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New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 46 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 21,679 )
Across
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Comprehend : GRASP
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Contemptible : BASE
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Shade of many a swimming pool basin : AQUA
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Surgeon's tool : LASER
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Web addresses : URLS
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Parts of a tea set : CUPS
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Sprightly : AGILE
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Politician's goal : SEAT
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Give the heave-ho : TOSS
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1940s hit radio show featuring the bartender Archie : DUFFYSTAVERN
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Salad additive : OIL
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Marveled audibly (at) : OOHED
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1939 James Joyce novel : FINNEGANSWAKE
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Second-smallest state: Abbr. : DEL
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Instrument held with two hands : OBOE
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Pakistani leader, 1977-88 : ZIA
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1960s sitcom about a group of castaways : GILLIGANSISLAND
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G.I. entertainers : USO
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X ___ xylophone : ASIN
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Work unit : ERG
44
1946 Bing Crosby hit : MCNAMARASBAND
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Blog messages : POSTS
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Sculler's item : OAR
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1960s sitcom set in a P.O.W. camp : HOGANSHEROES
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On the briny : ASEA
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"Am ___ late?" : ITOO
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___ cotta : TERRA
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Wimbledon surface : LAWN
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Head for : GOTO
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Jew traditionally dressed in a black coat and hat : HASID
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Canned : AXED
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Period of time : SPAN
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Solo : ALONE
Down
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Delighted : GLAD
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Prego competitor : RAGU
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"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
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"To thine own ___ be true" : SELF
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Victimize : PREYON
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Ado : BUSTLE
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Geographical datum : AREA
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Czech, e.g., but not a Hungarian : SLAV
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Ferrara ruling family : ESTE
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Ad exhortation : ACTNOW
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Status ___ : QUO
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Good times : UPS
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Numbskull : ASS
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Transgress : SIN
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Kentucky Derby prize : ROSES
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Sand trap, e.g. : HAZARD
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Barely making, with "out" : EKING
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Defunct : DEAD
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Prison population : FELONS
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Needing a doctor's attention : ILL
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"___ Fly Now" ("Rocky" theme) : GONNA
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Tummy muscles : ABS
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"___ won't!" : NOI
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Establishment with a revolving mirrored ball : DISCO
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Forrest ___, 1994 Oscar-winning role : GUMP
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Schoolyard retort : IAMSO
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Fed. property overseer : GSA
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Publicize : AIR
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Novelist Deighton : LEN
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Available : ATHAND
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"Already?" : SOSOON
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"Rubbish!" : BAH
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First name in soul : ARETHA
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Play dates? : GIGS
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Surmounting : ATOP
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___ bene : NOTA
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Down-to-earth : REAL
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Roughly : ORSO
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Land that's saluted in this puzzle : ERIN
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
59
Menu phrase : ALA
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Instrument famously played by Bill Clinton on "The Arsenio Hall Show" : SAX
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One catching a ram's eye : EWE

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

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