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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 2009

Author:
Dave Tuller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dave Tuller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 21,746 )
Across
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Squidward's neighbor on Nickelodeon : SPONGEBOB
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Do before I do's : STAG
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Academic goal, for some : HONORROLL
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Did really well : SHONE
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Sal Tessio's portrayer in "The Godfather" : ABEVIGODA
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Is concupiscent : LUSTS
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Parmesan alternative : ROMANO
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Chills : COOLSIT
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Skeletal opening? : EXO
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Thing you don't want to twist : ANKLE
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Pronunciation guide std. : IPA
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Home of Riding Mountain National Park : MANITOBA
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Go ___ some length : ONAT
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Furnish with battlements, as a castle : CRENELATE
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Language spoken in Assam, India : KHASI
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Approach the shore on board? : HANGTEN
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Corroded : ATEINTO
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Recurring metrical beat : ICTUS
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Dinosaur with large thumb spikes : IGUANODON
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Trey trio : PIPS
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Drain : EMPTYOUT
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See 8-Down : PAL
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Indian employed as a British soldier : SEPOY
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It may be fair : USE
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Wife of Pylades : ELECTRA
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Antarctic dweller : PETREL
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It's often kept under lock and key : DIARY
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What you might do after failing : STARTANEW
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Give out : ISSUE
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Setting in Pago Pago : SAMOATIME
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Its motto in Eng. is "It grows as it goes" : NMEX
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Things that turn people off? : EXITLANES
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Market purchase : SHARE
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Numbered rental : POBOX
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Old company telephone line : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
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Cured and smoked salmon : NOVA
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Use one's zygomatic muscles : GRIN
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It follows that : ERGO
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Starting word : BOO
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With 41-Across, one you go way back with : OLD
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Classic novel with a chapter titled "My Breaking In" : BLACKBEAUTY
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Holy Ark's location : SHUL
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1961 #1 hit for Bobby Lewis : TOSSINANDTURNIN
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First Italian course? : ANTIPASTO
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An elephant has a long one : GESTATION
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Astringent fruit : SLOE
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Rio "hello" : OLA
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Stuck : ATANIMPASSE
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Kidder's cry : NOT
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MacGyver's first name on "MacGyver" : ANGUS
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Safety equipment : NETS
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Terre dans l'eau : ILE
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Athens sch. : OHIOU
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Helped out : CHIPPEDIN
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Bunker mentality? : RACIALISM
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Game played with a sack called a goose : KENO
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Scotland's longest river : TAY
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Ltr. center : GPO
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Ending with what, in verse : EER
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Problem with a sebaceous gland : STYE
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Words written on some test papers : SEEME
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"The Cat's Meow" actor, 2001 : ELWES
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Core : CRUX
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Like Luther: Abbr. : PROT
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Name-dropper's abbr.? : ETAL
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Pre-takeoff cry? : TATA
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Good thing to be sheltered from : TAX
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End of many riddles : AMI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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