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ROUGHLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 2009

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0426 ( 21,719 )
Across
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2002 Winter Olympics host: Abbr. : SLC
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It scans for problems : MRI
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J. J. ___, co-creator of "Lost" and director of 2009's "Star Trek" : ABRAMS
13
Take for one's own : COOPT
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Prematurely : TOOSOON
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Country singer Harris : EMMYLOU
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Two lines may make one : ANGLE
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"___ Ashes" : ANGELAS
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Op-ed piece, e.g. : NEWSPAPERCOLUMN
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Worries for ransom recipients : SERIALNUMBERS
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Resident of Asmara : ERITREAN
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The 33rd pres. : HST
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State animal of Maine : MOOSE
31
Leonardo's home : VINCI
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Santiago, to Hemingway : OLDMAN
37
Parts of some cages : STERNUMS
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It may go around the office : MEMO
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Annually : PERYEAR
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Anakin Skywalker flew one in "Star Wars Episode I" : PODRACER
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Home of the National Stock Exchange of India : MUMBAI
47
French Quarter's home, with "the" : BIGEASY
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Shadow : UMBRA
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Really enjoys oneself : HASABALL
51
Coral Sea features : ATOLLS
52
Greeting you shouldn't say at an airport : HIJACK
54
Driving events that use checkpoints : RALLYES
55
Baseball Hall-of-Famer George : SISLER
56
Flanged weapons : MACES
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More obstreperous : NOISIER
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Blood bank supply : SERUM
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Tag line? : NOTIT
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Trappers' trophies : HIDES
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Partner of research: Abbr. : DEV
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Blunt : DEADEN
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Dervishes, e.g. : SUFIS
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Actress Amanda : PLUMMER
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Salon product for flat hair : VOLUMIZER
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Possible item in a window box : GERANIUM
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Bridge tactic : CUEBID
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Reading without emotion : INTONING
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Lyricist Bergman : ALAN
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Reason to get all gussied up : HOTDATE
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___ picada (burrito filler) : CARNE
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Ominous jungle sound : HISSING
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Makes true : ALIGNS
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Amer. Film ___ (annual awards grp.) : INST
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Lousy tip : BUMSTEER
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Rubbernecked : CRANED
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Like Santa's boots : SOOTY
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"___ to you" : ITSUP
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Reservoir's edge : DAM
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Professional who may wear goggles : AVIATOR
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Crowded, in a way : BUMPERTOBUMPER
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Individual debtors pay it : CONSUMERINTEREST
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Be routed : LOSEBIG
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Hold tight : CLASP
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One who's barely working? : STRIPPER
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North Carolinian, e.g. : EASTERNER
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Pitched quarters : TENTS
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Writing that needs defending : THESIS
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Seventh-brightest star in a constellation : ETA
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Units in physics : ERGS
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Sock away : STASH
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They aren't gregarious : LONERS
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Statement of philosophy : COGITOERGOSUM
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Gang hanger-on : MOLL
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Horse color : ROAN
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"To recap ..." : INSUMMARY
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Make ___ of things : AMESS
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Rolls-Royce's parent company : BMW
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Guitarist Cooder and others : RYS
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High point : ALP
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Bird once hunted by the Maori : MOA
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Extras : SUPERNUMERARIES
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Much Arizona flora : CACTI
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___ about : ONOR
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Eyeball : OGLE
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Feather, to Fernando : PLUMA
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State trisected by a river of the same name: Abbr. : TENN
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Inland ___ : SEA
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Madrid month : ENERO
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Hollywood's Roberts and others : ERICS
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___ voyage : BON
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Either of two books of the Apocrypha : ESDRAS
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Miles of film : VERA
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Unit indicated by " : INCH
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19th-century geologist Charles : LYELL
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Casino employee : DEALER
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Aggregate : MASS
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___ II razor : TRAC
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Poor orator, perhaps : MUMBLER
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Its first sale was a broken laser pointer : EBAY
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Buck or boar : MALE
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"The Blue Boy" and others : OILS
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Compassionate sort : PITIER
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Using a certain abrasive on : PUMICING
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___ trouvé : OBJET
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Its capital is Bamako : MALI
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Paul Robeson, e.g. : BASS
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Cheek : SASS
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Detestation : HATE
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Stabber's attack : KNIFING
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Comedy webzine founded in 2000 : MODERNHUMORIST
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Detestation : ODIUM
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Extra in "The Producers" : NAZI
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Spicy cuisine : HUNAN
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2003 sequel to a popular 1994 comedy : DUMBANDDUMBERER
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Issues : EMITS
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Mesa ___ : VERDE
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Groucho Marx foil Margaret : DUMONT
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A in German class? : EINE
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Teacher of Schubert : SALIERI
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Contribute : PUTIN
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Narrow shelf : LEDGE
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End of a famous claim : VICI
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Second son of Judah : ONAN
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What P.O.'s handle : LTRS
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Get out of the line? : ERASE
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Dark quaff : COLA
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Heart : GIST
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Alabama-born novelist : HARPERLEE
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Shoat holder : STY
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Rude audience member : BOOER
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Demitasse, e.g. : CUP
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What lumberjacks leave : STUMPS
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Recipe amts. : TBSPS
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Historic South Carolina fort : SUMTER
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Taking off on : APING
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Wall Street newsmakers : MERGERS
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It may require a password: Abbr. : ACCT
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Relative of a lemming : VOLE
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___ awkward position : INAN
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___ mgr. : ASST
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Exactly as required : TOAT
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Run a risk : BET
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Kind of power : NTH
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III, today : TRE
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Largest known dwarf planet : ERIS
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Prefix with glottis : EPI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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