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New York Times, Monday, April 12, 2010

9-Down : Vampire's undoing

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times4/12/10 ( No. 22,070 )

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Across
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As a result : ERGO
5
Handed (out) : DOLED
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Furry creature allied with Luke Skywalker and the Jedi knights : EWOK
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___ of students : DEAN
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Deadly virus : EBOLA
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Caster of spells : MAGE
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"My deepest apologies" : IMTERRIBLYSORRY
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They go into overtime : TIEGAMES
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Coffee orders with foamy tops : LATTES
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Actress Gardner and others : AVAS
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Deceptive talk, in slang : JIVE
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Soup ingredient from a pod : LENTIL
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Worker's pay : WAGE
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Car navigational aid, for short : GPS
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Had home cooking : ATEIN
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Place for the words "Miss USA" : SASH
33
Margarita garnish : SALT
34
"No idea" : IHAVENTGOTACLUE
37
Actor's pursuit : ROLE
38
Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
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Emmy category : DRAMA
40
Opposite of NNW : SSE
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Federal agent investigating taxes, informally : TMAN
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Pop maker in a nursery rhyme : WEASEL
43
Witches' ___ : BREW
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Sound gravelly : RASP
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Nixed by Nixon, e.g. : VETOED
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Diversions ... as hinted at by the ends of 17-, 34- and 52-Across : PASTIMES
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"Let's take that gamble" : ITSWORTHTHERISK
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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"Live Free ___" (New Hampshire motto) : ORDIE
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Quadri- times two : OCTA
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"Star ___," biggest movie of 1977 : WARS
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Mexican dollars : PESOS
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Having everything in its place : NEAT
Down
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Cut and paste, say : EDIT
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Notes after do : REMI
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Golden ___ Bridge : GATE
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So-called universal donor blood : ONEGATIVE
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Skin-related : DERMAL
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Theater awards : OBIES
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Arcing shots : LOBS
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90-degree turn : ELL
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Vampire's undoing : DAYLIGHT
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Act with great feeling : EMOTE
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Witch's blemish : WART
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Meanie : OGRE
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Frequently misplaced items : KEYS
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Large gully : RAVINE
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Put money in the bank : SAVE
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Golden Fleece pursuer : JASON
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Hideouts : LAIRS
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Set of guiding beliefs : ETHOS
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Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Car with a big carrying capacity, informally : WAGON
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Lavish parties : GALAS
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Feather in one's cap : PLUME
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Super bargain : STEAL
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Scarecrow stuffing : STRAW
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Recycled metal : SCRAPIRON
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Try to impress in a conversation, say : NAMEDROP
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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BlackBerry rival : TREO
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Bathes : WASHES
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Plays tenpins : BOWLS
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3:5, e.g. : RATIO
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It's afforded by a scenic overlook : VIEW
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Jazzy James : ETTA
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Peter the Great, for one : TSAR
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Highest degrees : PHDS
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They're often double-clicked : MICE
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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32-card game : SKAT
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III in modern Rome : TRE

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