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New York Times, Monday, April 13, 2009

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0413 ( 21,706 )
Across
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Best-selling computer game of the 1990s : MYST
5
Players in a play : CAST
9
Unwanted e-mail : SPAM
13
Helicopter blade : ROTOR
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"___ your thirst" (former Sprite slogan) : OBEY
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Therefore : ERGO
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Myanmar, once : BURMA
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Al Capone, for one : RACKETEER
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Mentalist Geller : URI
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Little devil : IMP
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Breadth : EXTENT
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Not heeding danger : RECKLESS
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Apartment that's owned, not leased : CONDO
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Nick at ___ : NITE
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Computer whiz : TECHIE
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___ Antonio, Tex. : SAN
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Jobs at Apple : STEVE
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Corridors : HALLS
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Widespread Internet prank involving a bait-and-switch link to a music video : RICKROLLING
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Reason for engine trouble, perhaps : NOOIL
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Christmas carols : NOELS
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___ and eggs : HAM
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Metal that gave its name to a shade of blue : COBALT
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Caribbean vacation spot : ARUBA
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Mick Jagger or Bruce Springsteen : ROCKSTAR
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Prayer beads : ROSARY
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Parisian "yes" : OUI
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Studio that made "Notorious" : RKO
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Packs for bikers and hikers : RUCKSACKS
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Young pigeon : SQUAB
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52-Across, e.g. : ISLE
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Cry while careering downhill : WHEE
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Bulrush, e.g. : SEDGE
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Fortuneteller : SEER
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Stop or Do Not Pass : SIGN
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Almost-failing grades : DEES
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Owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant on "The Simpsons" : MRBURNS
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Shout in tag : YOUREIT
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Less forgiving : STRICTER
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___ Sawyer : TOM
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Body in a whodunit : CORPSE
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"The ___ Daba Honeymoon" : ABA
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Fraction of a min. : SEC
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Little fella : TYKE
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Fight that might include fisticuffs : SETTO
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Prettifies oneself, as in a mirror : PREENS
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Order of business at a meeting : AGENDA
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"When it rains, it pours" salt brand : MORTON
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Train travel : RAIL
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Be great at : EXCELIN
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Encountered : MET
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Bandleader Eubanks of "The Tonight Show" : KEVIN
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Learned one : SCHOLAR
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"2001" computer : HAL
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Running a temperature, say : ILL
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High-m.p.g. vehicles : ECOCARS
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Hoity-toity sorts : SNOBS
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Hootchy-___ : KOO
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"Spare" part of the body : RIB
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She says "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" in "Hamlet" : GERTRUDE
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Problem with pipes : LEAKAGE
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Disco lights : STROBES
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Joel Chandler ___, creator of Uncle Remus : HARRIS
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Excite : AROUSE
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What a bodybuilder builds : MUSCLE
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Undo, as laces : LOOSEN
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Fort Worth sch. : TCU
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Cake maker : BAKER
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Smooch : KISS
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Deviations of a ship's course : YAWS
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"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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What's tapped at a beer bust : KEG
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Letters at the end of a proof : QED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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