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New York Times, Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0311 ( 21,673 )
Across
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Ohio town called the Bicycle Capital of the Midwest : XENIA
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Sitcom father of Mearth : MORK
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Longest-serving senator in U.S. history : BYRD
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Sing ___ : ALONG
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"The ___ Love" : ONEI
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Be biased : LEAN
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Wedding flower girl, maybe : NIECE
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Librarian's imperative : READ
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It's below the elbow : ULNA
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*Bush cabinet member who resigned in 2006 : DONALDRUMSFELD
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Wall Street earnings abbr. : YTD
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Monopoly token : IRON
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___ Grand : MGM
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*Her "Rehab" won a Grammy for Song of the Year : AMYWINEHOUSE
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Out : ALIBI
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Leaves after dinner? : TEA
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Actress Naldi of the silents : NITA
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All day every day : NONSTOP
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Friend from way, way back : OLDDEAR
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Opening for outside? : ECTO
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Spread : SOW
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Places for hops : OASTS
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*Best Actor winner for "The Champ," 1931 : WALLACEBEERY
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First P.M. of Burma : UNU
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Proto-matter from which the universe was made : YLEM
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Real ending? : IZE
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*"Star Wars" actress who's a Harvard grad : NATALIEPORTMAN
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New member of la familia : BEBE
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Simple quatrain form : ABAA
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Al-Qatif, for one : OASIS
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___ Sea, outlet of the Amu Darya : ARAL
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Small songbirds : TITS
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New Mexico county : OTERO
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Glowing : ROSY
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Old pump name : ESSO
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Livia, to Tiberius : MATER
Down
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2005 #1 album for Coldplay : XANDY
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Poet who wrote "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper" : ELIOT
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Incessantly : NOEND
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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What some amusement park rides have : AGELIMIT
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Rob of "Numb3rs" : MORROW
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A pint, typically, at a blood bank : ONEUNIT
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Chew out : REAM
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Restaurant offering that might come with a toy : KIDSMEAL
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1957 Fats Domino hit : BLUEMONDAY
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Holler : YELL
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Pretoria money : RAND
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Strand material : DNA
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Towel off : DRY
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String after E : FGH
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"No doubt!" : ABSOLUTELY
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Prefix with liberal : NEO
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180's : UIES
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Factoid for fantasy baseball : STAT
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Fresh : ANEW
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"Livin' La Vida ___" : LOCA
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Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
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Kiss : OSCULATE
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"The Bells" writer : POE
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Stereotypically messy digs : DORMROOM
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"The Second Coming" poet : WBYEATS
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Tennis's Ivanovic : ANA
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City on the Rio Grande : ELPASO
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Want ad abbr. : EEO
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"No more for me" : IMSET
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Congo, once : ZAIRE
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Artist James : ENSOR
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"I, Claudius" figure : NERO
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"Down with ...!": Fr. : ABAS
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Relative of a stork : IBIS
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"Ciao" : TATA
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Judging by their names, where the answers to the four starred clues might be found? : BAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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