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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 2009

Author:
Betty Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Betty Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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What skunks do : SMELL
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Oared racing shell : SCULL
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Harley-Davidson, slangily : HOG
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Domed domicile : IGLOO
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Book after Daniel : HOSEA
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One-spot : ACE
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"Keep going!" : TRYTRYAGAIN
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Workers just for the day : TEMPS
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Edgar who painted dancers : DEGAS
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"Sound off - one, two ...," e.g. : CADENCE
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Square cracker : SALTINE
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___ about (roughly) : ONOR
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Neighbor of an Azerbaijani : ARMENIAN
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Cheap seat cover material : VINYL
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Cough medicine amt. : TSP
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Do impressions of : IMITATE
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Garden tool : HOE
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"I agree" : YES
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Donated : GAVE
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Erupts : SPEWS
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Coffee liqueur brand : TIAMARIA
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
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Bibliophile : BOOKMAN
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Playful puppies : NIPPERS
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Mumbai money : RUPEE
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Baby food (whose name is an anagram of 55-Across) : PUREE
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Hostel : INN
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"Keep going!" : NEVERSAYDIE
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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Decorative upholstery fabric : TOILE
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Acquire information : LEARN
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Small number : FEW
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Peevish states : SNITS
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Letters before tees : ESSES
Down
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Use a stool : SIT
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Store head: Abbr. : MGR
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Bridge writer Culbertson : ELY
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Scratch-off game, e.g. : LOTTERY
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Best Actress for "Two Women" : LOREN
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Woodworking tool : SHAPER
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Gear teeth : COGS
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Where Springsteen was born, in song : USA
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Floral necklace : LEI
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Noncellular phones : LANDLINES
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"Keep going!" : HANGINTHERE
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Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
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Fliers in V's : GEESE
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Village People hit whose title completes the line "It's fun to stay at the ..." : YMCA
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Seventh Greek letter : ETA
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Small flock : COVEY
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Licorice-tasting seed : ANISE
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"Keep going!" : DONTSTOPNOW
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Course related to physiology: Abbr. : ANAT
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It might go from 0 to 60 minutes : METER
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Easily torn bands of tissue : LIGAMENTS
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Spreader of seeds : SOWER
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Mexican money : PESOS
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Papa's mate : MAMA
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"Terrible" czar : IVAN
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Popular chain of chicken restaurants : POPEYES
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Dick was his running mate in '52 and '56 : IKE
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Hardens : INURES
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Broadcasts : AIRS
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Succinct : BRIEF
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1/16 of a pound : OUNCE
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"Positive thinker" Norman Vincent ___ : PEALE
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Animal hide : PELT
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Seeming eternity : EON
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7, to Caesar : VII
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"___ Rheingold" : DAS
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Wrath : IRE
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Coast Guard officer: Abbr. : ENS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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