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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wechsler. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first puzzle for Mr. Wechsler in the Will Shortz era but it is not, in fact, his NYT debut. His previous puzzle was published the day after Apollo 11 launched on its historic mission to the moon in 1969. That's a forty year gap!

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0303 ( 21,665 )

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Across
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Loss of heart : DISMAY
7
Mardi Gras wear : MASK
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Go for it : TRY
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"Seinfeld" woman : ELAINE
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Prefix with potent : OMNI
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Go fast : HIE
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Prison for soda jerks? : FOUNTAINPEN
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Simile center : ASA
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When prompted : ONCUE
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Proofer's mark : DELE
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MapQuest suggestions: Abbr. : RTES
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"What's Going On" singer Marvin : GAYE
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Prison for bishops? : MITERJOINT
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Patches, as a fairway : SODS
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Sweep's heap : ASH
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Modern means of relaying jokes : EMAIL
36
Shut down : CEASE
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Prison for vintners? : CHAMPAGNECOOLER
42
Islamic equivalent of kosher : HALAL
43
Bandleader Skinnay ___ : ENNIS
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Part of a journey : LEG
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Lady of the Haus : FRAU
47
10-digit no. : TEL
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Prison for corny humorists? : HOKEYPOKEY
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Ayatollah's land : IRAN
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Has : OWNS
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Melt ingredient : TUNA
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Cartoon art genre : ANIME
61
A fire sign : LEO
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Prison for gardeners? : WATERINGCAN
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Doc with a tongue depressor, maybe : ENT
65
Creole cooking pod : OKRA
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"Good comeback!" : TOUCHE
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Draft org. : SSS
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Call for : NEED
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Slow movers : SNAILS
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Clear up, as a windshield : DEFOG
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Massey of old films : ILONA
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Smart-mouthed : SAUCY
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Stately dance in 3/4 time : MINUET
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It may be upped : ANTE
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Roll-call call : YEA
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"Haystacks" artist Claude : MONET
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More than enough : AMPLE
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Shows derision : SNEERS
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Thanksgiving guests, often : KIN
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"Over and out" : THATISALL
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Affected by 13-Down : RISEN
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Bakery supply : YEAST
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Infamous Amin : IDI
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Its competitors may be thrown : RODEO
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Singer Michelle or Cass : MAMA
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Full of merriment : JOCOSE
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Slo-mo footage, perhaps : REPLAY
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Oktoberfest "Oh!" : ACH
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Doo-wop group ___ Na Na : SHA
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Macramé ties : HALFKNOTS
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Census datum : AGE
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Travel guide listing : INN
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Spy novelist Deighton : LEN
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
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Fraction of a joule : ERG
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Horses that produce milk : MARES
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Nancy in France, e.g. : CITY
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Slow on the ___ : UPTAKE
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___ franca : LINGUA
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They may be punched : HOLES
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1936 Olympics star Jesse : OWENS
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Work, as dough : KNEAD
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The "E" in 64-Across : EAR
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Christina of "Monster" : RICCI
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Menotti title role : AMAHL
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Spanish babies : NENES
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Like most bathroom graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
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Took the cake : WON
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"___ been real!" : ITS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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