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New York Times, Saturday, May 14, 2011

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0514 ( 22,467 )

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Across
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Organ appendages : PEDALS
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Holds tight : SITSPAT
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Some creepy crawlers : LARVAE
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Opening words from a TV news reporter : WERELIVE
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Seek, with "to" : ASPIRE
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Makes negotiating difficult, in a way : ICESOVER
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It can be round or cubed : STEAK
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Job for base pay? : GRUNTWORK
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Prepares a course for : MAPS
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One in la famille : FRERE
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Chuang ___, Chinese philosopher : TSE
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Animal ordered to "be angry, and dispatch," in Shakespeare : ASP
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Loudspeaker's sound : BLARE
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German region known for viticulture : MOSEL
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Items of jewelry : TIECLIPS
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Ghastly : WAN
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Mix : VARIETY
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Spoiled : GONEBAD
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Rec room attire : TEE
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Finish line? : GOODGAME
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Weighed down : LADED
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Not making sense : CRAZY
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Part of speech?: Abbr. : SYL
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What unsettled people do? : OWE
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Believer's trait : PIETY
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Kind of index : HEAT
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Words said in disbelief : WHATGIVES
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In a way, informally : KINDA
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Way out of a dangerous situation : FIREEXIT
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Where singles congregate in a bar? : TIPJAR
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Targets of fact-finding missions? : ALMANACS
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Nissan's first hybrid vehicle : ALTIMA
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Shows signs of instability : TEETERS
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Item in an actor's portfolio : GLOSSY
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It's hung on the wall of a sports bar : PLASMATV
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Home to 1 1/2 billion people : EASTASIA
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Product whose name lost its period in the 1950s : DRPEPPER
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Some sneakers : AVIAS
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Caper : LARK
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Match, as a contribution? : SEE
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Encrypted, perhaps : SECURE
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Broadway musical of 1919 and 1973 : IRENE
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Give a whirl : TEST
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___ burn : SLOW
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Some revolutions : PIVOTS
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Somewhat hostile : AVERSE
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1985 Pulitzer winner for "The Good War" : TERKEL
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Linemen : WIRERS
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Inferior, as some wines : GRAPY
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Top-___ : FLITE
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Not be fast : BLEED
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Title woman in a 1975 #1 hit : MANDY
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Pull from the ground, quickly? : ONEG
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Name : CITE
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Lightheaded : WOOZY
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Womanizers : GOATS
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Barkless dogs : BASENJIS
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"Doubt" co-star, 2008 : AMYADAMS
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Emission in a cloud chamber : DELTARAY
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Receives : GREETS
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Diet, maybe : LOWFAT
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Some time : AWHILE
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"Oh my stars!" : DEARME
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High-school class : CIVICS
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Entertainment giant with a 1995 I.P.O. : PIXAR
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Savvy about : HIPTO
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Milk source : TEAT
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Means of inheritance : GENE
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Block passage of : KILL
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Make it? : TAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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