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PERFECT JOBS

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 2009

Author:
Oliver Hill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Hill

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0517 ( 21,740 )
Across
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Bob Jones Award org. : USGA
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"The straight path" : ISLAM
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___ cloud : ION
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Audacity : NERVE
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Stations : STOPS
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Girl's name meaning "night" in Arabic : LEILA
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Completely unthinking : BRAINDEAD
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Perfect job for Dustin? : HOUSEKEEPER
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Perfect job for Warren? : MERCENARY
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Better : ENRICH
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Went scubaing : DIVED
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NaOH : LYE
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Carter and Grant : AMYS
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Symbol of Communism : REDSTAR
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Kick-around pants : DENIMS
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Is bound (to) : HAS
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Sportage, for one : KIA
39
Woodworker's double boiler : GLUEPOT
41
Dr. Seuss' "___ Ran the Zoo" : IFI
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Perfect job for Rowan? : OLYMPICCANOER
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Errs badly : BLOWSIT
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Dove, for one : COOER
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Lotto variation : KENO
55
Spam, say : MASSEMAILS
57
Japanese gateway : TORII
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Mischievous one : GREMLIN
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Manche department capital : STLO
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Relative of the cha-cha-cha : MERENGUE
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Perfect job for Robin? : MASTERTHIEF
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Steinway & ___ : SONS
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Target of core workouts : ABS
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Child's cry of pain : OWIE
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Perfect job for Darren? : STUNTDOUBLE
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Excessively : INSPADES
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"My bad" : OOPS
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One hanging out around shoppers : MALLRAT
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Stately : REGAL
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Pre-Civil War abolitionist : FREESOILER
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Deli spread : MAYO
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Dictionary info : USAGE
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"Just married" car decoration : TINCANS
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Perfect job for Landon? : AIRPLANEPILOT
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Letter after teth : YOD
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Clean : DETERGE
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Appetite : YEN
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Band with the #1 album "Monster" : REM
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Refuse container : ASHCAN
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Nickname of the N.B.A.'s David Robinson, with "the" : ADMIRAL
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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CN Tower's home: Abbr. : ONT
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Emperor son of Vespasian : TITUS
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Last, in León : ULTIMO
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Perfect job for Brandon? : COWHERDER
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Perfect job for Holden? : POKERPLAYER
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Half of a longtime comedy duo : ANNEMEARA
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New Year's month, overseas : ENERO
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Beast with twisted horns : ELAND
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Whatchamacallit: Var. : GISMO
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Early English playwright Thomas : KYD
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98, e.g. : SEDAN
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98, e.g. : OLDS
Down
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Concert hall employee : USHER
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Backgammon playing piece : STONE
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Common dried decoration : GOURD
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Orbital point : APSIS
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Québec's ___ de Montréal : ILE
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Symbol of regeneration : SEED
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Fat : LIPID
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Naproxen, commercially : ALEVE
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Italian town where Napoleon won a historic 1800 battle : MARENGO
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Big Blue : IBM
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Ultimatum closer : ORELSE
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Not : NARY
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Little Rock-to-St. Louis dir. : NNE
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Author Ferber and others : EDNAS
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Stationery order : REAM
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Diversify : VARY
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"Slow Churned" brand : EDYS
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Shia, e.g. : SECT
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Opening for winter fishing : ICEHOLE
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Dull yellowish brown : KHAKI
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Moral posers : DILEMMAS
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"Casablanca" bistro owner : RICK
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Some Egyptian pyramid art : MURALS
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Quantum mechanics model : ATOM
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Whiz-bang : ACE
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Jim Lehrer presentation : PBSNEWS
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Judas's question : ISITI
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"La ___ du Régiment" (Donizetti opera) : FILLE
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"___ no importance" : ITSOF
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Birth month for most Libras: Abbr. : OCT
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Be on the horizon : LOOM
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The olden days : YORE
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Predecessor of Rabin : MEIR
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Confession receiver : PRIEST
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Religious figure, to Pierre : ANGE
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Here-there connector : NOR
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Scrub : WASH
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Squash : SITON
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Particle of a dwindling campfire : EMBER
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Assent : NOD
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Writer of aphorisms : GNOMIST
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Typical : USUAL
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Shred : RIP
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Shred : TEARUP
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"Oh, yeah!" : ALLRIGHT
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Sentimentalist : SOFTY
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"Road ___" (Hope/Crosby film) : TORIO
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Topple : UPEND
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Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
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Dims : BLEARS
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Typesetter's choice: Abbr. : ITAL
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Arnaz of 1950s TV : DESI
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The same to vous? : EGAL
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Steamed pudding ingredient : SAGO
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One could go up to 11 in "This Is Spinal Tap" : AMP
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Tennis call : LET
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Nigerian-born singing star : SADE
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Plea to a performer : ONEMORE
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"Wahoo!" : YAY
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___ Day : ONEA
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They're sometimes secret : RECIPES
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Result : ENDUP
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Bistro : EATERY
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Fix, as a skirt : REHEM
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In concord (with) : ATONE
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Prepared, as frozen foods, maybe : NUKED
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Lille girl: Abbr. : MLLE
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___-Turkish War, in which the first aerial bombs were used : ITALO
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Saudi Arabian currency : RIYAL
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Fix : AMEND
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Royal court members : LORDS
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Heroin, slangily : SCAG
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Controls completely : OWNS
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Home of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
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Hospital fluids : SERA
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Genre of Fall Out Boy : EMO
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Supercool : RAD
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Harry Potter pal : RON

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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