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New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.85 This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Quigley announced he was going to become a father via 17 Across.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0426 ( 22,449 )
Across
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Word on a 2008 Obama poster : HOPE
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Subject for a media ombudsman : BIAS
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Wrist or knee : JOINT
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Jump in a rink : AXEL
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Second word in many limericks : ONCE
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Milk provider : UDDER
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"___ pregnant!" : WERE
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Hybrid citrus fruit : UGLI
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Humdinger : DOOZY
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Consent reluctantly : KNUCKLEUNDER
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Main character on "How I Met Your Mother" : TED
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Fish that twists : EEL
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___ room : REC
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1971 rock album with the hit "Won't Get Fooled Again" : WHOSNEXT
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To be specific : NAMELY
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Acorn source : OAK
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Is active without making progress or falling behind : TREADSWATER
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Born's partner : BRED
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Opposite of SSW : NNE
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Programming language that's also the name of an island : JAVA
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Main food-supplying region of a country : BREADBASKET
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Stimpy's TV pal : REN
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Golf club similar to a niblick : LOFTER
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"Could go either way" : YESANDNO
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___ lamb : EWE
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Liquid in the 8-Down : EAU
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Harvard Sq. on Boston's T, e.g. : STA
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Wizardry : SPELLWEAVING
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Easter figure : JESUS
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"Three Coins in the Fountain" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
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Region : AREA
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Like a 51-Across : OVINE
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Google executive Schmidt : ERIC
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Leave at the altar : JILT
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No-brainer class, an example of which is named by combining the ends of 20-, 36-, 42- and 55-Across : EASYA
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Knock down : RAZE
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Site of the Ibsen Museum : OSLO
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Atlanta cager : HAWK
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The yoke's on them : OXEN
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Land with chinchillas : PERU
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Puts in office : ELECTS
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Rock that may be hard to roll : BOULDER
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Playwright William : INGE
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Rights org. : ACLU
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See 52-Across : SEINE
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Dr. Watson player in 2009's "Sherlock Holmes" : JUDELAW
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Dumpster emanation : ODOR
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Altar declaration : IDO
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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"Give it a shot" : TRY
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Canterbury's county : KENT
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TV rooms : DENS
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Slow down : RETARD
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On a scale of 1 to 10, what one amp in "This Is Spinal Tap" goes to : ELEVEN
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Storied duelist with a large nose : CYRANO
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Teeter : WOBBLE
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Tilling tool : HARROW
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Political activist James known for undercover videos : OKEEFE
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Title TV character in a brown, skirted, leather outfit : XENA
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Aster relative : TANSY
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Army V.I.P. : MAJ
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Hockey feint : DEKE
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Dis's opposite : DAT
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Kind of diving : DEEPSEA
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Hill near a loch : BRAE
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Perfume : ESSENCE
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"Gotta run!" : TATA
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Indian making a blanket : NAVAJO
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Bad feeling in one's gut? : ULCER
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Sch. system with campuses in Albany and 63 other places : SUNY
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Actress ___ Flynn Boyle : LARA
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Zoom : WHIZ
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Eye part : IRIS
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"The Old Curiosity Shop" heroine : NELL
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Cancún kitty : GATO
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Vice President Biden : JOE
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Little ___, who did the Loco-Motion : EVA
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Family nickname : SIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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