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New York Times, Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Author:
Ronald J. and Nancy J. Byron
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ron Byron
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Nancy Byron

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Byron. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Byron. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0421 ( 21,714 )
Across
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Soft or crunchy snack : TACO
5
Like a 52-Across : SMART
10
Start of an incantation : ABRA
14
The "A" in Chester A. Arthur : ALAN
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Rudely assertive : PUSHY
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When repeated, Road Runner's call : BEEP
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1908 Cubs player and position : TINKERSHORTSTOP
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How fame comes, sometimes : ATAPRICE
21
Friars Club event : ROAST
22
The Braves, on a scoreboard : ATL
23
"Pants on fire" person : LIAR
25
1908 Cubs player and position : EVERSSECONDBASE
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Chutzpah : NERVE
34
Put an edge on : HONE
35
Hydrotherapy locale : SPA
36
"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
37
Barbers' touch-ups : TRIMS
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Polish's partner : SPIT
40
U. of Miami's athletic org. : ACC
41
Baseball analyst Hershiser : OREL
42
Command to an attack dog : SICEM
43
1908 Cubs player and position : CHANCEFIRSTBASE
47
Salt Lake City athletes : UTES
48
Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
49
"Yes we can" sloganeer : OBAMA
52
2006 Ken Jennings book ... or the author himself : BRAINIAC
57
What 17-, 25- and 43-Across were, famously : DOUBLEPLAYCOMBO
60
Virginia ___ (noted 1587 birth) : DARE
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The Dapper Don : GOTTI
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Fountain order : MALT
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Polaris or Sirius : STAR
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Jimmy of the Daily Planet : OLSEN
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They're splitsville : EXES
Down
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"Toodles" : TATA
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Touched down : ALIT
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Water-to-wine site : CANA
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Peeling potatoes, stereotypically : ONKP
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Mast extensions : SPRITS
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Bodyguard's asset : MUSCLE
7
Only African-American male to win Wimbledon : ASHE
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P, on a fraternity house : RHO
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Norse war god : TYR
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Work like paper towels : ABSORB
11
Software test version : BETA
12
Vintage autos : REOS
13
Date with an M.D. : APPT
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Clear, as a tape : ERASE
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The "t" in Nafta : TRADE
23
Machine with a shuttle : LOOM
24
Rustic lodgings : INNS
25
1946 high-tech wonder : ENIAC
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Climbing plant with pealike flowers : VETCH
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Novelist Jong : ERICA
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Homes on wheels, in brief : RVS
29
Hot dog topper : CHILI
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Humane org. since 1866 : ASPCA
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Black-clad and white-clad Mad adversaries : SPIES
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Wonderland cake phrase : EATME
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Logic diagram : TREE
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Flag tossers, for short : REFS
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Bro or sis : SIB
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Of base 8 : OCTAL
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Showing no emotion : STOIC
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"Sorry, Wrong ___" : NUMBER
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Add a star to, say : RERATE
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Not leave the house : STAYIN
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They may be stacked against you : ODDS
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Dinghy, e.g. : BOAT
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Surrounding glow : AURA
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Nonkosher diner offerings : BLTS
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Iditarod terminus : NOME
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Huge-screen format : IMAX
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Up to it : ABLE
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Hotel room roll-ins : COTS
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Part of Freud's "psychic apparatus" : EGO
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Vote seeker, for short : POL

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

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