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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 2010

He said "Most editors are failed writers - but so are most writers"

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times5/1/10 ( No. 22,089 )
Across
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Good-for-nothing : EMPTYSUIT
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Transmission repair chain : AAMCO
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Light seeker's question : GOTAMATCH
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Eponym of an annual award for best left-handed pitcher : SPAHN
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Word : GUARANTEE
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Ancient neighbor of Lydia : IONIA
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Legis. period : SESS
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Like many Miami Beach buildings : DECO
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Vice president Barkley : ALBEN
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Populist power couple of the 1940s-'50s : PERONS
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Ornamental pond fish : ORFE
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It may be radioactive : WASTE
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Piece of cake : SLICE
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Airport alternative to JFK or LGA : EWR
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Code broken by Joe Valachi : OMERTA
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Picasso's "private muse" : DORAMAAR
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Some Musée d'Orsay hangings : RENOIRS
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Adversary of Rocky : NATASHA
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Mufflers and such : KNITTING
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Wimbledon's borough : MERTON
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Pou ___ (vantage point) : STO
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He said "Most editors are failed writers - but so are most writers" : ELIOT
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Fix, as some bald spots : RESOD
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Stick with it : FORK
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Smart : SPORTY
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Alternative : OTHER
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Beggar in Sir Walter Scott's "The Antiquary" : EDIE
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K.P. unit : SPUD
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Cologne is found on it : RHINE
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It can't travel in a vacuum : SOUNDWAVE
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Great, to Gaius : MAGNA
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Gets some words in edgewise? : ANNOTATES
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Antiknock fluid : ETHYL
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What many text messages are full of : TEENSPEAK
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They often take a beating : EGGS
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Sourpuss's look : MOUE
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Grps. concerned with class struggle? : PTAS
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Hold hands? : TARS
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Sumac with a wide range : YMA
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Earl ___, 1930 Triple Crown-winning jockey : SANDE
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Spits out : UTTERS
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Opposite of torrid : ICECOLD
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Its news network won a 2008 Peabody Award : THEONION
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Polo setting : ASIA
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Olympic speed skater Ohno : APOLO
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Unmacho features : MANBREASTS
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Cleveland Indians mascot : CHIEFWAHOO
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Picking up the dry cleaning, e.g. : ONANERRAND
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Diminutive : PETITE
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Bolt : SCRAM
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Response of approval : WORKSFORME
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Response of approval : AMENTOTHAT
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It doesn't include the lower classes : SENIORHIGH
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Go at a clip : TROT
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Bite site : EATERY
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Botanical casings : ARILS
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One that may 28-Down : MARE
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Attacks pettily : SNIPESAT
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"Clever!" : GOODONE
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Like Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva : TRIUNE
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"South Park" parka wearer : KENNY
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Dovetail, e.g. : TENON
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Not fantastic : REAL
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Quid pro quo : SWAP
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It may have a bald spot : PATE
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Ciliary body locale : UVEA
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Word after foreign or city : DESK
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Lush development? : DTS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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