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New York Times, Saturday, April 25, 2009

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0425 ( 21,718 )

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Across
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Runs through a petcock, e.g. : DRAINSOFF
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They have big bells : TUBAS
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Best Director of 2001 : RONHOWARD
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Setting of Queen Beatrix Airport : ARUBA
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One might create a spread : ODDSMAKER
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Garson ___, writer and director of Broadway's "Born Yesterday" : KANIN
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Apportionment word : PER
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City founded during the Cherokee Strip land run : ENID
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United : MELDED
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"___ of you ..." : IBEG
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Fond of : KEENON
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Itinerary abbr. : TBA
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Food giant based in Springdale, Ark. : TYSON
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Trade, informally : BIZ
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It has a play of colors : OPAL
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Desirable trunk feature : WASHBOARDABS
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He crushed Hannibal at Zama : SCIPIO
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Bright : BRAINY
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1980 Truffaut film that won 10 César awards : THELASTMETRO
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Not give way : HOLD
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Herd locale : LEA
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Introducer of the math symbol "e" : EULER
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European conductor ___ Klas : ERI
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Unagi restaurant suppliers : EELERS
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Be enough for : SATE
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Like avocado skins : PEBBLY
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Quotable types : WITS
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Stars play in it: Abbr. : NHL
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Shorthand inventor Pitman : ISAAC
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Act of Supremacy institutor : HENRYVIII
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Rwandan people : TUTSI
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Relative of alliteration : ASSONANCE
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Track asset : SPEED
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Health club offering for aerobic workouts : STEPCLASS
Down
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Discussion ender : DROPIT
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Passed, as in a parade : RODEBY
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1993 N.L. batting champ Galarraga : ANDRES
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Christian trigram : IHS
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City east of Saint Lawrence Island : NOME
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Tony : SWANK
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"The Great Dictator" Oscar nominee : OAKIE
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"New York, New York" lyricist : FREDEBB
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Most famous resident of Warm Spr., Ga. : FDR
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Like some seats : TAKEN
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Orenburg is on it : URAL
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Thing with a sweet ring to it? : BUNDTPAN
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"Hair" song with birthday wishes to a president : ABIEBABY
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Wear for Peppermint Patty : SANDALS
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"The Impresario" composer : MOZART
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Lose it : GOWILD
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Queen for whom an element is named : NIOBE
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Vacation spot for some oenophiles : NAPA
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Repellent : ODIOUS
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Alfred ___, "Footbridge at Argenteuil" artist : SISLEY
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Shuttle destination : HOTEL
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Of particular interest to a completist : RARE
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Bolsters : SHORESUP
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Like many clerics : CELIBATE
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Something dreadful : THEPITS
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Who said "I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure" : MAEWEST
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Cause of a dry spell in the Midwest : LANINA
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Business school course : ETHICS
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Hinges : RELIES
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Battle of Cabra victor, 1079 : ELCID
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Shampoo shelfmate : RINSE
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It's often seen next to a chair : STROP
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Private residence? : BASE
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Coordination, briefly : SYNC
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Boasts : HAS
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___-de-Marne, France : VAL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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