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New York Times, Thursday, May 21, 2009

31-Down : Sysop, for one

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Blindauer.
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© 2009, The New York Times5/21/09 ( No. 21,744 )
Across
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1970 hit for the Jackson 5 : ABC
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"Deal!" : AGREED
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What a loose thread might be : CLUE
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Friendly term of address : BRO
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Río crosser : PUENTE
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Nest egg protectors : HENS
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Name of Lord Rubble's feudal estate? : BARNEYFIEF
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Slurs, in music : ARCS
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English princess : ANNE
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Sender of monthly checks: Abbr. : SSA
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Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
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Present addition : BOW
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Air in a sooty shaft? : COALMIEN
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Removed roughly : TORNOUT
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Big Apple sch. : NYU
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Sly little dog? : SNEAKPEKE
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One stuck in the can : LIFER
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Third in a Latin series : AMAT
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Carefully search : SCOUR
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Short evening? : NITE
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Charles ___, "Brideshead Revisited" protagonist : RYDER
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Celebration for a Disney dwarf? : HAPPYFETE
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"The Mikado" wardrobe item : OBI
50
Like words? : SIMILES
51
Bamboozle a "Fargo" director? : SNOWCOEN
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Do sum work : ADD
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Picasso/Braque movement : CUBISM
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___ Lingus : AER
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Title heroine described in the first sentence of her novel as "handsome, clever and rich" : EMMA
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It's shrinking in Asia : ARAL
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Property claim along the Rio Grande? : BORDERLIEN
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Realty ad abbr. : BSMT
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Alchemic knowledge : ARCANA
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Mungojerrie or Skimbleshanks, in a musical : CAT
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Wet septet : SEAS
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Toadies : YESMEN
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P.G.A. Tour Rookie of the Year after Singh : ELS
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"Money, Money, Money" band : ABBA
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Muffin composition, maybe : BRAN
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Hot dog coating at a county fair : CORNBREAD
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Mirror : APE
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"___ and Dolls" : GUYS
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Judges : REFS
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Pioneer computer : ENIAC
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Beach time in Bordeaux : ETE
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Offset, as expenses : DEFRAY
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Gorge : CHASM
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Choisy-___ (Paris suburb) : LEROI
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Pawnbroker, in slang : UNCLE
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Ruhr industrial hub : ESSEN
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Recent arrival : NEONATE
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Month before Tishri : ELUL
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Convex cooker : WOK
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Betters : ONEUPS
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Romanov ruler : TSAR
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"___ Own" (song from "Les Miz") : ONMY
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DHL competitor : UPS
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Sysop, for one : TECHIE
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Place to overnight in an R.V. : KOA
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Unbeliever : INFIDEL
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Meadow voles : FIELDMICE
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Major conclusion? : ETTE
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Roger of "Cheers" : REES
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Sch. that's about 150 mi. north of 32-Across : RPI
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Enormous birds of myth : ROCS
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Sumac from Peru : YMA
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City visited in "Around the World in 80 Days" : BOMBAY
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Union foes : SCABS
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White-cap wearer : NURSE
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"The Audacity of Hope" author : OBAMA
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Slumps : WILTS
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Pusher pursuers : NARCS
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Cheese choice : EDAM
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___ Dubos, Pulitzer winner for "So Human an Animal" : RENE
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Seder, e.g. : MEAL
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Creatures with tunnel vision? : ANTS
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Prospector's prize : ORE
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Fled : RAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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