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NY Times, Fri, May __, 2011

New York Times, Friday, May 13, 2011

Defunct sports org. with the Denver Gold and Chicago Blitz

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Every length of answer from 3 to 15 letters - except one - appears in this puzzle. Some people might have a 1-Across about that.
Jim Horne notes:

The print version of this puzzle is slightly different. Appropriately, there is no square numbered 13. Note the puzzle title is Fri, May ___, 2011.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 22,466 )

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Across
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[See blurb] : SUPERSTITION
13
Deal-making occasion, maybe : BUSINESSDINNER
15
Betty Crocker or Hungry Jack product : INSTANTPOTATOES
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Mechanically : BYROTE
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"Impossible" : NOCANDO
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Cancel : NEGATE
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Bean, for one : ORSON
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Ruhr rodent : MAUS
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Like Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 : INE
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Day associated with an unlucky number: Abbr. : FRI
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Certain ring-bearer: Abbr. : MRS
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Hard to nail down : INDEFINABLE
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Takes the bite out of? : DEFANGS
36
Germany vis-à-vis France, e.g. : EXENEMY
37
Open formally : CALLTOORDER
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End of many a fuel source name : ANE
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Compose : PEN
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Mortar carrier : HOD
42
Poker : PROD
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"Are you calling me ___?" : ALIAR
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Island whose name means, literally, "main land" : HONSHU
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Flatten : PANCAKE
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Overtones : TINGES
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Reading devices : OPTICALSCANNERS
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Bridge workers, perhaps : DENTALSURGEONS
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Wasn't quite as great as before : LOSTONESEDGE
Down
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Sch. syst. with a campus in Buffalo : SUNY
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BOAC destination, in song : USSR
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Climbers' gear : PITONS
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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Backing out of : RENEGINGON
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Boomer that retired in the early '00s? : SST
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It's more than a pinch: Abbr. : TSP
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"What on earth have ___?" : IDONE
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One of the Jacksons : TITO
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Trapped : INACORNER
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Mike Myers or Dan Aykroyd, once : ONTARIAN
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Bygone Dodges : NEONS
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Lobster catcher? : BIB
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Mulligan, say : REDO
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Prince, e.g. : SON
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"Hence ..." : ANDSO
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Basketball timeout sign : TEE
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End of the 26th century : MMDC
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Staging ___ : AREA
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Defunct sports org. with the Denver Gold and Chicago Blitz : USFL
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Apparently stationary light sources, to astronomers : FIXEDSTARS
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Plays with others, for instance : INTERACTS
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Had for a meal : FEDON
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Certain Wall Street type : BEAR
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Alphabet run : LMNO
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Saw : EYED
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"Author! Author!" star, 1982 : ALPACINO
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A fraternity chapter : RHO
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Made Berne burn? : PUNNED
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Base letters : APO
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Grp. in "Die Hard" : LAPD
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Pentium source : INTEL
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"What do we have here?!" : HELLO
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Connector with a pivotal role : HINGE
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Pitcher Jim who was a 16-time Gold Glove winner : KAAT
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Popular Sporcle subj. : GEOG
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Sea cliff dweller : ERNE
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Draft org. : SSS
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Passport application datum: Abbr. : SSN
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Pool need : CUE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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