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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 2009

Author:
David Chapus
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Chapus. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 21,674 )
Across
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Result of some oil deposits : ACNE
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X : CANCEL
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Drain : SAP
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Certain cable, informally : COAX
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Provincial capital in NW Spain : OVIEDO
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Pres. initials : HST
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Classic Cadillacs : COUPEDEVILLES
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Cry when seeing something for the first time : AHA
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Positive aspects : UPSIDES
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Total : ENTIRE
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Hard fats : SUETS
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Ones making snap decisions? : QBS
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Passed quickly : SPEDBY
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Item of sports equipment approximately 43" long : EPEE
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The Sun Devils, for short : ASU
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"Mr." whose first name is Quincy : MAGOO
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Chili accompaniment, often : SALTINES
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Slip : ERR
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Bygone flier, for short : SST
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Street sign ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : PEDXING
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___-eyed : DOE
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"Por ___ Cabeza" (tango song) : UNA
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Incendiary : ARSONIST
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Like humans and ostriches : BIPEDAL
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Ohio governor Strickland : TED
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One-eyed god of myth : ODIN
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Fruit waste : STEM
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Paris's Rue ___ Croix de la Bretonnerie: Abbr. : STE
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___-Roman : GRECO
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Cold and damp : CLAMMY
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Mountain climbing hazard : THINAIR
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Doo-wop syllable : SHA
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Batman, with "The" : CAPEDCRUSADER
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Essential : KEY
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Earthen pots for liquids : CRUSES
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Big name in '50s TV : DESI
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Fingers : IDS
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Naughty : IMPISH
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Scraps : ORTS
Down
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Point a finger at, say : ACCUSE
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Confine : COOPUP
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Sartre novel, with "La" : NAUSEE
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Hastens : EXPEDITES
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Quiet fishing spot : COVE
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Company started in 1946 at the Detroit and Miami airports : AVIS
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Scratch : NIL
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Red carpet walker : CELEB
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Shangri-las : EDENS
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Out the window : LOST
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Like a saber : SHARPEDGED
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North Carolina county seat : ASHEBORO
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Educ. group : PTA
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Mad workers, for short : EDS
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1992 top 10 hit "Life ___ Highway" : ISA
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Companion of Panza : QUIXOTE
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Knight time? : YORE
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Tiger or Twin, briefly : ALER
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Censors have them: Abbr. : STDS
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E-mails: Abbr. : MSGS
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"Be ___!" : APAL
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Last digit in a price, often : NINE
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British author Bagnold : ENID
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Benchwarmers : SUBS
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Sang : SNITCHED
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Features of many Olympic broadcasts : TAPEDELAYS
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British fighter plane : TORNADO
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G.P.'s grp. : AMA
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More like a doornail? : DEADER
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Superlatively slippery : ICIEST
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Frank who wrote "The Pit," 1903 : NORRIS
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Ingratiating behavior : SMARM
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Prepared, as a report : TYPEDUP
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Dogfaces : GIS
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Turn-of-the-century year in King John's reign : MCCI
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___ chic : TRES
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"That's enough out of you!" : HUSH
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What people who head for the hills do? : SKI
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Popular TV drama set in Las Vegas : CSI

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

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