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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Author:
Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Victor Barocas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Grant for a movie? : CARY
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Painter's preparation : GESSO
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Make lace : TAT
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Succulent plant : ALOE
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Richard nominated for seven Oscars : BURTON
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Writer Umberto : ECO
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*Cracker feature : TOYSURPRISE
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1930s org. with a blue eagle logo : NRA
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When repeated, a dance : CHA
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Discourage : DETER
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Pimply : ACNED
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How a hangover sufferer might feel : HALFDEAD
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Scottish hillside : BRAE
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Was in charge : LED
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Springfield family name : SIMPSON
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Essential oil : ATTAR
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*Union, e.g. : FLAG
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"There ___ 'I' in 'team'" : ISNO
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Some salamanders : NEWTS
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Otologist's focus : EAR
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Bethlehem ___ : STEEL
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Onetime hair-removal name : NEET
40
*It's bad when it knifes : SEMI
41
Much-advertised exercise program : TAEBO
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Containing many items, as a bill : OMNIBUS
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Actor Kilmer : VAL
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"That is correct" : TRUE
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Certain tuna ... or what this puzzle's 10 starred clues do : SKIPJACK
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Emulated a wolf : BAYED
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"The Threepenny Opera" composer : WEILL
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Got the gold : WON
55
Fraternity letter : RHO
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*Flap : GRIDDLECAKE
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Na+, e.g. : ION
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Nasdaq company with an asterisk in its name : ETRADE
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Image on the back of a dollar bill : EYE
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Wee : TEENY
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Optimal : BEST
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Cry after "Here!" : CATCH
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It may accompany waves on a Hawaiian beach : ALOHA
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Palace-related : ROYAL
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Word of affirmation : YES
5
CNN's "Sanjay ___ MD" : GUPTA
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Was off base : ERRED
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Make a mistake preparing James Bond's martini : STIR
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"Sending out an ___" (repeated Police lyric) : SOS
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Physical feature of Britain's Lord Nelson : ONEARM
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*Daniel's home : TENNESSEE
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One of a thousand in a Jane Smiley title : ACRE
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*Natter, e.g. : TOAD
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Dalmatian or Pomeranian : BREED
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Cow features : UDDERS
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*Start of the name : CAPITALJ
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*Necessitator : FLATTIRE
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1988 Tom Hanks film : BIG
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Bollywood costume : SARI
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First-class aisle seat on most planes : ONEB
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Start of many dates : ANNO
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Abound : TEEM
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*Black : TWENTYONE
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Airfare add-ons : FEES
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Flight : LAM
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Rice, for many : STAPLE
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Go a-courting? : SUE
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Bad thing to be over : BUDGET
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Suffix in many place names : VILLE
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Four-door, often : SEDAN
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Kind of pool or ride : KIDDY
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Alert : AWARE
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Drinks in red-and-white cans : COKES
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Genuflected : KNELT
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*Distant relative of Monterey : BRIE
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Seafarer's greeting : AHOY
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Finish line marker : WIRE
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66, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
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Male swan : COB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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