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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 2009

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 39 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Spooky : EERIE
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Walk with heavy steps : TRAMP
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College transcript no. : GPA
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What a cowboy may use while saying "Giddyup!" : SPURS
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Course to breeze through : EASYA
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Brit. resource for wordsmiths : OED
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Inspector Clouseau movie, with "The" : PINKPANTHER
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Hi-fi supply : LPS
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"If I Had a Hammer" singer Lopez : TRINI
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Rye and whole wheat : BREADS
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Invent, as a phrase : COIN
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TV host Philbin : REGIS
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Stats for sluggers : RBIS
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Air that makes you go [cough, cough] : SMOG
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Alert to danger : WARN
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Martial arts actor Lee : BRUCE
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Asian New Year : TET
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Draped Delhi dress : SARI
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Start a Web session : LOGON
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Poet Gelett Burgess wrote that he never saw one : PURPLECOW
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Bitterly pungent : ACRID
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Gentle rise and fall of the voice : LILT
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Ghost's cry : BOO
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Plodding journeys : TREKS
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Emperor who fiddled around? : NERO
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Like the models in a swimsuit issue : SEXY
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Pie à la ___ : MODE
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Patients, to doctors : CASES
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What you might catch a tiger by, in a saying : TAIL
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Pull out : UPROOT
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Antelope with a hump and twisted horns : ELAND
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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Lewis Carroll character who's late : WHITERABBIT
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Politico ___ Paul : RON
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Belly button : NAVEL
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Public square : PLAZA
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Unspecified amount : ANY
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Take furtively : SNEAK
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Rocker Bob with the Silver Bullet Band : SEGER
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Parapsychology subject, briefly : ESP
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Perfect example : EPITOME
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Go wild : RUNRIOT
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Annoying : IRKING
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Jock's channel : ESPN
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Number of sides in a decagon : TEN
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Squealer : RAT
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Rubbish holder : ASHBIN
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Fort ___, Fla. : MYERS
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Cut, as expenses : PARE
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Edgar Allan Poe story, with "The" : GOLDBUG
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Its brands include Frito-Lay and Tropicana : PEPSICO
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Commercials : ADS
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Combat with fighter-bombers : AIRWAR
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Symbol by the phrase "You are here" : ARROW
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Chicago's winter hrs. : CST
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O.K. Corral gunslinger : EARP
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Decorative gratings : GRILLES
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One of 100 on the Hill: Abbr. : SEN
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Ink stain : BLOT
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Soapy froth : SUDS
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Cheapskate : PIKER
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Yeats's homeland : EIRE
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Ninth-inning relief pitcher : CLOSER
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Source of PIN money? : ATM
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Salad cube : CROUTON
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John Steinbeck book, with "The" : REDPONY
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Hacky Sack, basically : BEANBAG
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Form rust, say : OXIDIZE
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
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Indigenous : NATIVE
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Sty : hogs :: ___ : horses : STABLE
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George M. who composed "Over There" : COHAN
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Holds the title to : OWNS
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Swimmers' distances : LAPS
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Money for the senior yrs. : IRA
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Afternoon social : TEA
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Antlered animal : ELK
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Black goo : TAR

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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