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New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Author:
Joey Weissbrot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joey Weissbrot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQW} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Weissbrot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0408 ( 21,701 )
Across
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Venetian who explored for England in the 15th century : CABOT
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Paints gently : DABS
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Mattress filler during a recession, maybe : CASH
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Last Oldsmobile car : ALERO
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Palindromic magazine name : ELLE
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"A pity" : ALAS
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Tailless Old World mammal : LORIS
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Land of the descendants of 67-Across : EDOM
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"Step right up!" : NEXT
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An Olympic swimmer needs a big one : LUNGCAPACITY
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50+ org. : AARP
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Royal family : HOUSE
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Less than 1% : SKIM
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It may be over a window : CURTAINROD
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Tricks : MAGIC
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Not so common : RARER
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The Greatest : ALI
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Son of, in Arab names : IBN
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Akihito's wife, e.g. : EMPRESS
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Rebelling Turner : NAT
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___ pooped to pop : TOO
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Shire of "Rocky" : TALIA
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Treaty signing : TRUCE
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Sound practical judgment : HORSESENSE
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After 2004, the only way to buy a 14-Across : USED
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Slander : SMEAR
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Modern way to put out an album : ONCD
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Fateful event for the Titanic : MAIDENVOYAGE
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Diamond group : UMPS
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Runner in Pamplona : TORO
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Like spoken n's : NASAL
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It turns a hundred into a thousand : ZERO
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Makes like the Cheshire Cat : GRINS
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Element that can precede the starts of 20-, 31-, 47- and 54-Across : IRON
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Where the crew chows down : MESS
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"Poor Richard's Almanack" bit : ADAGE
Down
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Give a ring : CALL
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Baseball's Felipe or Jesus : ALOU
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Capital of Switzerland : BERN
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Art form that commonly depicts a swan : ORIGAMI
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Group with the 1968 hit "Hush" : DEEPPURPLE
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2006 Emmy winner for "The West Wing" : ALDA
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Congressional Black Caucus, e.g. : BLOC
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Rest stop sight : SEMI
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Echo location : CANYON
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Stout, e.g. : ALE
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"Harlem Nocturne" instrument : SAX
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1940s-'50s White House inits. : HST
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Part of a circle : ARC
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Common companion of a dry throat : THIRST
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Astronomical discovery of 1781 : URANUS
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Grief relief : SOLACE
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Ready to be typeset : EDITED
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Paul Revere and others : SMITHS
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Big bang : KABOOM
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Turn a deaf ear to : IGNORE
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___ to go : RARIN
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Spying against one's own country, say : TREASONOUS
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He ran to succeed 13-Down: Abbr. : AES
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Et ___ : CETERA
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More, on Mallorca : MAS
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Author Kipling : RUDYARD
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Biblical strongman : SAMSON
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Part of S.A.S.E.: Abbr. : ENV
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Line dance : CONGA
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Hot pair : ITEM
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A teaspoonful, maybe : DOSE
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Reconstruction and the Roaring Twenties : ERAS
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Indian's home : ASIA
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Club familiars : GANG
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End of a warning : ELSE
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Gun produced by Israel Military Industries : UZI
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La Méditerranée, e.g. : MER
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Whiz : PRO

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

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