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New York Times, Thursday, April 2, 2009

"I'll take 'The New York Times Crossword Puzzle' for $200, ___"

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {QZ} Scrabble average: 1.99 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 2009, The New York Times4/2/09 ( No. 21,695 )
Across
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Yeshiva student : JEW
4
Happy sound : CHIRP
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Crazy excited : WIGGY
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The Cavaliers of the N.C.A.A. : UVA
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Railroad between Illinois and Atlantic avenues : BANDO
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Bag : SNARE
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Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons : GARYGYGAX
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N.B.A. star point guard Kidd : JASON
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Award since 1956 : OBIE
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Holiday servings : NOGS
22
Sly : CAGY
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Is off guard : NAPS
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Fish whose skin is sometimes used for leather : EEL
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Spread selection : OLEO
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French auto race : GRANDPRIX
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Its gatherings are smart things to attend : MENSA
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Beginner: Var. : TIRO
36
N.L. team, on scoreboards : NYM
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
39
Trademarked brand of waterproof fabric : GORETEX
42
Grp. with the 1979 hit "Don't Bring Me Down" : ELO
43
Rx specification : TER
44
Indigo dye source : ANIL
45
"Revolutionary Road" novelist Richard : YATES
47
Palate-raising response : GAGREFLEX
51
Scourge : BANE
52
Sawbuck : TEN
53
Snake's bioweapon : FANG
54
Splitsville parties : EXES
55
Walk, e.g. : GAIT
57
Raw material? : DATA
59
Weird Al Yankovic's "___ on Jeopardy" : ILOST
61
Vaudeville brother born Milton : GUMMOMARX
66
Starbucks size : VENTI
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Eddie Murphy's role in "Coming to America" : AKEEM
68
Fotos : PIX
69
BP competitor : EXXON
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Ex-lax? : TENSE
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Cuff : BOX
Down
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Water holder : JUG
2
Actress Mendes : EVA
3
Drug ___ : WAR
4
Old N.Y.C. club said to be the birthplace of punk : CBGB
5
Harvesting for fodder : HAYING
6
Ready to roll : INGEAR
7
Vitamin abbr. : RDA
8
Chicken ___ : POX
9
Financial daily, in brief : WSJ
10
More ridiculous : INANER
11
Levy at a BP or 69-Across station : GASOLINETAX
12
Part of an old Royal Navy ration : GROG
13
Urges : YENS
18
Dingbats : YOYOS
22
Streaker seen at night : COMET
23
Pub container : ALEKEG
24
Thirtysomethings : GENERATIONX
26
Femur neighbor : PATELLA
27
Lather : SNIT
28
Sticker? : EPOXY
31
"Forgot About ___" (2000 Grammy-winning rap song) : DRE
32
Compound used in aviation fuel : XYLENE
34
"F Troop" corporal : AGARN
37
Michelangelo sculpture on a biblical subject : MOSES
40
Billy Martin, for the Yankees : ONE
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Musical phrase : RIFF
46
Crosswise to a ship's keel : ABEAM
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Irritates : GETSTO
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Minstrel show figures : ENDMEN
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Annual event that includes motocross : XGAMES
55
Say "Uncle!" : GIVE
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"I'll take 'The New York Times Crossword Puzzle' for $200, ___" : ALEX
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It may need a big jacket : TOME
60
Word before ear or horn : TIN
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Bit of "hardware" : GAT
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HI-strung instrument? : UKE
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Police radio message: Abbr. : APB
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"Road to ___" (1947 flick) : RIO
65
Turkey, to a bowler : XXX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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