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EASE-E DOES IT

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 2010

Author:
Yaakov Bendavid
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bendavid. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 22,027 )
Across
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___ miss : NEAR
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Oil holder : DRUM
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It's often vaulted : APSE
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Pact of '94 : NAFTA
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Mrs. Shakespeare : ANNE
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Shakespearean schemer : IAGO
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Bummer : DRAG
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Stop overseas : ARRET
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Inappropriate on a honeymoon? : NOTFORTHEWEEKOFHEART
26
Parkgoer's charge : USERFEE
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Italian home of the Basilica of San Francesco : ASSISI
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Mark Harmon action drama : NCIS
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One side in the Pro Bowl: Abbr. : AFC
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Some bank deposits : SILTS
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Health club lineup : LOCKERS
36
Item at a golf boutique? : AROMATICTEE
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"Imitation is the sincerest form of television" quipster : FREDALLEN
42
"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" actress : TOMEI
43
Shade of green : MOSS
44
With a run-down look : SEEDILY
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Sperm targets : OVA
46
Camera-ready page : REPRO
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Microphone tester, perhaps : ROADIE
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Stub-tailed cat : MANX
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Phnom ___ : PENH
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Summer next door to the nudist camp? : PEEKSEASON
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Solar sails material : MYLAR
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Set right : AMEND
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Things often put in in twos : CENTS
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"Butterfly" actress, 1981 : ZADORA
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Hampered : STYMIED
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Develops an open spot? : BALDS
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Datum on an employment contract : BASEPAY
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Some space missions : PROBES
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Über ___ (above everything: Ger.) : ALLES
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"Falstaff" soprano : ALICE
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Late-late-night offering : RERUN
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What a pursued perp might do? : FLEECOLLAR
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Eastern noble : RANI
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River deliberately flooded in W.W. I : YSER
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Frequent gangster portrayer : BOGART
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Annual awards announced in New York's East Village : OBIES
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Chaney of "The Phantom of the Opera" : LON
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Struggling artists' places : GARRETS
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___-chef : SOUS
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Explosive event of '54 : HTEST
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Desert drivers : CAMELEERS
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The point when Fido's master starts walking? : ATIMETOHEEL
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They may be tickled : IVORIES
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Filthy quarters : STIES
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Mountain treasure : ORE
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Idea's start : GERM
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City near Bethlehem : EASTON
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Film or sculpture : ARTFORM
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Bit of advice when packing anglers' lunches? : REELMENDONTEATQUICHE
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Possible flight delayer : SLEET
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Proceeds : TAKE
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Grand : THOU
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Itinerary segments: Abbr. : RTES
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These, in Madrid : ESTOS
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Convention handout, for short : SKED
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Showed : CAME
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Lows : MOOS
Down
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TV alien's word : NANU
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Kick in, say : ANTE
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Change the focus of, as an argument : REFRAME
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Face-to-face : DIRECT
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Bank quote : RATE
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Zero-star restaurant review? : UGH
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Baseballer and O.S.S. spy Berg : MOE
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Carol opener : ADESTE
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Basketball tactic : PRESS
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Pseudonym of H. H. Munro : SAKI
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Teamwork thwarters : EGOS
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"Uh-uh" : NAH
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The Who's "Who ___ You" : ARE
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Buck's candid conversation opener? : FRANKLYMYDEER
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Onetime Toyota model : TERCEL
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Outfit : ATTIRE
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Like some TV interviewers' questions : OFFAIR
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Land with a red dragon on its flag : WALES
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Entered, as a classroom : FILEDIN
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W-2 datum: Abbr. : SSN
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Made it home safely : SCORED
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"There there" : ITSOK
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Dog in a cat comic : ODIE
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Nev. neighbor : CAL
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On : ATOP
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Go all over : ROVE
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Yemen neighbor : OMAN
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Loom : IMPEND
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Dinners likely to have leftovers : FEASTS
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Some major changes : REDOS
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Scoundrel : SOANDSO
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Alternatives to foils : EPEES
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Send back to the Hill, say : REELECT
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Crooked : ALOP
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Former Japanese capital : NARA
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Airport security measure : XRAY
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Dating service in a northern German city? : HAMBURGERMEET
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Dental hygienists, at times : SCALERS
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Pronoun designation: Abbr. : MASC
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Bearing : MIEN
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1990s war locale : ZAIRE
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Agile, for a senior : SPRY
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Los ___ Reyes Magos : TRES
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Days of old : YORE
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Flock sounds : BLEATS
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Mathematician Pascal : BLAISE
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Rags-to-riches author Horatio : ALGER
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iPod heading : ALBUMS
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Divine : FORESEE
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Sarge's superior : LOOIE
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Direction at sea : ALEE
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Narrow margin : NOSE
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Like many conglomerates: Abbr. : INTL
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One of the housewives on "Desperate Housewives" : BREE
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Thumb's middle? : SHORTU
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2001 biopic : ALI
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Be sparing : STINT
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John Grisham best seller : THEFIRM
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Smoke : CIG
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Disinclined : AVERSE
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Gourmet mushrooms : MORELS
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Made up (for) : ATONED
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It's measured in pound-feet : TORQUE
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Feed : STOKE
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Line at a picnic? : ANTS
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Neb. neighbor : SDAK
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Accelerated bit : ATOM
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Prefix with mom : OCTO
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Current: Prefix : RHEO
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Quagmire : MESS
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"The West Wing" chief of staff ___ McGarry : LEO
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McKinley and Washington: Abbr. : MTS
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And other things: Abbr. : ETC
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"So that's it!" : AHA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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