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New York Times, Friday, March 20, 2009

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 10, (2 triple stacks) Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 21,682 )
Across
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Bit of back-and-forth : CHAT
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"___ Warning" ("Das Rheingold" aria) : ERDAS
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"Yeah ... whatever!" : ASIF
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Cherry ___ : COLA
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It goes a long way before the Olympics : TORCH
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___ Independent Press Awards : UTNE
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Their parts are usually unusual : CHARACTERACTORS
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Hero, to some : POBOY
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Name on a Chinese menu : TSO
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You don't want them to be dashed : HOPES
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Took a course? : ATE
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Surreal beginning? : ESS
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Surreal ending? : ISM
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A person who's short might run to it : ATM
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Some Windows systems : NTS
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Comparison component : ASA
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Not merely having wet clothes : SOAKEDTOTHESKIN
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Later : ATSOMEOTHERTIME
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Provide what's missing : FILLINTHEBLANKS
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Faline's mother in "Bambi" : ENA
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Fathers and sons : HES
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Heat on the street : GAT
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Series standout, briefly : MVP
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Apnea specialist: Abbr. : ENT
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One of a pair of mice in "Cinderella" : GUS
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Oscar nominee for "Stand and Deliver," 1988 : OLMOS
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Abbr. on a residential street sign : CIR
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Very big : OBESE
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Just know : FEELINONESBONES
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Can : FIRE
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Less formal : FREER
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Dreaded letters for a procrastinator? : ASAP
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Reason for parental scolding : SASS
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Basket on a court : CESTA
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Coastal bird : TERN
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Letters on old Russian maps : CCCP
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Chocolaty treat : HOHO
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They include amaretto and sloe gin : ALABAMASLAMMERS
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The Emperor, The Empress or The High Priest : TAROT
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Condensation indication : ETC
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As bad as can be : ROTTENTOTHECORE
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Get all dapper : DRESSTOTHENINES
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Very close, in a way : ACROSSTHESTREET
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Al Green's "___-La-La (Make Me Happy)" : SHA
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Jam ingredients : AUTOS
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1984 Talking Heads concert film and hit album : STOPMAKINGSENSE
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Dictator's opening : INRE
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Utter guilt, with "up" : FESS
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Assembly call : AYE
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46-Down preceder : CHI
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"___ Place," 1971 Orson Welles movie : ASAFE
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Gun-___ (like Yosemite Sam) : TOTIN
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Carol Kane's role on "Taxi" : SIMKA
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"___ of traitors!": Shak. : ANEST
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___ Nidre (Yom Kippur prayer) : KOL
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Virgin's parent : EMI
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Relaxation location : DEN
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Likud lang. : HEB
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Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
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Stopping point: Abbr. : STA
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Crop-damaging animals : VOLES
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19-Down follower : PSI
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Lot : GOB
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German diver : UBOAT
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Wastes : OFFS
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Royal from the planet Alderaan : LEIA
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Cauterize : SEAR
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It shows many matches : ESPN
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Grp. with East and West divisions : NFC
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Tabasco title: Abbr. : SRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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