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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 2009

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 21,661 )
Across
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Bygone flag : THESTARSANDBARS
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Think a certain way about : HAVEANOPINIONON
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Make a call : USETHETELEPHONE
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New York's Bear ___: Abbr. : MTN
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Ballyhooed new product of 1998 : IMAC
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Name repeated in a nursery rhyme : PETER
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Short dog, for short : POM
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It's nothing : NIL
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Before the races : PREMEET
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Kind of depth finder : SONIC
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Bit of noise pollution : BLARE
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B and O figures: Abbr. : ATNOS
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Brilliant moves : COUPS
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Roll : WAD
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Bubbly name : MOET
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Loosens (up) : WARMS
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Big copper exporter : PERU
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Cover girl, e.g.? : SPY
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Laid-back : TYPEB
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Time being : NONCE
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Mammonism : GREED
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"Something to Talk About" singer, 1991 : RAITT
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Words starting a simple request : ALLIASK
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1960s-'70s touchdown maker : LEM
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Mission statement part : AIM
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First name in conducting : SEIJI
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Actress Mazar : DEBI
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Lab subj. : SCI
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Much of Central America, once : BANANAREPUBLICS
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"This would be a first for me" : IVENEVERTRIEDIT
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Trading posts? : GENERALMANAGERS
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Beat but good : THUMP
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Can't continue : HASTOSTOP
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A tossup : EVENMONEY
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Not hurting for cash : SET
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Pastes in Mideastern cooking : TAHINIS
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Hardly hearty : ANEMIC
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Relating to wheels : ROTAL
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You might not get paid while working on it : SPEC
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Hurt : AIL
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Dayton-to-Toledo dir. : NNE
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Ladles : DIPPERS
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"Scènes de la Vie de ___" (novel on which a Puccini opera is based) : BOHEME
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Make ___ of it : ANOTE
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Actress Blakley : RONEE
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Comics dog : SNERT
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Downright : PLUMB
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Emulates Eve : RAPS
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With 41-Down, shrunken : NOT
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Yet to be engaged? : BORED
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Early times, for short : AMS
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"The Insect Play" playwright : CAPEK
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Withdrew quietly : WENTASIDE
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It's a little over 65 degrees: Abbr. : ARCTICCIR
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Deserved : DUE
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Things that open and close yearly? : WYES
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Maui mouthful : POI
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Coach : TRAINER
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Home of Walvis Bay : NAMIBIA
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1997 Demi Moore flick : GIJANE
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Co-firing technique used to reduce pollution from electrical power plants : REBURN
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See 26-Down : ASBIG
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Furlough : LEAVE
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Chambermaid's charge : LINEN
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Pennies : dollar :: ___ : drachma : LEPTA
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Producers of sunbows : MISTS
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Skin: Suffix : DERM
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Palindromic girl's name : AVA
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Bill of Rights subj. : REL
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Kicker : LEG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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