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New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What 21- and 52-Across and 3- and 31-Down might be

Author:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {GJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Browder.
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© 2009, The New York Times2/25/09 ( No. 21,659 )
Across
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Base coat : PRIMER
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"More than I need to know," in modern lingo : TMI
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Turn over : CEDE
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U.S./Mexico border city : LAREDO
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Games org. : IOC
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Tiny bit : ATOM
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Is nuts for : ADORES
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Chart shape : PIE
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Littlest sucker : RUNT
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Component of bronze : TIN
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Pulitzer Prize entries : NEWSSTORIES
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Big lug : OAF
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Web-footed animal : OTTER
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Ride with runners : SLED
28
___ Zion Church : AME
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Makes evolutionary changes : ADAPTS
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Brand of clothing or energy drink : NOFEAR
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Tickle : AMUSE
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Stand that a speaker might take : LECTERN
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Randomizing device : SPINNER
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Burgers on the hoof : STEER
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Meal on a blanket : PICNIC
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Even chance : TOSSUP
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Old spy org. : OSS
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Resistance units : OHMS
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Muhammad's pugilistic daughter : LAILA
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Some jazz : BOP
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They may be served at the beach : VOLLEYBALLS
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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ORD or LAX figs. : ETAS
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Above, to bards : OER
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Indian encountered by Columbus : ARAWAK
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When tripled, a 1970 war film : TORA
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My ___, Vietnam : LAI
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"___ Nacht" (German carol) : STILLE
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Boarding pass datum : SEAT
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Pro-___ (some tourneys) : AMS
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Dissed verbally : SASSED
Down
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"___ Republic" : PLATOS
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Michelin offering : RADIAL
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Some ornamental barriers : IRONFENCES
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Fruits de ___ (menu heading) : MER
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Scene of a fall : EDEN
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Sommelier's selection : ROSE
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One with the inside track at the track? : TIPSTER
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Like a towelette : MOIST
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Summer cooler : ICETEA
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Singer Vikki : CARR
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Place for a thimble : ETUI
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Ready to serve : DONE
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Rescue crew, briefly : EMTS
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John's ode to Yoko : WOMAN
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Make a father of : ORDAIN
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Spoils, with "on" : DOTES
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___ Lingus : AER
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Prenatal test, for short : AMNIO
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Party servers : PUNCHBOWLS
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Philosopher Lao-___ : TSE
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Sun. speech : SER
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Schoolmaster's rod : FERULE
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W.W. II transport: Abbr. : LST
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Arena where 37-Downs were used: Abbr. : ETO
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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CD burners : PCS
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Star in Ursa Minor : POLARIS
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Radio no-no : PAYOLA
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It may need boosting : MORALE
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What 21- and 52-Across and 3- and 31-Down might be : SPIKED
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Construction girder : IBEAM
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Checks out thoroughly : VETS
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Oklahoma tribe : OTOE
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Aspiring atty.'s exam : LSAT
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Bonny one : LASS
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Mex. miss : SRTA
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Grafton's "___ for Alibi" : AIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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