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New York Times, Thursday, May 19, 2011

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 22,472 )
Across
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Wall St. deal : LBO
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Departure announcement? : OBIT
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___ City, Fla. : PANAMA
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Two-time Art Ross Trophy winner : ORR
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One who's left holding the bag? : HOBO
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Warren Buffett, by birth : OMAHAN
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"Wheel of Fortune" spinner's cry : BIGMONEY
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Three-time Tour de France winner : LEMOND
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Bar in a bathroom : SOAP
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Nuclear power : ATOMICENERGY
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Beverage that once offered a Luau flavor : NEHI
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Bars in a checkout line, briefly : UPC
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City or county of New Mexico : TAOS
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Member of a 1990s pop quintet : SPICEGIRL
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"Oh man, you're killing me!" : HAHA
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H.S. math course : ALG
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Destitution : NEED
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Any member of 36-Down : RAPPER
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Quit trying, in slang : BAGIT
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Canine command : SICEM
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Prefix with science : NEURO
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Open, in a way : UNSNAP
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[I'm bored] : YAWN
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Dribble guard : BIB
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When repeated, aerobic instructor's cry : STEP
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White House pair in the 1960s : BEAGLES
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Ancient Persian : MEDE
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Goethe's "The ___-King" : ERL
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"___ the brinded cat hath mew'd": "Macbeth" : THRICE
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Photocells : ELECTRICEYES
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Put ___ act : ONAN
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Ex ___ : LIBRIS
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Drink cooler ... or a hint to six squares in this puzzle's answer : CRUSHEDICE
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Moolah : DOREMI
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Stir up : ROIL
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Campus on the Charles: Abbr. : MIT
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___ Island : STATEN
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Concerning : ASTO
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"Woo-hoo!" : YAY
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High hits : LOBS
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Liveliness : BRIO
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They're not laid in a cage : ORGANICEGGS
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"Look what we have here!" : OHO
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Neighbor of Aruba : BONAIRE
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"Yeah, right!" : IBET
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End of a "happy birthday" message : TOYOU
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Black-and-white : POLICECAR
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Hymn ender : AMEN
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Camp clothing attachment : NAMETAPE
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
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Chutney ingredient, maybe : MANGO
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Some boy dolls : ANDYS
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Compressed video file format : MPEG
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The "60" in "going 60": Abbr. : MPH
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Suggest : HINTAT
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"Elephant Boy" boy : SABU
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Aix-___-Bains, France : LES
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Mrs. Van Buren : HANNAH
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Touch-and-go : DICEY
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See 35-Across : PUBLICENEMY
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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Swindles : ROBS
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On the q.t. : INSECRET
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Queen in Shelley's poetry : MAB
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Sneaks a peek through a window : PEERSIN
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Diver's wear : WETSUIT
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Part of C.P.I. : PRICE
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Actor David of "Rhoda" : GROH
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Pinochle combos : MELDS
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"Adam Bede" novelist : ELIOT
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Messing on the screen : DEBRA
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Elastic fiber : LYCRA
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What cons do : TIME
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Love child? : EROS
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Fine point : NICETY
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___-mo : SLO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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