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New York Times, Saturday, May 22, 2010

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 22,110 )
Across
1
Body measurement : MASS
5
Key of Schumann's "Spring" Symphony : BFLATMAJOR
15
Throw off : EMIT
16
Exobiologist's query : AREWEALONE
17
Actress Kunis of "That '70s Show" : MILA
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First country singer to win the Best New Artist Grammy : LEANNRIMES
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Cosmonaut Makarov : OLEG
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Imposes : LEVIES
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Guy's buddy : AMI
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Bit of guilt, say : PANG
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Gig getter, often : AGENT
24
Kafka confidant Max : BROD
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Present : ATTENDING
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Capital near Potosí : SUCRE
28
Questions about a flight, say : DEBRIEFS
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Redeemed : CASHED
30
Mr. ___ (baseball mascot) : MET
31
One in line at a station : CAB
32
Result of great shock : STUPOR
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Chuck is often chosen for it : POTROAST
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Like some cleaning products : PINEY
42
House part that gets flooded on a clear day? : SUNPARLOR
43
"Idylls of the King" woman : ENID
44
After-hours school event : DANCE
45
Down : BLUE
46
Ozone hazard, for short : CFC
47
"Touché!" elicitor : ZINGER
48
Terrors : IMPS
49
Was subservient : TOOKORDERS
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Mediation asset : TACT
52
Entering on horseback : RIDINGINTO
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It's grounded on Friday nights : ELAL
54
Young Republican of a 1980s sitcom : ALEXKEATON
55
___ Caovilla, maker of high-end women's shoes : RENE
Down
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Place for notes : MEMOPAD
2
"Have you started without me?" : AMILATE
3
One in debt? : SILENTB
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Make zigzag : STAGGER
5
One putting a tale in the air? : BALLADEER
6
Product recipient's surprise : FREEGIFT
7
Gets a rise out of? : LEAVENS
8
Shade provider : AWNING
9
Position : TENET
10
Rover's home : MARS
11
Pakistani president Asif ___ Zardari : ALI
12
Literary tomboy : JOMARCH
13
Last-call request : ONEMORE
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Was present (in) : RESIDED
24
31-Across alternative : BUS
26
Player of a logical crew member : NIMOY
27
Negev native, e.g. : SABRA
29
Ailurophile : CATPERSON
31
Glass production : CONCERTO
32
Bands appearing after split-ups? : SPECTRA
33
Cheap hat material : TINFOIL
34
Ascii alternative : UNICODE
35
One may look both ways, briefly : PED
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Nose-wrinkling : PUNGENT
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NASA launch : ORBITER
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Like some risqué revues : ALLMALE
39
Andy Warhol subject : SOUPCAN
40
Sawhorse, e.g. : TRESTLE
42
New Mexico's ___ Mountains : SANDIA
44
Passing notes? : DIRGE
47
Fall into a 32-Across, with "out" : ZONK
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Puffed product since 1937 : KIX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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