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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 2009

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {HQ} This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0327 ( 21,689 )
Across
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Detoured to pay a visit along the way : SWUNGBY
8
Gallimaufry : GRABBAG
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One of the 10 brightest stars : CAPELLA
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Engine line : OILTUBE
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Having superior amenities : RITZIER
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Cools, in a way : BLOWSON
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Literature Nobelist Andric : IVO
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It may fall flat : BADJOKE
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Critical cluck : TUT
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Hippie happening : BEIN
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1971 title role for Donald Sutherland : KLUTE
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Height of fashion? : MINI
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These, overseas : ESTOS
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Periodical output: Abbr. : ISS
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Shifting sequence : PRNDL
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Sully : TAINT
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Liberal, informally : LEFTIE
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Certain sex scandal, in slang : BIMBOERUPTION
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Their beans were used as currency by the Aztecs : CACAOS
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Connecticut town attacked by the British in the War of 1812 : ESSEX
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Instrument : AGENT
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Wassailing choice : ALE
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Not quite mashed : RICED
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Sitcom character discussed in the 2003 biography "Ball of Fire" : LUCY
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Quaint aviation accessory : SCARF
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Former Yankee Martinez : TINO
49
"Magnificat anima ___ Dominum" : MEA
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It's not really mink, for example : FAUXFUR
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Bit of the Bahamas : CAY
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Chef's cry : ETVOILA
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Finger food at a Japanese restaurant : EDAMAME
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Diamond-shaping choice : STEPCUT
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Prodded : EGGEDON
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One way to die : TESTATE
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Fleet activities : SEAWARS
Down
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Worker who sets things down : SCRIBE
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Doesn't take advantage of : WAIVES
3
Game : UPTOIT
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Arôme detector : NEZ
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Smooth to a fault : GLIB
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Discouraging : BLEAK
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Grid marking : YARDLINE
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Transforming Tonka toys : GOBOTS
9
"The Book of Hours" poet : RILKE
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Natural treatment : ALOE
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Start of a text-message afterthought : BTW
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Enter like a storm trooper : BUSTINTO
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Crawl with : ABOUNDIN
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Guest at a synagogue : GENTILE
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"Cool your jets!" : JUSTRELAX
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One or two : NOTMANY
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Recipient of a honey-do list : MRFIXIT
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Cousin of a clog : SABOT
30
Fizzle (out) : PETER
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Island SSW of Naxos : IOS
33
Old track holders : LPS
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Diamond-shaping choice : BAGUETTE
35
Some permafrost features : ICECAVES
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Tolls, essentially : USERFEES
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Still the most : CALMEST
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Needle-shaped : ACUATE
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Shrill flier : CICADA
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Bewitch : ENAMOR
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Ones with seniority : DOYENS
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Gallic greeting : SALUT
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"Oh, phooey!" : FUDGE
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W-2 inclusion : FICA
51
Music that influenced the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" : RAGA
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Elect : OPT
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Cry from a litter : MEW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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