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New York Times, Saturday, February 27, 2010

Author:
Patrick John Duggan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick John Duggan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Duggan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 22,026 )
Across
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Big-time kudos : MADPROPS
9
Film about the Statue of Liberty? : PATINA
15
Exasperated cry : IVEHADIT
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Response to a good dig : OHSNAP
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Hidden danger : LANDMINE
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Preparatory stage : LEADUP
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Subject of the biography "King of the World" : ALI
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Bright spot in architecture? : SUNROOM
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Saison de septembre, mostly : ETE
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Deal killers : NOES
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Sets right : MENDS
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Honoree on the third Friday of Sept. : MIA
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Like many old series, now : ONDVD
29
Grammy-winning Gnarls Barkley, e.g. : DUO
30
Bats are smaller than normal in it : TBALL
32
Disco or swing follower : ERA
34
Mascot that's a shell of a man? : MRPEANUT
36
Slinky and stealthy : CATLIKE
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What's-his-face : SOANDSO
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Demi Moore was in it : BRATPACK
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___ factor : ICK
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Springtime arrival : ARIES
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College football coach Miles : LES
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Wiesbaden's state : HESSE
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Application datum: Abbr. : TEL
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It's under the Host : PATEN
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Torpedo : RUIN
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Eponymous general : TSO
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Be cut down to size : EATCROW
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Mute neighbor, maybe: Abbr. : REC
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Dot-com with an asterisk in its name : ETRADE
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Words at the outset : HEREWEGO
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Picture receiver : RETINA
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Moved out? : UNSEATED
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Official's helper : YEOMAN
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Opening used before opening a door : PEEPHOLE
Down
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Lombardia's capital : MILANO
2
"Operation Bikini" co-star, 1963 : AVALON
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Robbed of : DENIED
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Goal of some candidates : PHD
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Means of forced entry : RAMS
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Bad blood : ODIUM
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Immobilized, in a way : PINNED
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What sticks to your ribs? : STERNUM
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Tops of golf courses? : POLOS
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Subtle warning sound : AHEM
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It goes through lots of luggage: Abbr. : TSA
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Hot : INDEMAND
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Captain Nemo's final resting place : NAUTILUS
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Beseech : APPEALTO
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Things that disappear in the shower? : ODORS
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Modelesque : SVELTE
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Namby-pambies : DRIPS
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Do school work : TEACH
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One concerned with checks and balances : BANKER
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Street name lead-in : AKA
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One side of Hawaii : POI
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Common toy go-with : CBATTERY
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One being printed at a station : ARRESTEE
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Customize for : TAILORTO
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Kudos : ECLAT
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Dog's coat? : KETCHUP
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Still : SERENE
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Definitely gonna : SURETO
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Film critic Joel : SIEGEL
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Protect, in a way : ENCODE
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Triumphant song : PAEAN
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Like some mythology : NORSE
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"Laverne & Shirley" landlady : EDNA
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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"Ready" follower : AIM
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Crib note? : WAH

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

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