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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 2011

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 9, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 22,473 )

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Across
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1958 title role for 21-Across : GIGI
5
End of an era? : SCHWA
10
Central knob of a shield : UMBO
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Brute of the 1970s : AMIN
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Hunting attendant of Artemis : OREAD
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Spanish parlor : SALA
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Pike : ROAD
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Reason to line up at a party : CONGA
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Only U.S. state in which the name of the state and its capital share no letters: Abbr. : SDAK
20
It's carried at a karaoke bar : TUNE
21
See 1-Across : CARON
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Wedding reception need : CAKE
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Internet start-up? : HTTP
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Barely making, with "out" : EKING
25
Take it as a sign : OMEN
26
Cauterize : SEAR
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Italian peak : ETNA
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Create a whole new set of problems : OPENPANDORASBOX
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Take a person's hand, perhaps : READONESFORTUNE
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Watchdog in the house? : INTERNALAUDITOR
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"The soul ___ itself": Dickinson : UNTO
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Rectangular paving stone : SETT
41
Grand Marquis, e.g., briefly : MERC
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Take the top off : UNCAP
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Some chase scene maneuvers, slangily : UEYS
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Scultura, per esempio : ARTE
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Certain salad orderer's request : NOOIL
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Go briskly : TROT
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Not so hot : MILD
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Character in "I, Claudius" : COMMA
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"___ put our heads together ..." : IFWE
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Pier 1 alternative : IKEA
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Historic mainframe : ENIAC
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"Bang Bang Orangutang" actress, 2005 : OLIN
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"Let's not do anything crazy" : EASY
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Pension, in Paris : RENTE
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Duma disavowal : NYET
Down
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TV actress Jennie : GARTH
2
Statement when a hand stinks : IMOUT
3
Loggerheads, e.g. : GIANTSEATURTLES
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1996 blockbuster with the tagline "Don't make plans for August" : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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One who may comment on a beautiful head shot : SOCCERANNOUNCER
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Marsh sound : CROAK
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Photographer Cartier-Bresson : HENRI
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S.U.V. alternative : WAGON
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1978 Daniel Patrick Moynihan memoir : ADANGEROUSPLACE
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She performed admirably in the War of 1812 : USSCONSTITUTION
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Much-performed work set in Nagasaki : MADAMABUTTERFLY
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2007 "American Idol" runner-up ___ Lewis : BLAKE
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Sturdy, in a way : OAKEN
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Left on board : APORT
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Afternoon, in Acapulco : TARDE
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Mouth: Prefix : ORI
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Some folks are in it for life : PEN
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Govt. grant giver : NEA
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Surfing option, for short : DSL
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___ mind : OFA
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Performer who's the descendant of a Japanese emperor : ONO
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Many a Nam vet's kid : XER
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Pioneering blues singer Smith : MAMIE
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Thomas Mann's daughter who married W. H. Auden : ERIKA
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Herman's Hermits frontman : NOONE
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"___ Home Baby" (1962 Mel Tormé hit) : COMIN
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Shoot for : AIMAT
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Smart reaction : YOWIE
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Coronary ___ : STENT

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

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