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New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 2010

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is finished, the six circled letters can be arranged to spell an answer to the catchphrase reading diagonally from upper left to lower right.
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0311 ( 22,038 )
Across
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One crossing through the strike zone? : SCAB
5
"Speak" response : BARK
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Gin runs : MELDS
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"We Need a Little Christmas" musical : MAME
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___ all-time high : ATAN
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Infiniti rival : ACURA
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Grammy winner from County Donegal : ENYA
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Incantation #1 : HOCUSPOCUS
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It may pay off if it has your number : LOTTO
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Some brothers and sisters : ZETAS
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___ Titanic : RMS
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Lab monitor? : LEASH
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Confederate flag flier : REB
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___-majesté : LESE
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Nine-digit ID : SSN
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Former Dodgers third baseman whom Chris Berman nicknamed "Born in the U.S." : CEY
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"It's time to fly" advertiser : UNITED
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___ Green, 1987 L.P.G.A. Rookie of the Year : TAMMIE
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Incantation #2 : ABRACADABRA
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Grab bag : OLIO
40
Ancient Britain : ANGLIA
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Rolling features of some golf courses : KNOLLS
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Rathskeller cooler : EIS
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Polo Grounds legend : OTT
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Carmaker since 1899 : OPEL
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"Alphabet web," to Variety : ABC
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Former capital of Crete : CANEA
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Texas N.B.A.'er : MAV
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"Welcome to the islands" : ALOHA
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Olympian Jesse : OWENS
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Incantation #3 : OPENSESAME
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Vacation time in France : AOUT
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___ Bok, former Harvard president : DEREK
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"The Reader" actress Lena : OLIN
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About : INRE
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Dissertation defenses : ORALS
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Classic Jags : XKES
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___ off (began) : TEED
Down
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Needs airing out, maybe : SMELLS
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Paddlers' craft : CANOES
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"The Joy Luck Club" author : AMYTAN
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Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and others : BEATS
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Rejection interjection : BAH
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From ___ (the works) : ATOZ
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Speed demon : RACER
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Coach Rockne : KNUTE
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Google feature : MAPS
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Modern prefix with balance : ECO
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Mrs. James A. Garfield : LUCRETIA
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Equipment that comes with sticks : DRUMSET
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Mouthed off to : SASSED
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"Elephant Boy" actor : SABU
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Top 10 hit for Neil Sedaka : OHCAROL
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First sign of fall : LIBRA
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___ Savahl (couture label) : EMA
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"It's fun to stay at the ___": Village People : YMCA
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Acronym associated with Oreos : NABISCO
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Security that matures in a year or less, briefly : TBILL
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Janis who sang "At Seventeen" : IAN
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Margin : EDGE
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Herbalist's supply : ALOEVERA
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"When We Were Kings" subject : ALI
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In theory : ONPAPER
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___ dragon (largest living lizard) : KOMODO
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Kind of price : SALE
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New Year's Day, datewise : ONEONE
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Professor's privilege : TENURE
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Took a sample of : TASTED
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Bronx Bombers' foes : BOSOX
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Lesson writer? : CHALK
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Stand by for : AWAIT
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Expresses wonder? : ASKS
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Billet-doux writer : AMIE
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"Volare (___ Blu Dipinto di Blu)" : NEL
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Junior officer: Abbr. : ENS

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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