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New York Times, Monday, May 2, 2011

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 22,455 )
Across
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Actress Fox of "Transformers" : MEGAN
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Baby bird's sound : PEEP
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Gave a speech : ORATED
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Country-pop star with the 2008 six-time platinum album "Fearless" : TAYLORSWIFT
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In favor of : FOR
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Suffix with Brooklyn or Manhattan : ITE
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Some small batteries : AAAS
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Large shrimp : PRAWN
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Vehicle moving items in a warehouse : FORKLIFT
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Handle, as a tool : WIELD
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Super-duper : AONE
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"Love Song" band, 1989 : THECURE
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Decorate : ADORN
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Baseball's DiMaggio : JOE
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Box office purchases, informally : TIX
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"From Here to Eternity" Best Actor nominee : MONTGOMERYCLIFT
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Pained cries : OWS
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Kitten's cry : MEW
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Uncles' partners : AUNTS
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Flustered : INASTIR
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Plant with fronds : FERN
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Icy precipitation : SLEET
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What a Don Juan thinks he is to women : GODSGIFT
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Charlie of "Two and a Half Men" : SHEEN
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Shop with egg salad and cold cuts : DELI
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502, in old Rome : DII
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Writer Anaïs : NIN
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Opposite of a tightwad : SPENDTHRIFT
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Mysterious saucer : UFO
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Fashion magazine originally from France : ELLE
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Silky : SMOOTH
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"Oh, also ...," in text messages : BTW
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Dashes' partners in Morse code : DOTS
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Words before double or take : ONTHE
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Theme : MOTIF
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Merrier : GAYER
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The Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Handle roughly : PAWAT
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Greek goddess of strife : ERIS
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Worker in Santa's workshop : ELF
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Entree from Swanson or Banquet : POTPIE
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Pretentious : HIFALUTIN
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Road blocker after a winter storm : SNOWDRIFT
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Seabird : TERN
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Sink's outlet : DRAIN
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Bank fixture : SAFE
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___ room (place for Ping-Pong) : REC
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Go-___ : KART
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Extended : LONG
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Curds and ___ : WHEY
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Rocky hill : TOR
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Parts of office tel. nos. : EXTS
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Move to a lower gear : DOWNSHIFT
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Store sign during bargain week : ONSALENOW
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Passover observer : JEW
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Leave out : OMIT
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Sea, to Cousteau : MER
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Autos : CARS
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Where inhaled air goes : LUNG
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Tightened : TENSED
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Crease : FOLD
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Touches up, as a manuscript : EDITS
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Things passed on from Mom and Dad : GENES
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Dum-dum : IDIOT
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20% : FIFTH
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10% : TITHE
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Social slight : SNUB
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Shoulder muscle, for short : DELT
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Mideast grp. : PLO
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Plan for hosp. patients : HMO
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Politico ___ Paul : RON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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