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New York Times, Thursday, April 29, 2010

Author:
David J. W. Simpson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. W. Simpson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Simpson. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

John Farmer responded a few months later with this EVEN puzzle.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0429 ( 22,087 )

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Across
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Rattlebrains : DODOS
6
Winter hours in Colo. : MST
9
Fix, in a way : DEBUG
14
Stiff-backed : ERECT
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"Every day ___ new day" : ISA
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Clear : ERASE
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With 37- and 54-Across, curious property of this crossword : EACHANSWERHASAN
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"Whether ___ ..." : ORNOT
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Common item in a purse : KEY
22
Mellow, say : AGE
23
King with a statue in Trafalgar Square : JAMESII
25
Imitates a penguin : WADDLES
27
It may actually be a hunch : ESP
28
"Interest paid on trouble before it falls due," per W. R. Inge : WORRY
29
What hawks do : SWOOP
32
Asian spiritual guide : ZENMASTER
36
"Jerusalem Delivered" poet : TASSO
37
See 17-Across : ODD
38
Nail's partner : TOOTH
39
Enter surreptitiously : SNEAKINTO
41
Dictionary listing : ENTRY
42
Lizard that chirps : GECKO
43
Something that may be let out : HEM
44
Actress Harper : VALERIE
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Quiet : APPEASE
51
"___ fancy you consult, consult your purse": Benjamin Franklin : ERE
52
Foundation : BED
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Hold over the fire, say : TOAST
54
See 17-Across : NUMBEROFLETTERS
59
W.W. II blockade enforcer : UBOAT
60
Hagen with three Tonys : UTA
61
Salon supply : HENNA
62
Smooths : SANDS
63
Some sports scores, briefly : TDS
64
U.S. term for a British "saloon" : SEDAN
Down
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Subpar grade : DEE
2
60 minuti : ORA
3
Rot : DECOMPOSE
4
Autumn shade : OCHRE
5
Maurice of Nixon's cabinet : STANS
6
Peruvian volcano El ___ : MISTI
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Dir. from Paris to Bordeaux : SSW
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Olympic sport since 2000 : TAEKWONDO
9
Parch : DEHYDRATE
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Procter & Gamble's first liquid laundry detergent : ERA
11
___ metabolism : BASAL
12
Dictionary topic : USAGE
13
Code carriers : GENES
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"___ did not!" : NOI
19
Abrogate a peace treaty, maybe : REARM
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Isn't serious : JESTS
24
City on the Nile : ASWAN
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Big name in vacuum cleaners : DYSON
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Conjoined with : WEDTO
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County name in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma : OSAGE
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Pot contents : POKERBETS
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Totally beat : ZONKEDOUT
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For the reason stated : TOTHATEND
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French beings : ETRES
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Gun, for one : RHYME
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Less welcoming : ICIER
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Mythological subject for Titian and Botticelli : VENUS
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One of the ABC islands : ARUBA
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It may be found often in a shop : LEMON
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Mini-section of an almanac : ATLAS
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Who wrote "I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him" : POE
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Walks : PATHS
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First name in perfume : ESTEE
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Misbehaving : BAD
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Busy co. on Mother's Day : FTD
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Material in protein synthesis : RNA
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Colorado's ___ Luis Peak : SAN

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

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