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New York Times, Thursday, April 23, 2009

Author:
Steve Dobis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Dobis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 21,716 )
Across
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Starring role : LEAD
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Way to go : PATH
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Certain sultan's subject : OMANI
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"There was a time ..." : ONCE
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It's headed by a deputy asst. secy. of labor : OSHA
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They need their bearings : AUTOS
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See 71-Across : GODFATHEROFSOUL
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Romance fiction or horror films, e.g. : ESCAPE
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Midcentury year : MDL
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European tongue : ERSE
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Small change : CENT
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Letters at sea : USS
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See 71-Across : FEDEXCOMPETITOR
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Basic education, familiarly : RRR
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House support? : YEA
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Language that contains no adjectives : NAVAHO
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Redolence : AROMA
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Do colorful work : DYE
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Coffee break time, maybe : TENAM
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Generic : NONAME
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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E.T.S. offering : GRE
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See 71-Across : CLEVELANDPLAYER
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"Yes, ___!" : SIR
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Alternative to "roll the dice" : SPIN
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Band lineup : GIGS
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Microwave : ZAP
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Available : ONCALL
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See 71-Across : IVYLEAGUESCHOOL
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Drill : BORER
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Def Leppard hit "Pour Some Sugar ___" : ONME
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Approved : OKED
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Shade that defines 17-, 27-, 49- and 65-Across : BROWN
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Title grp. in an ABC drama : NYPD
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Barbecue order : RIBS
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High-priced ticket option : LOGE
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Great-great-great-grandfather of Methuselah : ENOS
3
Electrical letters : ACDC
4
Scrawl graffiti on, e.g. : DEFACE
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Strength : POTENCY
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Word with mountain or fly : ASH
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Not us : THEM
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Indigent : HARDUP
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Klutz : OAF
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Inspiration : MUSE
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Decor finish? : ATOR
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Us, abroad : NOUS
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Bikini, e.g. : ISLE
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Culminating point : APEX
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Merlin of football and TV : OLSEN
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Pointy-___ : TOED
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Rebounds, e.g. : STAT
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Swiss capital : FRANC
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Documentarian Morris : ERROL
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Queen's attendant : DRONE
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Like some pyramids : MAYAN
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"___ got you" : IVE
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Having a bite : TANGY
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Almost 80 million people visit it yearly : OHARE
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Former Colorado governor Roy : ROMER
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Dallas hoopster, briefly : MAV
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Where the Iowa Straw Poll is done : AMES
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Goals : ENDS
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"My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
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Fought against : OPPOSED
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One of Isabella I's kingdoms : ARAGON
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"The Mod Squad" role : LINC
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Mainstay : ANCHOR
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1970s-'80s singer Andy : GIBB
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Songwriter Novello : IVOR
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Urban sidewalk vendor's offering : GYRO
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Boatload : SLEW
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Pint-size : PUNY
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Golfer Isao ___ : AOKI
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Financial writer Marshall : LOEB
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Attorneys' degs. : LLDS
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Coastal flier : ERN
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Great Brit., e.g., in years past : EMP

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

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