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New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reason for a long delay in getting approval, maybe

Author:
Robert A. Doll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Doll.
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© 2009, The New York Times3/18/09 ( No. 21,680 )

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Across
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Parroting sorts : APERS
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Stud on a stud farm : SIRE
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Good name, casually : REP
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Venue for some clowns : RODEO
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Word before city or child : INNER
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Basis for some discrimination : AGE
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Mystery desserts? : RIDDLECAKES
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Thing to roll over, in brief : IRA
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East ___, U.N. member since 2002 : TIMOR
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Central part : KERNEL
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Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
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Acquired relative : INLAW
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Musical with the song "Mr. Mistoffelees" : CATS
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Equal to, with "with" : ONAPAR
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O.K. to do : LEGAL
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Orange feature : NAVEL
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Bates's business, in film : MOTEL
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Video shooter, for short : CAM
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Direction from K.C. to Detroit : ENE
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Stir up : PROVOKE
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___-Ida (Tater Tots maker) : ORE
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Top end of a scale : TEN
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Miming dances : HULAS
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Visibly frightened : ASHEN
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Bucky Beaver's toothpaste : IPANA
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High-hats : SNOOTS
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Refrain syllables : TRALA
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"Spare me!," e.g. : PLEA
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Place for a lark : MEADOW
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Winter coat feature : LINER
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Diamond corner : BAG
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Sculler's affliction? : ROWINGPAINS
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Time of anticipation : EVE
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First-rate : CRACK
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Many an art film : INDIE
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___ judicata : RES
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Hebrides isle : SKYE
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Take as one's own : COOPT
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Flight board abbr. : ARR
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Samoan staple : POI
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Byrnes of TV's "77 Sunset Strip" : EDD
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Reason for a long delay in getting approval, maybe : REDTAPE
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Arias, e.g. : SOLI
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Motorist's headache : SNARL
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Calligrapher's buy : INK
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Period of seven days without bathing? : REEKWEEK
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Gaelic tongue : ERSE
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What the sky might do in an inebriate's dream? : RAINALCOHOL
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Everglades denizen : EGRET
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Belfry sounds : PEALS
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Pic to click : ICON
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Mideast V.I.P. : EMIR
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Zenith competitor : RCA
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"Impression, Sunrise" painter : MONET
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Cockamamie : INANE
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Illustrations for a Poe poem? : RAVENIMAGES
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Choir voices : ALTOS
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Leader of the pack : ALPHA
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Pick up bit by bit : GLEAN
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Place for a crown : MOLAR
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In vitro items : OVA
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Group with a meeting of the minds? : MENSA
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Employment in Munchkinland? : RUNTWORK
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Choir voice : SOPRANO
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Inflate, in a way : PAD
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Spilled the beans : SANG
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Honey-hued : AMBER
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Take a powder : LEAVE
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Sitcom with the catchphrase "Kiss my grits!" : ALICE
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___ sausage : LINK
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Tolkien beasts : ORCS
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"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
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Modus operandi : WAY
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Courtroom vow : IDO
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Barely beat : NIP
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The "all" in "Collect them all!" : SET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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