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New York Times, Thursday, April 9, 2009

Contented sighs (and a homophonic hint to this puzzle's theme)

Author:
Patrick Blindauer and Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer
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1.67021
Tony Orbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FKQX} Scrabble average: 1.89 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Blindauer. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Orbach.
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© 2009, The New York Times4/9/09 ( No. 21,702 )
Across
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Garland native to Minnesota : JUDY
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Not in the buff : CLAD
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With 46-Down, site of Cape Breton Island : NOVA
13
English artist John who's buried at St. Paul's Cathedral : OPIE
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Potential sucker : RUBE
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The brother in "Am I my brother's keeper?" : ABEL
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
17
Nickname for a dwarfish piano prodigy? : MINIMOZART
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Sleeping cave denizen? : DOZINGBAT
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"First Blood" hero John : RAMBO
22
Musical sound before and after "da" : DUM
23
Comic Dunn and others : NORAS
24
Bank : CAROM
27
Collected : SERENE
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Adaptable truck, for short : UTE
31
Pickled pub quiz winner? : BOOZYWONDER
36
Musical Mitchell : JONI
38
Said with a sneer : SNIDE
39
Icicle site : EAVE
40
Ships carrying a smelly gas? : OZONELINERS
43
Domingo, for one : DIA
44
Deli machine : SLICER
45
One begins "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down" : PSALM
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Toast : BROWN
49
Parenthesis, essentially : ARC
50
It may be organized : CRIME
51
Comfy kids? : COZYYOUNG
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Pride of 12? : LIONSDOZEN
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Bring (out) : TROT
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Part of ABM : ANTI
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Move like molasses : OOZE
62
Combative retort : ISSO
63
___ Verde National Park : MESA
64
1974 Sutherland/Gould spoof : SPYS
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Contented sighs (and a homophonic hint to this puzzle's theme) : AAHS
Down
1
Bruce Springsteen album "The Ghost of Tom ___" : JOAD
2
___ no good : UPTO
3
Scatterbrain : DITZ
4
Positive affirmation : YESIDO
5
Mobile home? : CRIB
6
Counterpart of Apollo : LUNA
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Partially : ABIT
8
Like 10-Down: Abbr. : DEM
9
Early Christian convert : NAZARENE
10
Only president born in Hawaii : OBAMA
11
Shake, rattle and roll : VERBS
12
High in the Sierra Madre? : ALTO
17
"2001" studio : MGM
18
Maine university town : ORONO
20
Unfeeling : NUMB
23
Comparatively recent : NEWER
24
1981 Stephen King novel : CUJO
25
Complete : ATOZ
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Ashcroft's predecessor : RENO
27
Like some waves : SONIC
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Online weekly, e.g. : EZINE
29
Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
32
K. T. of country music : OSLIN
33
Early baby talk : DADA
34
Devilish : EVIL
35
Chew (out) : REAM
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People with this don't go out for very long : INSOMNIA
41
Actor Cary of "Twister" : ELWES
42
Not at all stiff : SPRY
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See 9-Across : SCOTIA
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It can cure many things : BRINE
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Laugh-a-minute folks : RIOTS
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Writer Rand : AYN
50
Chowder morsel : CLAM
51
Prison, slangily : COOP
52
Black Sabbath singer, to fans : OZZY
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Pieces of pizza? : ZEES
54
Celestial bear : URSA
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Bite : NOSH
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Pontiacs of old : GTOS
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How many it takes to tango in Spain? : DOS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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