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New York Times, Friday, March 6, 2009

Author:
Corey Rubin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Corey Rubin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rubin. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Tetanus symptom : SPASMS
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1980s-'90s action/adventure series : MACGYVER
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Square off against : TILTAT
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Being borrowed by : ONLOANTO
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The world, per the Bard : ASTAGE
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Be in a fix, say : NEEDHELP
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It may be glassy : STARE
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Key : VITAL
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Low reef : CAY
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Sender of the Calydonian boar : ARTEMIS
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Insignificant injury : NICK
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Prefix with -polis : ACRO
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"The Great Broxopp" playwright, 1921 : AAMILNE
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1989 French Open winner and others : CHANGS
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Academic area : SCIENCES
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Name tag? : III
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"Cómo es ___?" ("How come?" in Cádiz) : ESO
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Follower of drop or shut : INS
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It includes mayo : ANO
40
Doctor who's friends with Matthew Mugg : DOLITTLE
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Prize : ESTEEM
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New Jersey setting of "Coneheads" : PARAMUS
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"All You Need ___" (2008 Morrissey song) : ISME
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Dance around a high chair? : HORA
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It doesn't include a bonus : BASEPAY
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Annual stretch of trois mois : ETE
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Physicist Ampère : ANDRE
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Noted role for Maria Callas : NORMA
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With 60-Across, hypocrite's mantra : DOASISAY
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Cry that may forestall a lame excuse : SAVEIT
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See 57-Across : NOTASIDO
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Backpedaler's words : IMEANT
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Forward and back, e.g. : ATHLETES
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"St. Elsewhere" actor David : BIRNEY
Down
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Stepping-off points: Abbr. : STAS
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Yellow-green shade : PISTACHIO
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Place to receive communion : ALTARRAIL
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Tackle : STARTON
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1966 Tony winner for "Marat/Sade" : MAGEE
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Julie, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Philosophies that regard reality as one organic whole : MONISMS
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Without ___ (daringly) : ANET
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It's next to 10-Down, both in an adage and literally in this puzzle : CLEANLINESS
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See 9-Down : GODLINESS
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Derisive cry : YAH
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Feature of some shirts : VNECK
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See 28-Down : ETLA
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Thickly fibrous : ROPY
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Using : VIA
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One way around town : MASSTRANSIT
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What few people live for: Abbr. : CEN
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Breakdown cause : ACID
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With 13-Down, here and there, to Henri : ICI
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Start pulling down more? : GETARAISE
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Certain section : CAESAREAN
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Barry B. Longyear novella that won Hugo and Nebula awards : ENEMYMINE
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Certain : SOME
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Brazilian greeting : OLA
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Subject for a W.S.J. article : IPO
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Early developments : EMBRYOS
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Upset : TIPOVER
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Sharjah's fed. : UAE
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Ledger with lines : HEATH
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As a friend, to Frédéric : ENAMI
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Mom in "Hairspray" : EDNA
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Blow : TOOT
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___ City, Fla. : DADE
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Pro in briefs?: Abbr. : ATTY
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Paradise in literature : SAL
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Family member : SIB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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