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New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 2011

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 29, Columns: 17 Words: 162, Blocks: 90 Missing: none. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

In this bowling theme, a ball spins down the alley, avoiding the gutters, in an attempt to knock out the remaining pins split two per side.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0327 ( 22,419 )
Across
1
Ornate : BUSY
5
Spreads : REPASTS
12
Old pol. entity : SSR
15
Like some skiing : ALPINE
16
Dark patch on a distant sun : STARSPOT
17
Niña accompanier : PINTA
18
Roams : GADS
19
Century in Amer. politics : USSENATE
20
Pony : NAG
21
Yenta's habit : SNOOPING
23
River to the North Sea : YSER
24
Bally enthusiasts : PINBALLERS
26
Off-white pottery : CREAMWARE
28
Sharp-tongued : TART
29
Land in a stream : AIT
31
Thin as ___ : ARAIL
32
Temper : MOOD
34
Galumph : TROMP
36
They may get people talking : INTROS
38
Jazz style : SCAT
42
General Assembly figure, for short : UNREP
43
Mine, to Marie : AMOI
45
Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
46
Underlying : BASAL
47
Dutch brews : AMSTELS
50
Ticket presenter : BALLOT
51
Shred : TEARUP
53
Period of the Cenozoic Era : NEOGENE
55
Meditate (on) : CHEW
58
Like much of New Orleans's French Quarter : GASLIT
60
Beaver's home : LODGE
61
Shankar piece : RAGA
62
___ acid : OLEIC
63
Hoedown seating : HAY
64
Pooh's pal : TIGGER
66
What you used to be? : THOU
68
Bickering : ATIT
72
"I like your thinking" : NOTABADIDEA
76
"Cat ___," 1965 film : BALLOU
77
Red-haired film princess : FIONA
79
Olds sedan : ALERO
80
Shot source : BBGUN
82
Exchange fig. : AVG
83
Citrusy cocktail mixer : LIMECORDIAL
86
Focus of a class action? : TEST
88
Novelist Hoag : TAMI
89
Cancún, e.g. : RESORT
92
Flap : ADO
94
Drink with tempura, maybe : ASAHI
97
"Howards End" role : EVIE
98
Centipede maker : ATARI
101
Singular : UNIQUE
102
Balancing acts? : BALLETS
103
Kaplan course, briefly : SATPREP
105
Waited longer than : OUTSAT
107
Drillmaster's call : HUP
108
Called : KNOWNAS
110
Rhodes of the Rhodes scholarships : CECIL
114
M.P.G. watcher : EPA
115
"make.believe" sloganeer : SONY
116
___ guisada, Tex-Mex stew : CARNE
117
Kind of gun : NERF
119
Continue : KEEPON
123
Twin Cities sch. : UMINN
124
Waikiki wear : LEIS
126
Yellow pool items : ONEBALLS
128
That, in Toledo : ESO
129
Sophocles title hero : AJAX
131
Station line : ALLABOARD
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___ del Carmen, Mexico : PLAYA
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Told stories : LIED
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Norwegian king called "the 77-Down" : OLAFII
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Clear : RID
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Station identification : CALLSIGN
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Tie up : MOOR
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Pixar robot with a female voice : EVE
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London daily : THETIMES
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Rot : BUNK
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Letter in 145-Across : ZED
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Cheat : SHYSTER
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Cheers : OLES
Down
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Luggage : BAGS
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Asian capital name starter : ULAN
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P.R. people : SPINDOCTORS
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___ no : YESOR
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Some N.F.L.'ers : RTS
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Runaway : EASYWIN
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Make ready for a winter storm, as a highway : PRESALT
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Ed heard in "Up" : ASNER
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Bit of free time : SPAREMOMENT
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Onesie wearer : TOT
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Enter : STEPINTO
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Game piece : SPINNER
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"Go" square in Monopoly, e.g. : START
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Cinderella's wear, at home : RAGS
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Darling : SUGAR
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Hawaiian pizza topping : PINEAPPLE
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Minstrel songs : BALLADS
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Month before juin : MAI
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Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
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Soap opera creator Phillips : IRNA
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Ambulance, slangily : MEATWAGON
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One in a maze : RAT
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Schemed together : CABALLED
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For ___ (cheaply) : ASONG
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Alexander, to Aristotle : TUTEE
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Sardegna, e.g. : ISOLA
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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What writer's block may block : MUSE
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5-4 ruling, e.g. : SPLITDECISION
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Assembly area : AGORA
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Spanish food brand : GOYA
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Old PC part : CRT
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O.K., in Osaka : HAI
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Ones with the Christmas spirit? : EGGNOGS
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Mariner of note : ICHIRO
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Steel or bronze : HUE
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Card catalog abbr. : ETAL
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Tracker's aid : ODOR
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Child-sized mitt : TBALLGLOVE
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Promise to pay : IOU
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Large cask : TUN
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The Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
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Bass lover? : ALEMAN
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Irish Rose's beau : ABIE
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See 136-Across : FAT
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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Nine : BASEBALLTEAM
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Skater Midori : ITO
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Exsiccates : DRIES
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Campsite sight : TARP
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Slowing, in mus. : RIT
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French possessive : TES
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Highlands daggers : DIRKS
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Water color : AQUA
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"Survivor" homes : HUTS
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More than pale : ASHEN
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Hosiery color : TAUPE
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How some shares are sold : ATPAR
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Suited to a person's strengths : UPONESALLEY
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Edible mushroom : ENOKI
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Charge : ACCUSAL
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Fork : WYE
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Said "No fair!" : CRIEDFOUL
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They have rates and ratings : INNS
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Jay who jests : LENO
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Tongue-lash : FLAY
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Engage in a 1920s fad : POLESIT
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One way to turn : ONADIME
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Cornhusker St. : NEB
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Draws out : EXACTS
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Clowns' toys : BALLOONS
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Still in the game : ALIVE
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Spent : JADED
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Merry-go-round music : LILTS
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Sly type? : RAMBO
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W. or Bam : PREZ
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Nettles : IRKS
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Sound at a spa : AHH
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Neth. neighbor : GER

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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