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New York Times, Monday, May 18, 2009

Author:
Billie Truitt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Billie Truitt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Truitt. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0518 ( 21,741 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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"___ or charge?" : CASH
5
Winger or Messing : DEBRA
10
Suffix with song or slug : FEST
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Go inside : ENTER
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Parisian girlfriend : AMIE
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Graham cracker pie shell : CRUMBCRUST
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Binges : JAGS
20
Poster paints : TEMPERAS
21
President who followed Harry : DWIGHT
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AOL or MSN: Abbr. : ISP
24
18-wheeler : RIG
25
Exhausted : BEAT
26
Spider or worm : CREEPYCRAWLY
31
Delights in : ENJOYS
34
Molecule part : ATOM
35
Tint : HUE
36
Bog material : PEAT
37
Freezer cubes : ICE
38
Spreadsheet contents : DATA
39
Bond creator Fleming : IAN
40
Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
42
Pan-fries : SAUTES
44
Lending crisis : CREDITCRUNCH
47
___ I.R.A. (savings plan for old age) : ROTH
48
Tippler : SOT
49
Engineering sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
52
Fruit for a monkey : BANANA
55
Common burger topper : RAWONION
57
All in a twitter : AGOG
58
Cajun seafood dish : CRABCREOLE
60
Make over : REDO
61
Friend of Fran and Ollie : KUKLA
62
At the peak of : ATOP
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Garden of ___ : EDEN
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Exorbitant : STEEP
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
Down
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Prickly plants : CACTI
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Real estate units : ACRES
3
Batter's dry spell : SLUMP
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Camel feature : HUMP
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Criticizes openly : DECRIES
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Infuriate : ENRAGE
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A/C measures : BTUS
8
Hi-___ monitor : RES
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Style of the 1920s and '30s : ARTDECO
10
Tex-Mex treat : FAJITA
11
Online 'zine : EMAG
12
Sound of relief : SIGH
13
Try out : TEST
18
Fruit on a bush : BERRY
22
Toasty : WARM
25
Computer memory measure : BYTE
26
Foldaway bed : COT
27
Harness racer : PACER
28
One of the five W's : WHAT
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Minstrel's instrument : LUTE
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Votes opposite the nays : YEAS
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The "Odyssey" or "Beowulf" : EPIC
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Close by : NEAR
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Tarzan's love : JANE
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Ruler division : INCH
38
"Well, that's obvious!" : DUH
40
Cowardly resident of Oz : LION
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Blitzes : ATTACKS
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Year-round Alp topper : SNOWCAP
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Cast member : ACTOR
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Fire-breathing beast : DRAGON
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Functional : USABLE
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Mob scenes : RIOTS
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Collared pullovers : POLOS
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Like Mother Hubbard's cupboard : BARE
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Ripened : AGED
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Bump on a branch : NODE
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Autumn tool : RAKE
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Twice-a-month tide : NEAP
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Dirt road feature : RUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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