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New York Times, Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Author:
Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXY} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. pahk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 21,700 )
Across
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Pat down : FRISK
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Lead character on "Saved by the Bell" : ZACK
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On a cruise : ASEA
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Neopagan belief : WICCA
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Second word of many fairy tales : UPON
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Extremist sect : CULT
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Red Sox Hall-of-Famer Bobby : DOERR
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___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
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Spelunker's hangout : CAVE
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Valuable discoveries : TREASURETROVES
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Prevailed : WON
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Most enlightened : WISEST
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Cry while holding a bag : TRICKORTREAT
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Exploding stars : NOVAE
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Loud chuckles : HAHAS
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Married mlle. : MME
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Sch. on the bank of the Rio Grande : UTEP
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East ___ (nation since 2002) : TIMOR
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Billy who sang "We Didn't Start the Fire" : JOEL
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Lean-___ : TOS
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Ebbed : WANED
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The time it takes mountains to rise : AEONS
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Proven to work : TRIEDANDTRUE
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Cirque du ___ : SOLEIL
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Diplomat's bldg. : EMB
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Semi : TRACTORTRAILER
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Impulsive : RASH
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Home of Città del Vaticano : ROMA
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Less common : RARER
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Letter-routing abbr. : ATTN
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Actor McGregor : EWAN
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Brilliant display : ECLAT
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South-of-the-border currency : PESO
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"Well, gosh darn!" : DANG
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Timetables, informally : SKEDS
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Subject line starter on many an e-mail joke : FWD
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Hilarious act : RIOT
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Twist-off bottle top : SCREWCAP
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Word derived from Japanese for "empty orchestra" : KARAOKE
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Last letter of a pilot's alphabet : ZULU
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Imitator : APER
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Sheltered inlet : COVE
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Sweaters and such : KNITWEAR
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Approach aggressively : ACCOST
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Debonair : SUAVE
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Dwellers in Middle-earth : ELVES
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"This is only ___" : ATEST
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___-cone : SNO
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Narrow inlets : RIAS
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Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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Currier and ___ : IVES
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Riesling wines are produced in its valley : RHINE
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Having dams at various locations, as a river : TAMED
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Spinoff of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : RHODA
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What boats may do in an inlet : MOOR
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File, Edit or Help : MENU
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"That's something ___" : ELSE
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Made to order, as a suit : TAILORED
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Not just dark : JETBLACK
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Habeas corpus, for one : WRIT
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Looks up to : ADMIRES
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Electronic dance genre : TECHNO
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Teacher's union: Abbr. : NEA
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Amusement park ride feature : STRAP
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Hold forth : ORATE
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Endures : LASTS
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Prime seating spot : ROWA
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Untouchable, e.g. : TMAN
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"You ___?" : RANG
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Go over Time? : READ
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Football blockers: Abbr. : RTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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