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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 2011

Member of the U.N. since 1991 and the E.U. since 2004

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

In 2002, The New Yorker magazine ran this profile of today's constructor.

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© 2011, The New York Times2/25/11 ( No. 22,389 )
Across
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Spice mix used in Indian cuisine : MASALA
7
"Far out!" : RADICAL
14
Pasqueflower, e.g. : ANEMONE
16
Shade of green : AVOCADO
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Conditions : STRINGS
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Proved to be quite a poser? : MODELED
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16th-century assembly : THEDIETOFWORMS
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Winner of a famous 1938 rematch : LOUIS
22
Colonial captives : SLAVEANTS
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Becomes cracked : CHAPS
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Brooklyn neighborhood : CANARSIE
33
Construct : RIGUP
34
Kansas City university : AVILA
35
Plot line : ARC
37
1988 animated action film set in 2019 Tokyo : AKIRA
38
"The Newlywed Game" contestants : MATES
39
Attractive : MAGNETIC
41
36-Down's locale : PLATE
42
Site of Napoleon I's coronation : NOTREDAME
43
"Raging Bull" co-star : PESCI
44
Detractors' comment concerning 19-Across? : ITSFORTHEBIRDS
53
Convert to pounds? : REALISE
54
One who's withdrawn : EVACUEE
55
Enormous statues : COLOSSI
56
Say "Hallelujah!" : REJOICE
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Short-___ : SHEETED
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Choice in bottled water : DANNON
Down
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Canvas holder : MAST
2
Lit. collection : ANTH
3
Drought-stricken : SERE
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In : AMID
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1970s pinup name : LONI
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"___ Ashes" : ANGELAS
7
High priest in "Aida" : RAMFIS
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Swears : AVOWS
9
Dummy : DODO
10
Champagne bucket : ICER
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0 on the Beaufort scale : CALM
12
Vitamin C providers, maybe : ADES
13
City near Ben-Gurion Airport : LOD
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Member of the U.N. since 1991 and the E.U. since 2004 : ESTONIA
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As far from the heart as possible : OUTERMOST
22
Roguish sort : SCAMP
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Montreal suburb : LAVAL
24
Novelist Brookner : ANITA
25
Jeeves, for one : VALET
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Indulge in character assassination? : ERASE
27
Washington Irving character : CRANE
28
Followed a trail, maybe : HIKED
29
Gut reaction? : AGITA
30
Adar festival : PURIM
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Opportunity for privacy : SPACE
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Bench, for example : CATCHER
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Mourned : GRIEVED
42
Calypso, e.g. : NEREID
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Entourage : POSSE
44
Architect ___ Ming Pei : IEOH
45
Account : TALE
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Liqueur flavor : SLOE
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Weapon for 21-Across : FIST
48
North American peninsula : BAJA
49
Screen figure : ICON
50
Bankruptcy : RUIN
51
Retro style : DECO
52
Discovered : SEEN
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Alternatives to Pepsis : RCS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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