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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Author:
Michael Vuolo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Vuolo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Vuolo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0415 ( 21,708 )
Across
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Booker T.'s bandmates in '60s R&B : MGS
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San Diego Zoo attractions : PANDAS
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[fizzle] : PFFT
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"Can't Get It Out of My Head" grp. : ELO
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"Peter and the Wolf" musician : OBOIST
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View from Buffalo : ERIE
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Have surgery : GOUNDERTHEKNIFE
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Great time : BLAST
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Actress Polo of "Meet the Parents" : TERI
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RR stop : STN
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___ David : CAMP
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With 37- and 50-Across, privileged : BORNWITHA
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Colorful glacier layer : BLUEICE
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Bubble contents : AIR
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Family girl : SIS
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Family girl : NIECE
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Dolt : ASS
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See 24-Across : SILVERSPOONIN
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Co. acquired by Verizon in 2006 : MCI
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Sturdy building material : STONE
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Court figs. : DAS
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D.C. influence wielder : PAC
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Designer's starting point : CONCEPT
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See 24-Across : ONESMOUTH
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"Keep ___ alive!" : HOPE
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Geisha's accessory : FAN
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Diamond legend, with "the" : BABE
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"Bowling for Columbine" documentarian : MOORE
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"Gimme!" : FORKITOVERBUDDY
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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___ Palace, French presidential residence : ELYSEE
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Seventh in a series of 24 : ETA
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It may be caught in a trap : LINT
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Sure : STEADY
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Rogers who was elected twice to the Country Music Hall of Fame : ROY
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Sister in "Little Women" : MEG
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Doctrine that de-emphasizes regional interests : GLOBALISM
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Barry White's genre : SOULMUSIC
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Some marine herds : PODS
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Help in a bad way : ABET
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___'easter : NOR
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"Likewise" : DITTO
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One of the 12 tribes of Israel : ASHER
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Chest protectors : STERNA
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Slammer : PEN
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Bill passed many times on the Hill, formerly : FRIST
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It may be taken in court, with "the" : FIFTH
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Pop/R&B singer ___ Marie : TEENA
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Kitty's pickup point : NAPE
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Fuzzy fruit : KIWI
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"Numb3rs" network : CBS
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They may come in a round : BEERS
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Modern locale of ancient Persepolis : IRAN
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Accts. payable receipt : INV
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French bus. firm : CIE
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Winter Minn. hrs. : CST
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Pleistocene, e.g. : EPOCH
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Fries, often : SIDEORDER
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Began paying attention : SNAPPEDTO
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They may be licked or smacked : LIPS
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"Vas ___ Vas" (former derivative Spanish-language game show) : ONO
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Wine: Prefix : OEN
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Geneviève, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
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Actress Phyllis of "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein" : COATES
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Comrade of Mao : CHOU
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Butcher's discards : OFFAL
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Feminist Wolf who wrote "The Beauty Myth" : NAOMI
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Bankrupt company in 2002 headlines : ENRON
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Curved fastener : UBOLT
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Milkman of musical fame : TEVYE
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Talking horse of old TV : MRED
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Mind : OBEY
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Hobbyist's purchase : KIT
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Spanish "that" : ESA
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"That's great news!" : YAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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