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FIX-A-TION

New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 2010

Author:
Kelsey Blakley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 22,090 )
Across
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[That is correct!] : DING
5
Overconfident : SMUG
9
Not edited for TV : UNCUT
14
Bengay targets : ACHES
19
Old switch attachment? : EROO
20
Whom mateys address : CAPN
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Jinx : CURSE
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Underfunded : SHORT
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Following the rules? : CONTRAVIOLATION
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2009 "Survivor" locale : SAMOA
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Traveling, say : ONTOUR
28
R.S.V.P. component : SIL
29
Ladle cradle : SPOONREST
31
Unbending : OBDURATE
34
Astringent : ACERB
35
St. ___ (malt liquor brand named after an Irish nun) : IDES
36
Variety of arbitrating techniques? : MIXEDMEDIATION
39
Observance : RITE
41
Vinegar, for one : ACID
42
Hummingbird food : NECTAR
43
Car rental freebie : CITYMAP
46
Universal Human Rights Mo. : DEC
47
Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Scraps : TUSSLES
52
Fertilization targets : OVA
53
Title under a photo of rain? : SHOWERCAPTION
57
Whole tone, e.g. : STEP
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Propose a date to : ASKOUT
61
Fishing aids : NETS
62
A person might hang one on a road : UEY
63
Subject of paintings by Corot and Manet : SEINE
64
Montgomery of "The Young Lions" : CLIFT
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Peru's ___ Trail : INCA
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Colo. ___, Colo. : SPRS
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British smell : ODOUR
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Skipjack and albacore : TUNAS
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Montemezzi's "L'Amore ___ Tre Re" : DEI
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Some fighters : PLANES
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Societies: Abbr. : ORGS
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Detergent factory, e.g.? : SOAPOPERATION
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Rock Island and Reading: Abbr. : RRS
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Depression at the mouth of a volcano : CALDERA
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"Galaxy Quest" characters, in brief : ETS
79
Arrangement provider : FTD
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Keyboard features : SYMBOLS
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Wedding proposal? : ATOAST
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Gin flavorer : SLOE
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Units in physics : ERGS
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"$100 per dozen plus shipping," e.g.? : SALESQUOTATION
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___ Lang of Smallville : LANA
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Hoopster Gilmore : ARTIS
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Second best : RUNNERUP
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Place for hangings : ARTMUSEUM
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Fr. firm : CIE
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Annoys : GETSTO
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Mobile homes? : CRIBS
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Enthronement of a metalworker? : SMITHCORONATION
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They're sometimes found on belts : TOOLS
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Sleep disruption : APNEA
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___ Reader (bimonthly magazine) : UTNE
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Ad in, e.g. : EDGE
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Titleholder : OWNER
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E-6 officers in the U.S.A.F. : TSGTS
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Burn : SEAR
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Duff : REAR
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So-called "style moderne" : DECO
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Press : IRON
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O.K. to put in one's mouth : NONTOXIC
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Retire : GOTOBED
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Harum-___ (reckless) : SCARUM
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Dallas player, for short : MAV
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Grp. with the old slogan "A deadline every minute" : UPI
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Early Christian : GNOSTIC
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The Golden Bears, briefly : UCAL
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Cuckoo bird : NUT
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"It's digestible" sloganeer, once : CRISCO
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Event won five straight times by Roger Federer : USOPEN
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Pervading tone : TENOR
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Society: Abbr. : ASSN
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Red Cross, e.g. : CHARITY
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Being forced into a smaller house, say? : HOMEDEMOTION
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Having an irregularly gnawed edge : EROSE
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Recap numbers : STATS
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Australian P.M. Kevin : RUDD
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___ the heart of : LIEAT
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Comic Conan : OBRIEN
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Take for another year, say : RENEW
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Commercial suffix with Gator : ADE
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Inflate : AIRUP
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Batty : MAD
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Hail, e.g. : ICE
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Cheerios : TATAS
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"___ showtime!" : ITS
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Is too much : CLOYS
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Amsterdam in New York : AVENUE
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Credentials : PAPERS
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Latches : SHUTS
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Little one : TOT
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A drunk might be in one : STUPOR
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___ Nevada : SIERRA
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Some sleepers : SOFAS
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Party of nine : ENNEAD
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Family secret, perhaps : RECIPE
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Windy City transportation inits. : CTA
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Brougham, e.g. : SEDAN
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Cast : ACTORS
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Wet cement mixture : SLURRY
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Passing reference in the "I Have a Dream" speech? : KINGSMENTION
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Goes off on one's own : SOLOS
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The Beatles, once : IDOLS
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Who sells seashells by the seashore : SHE
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Rash : SPATE
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Classic Parker Brothers card game : PIT
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Dances with spins : SALSAS
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Tough tests : ORALS
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"Grand" backdrop for "Shane" : TETON
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Gear tooth : COG
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Opposite number : FLIPSIDE
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Moreover : TOO
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Outlaw's refuge : DEN
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Thorny bush : BRAMBLE
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"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
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Watery : AQUEOUS
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Work on a tan : SUN
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Say "Th-th-th-that's all, folks," e.g. : STUTTER
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Leaves without an answer : STUMPS
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Intending : AIMING
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19th-century Swedish writer Esaias ___ : TEGNER
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Vicinity : AREA
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Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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It might be presented with a bow : ARROW
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Met again, as a legislature : RESAT
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It disappeared on Dec. 26, 1991 : USSR
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Alternative to Chuck : CHAS
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Word repeated in an "Animal House" chant : TOGA
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Corker : ONER
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Lunar New Year : TET
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Travel plan: Abbr. : RTE
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Off ___ tangent : ONA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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