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New York Times, Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Author:
Thomas Takaro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Thomas Takaro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {MX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Takaro. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Org. for boomers, now : AARP
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Smooth-talking : GLIB
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Cause of something going up? : ARSON
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Iranian money : RIAL
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The last Mrs. Charlie Chaplin : OONA
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London line : QUEUE
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Food-stamping org. : USDA
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Do a cashier's job : SCAN
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Tech callers : USERS
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Attack helicopter : BLACKHAWK
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"___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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Raptor's roost : AERIE
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Sister of Rachel : LEAH
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Snack machine inserts : ONES
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Abode, informally : DIGS
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Do a cashier's job : BAG
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Day-___ colors : GLO
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"Just a ___" (1931 hit) : GIGOLO
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Pick on, in a way : RIB
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WWW bookmark : URL
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Often-joked-about professionals : LAWYERS
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Summer on the Seine : ETE
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Ellington's "Prelude ___ Kiss" : TOA
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Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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Walk unsteadily : DODDER
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Portuguese king : REI
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Zeus, to the Romans : JOVE
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The Big Board, for short : NYSE
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Cornell or Pound : EZRA
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Make rhapsodic : ELATE
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Where to read about the 50-Across: Abbr. : WSJ
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In the altogether : BUCKNAKED
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Gaucho's rope : RIATA
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Baseball's Moises : ALOU
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"Holy cow!" : YIPE
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"Over the Rainbow" composer Harold : ARLEN
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Lincoln's state: Abbr. : NEBR
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Sons of ___ (group promoting Irish heritage) : ERIN
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Far from faithful : FALSE
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Determination : GRIT
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Root beer brand : DADS
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Tourist mecca off Venezuela : ARUBA
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Seating option : AISLE
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Weather forecaster's tool : RADAR
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Tenor Domingo : PLACIDO
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"Holy cow!" : GOSH
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Many subway trains : LOCALS
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Blown away : INAWE
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Sure to bring in money : BANKABLE
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Pastel hue : AQUA
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Costner's "Tin Cup" co-star : RUSSO
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Really steamed : SEEINGRED
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Wilder's "___ Town" : OUR
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Classic game console letters : NES
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Radio host Garrison : KEILLOR
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Buzz, bob or bangs : HAIRDO
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Select few : ELITE
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Unloaded? : SOBER
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Colonel Sanders facial feature : GOATEE
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Appliance with a pilot : GASOVEN
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Word before "Morgen" or "Tag" : GUTEN
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O. Henry literary device : IRONY
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See-through partition : GLASSWALL
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Word that can follow each half of 20- and 60-Across and 11- and 36-Down : EYE
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Super-duper : WHIZBANG
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Stuck in traffic, say : DELAYED
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Derek of "I, Claudius" : JACOBI
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Kaiser or czar : RULER
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Not so hot : TEPID
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Idyllic spots : EDENS
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Girl with the dog Spot : JANE
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Quarterback Warner : KURT
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Luftwaffe foe: Abbr. : RAF
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Portfolio part, for short : IRA

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