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New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 2009

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0419 ( 21,712 )
Across
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John or George : BEATLE
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Space ball : ORB
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Stratego piece : SPY
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It's near Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak : STOWE
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2000 Santana hit : MARIAMARIA
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"The Oblong Box" writer : POE
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Dumbfounds : AMAZES
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Spoiling one's vote? : WRECKINGBALLOT
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Rifle stands : BIPODS
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Often-killed "South Park" character : KENNY
26
Stroke, maybe : OAR
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Injection deliverer : SYRINGE
28
Place for R&R : SPA
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Stadium cry : BOO
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Computer monitor at the center of attention? : SPOTLITSCREEN
35
Private response? : YESSIR
37
Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Northwest Indian : SALISH
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Golden Hind captain : DRAKE
40
___ fast one : PULLA
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Actor Wheaton : WIL
43
Australian band with the 2008 #1 album "Black Ice" : ACDC
47
Child's toy in the shape of a Shakespeare character? : OTHELLODOLLY
50
The Rock : ALCATRAZ
53
Scintilla : WHIT
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Horror film director Roth : ELI
55
Strait-laced : STAID
57
Red Roof rival : RAMADA
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Totaled : CAMETO
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Transgress : ERR
62
Punch holes in, e.g. : MAR
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"... ___ any drop to drink": Coleridge : NOR
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Headline about an economics conference? : JOHNMAYNARDKEYNOTES
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One not missing a beat? : COP
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Overrule : NIX
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Bovary's title: Abbr. : MME
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Like the ocean : SALINE
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Pushkin title character : ONEGIN
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Retirement plan name : KEOGH
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Supermodel Carangi : GIA
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North Carolina county : ASHE
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Man of steel? : CARNEGIE
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Booster for a king? : ROYALFLUSHOT
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Pronto : ASAP
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Bearded beast : GNU
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Word with shooting or shopping : SPREE
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Opposite of o'er : NEATH
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Unloaded on : SOLDTO
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Feed on : EAT
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Filmdom's Scott : RIDLEY
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Dark ottoman? : BLACKFOOTREST
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Kanga's kid : ROO
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90-degree turn : ELL
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Answer : REPLYTO
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911 responder: Abbr. : EMS
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Musical repetition mark : SEGNO
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Oxygen-needing organism : AEROBE
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Put five musicians on display? : TROTOUTQUINTET
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Like some decals : IRONON
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Brooder : HEN
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Ordain : PREDESTINE
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Part of a big 1997 merger : NYNEX
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Like most primes : ODD
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15%, maybe : TIP
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Squiffed : STONED
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Z3 maker : BMW
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Prominent donkey feature : EAR
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Word with you : ARE
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"60 Minutes" sound : TICK
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The Aare flows into it : LAKEBIEL
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Key of Dvorák's "New World" Symphony : EMINOR
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Liberal party? : ORGY
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Eve's origin : RIB
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Sound from the fold : BAA
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Food fight noises : SPLATS
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Welfare act of old : POORLAW
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"But then again ..." : YET
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Tarnish : SMIRCH
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Ungulate with a long snout : TAPIR
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Ultraviolet blocker : OZONE
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Bit of cuneiform : WEDGE
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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52 settimane : ANNO
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Gaping hole : ABYSS
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London facilities : LOO
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Sauce maker? : STILL
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Max von ___ : SYDOW
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City on the Swan River : PERTH
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Tokyo brew : ASAHI
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Titan's home : SILO
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Gloomy atmospheres : PALLS
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Epic that includes the Teichoscopia : ILIAD
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"S.N.L." segment : SKETCH
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Reason for an R rating : NUDITY
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Medieval weapon : POLEAX
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Superheroes often have them : ALTEREGOS
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Dough dispenser : ATM
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Origami figure : CRANE
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Carpenters' grooves : DADOS
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Autocrat : CZAR
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Not an independent thinker : LEMMING
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Play area : YARD
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Heady? : CRANIAL
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Hammerin' Hank : AARON
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Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
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Hall of fame : ANNIE
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"This one's ___" : ONME
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Bill Clinton's autobiography : MYLIFE
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Pop's ___ Brothers : JONAS
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"Nixon in China," for one : OPERA
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Love, to a Latino : AMOR
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Aerie hatchling : EAGLET
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Acted the coquette : TEASED
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Chewed stimulant : COCA
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Econ. indicator : GNP
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Sport with a bamboo sword : KENDO
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Pumps up : HYPES
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Fossil source : SHALE
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Monopoly acquisition : HOTEL
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Kind of alcohol : ETHYL
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Part of an Inuit village : IGLOO
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"I smell ___" : ARAT
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Lincoln, for one : UNIONIST
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Articulated : UTTERED
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Where a V.I.P. may sit : SKYBOX
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In many cases : OFTEN
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Julia of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" : ORMOND
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Miscreants : ROGUES
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Computer's center, informally : BRAIN
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Circumspect : LEERY
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Stage part : APRON
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Cell mate? : CLONE
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Facetious suffix with most : EST
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Not optional: Abbr. : REQD
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Algorithm part : STEP
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Vietnam's Le Duc ___ : THO
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Make a selection : OPT
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William Tell's canton : URI
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10th-anniversary gift : TIN
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Suffix with 81-Down : ENE
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J.F.K. aide Sorensen : TED

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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