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New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 2009

Author:
Karen M. Tracey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen M. Tracey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 24 for Ms. Tracey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 21,704 )

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Across
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Be against : ABUT
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Equal measures?: Abbr. : TSPS
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Undercroft : CRYPT
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Her face began to circulate in 2000 : SACAJAWEA
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Grizzled : HOARY
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Feature of the 1925 opera "Wozzeck" : ATONALITY
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Warmly welcome : ASKIN
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"Lucrezia Borgia" composer : DONIZETTI
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1920s-'60s Tennessee congressman B. Carroll ___ : REECE
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"Holiday in Havana" star, 1949 : ARNAZ
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A Buddhist might be found in one : ZENSTATE
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Spring : EMERGE
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"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" author Howard : PYLE
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Clip : SCISSOR
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Enters gradually : SEEPSIN
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Bear fruit : PANOUT
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California city near Bakersfield : DELANO
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Historical decorum disdainer : FLAPPER
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Outdated communications : TELEXES
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Dramatic exhalation : SIGH
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Danish beer brand : TUBORG
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Old bolt shooter : CROSSBOW
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"Something to Talk About" Grammy winner, 1991 : RAITT
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Bum : MOOCH
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Go downhill fast : AVALANCHE
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Gut flora : ECOLI
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Gut reaction? : DIGESTION
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Screen ___ : SAVER
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Least comfortable : UNEASIEST
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Big shock wave producer, briefly : ATEST
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Gershwin title character : BESS
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Musical score abbr. : CRES
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Carne ___ (roasted beef dish) : ASADA
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Mongolian for "hero" : BATOR
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Big East b-ball powerhouse : UCONN
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"Lost" actress Raymonde : TANIA
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Related thing : TALE
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Child actor Carl who played Alfalfa : SWITZER
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Dog owner, often : PETTER
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Saws : SAYINGS
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Plot : CHART
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Fragrant fruit used for jellies and confections : ROSEAPPLE
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Musical accompaniment to many a comedic chase scene : YAKETYSAX
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Alternative to Travelocity or Orbitz : PRICELINE
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River near Hadrian's Wall : TYNE
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Adds spice to : JAZZESUP
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Farming machine : SEEDER
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Some a cappella music : MOTETS
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Biblical 905-year-old : ENOS
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Nos. on some lotion bottles : SPFS
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Litter member that's almost always female : CALICOCAT
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On one's game : INAGROOVE
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He wrote "Time eases all things" : SOPHOCLES
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Plant with long ribbonlike leaves : EELGRASS
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Drumbeat : RUBADUB
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Tugboat fees : TOWAGES
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Jersey, e.g. : BOVINE
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Jersey, e.g. : SHIRT
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Bit of harlequinade : ANTIC
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Relatively remote : ICIER
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Word that might accompany finger-pointing : THOSE
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Nonpermanent residences : TENTS
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Pueblo site : MESA
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Bucolic backdrops : LEAS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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