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New York Times, Monday, May 25, 2009

One of Shakespeare's begins "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 71, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times5/25/09 ( No. 21,748 )
Across
1
Home (in on) : ZERO
5
Arrow shooters : BOWS
9
Hunk : SLAB
13
Lumberjacks' tools : AXES
14
Margarine : OLEO
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Uneaten part of an apple : CORE
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Small milk carton capacity : PINT
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Ken of "thirtysomething" : OLIN
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Eager : AVID
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1989 Sally Field/Dolly Parton/Shirley MacLaine movie : STEELMAGNOLIAS
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Hold up : ROB
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Hunk : HEMAN
24
Foresail : JIB
27
"Here's to you!" and others : TOASTS
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Old Pontiac : GTO
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Electrical device for foreign travelers : ADAPTOR
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"Git!" : SCAT
35
2000 Martin Lawrence movie : BIGMOMMASHOUSE
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Swamps : BOGS
40
Cork : STOPPER
41
Novelist Tan : AMY
42
Seeks blindly : GROPES
45
___ Lanka : SRI
46
With 51-Down, John Ashcroft's predecessor as attorney general : JANET
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Legal matter : RES
50
1992 Alec Baldwin/Meg Ryan film : PRELUDETOAKISS
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Not imaginary : REAL
57
Jai ___ : ALAI
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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The "A" in A.D. : ANNO
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Lunkhead : CLOD
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Santa's landing place : ROOF
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Part of M.V.P. : MOST
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Pitch : TOSS
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Thing hidden in each of the movie names in this puzzle : TREE
Down
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Microwaves : ZAPS
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Stage direction after an actor's last line : EXIT
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Blender maker : OSTER
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Classic John Lee Hooker song of 1962 : BOOMBOOM
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Earthenware pot : OLLA
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Puts on a scale : WEIGHS
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One of Shakespeare's begins "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" : SONNET
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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Some trophies : LOVINGCUPS
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Diva's number : ARIA
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They have headboards and footboards : BEDS
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Game with a $100 million prize, maybe : LOTTO
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Meditation syllables : OMS
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"Star Wars" villain ___ the Hutt : JABBA
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"Knock it off" or "get it on," e.g. : IDIOM
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Hip-hop wear : BAGGYJEANS
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One of an octopus's octet : ARM
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Police stunner : TASER
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Onetime "S.N.L." player Cheri : OTERI
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Evenings, briefly : PMS
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Soak (up) : SOP
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Shots taken by some athletes : STEROIDS
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Old Testament prophet : HOSEA
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Bearded beast : GNU
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Edit : REDACT
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Verdi hero married to Desdemona : OTELLO
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Mini or tutu : SKIRT
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Nanny's vehicle : PRAM
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See 46-Across : RENO
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New Mexico resort : TAOS
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Not out : SAFE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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