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New York Times, Saturday, February 7, 2009

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This clever Saturday puzzle has a hidden theme. Nestled into the four corners are the words SEX, DRUGS, ROCK and ROLL.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0207 ( 21,641 )
Across
1
Unoriginal order, with "the" : SAME
5
Enhancers of cognitive abilities : SMARTDRUGS
15
Raven : EBON
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Places to live the high life? : PENTHOUSES
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Lawless vehicle : XENA
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Follower of an extra-long workday : LATEDINNER
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Meal bit : ORT
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Extravagant display : RITZ
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Comes up to : NEARS
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Rambler's lack : BREVITY
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Acts clownishly : MUGS
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"Grease" co-writer Jim : JACOBS
27
Maggie's dog in "Bringing Up Father" : FIFI
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Trumped-up bit : FIB
31
The Louvre's Salles des ___ : ETATS
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Drink with a bite : LEMONSODA
34
Glazed, waxy fabric finish : CIRE
35
Sounds unsound : RAVES
36
Move caller for a round dance : CUER
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Produced 28-Acrosses : TOLDTALES
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Kind of cycle : LUNAR
40
___ Balls (snack brand) : SNO
41
Somewhat open : AJAR
42
It doesn't have an obvious answer : RIDDLE
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Uncooked side : SLAW
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Headed out for the drink : SETSAIL
45
Open : FRANK
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Give up : CEDE
49
Original Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
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Upper-class luxury : LIVEINMAID
53
W.W. II partisan leader : TITO
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Like bottles with S O S messages, typically : OCEANBORNE
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Muddy : ROIL
56
Spot to show off alpine plants : ROCKGARDEN
57
Letter abbr. : ENCL
Down
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Idols, often : SEXOBJECTS
2
Anomaly : ABERRATION
3
Solitaire game of matching pairs of cards : MONTECARLO
4
Disney doe : ENA
5
Cheerleaders' display : SPLITS
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Substantial : MEATY
7
Animated film featuring the voices of Gene Hackman and Sylvester Stallone : ANTZ
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G.P.S. request : RTE
9
Seminary deg. : THD
10
Icing : DOINGIN
11
Old character set : RUNES
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John McCain's alma mater: Abbr. : USNA
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Emmy winner Will : GEER
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Bygone Black Sea borderers: Abbr. : SSRS
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Rack parts : RIBS
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Supported a runner : VOTED
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Those whose actions speak louder than words? : MIMES
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Potential hoax subjects : UFOS
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Pyrexia : FEVER
28
Something to build on : FOUNDATION
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Not real-world : IDEALISTIC
30
Aerobatic maneuver : BARRELROLL
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Hit NBC series succeeded in its time slot by "ER" : LALAW
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Gulf war weaponry : SCUDS
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Asian royal : RAJA
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Activity avoided by 24-Down : TALKING
39
Miller option : LITE
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Betray shame : REDDEN
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Choice for third and short : SNEAK
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It's under the Pont Neuf : SEINE
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Rosa or violeta, por ejemplo : FLOR
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First baseman Brogna : RICO
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Matisse's "Jeune fille ___ tiare" : AVEC
48
Jester : CARD
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Org. with guards : NBA
52
Neighbor of Alg. : MOR
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Amount past due? : TRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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