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DOUBLE CROSSERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 2010

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Ginsberg.
Jim Horne notes:

This clever puzzle is available only as a PDF. (This Across Lite file sort of works.)

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0516 ( 22,104 )
Across
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*Winning dad in a race : FASTERFATHER
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*Like Enron : INTHEREDINTHEEND
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Joe of "NCIS" : SPANO
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"All systems ___!" : AREGO
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Only person to be named Driver of the Year in three different decades : ANDRETTI
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*Whispers heard during an in-class test : CHEATERCHATTER
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Dashboard choice : DEFOG
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___ Sea, north of Alaska : BEAUFORT
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Ajax's opponent : HECTOR
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Grandmother of Spain's Juan Carlos : ENA
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When Paris is burning? : ETE
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"South Park" boy : KENNY
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Comparatively dull female : PEAHEN
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Wine drinks : SANGRIAS
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Snorkeling spot : REEF
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Camera inits. : SLR
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Kvetch : YAMMERER
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Minus : LESS
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Aunt, in Andaluc’a : TIA
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"What if this present were the world's last night?" poet : DONNE
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LeBron James, beginning in '03 : CAV
43
*Serving tray left next to the frying pan : SPATTERPLATTER
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___ Snorkel : SGT
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108-Across, e.g. : VOW
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___ Johnson, a k a the Rock : DWAYNE
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Aladdin's kleptomaniac sidekick : ABU
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Foam turbulently : SEETHE
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Edison, notably : IDEAMAN
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Junkers : OLDCARS
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Brisk pace : TROT
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*Revival meeting : CONVERSIONCONVENTION
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Tennis's Capriati : JENNIFER
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Latin being : ESSE
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Aboriginal food source : EMU
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"My dear man" : SIR
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___ Friday's : TGI
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Medieval chest : ARCA
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Extent : DURATION
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*"You're not THAT sorry!" : CONTRITIONCONTENTION
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Old Pontiacs : GTOS
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Zebra's home : SAVANNA
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"This'll cost you" : ITSALOT
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*One who apprentices woodworkers : STAINERTRAINER
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Get (to it) : HOP
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Excepting : ANDNOT
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Discourages : DETERS
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Month after avril : MAI
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*Bozo, for one : KIDDIEKIDDER
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The Indians, on a scoreboard : CLE
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Say grace, say : PRAY
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Speed : CELERITY
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3,281 ft. : KIL
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Pointed implement : PROD
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The nth degree? : PHD
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Solvents often found in antiknock additives : TOLUENES
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Like the down and out : PITIED
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*Singer Britney succeeds at the high jump : SPEARSCLEARS
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PC key : ALT
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Altar words : IDO
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DC ___ : COMICS
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Caused to be depressed? : HOLLOWED
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Kind of column : IONIC
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Xylophone sounds : PLINKS
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Becomes more inclined : STEEPENS
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TV pitchman David : ORECK
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*Just one or two pups, say : LITTLELITTER
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Flies across sub-Saharan Africa? : TSETSES
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Hornets' homes : NESTS
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*Edberg enjoying a sports match : STEFANTHEFAN
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___ booster : EGO
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1989 Michael Moore documentary : ROGERANDME
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Like Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1 : INE
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The Missouri R. runs through it : NDAK
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Carpenter's standard : TRUELEVEL
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Hugh M. ___ First Amendment Award : HEFNER
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Stiff collars : ETONS
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*Knock again : RETRYENTRY
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Morse code sound : DIT
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Paper bundle : SHEAF
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*Nectarine grove : PEACHPATCH
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Confirms : ATTESTSTO
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Strip sight : NEONLIGHT
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Only defenseman to have won the N.H.L. scoring title : ORR
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Crosswise, at sea : ABEAM
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Dairy section : CHEESES
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*Stupid show from a cable TV giant : TIMEWARNERTIMEWASTER
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Pain, so to speak : PEST
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OB/___ (medical specialist) : GYN
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Telephone answerer: Abbr. : SECY
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Start of some sequel titles : RETURNTO
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Have special privileges : RATE
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Talked incessantly : RANON
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Brother of Rebekah : LABAN
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Einsteins they aren't : DODOS
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"Laugh-In" announcer Gary : OWENS
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*Orthodontist, at times : SPACERPLACER
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Neural network : RETE
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Greed, for one : VICE
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Inner personalities, in psychology : ANIMAS
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Slips : ERRATA
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Photographer Richard : AVEDON
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Muslim spirit : DJINN
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Register : SIGNIN
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Leading in a race : OUTAHEAD
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Strikingly, as in dress : FITTOKILL
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Some afternoon fare : SOAPS
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Teed off : RILED
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*Oven, at times : COOKIECOOKER
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What you may need to do to get a hand : ANTE
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Broken in, say : USED
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Shade of white : IVORY
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Lock site : CANAL
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*Small-claims court : RESTITUTIONINSTITUTION
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1981 Mel Gibson film : GALLIPOLI
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Exam constraint : TIMELIMIT
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Tries to impress, as in conversation : NAMEDROPS
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*Lorry in a ditch : STUCKTRUCK
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Make unconscious : REPRESS
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Legislature : DIET
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Put one's foot down : TROD
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Change the locks? : DYE
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Alpine domicile : CHALET
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Things between shoulders : ROADS
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*Vlasic employee : PICKLEPICKER
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Volcano that devastated Martinique in 1902 : PELEE
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Diamond complements : NINES
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Decree : EDICT
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Punches : SOCKS
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Salon job : TINT
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*Where Robert Burns and kin are buried : SCOTSPLOTS
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Popeye's ___' Pea : SWEE
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One answering to a 45-Across: Abbr. : CPL
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Presidential inits. : HST
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Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Pitchblende, for one : ORE

Answer summary: 27 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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