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New York Times, Friday, February 26, 2010

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Josh Knapp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0226 ( 22,025 )
Across
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Releaser of "1921" in 1969 : THEWHO
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Author of the best-selling investment book "You're Fifty — Now What?" : SCHWAB
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Participate in drag? : PEELOUT
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Thing turned while speaking : PHRASE
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Source of the word "avatar" : SANSKRIT
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Words of intimidation : ORELSE
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They get many saves : CLOSERS
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Shout about Paris? : CRI
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Something below the bar : KEG
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Diet of Worms concern : HERESY
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Lewis Carroll's birthplace : CHESHIRE
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"___ Growing" (Temptations hit) : ITS
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One against another : FOE
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Soeur de la mère : TANTE
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One concerned with entrances and exits : STAGEMANAGER
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Stalemate : MEXICANSTANDOFF
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Start of a traditional love story : BOYMEETSGIRL
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They rock, sometimes : CRIBS
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Far-away connection? : AND
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"The Art of Hitting .300" writer Charley : LAU
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A diva may throw one : HISSYFIT
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Not splurge on a 48-Across, say : HOOFIT
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Inits. by a dateline : UPI
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Tony's consigliere on "The Sopranos" : SIL
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It's often taken down Broadway : CABRIDE
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Make the rounds? : ROTATE
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Completely in the dark : CLUELESS
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Cell assignment : NUMBER
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Sci-fi smuggler : HANSOLO
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R-rated, say : STEAMY
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Mean : INTEND
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Band member with a bent neck : TENORSAX
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1946 Literature Nobelist : HESSE
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Tennis's Clijsters and others : ELKES
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Cause of fitful sleep : WORRY
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Sartre's "___ clos" : HUIS
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Target of Durocher's "Nice guys finish last" sentiment : OTT
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Body in a case : SPORE
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Breaks a bottle on, maybe : CHRISTENS
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It ended in 1806: Abbr. : HRE
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Capacious closet : WALKIN
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Hold : ASSERT
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Member of the 27-Down group : BEEGEE
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Item used for studio mixing : PALETTE
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Big break : SCHISM
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How a gull might feel : CHEATED
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O.K. : CONSENT
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What Greece has that Germany doesn't : HARDG
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Means of reaching the stars : FANMAIL
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Brothers who sang "Stayin' Alive" : GIBBS
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Biodiversity setting : ECOSYSTEM
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Period named for an earth goddess : MAY
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Option for a hit : GAT
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Setting for big rigs : OILFIELD
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"Yep, unfortunately" : FRAIDSO
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Orchestra section : FLUTES
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Dairy equipment : CHURNS
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Remove, as carpet : RIPOUT
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A question of introspection : ISITME
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Very hot : FIERY
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Go to a lot : HAUNT
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Very upscale? : OBESE
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DuPont discontinued it in 1990 : ORLON
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Group sharing a coat of arms : CLAN
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Utah Stars' org. : ABA
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City with both A.L. and N.L. teams, informally : CHI

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

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