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New York Times, Monday, March 14, 2005

Possibly prompting a reply like 25-, 47- or 62-Across

Author:
Robert Malinow
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Malinow. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times3/14/05 ( No. 20,215 )
Across
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Baldwin of the silver screen : ALEC
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Recur, as arthritis : ACTUP
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Father of Seth : ADAM
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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Computer item with a tracking ball : MOUSE
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Aura being picked up : VIBE
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Possibly prompting a reply like 25-, 47- or 62-Across : NOTTOBEBELIEVED
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Supersede : OVERRIDE
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Immature insects : LARVAE
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Rink surface : ICE
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Rep.'s opponent : DEM
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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"What?!" : HOWCANTHATBE
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Companion of Tarzan : APE
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It's good only for its waste value : SCRAP
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T-bone or porterhouse : STEAK
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Not so much : LESS
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Noted Tombstone family, once : EARPS
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Ancient Roman censor : CATO
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Like beer at a bar : ONTAP
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River's mouth : DELTA
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Sign outside a hit show : SRO
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"What?!" : GIVEMEABREAK
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Railroad stop: Abbr. : STA
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End of a proof : QED
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Chem. thread : RNA
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Meat-packing pioneer : ARMOUR
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Chosen one : SELECTEE
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"What?!" : YOURENOTSERIOUS
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Slugger Sammy : SOSA
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Sailor's "Halt!" : AVAST
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"The Thin Man" wife : NORA
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European car : OPEL
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Nigeria's largest city : LAGOS
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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"___ additional cost!" : ATNO
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Pope after Benedict IV : LEOV
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Folies Bergère designer : ERTE
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Kind of acid : CITRIC
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Atmosphere, as in a restaurant : AMBIENCE
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For both sexes : COED
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Toothpaste holder : TUBE
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"It's no ___!" : USE
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Shotgun shot : PELLET
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State unequivocally : AVER
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Split (up) : DIVVY
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At right angles to a ship : ABEAM
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Jason's ally and lover, in myth : MEDEA
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Poetic feet : IAMBS
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Horse with a spotted coat : DAPPLE
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Sign of a saint : HALO
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Unlock : OPEN
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Toward sunset : WEST
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Swapped : TRADED
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Sheik's bevy : HAREM
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And others: Abbr. : ETC
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Facility : EASE
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Gillette brand : ATRA
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Wacko : KOOK
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Problem with an old sofa : SAG
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Hollywood hopefuls : STARLETS
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Resentment : PIQUE
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"Li'l ___" (Al Capp strip) : ABNER
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Springlike : VERNAL
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"Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
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Final approval : SAYSO
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Custer cluster : TROOP
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Kind of history : ORAL
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For men only : STAG
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Studebaker's fill-up, maybe : ESSO
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Daffy Duck or Porky Pig : TOON
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Continental currency : EURO
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Those: Sp. : ESAS
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Eggs : OVA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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