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New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 20,547 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Highway safety org. : MADD
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Country where W. E. B. DuBois died : GHANA
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Time span : WEEK
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Tissue additive : ALOE
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Change, as the margins : RETAB
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Flatten : IRON
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60-Across, on the golf course : YOUCHEATED
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Chihuahua child : NINO
20
Line on an address form : STREET
21
Get at : SUGGEST
23
Gazetteer data : AREAS
26
Match for elle : LUI
27
60-Across, at the office : ITSALLPOLITICS
33
Singer India ___ : ARIE
34
See 11-Down : CANAL
35
Paulo or Luís, e.g. : SAO
36
Connects with : BINDSTO
39
Parker's protection : THECLUB
41
N.Y.C. sports venue : MSG
42
Foot bones : TARSI
44
Acclivity : RISE
45
60-Across, at the singles bar : SHEWASNTMYTYPE
49
Natl. Dessert Month : OCT
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A lot of Britney Spears's "Oops … I Did It Again" : YEAHS
51
Expressing shock, perhaps : BUGEYED
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Public figure? : NOTARY
59
Letter written as a straight vertical line : ALIF
60
Ungraciousness in defeat : SOURGRAPES
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Cuzco's home : PERU
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Straight from the beginning? : ORTHO
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Stud site : LOBE
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Give away : TELL
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Fluorine/carbon compound : FREON
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Train : SPAR
Down
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Giant with the retired jersey #24 : MAYS
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Often : ALOT
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Sullen : DOUR
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Late : DECEASED
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Fairy tale girl : GRETEL
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"Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Beatles lyric) : HEA
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Big inits. in long distance : ATT
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Dundee denials : NAES
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Royal name meaning "God's servant" : ABDULLAH
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Fly by the seat of one's pants : WINGIT
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With 34-Across, engineering feat completed in 1825 : ERIE
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Time immemorial : EONS
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Complicated problem : KNOT
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Goddess of matrimony : HERA
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Cunning : GUILE
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Mississippi's ___ State University : ALCORN
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Where one might get into hot water : SPA
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Whence the word "whiskey" : IRISH
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Hint : TINGE
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By the bell : ONTIME
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Long Island airport site : ISLIP
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Something worth fighting for : CAUSE
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"___ it!" : SOBE
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Defense means, briefly : ABMS
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Keach who played TV's Mike Hammer : STACY
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Suggests, to the palate : TASTESOF
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Cave formations : CRYSTALS
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Hardly a kosher home : STY
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Pathetic : WOEFUL
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Myanmar's capital : YANGON
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Mythical son of Jord : THOR
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Protestant denom. : BAPT
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Title beekeeper in a 1997 film : ULEE
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Song on the Beatles' "Rubber Soul" : GIRL
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U.S. rebellion leader of 1841-42 : DORR
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Each : APOP
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McEntire of country : REBA
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Belgian river : YSER
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Mountain West Conference player : UTE
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Density symbol : RHO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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