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New York Times, Friday, April 24, 2009

Texas county named for a Civil War general, with its seat in Longview

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2009, The New York Times4/24/09 ( No. 21,717 )
Across
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Now out ... or "it" : TAGGED
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Its flag features an image of a stone-carved bird : ZIMBABWE
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Weightlifting set : SQUATS
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Like a relatively minor fire : ONEALARM
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Like olde shoppes : QUAINT
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Running : ONTHELAM
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Kings Peak's range : UINTA
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Jambalayas : OLIOS
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Inconclusive result : TIE
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"Regrettably ..." : ALAS
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___-Car : ECONO
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1984 perfect game pitcher Mike : WITT
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Rapper ___-A-Che : RIC
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Texas county named for a Civil War general, with its seat in Longview : GREGG
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Millionaire's plaything : YACHT
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Carrier of very destructive cargo : ENOLAGAY
30
Cooking vessel : WOK
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One may be held in court : SESSION
32
Pair of elephants? : BIGEARS
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Aviator's concern: Abbr. : ALT
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"L.A. Law" Golden Globe winner : SUSANDEY
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Reducer of pier pressure? : JETTY
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U.R.L. opener indicating an additional layer of encryption : HTTPS
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45, e.g.: Abbr. : RPM
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Mineralogist's sample set : ORES
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Toadlike : WARTY
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Vault : LEAP
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"Nightly she sings on ___ pomegranate-tree": Juliet : YON
47
Phenomena associated with some dwarfs : NOVAE
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Way up state? : MANIA
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Succeed somehow : FINDAWAY
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Studio occupant, say : TENANT
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The Anteaters of the Big West Conf. : UCIRVINE
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What wisdom outweighs, according to Sophocles : WEALTH
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Not too long ago : LASTYEAR
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Too punctilious : PRISSY
Down
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Drafting aids : TSQUARES
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Hooked, as a nose : AQUILINE
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Residents of dry, open country in South America : GUANACOS
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Ways to go : GAITS
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European smoker : ETNA
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Reason to do a 2 a.m. shift : DST
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Alfred Kinsey's field : ZOOLOGY
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It has top and bottom parts : INNING
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"Join the club" : METOO
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Cross words : BAHS
11
Yard sale? : ALE
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Like Old Prussian : BALTIC
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Spirit : WRAITH
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Daniel Decatur ___, minstrel who wrote "Dixie" : EMMETT
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Big drink : OCEAN
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Plant problem : ERGOT
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Reanimate : WAKEN
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In a 38-Down way : GAILY
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Gym classes : YOGAS
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Hurdles for future D.A.'s : LSATS
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Not solid : WISPY
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Home of the World Museum of Mining : BUTTE
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They're located above the kidneys : ADRENALS
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Does some home maintenance : REPAINTS
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What some cards express : SYMPATHY
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Lost soul : STRAYER
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Transported : JOYFUL
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It was first publicly performed in Vienna in 1805 : EROICA
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Racketeer's pastime? : TENNIS
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Plaza de la Revolución locale : HAVANA
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"Unbelievable!" : WOWIE
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___ City, Hawaii : LANAI
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Sub group : NAVY
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Physics Nobelist Simon van der ___ : MEER
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Richard Gere title role of 2000 : DRT
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Local govt. unit : TWP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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