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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 42 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 21,743 )
Across
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Actor Assante : ARMAND
7
Imprison : EMBAR
12
Mil. rank : PFC
15
Oregonian : BEAVER
16
Frost lines : VERSE
17
Netscape acquirer : AOL
18
Entrance requirement, maybe : APTITUDETEST
20
Meter-candle : LUX
21
Barack Obama, 2005-08, e.g. : FRESHMANSENATOR
23
Part of Santa's bagful : TOY
24
___ Enterprise : USS
25
1950s White House resident : MAMIE
27
Rookie's superstition : SOPHOMOREJINX
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Skier's wish : SNOW
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Archaeological find : URN
35
"Just kidding!" : NOT
36
Texas city ... and a hint to the starts of 21-, 27-, 45- and 56-Across : COLLEGESTATION
42
___-wop : DOO
43
Bum ___ : RAP
44
To be, to Brutus : ESSE
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Subsidiary member of a firm : JUNIORPARTNER
51
Blockage remover : STENT
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Actress ___ Ling of "The Crow" : BAI
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Fool : SAP
56
Some restaurant and pharmacy lures : SENIORDISCOUNTS
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Feel awful : AIL
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French Academy's 40 members : THEIMMORTALS
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Classic British two-seaters : MGS
65
Vapid : INANE
66
Ogle : LEERAT
67
Like Dvorák's "Serenade for Strings" : INE
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Gauge : ASSESS
Down
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Toward the stern : ABAFT
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Not an original : REPRO
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"Ahoy, ___!" : MATEY
4
Company with the stock symbol CAR : AVIS
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Belg. neighbor : NETH
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Solicit, as business : DRUMUP
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Still : EVENSO
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Subway Series participant : METS
9
"Desperate Housewives" role : BREE
10
Part of P.T.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Bring back to domestication : RETAME
12
Gold-colored horses : PALOMINOS
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Multipurpose, somehow : FOURINONE
14
160, to Caesar : CLX
19
Place for a gauge, informally : DASH
22
Persian for "crown" : TAJ
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Bus. card info : EXT
27
Tijuana tanner : SOL
28
Pooh pal : OWL
29
High school dept. : MUS
30
Little bit : ORT
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Messenger ___ : RNA
32
Half-salute : SCOUTSIGN
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Only you : NOONEELSE
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Make a clanger : ERR
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Clothing retailer since 1969 : GAP
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Air monitor, for short : EPA
40
Shirt to wear with shorts : TEE
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Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
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CD players : DJS
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Days ___ : INN
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Ear inflammation : OTITIS
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Ones who drive people home? : RBIMEN
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Australian island: Abbr. : TASM
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San ___, Christmas figure in Italy : NICOLA
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Entrap : SNARE
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World record? : ATLAS
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Attention getters : PSSTS
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[Gasp!] : OHNO
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Tail end : REAR
59
Sup : DINE
60
Tram loads : ORES
61
Shoshone speakers : UTES
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Ennemi's opposite : AMI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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