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New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 2010

Author:
Holden Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Holden Baker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 22,024 )
Across
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Antiaircraft missile : STINGER
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Au ___ : GRATIN
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Apple offering : IMAC
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NPR's "Only ___" : AGAME
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Ubangi tributary : UELE
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Choice at checkout : CASH
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Inspiration for "Troilus and Cressida" : ILIAD
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"Look at me, ___ helpless ..." (opening to "Misty") : IMAS
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See 23-Across : ERIE
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When said three times, a yuletide song : LETITSNOW
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Picnics, e.g. : OUTINGS
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With 19-Across, borderer of four states : LAKE
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Frees, in a way : UNPINS
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Follow relentlessly : DOG
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Simple sort : PEASANT
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Not so attractive : UGLIER
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Mixed : ASSORTED
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Clod : CRETIN
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Title role in a 1950s TV western : RINTINTIN
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Bear in the sky : URSA
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Stick-to-it-iveness : TENACITY
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Artisan whose work is featured in this puzzle? : TINSMITH
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County seat on the Des Moines River : FTDODGE
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___ pal : GAL
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Well-defined : DISTINCT
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Bean pot : OLLA
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Is too cool : ROCKS
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1957 Disney tearjerker : OLDYELLER
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One in civvies who maybe shouldn't be : AWOL
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Lost traction : SLID
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Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
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Scratch : KALE
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What a getaway car may be waiting in : IDLE
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Literary invalid : TINYTIM
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Remnants : ENDS
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It's not good for conducting : TINEAR
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Oddballs : GEEKS
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Fly (through) : SAIL
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"Sleeping" sensation : TINGLE
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Amble, e.g. : GAIT
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P.D.A. communiqué : EMAIL
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Delay cause : REDTAPE
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Neighbor of Liberia : GUINEA
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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"There oughta be ___!" : ALAW
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Parts opposite some handles : TINES
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Freeze over : ICEUP
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Happy hour order : MARTINI
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Petula Clark's "___ of the Times" : ASIGN
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Knight's activity? : CHESS
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Emmy-winning Tom of "Picket Fences" : SKERRITT
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Not conned by : ONTO
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In a very generous manner : UNSTINTINGLY
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Main, e.g. : DUCT
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Figure in Magic: The Gathering : OGRE
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Valley ___, redundantly named California community : GLEN
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RCA competitor : SANYO
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Actor John : ASTIN
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1986 showbiz autobiography : ITINA
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Some punch for punch : RUM
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H.S. math : TRIG
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"Cómo ___?" : ESTA
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Gary who invented the Pet Rock : DAHL
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"___ be a pleasure" : ITD
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Regulated pollutants, for short : CFCS
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"Eeny-meeny-miney-mo" activity : SELECTING
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Walk unsteadily : DODDER
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Captain of the Golden Hind : DRAKE
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Any resident of 46-Across : IOWAN
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Termagant : SCOLD
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Bell sounds : TINKLES
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"Abandon hope ___ ..." : ALLYE
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___ English 800 (Miller brand) : OLDE
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Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
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Missing the boat, say : LATE
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Senta's suitor in "The Flying Dutchman" : ERIK
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Some butters : RAMS
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1960s event : SITIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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