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New York Times, Monday, March 30, 2009

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

I had made a nice puzzle with SINGLE, DOUBLE, TRIPLE Will pushed me to add a QUADRUPLE. I already had TRIPLE BYPASS, but needed the BYPASS for QUADRUPLE BYPASS. So TRIPLE became LAYERCAKE 15 so then I had to make all of them 15. I didn't think I could do it, but was thrilled that he had pushed me in the end. First indication that four was rapidly becoming the new three... That was the end of an era for me. I think I've only had one or two three-themed puzzles since then.

It was around this time I heard about the blogs, I think, and that I had a reputation to uphold as a Miss Monday!

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0330 ( 21,692 )
Across
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Side of a doorway : JAMB
5
1928 Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
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___ and dangerous : ARMED
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Western locale called the Biggest Little City in the World : RENO
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Late hotel queen Helmsley : LEONA
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Small hotel room specification : SINGLEOCCUPANCY
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Modern workout system : TAEBO
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Fan sound : WHIR
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"Hel-l-lp!" : SOS
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Capone and Pacino : ALS
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Sticky stuff : GOO
27
1944 thriller with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck : DOUBLEINDEMNITY
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___-bitty : ITTY
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Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
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Ad ___ per aspera (Kansas' motto) : ASTRA
39
Former AT&T rival : GTE
40
Princess Diana's family name : SPENCER
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Suffix with president : IAL
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Trojan War hero : AJAX
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Years, in Latin : ANNI
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Baked dessert with lemon filling, maybe : TRIPLELAYERCAKE
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Partner of long. in a G.P.S. location : LAT
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Small pouch : SAC
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"___ sells seashells by the seashore" (tongue twister) : SHE
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Bulletin board fastener : TACK
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Oliver's love in "As You Like It" : CELIA
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Serious heart surgery : QUADRUPLEBYPASS
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Brink : VERGE
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Continental money : EURO
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Author Morrison : TONI
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Words to live by : CREED
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TV's warrior princess : XENA
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Former jets to J.F.K. : SSTS
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Words said in fun : JEST
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Where India is : ASIA
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Lion's hair : MANE
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Chronic whiner : BIGBABY
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Cat's plaint : MEOW
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1/12 of a foot : INCH
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Graph points : LOCI
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Deduces : REASONS
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Not stereo : MONO
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Letter attachments: Abbr. : ENCS
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When the sun shines : DAY
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Laze about : LOLL
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Impulse : URGE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Poet Khayyám : OMAR
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Probe persistently : DIGAT
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Stream critter : OTTER
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Wombs : UTERI
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Like a score of 10 for 10 : IDEAL
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Japanese fighter : NINJA
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Go bad, as teeth : DECAY
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Singer Turner's autobiography : ITINA
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Drug that calms the nerves, slangily : TRANK
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New Haven collegian : YALIE
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Old flames : EXES
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Start of a daily school recital : IPLEDGE
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Opposite of refuses : ACCEPTS
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"___, Brute?" : ETTU
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Bordering on pornographic : RACY
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Litigant : SUER
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Tortoise's race opponent : HARE
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Peak : APEX
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Word in many a Nancy Drew title : CLUE
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"Show Boat" composer Jerome : KERN
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Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
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"Money ___ everything" : ISNT
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Sale tag caution : ASIS
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Shopping channel : QVC
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Scarlet : RED
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Feathered neckwear : BOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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