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New York Times, Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0512 ( 22,100 )
Across
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Specialty : NICHE
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1970s sitcom that included Carlton the Doorman : RHODA
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"___ you one" : IOWE
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"___ Majesty's Secret Service" : ONHER
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Hatch in the Senate : ORRIN
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Country music pioneer Ernest : TUBB
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Boarding place? : SLOPE
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Test group? : MENSA
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Attempt : STAB
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Short trip : HOP
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Civil War inits. : CSA
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Some footnotes, for short : OPCITS
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Person on your bad side? : EVILTWIN
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Cannoli ingredient : RICOTTA
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Contradict : DENY
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Flower of the buttercup family : ANEMONE
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Gmail alternative : AOL
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Passeport info : NOM
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Green gem source : BERYL
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Some surprises ... and what you'll find in the shaded areas of this puzzle : JACKINTHEBOXES
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Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
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___ Miss : OLE
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Superscript number in math: Abbr. : EXP
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More than -er : EST
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Woman in Sartre's "No Exit" : ESTELLE
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Number two: Abbr. : ASST
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Doughnuts are fried in it : DEEPFAT
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Short piano piece : SONATINA
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Shoe brand named for an antelope : REEBOK
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Former N.B.A. star Unseld : WES
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Hip-hop's ___-A-Fella Records : ROC
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It's better than ace-high : PAIR
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Tchaikovsky's black swan : ODILE
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Madison Sq. Garden player : KNICK
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Woodworking tool : RASP
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Branch gripper : TALON
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Regular's request, with "the" : USUAL
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Goes on and on : YAKS
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Religious assembly : SYNOD
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Word-processing command : PASTE
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Took the cake, perhaps : NOSHED
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Smitten : INLOVE
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"Fantaisie" composer : CHOPIN
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In the know, old-style : HEP
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Standing : ERECT
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1915 Literature Nobelist ___ Rolland : ROMAIN
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Realm ended by Napoleon: Abbr. : HRE
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"Yes ___?" : ORNO
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Confute : DISPROVE
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Tylenol competitor : ANACIN
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"___ die for" : ITSTO
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Defeat in a don't-blink contest : OUTSTARE
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Tate and Bowe were once champions of it: Abbr. : WBA
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Decline : EBB
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Person often pictured with crossed legs : SWAMI
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Where trays may be stacked : ICEBOX
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"Dune" director David : LYNCH
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Irritate : NETTLE
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Santa's sleighful : TOYS
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"Is that ___?" : ALL
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Bris parties : MOHELS
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Michael of "Caddyshack" : OKEEFE
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American in Paris, perhaps : EXPAT
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Singer Feliciano : JOSE
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What a record may have : ASTERISK
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"Another time, perhaps" : NOTTODAY
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Kind of school : MED
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Cousins of clogs : SABOTS
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Subwoofer's zone : LOWEND
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Bright spot in Canis Major : SIRIUS
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Back-country winter transport : SNOCAT
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Take on : TACKLE
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They did it : PERPS
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Invite to one's penthouse, say : ASKUP
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Oven : KILN
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Meddle : PRY
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Org. with a sign at many motels : AAA
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Head of Buckingham Palace? : LOO
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Secretive org. : NSA

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

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