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New York Times, Saturday, March 28, 2009

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 19 Missing: {FJKQWXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.44 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 21,690 )

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Across
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Big catch of 2003 : HUSSEIN
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Applauded with shouts : BRAVOED
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Estate taxes, e.g. : INTERNALREVENUE
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Grosbeak relatives : SCARLETTANAGERS
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Common sight in Venezia : PONTE
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Temp. reducers : ACS
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It's north of the Dodecanese Islands : SAMOS
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Line pair : ENDS
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Joseph ___ Ratzinger, birth name of Pope Benedict XVI : ALOIS
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Casual rejection : NOPE
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Nigerian native or language : EDO
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"Fess up!" : SPILLIT
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La ___ Caspienne : MER
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Parts of some studios : DINETTES
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11-Down's request : NOMEAT
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Reactionaries : TORIES
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"Valley of the Dolls" novelist : SUSANN
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___ Building, company headquarters erected in 1908 in New York City, at the time the tallest building in the world : SINGER
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Crunchy cafe treats : BISCOTTI
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Want ad abbr. : EOE
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Herbal brew : SAGETEA
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Sentence part: Abbr. : PHR
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Looped vase handle : ANSA
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Disables : LAMES
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Title apiarist of a 1997 film : ULEE
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Like shoes and socks : MATED
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French shooting match : TIR
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Cager who starred in "Kazaam" : ONEAL
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Tons of work to do : ALOTONONESPLATE
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Carnival offerings : PLEASURECRUISES
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Digestion and circulation : SYSTEMS
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Intrepid palace employees : TASTERS
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Like many Net connections : HISPEED
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Without reservations : UNCONDITIONALLY
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Try to get a better view, say : STANDONONESTOES
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Some Spanish murals : SERTS
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"Phineas Finn" character Barrington ___ : ERLE
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Serpent's tail? : INE
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Wood and others : NATALIES
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Five-time winner of the Copa do Mundo : BRASIL
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TV canine : REN
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Prizes for video production : AVAS
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One on a strict diet : VEGAN
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Operator's line : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
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It included the Eastern and Western fronts : EUROPEANTHEATER
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There's sometimes no room for it : DESSERT
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Maj. superiors : LTCOLS
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Having no aisles, in architecture : APTERAL
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Allergies often affect them : SINUSES
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Major messes : STIES
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Object of Cavaradossi's affection : TOSCA
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Dyne-centimeter : ERG
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Red giant? : MAO
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Be no slouch in class? : SITERECT
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Oceanographers' references : SEAMAPS
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Words from the heart? : BEMINE
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Having no spleen : IRELESS
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Southern snappers, briefly : GATORS
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Old tombstone abbr. meaning "at the age of" : AETAT
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Dark : UNLIT
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Recommended intake : DOSE
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Work ID : OPUS
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O.T. book : NUM
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Title of respect in 8-Down: Abbr. : SRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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