 360 : XBOX
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Hiker's snack : GORP
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Musher's carrier : SLED
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Preparing hash for G.I. Joe, say : ONKP
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They're spotted in tall grass : LEOPARDS
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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U.S.M.C. noncoms : SSGTS
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Politico Gingrich : NEWT
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One for whom Nome may be home : ESKIMO
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Walked to the door : SAWOUT
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Forum attire : TOGAS
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Tic-tac-toe alternatives : XANDO
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Key to the city recipient, maybe : HERO
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Singer Sedaka : NEIL
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Professzor Rubik : ERNO
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Stigma borne by Hester Prynne : REDA
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Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
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Type : SORT
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Low-rank inits. : PFC
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Steely Dan's stellar seller : AJA
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Top 40 genre : POP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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