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New York Times, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Author:
Jeff Dubner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Dubner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWX} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Dubner. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0525 ( 22,478 )
Across
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Prepare for a bodybuilding competition : OILUP
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Company with a spokesduck : AFLAC
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Like Carnaby Street fashions : MOD
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Prefight psych job : STARE
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Bats : LOONY
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI
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Adoptable doll of the '80s : CABBAGEPATCHKID
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Taking after : ALA
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Part of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Rest atop : LIEON
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Adriatic seaport : RIMINI
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Sics on : LETSAT
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Friday night ritual, in Judaism : SABBATHBLESSING
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Bread from a tandoor : NAAN
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A Monopoly token : IRON
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General on Chinese menus : TSO
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Gilbert and Sullivan's follow-up to "The Mikado" : RUDDIGORE
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Tot's plea : CANI
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Predator of seals : ORCA
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Some Court of Appeals work : ENBANCDECISIONS
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Whole lot : PASSEL
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Appear that way : SEEMTO
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Start of a number of Keats titles : ODETO
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How it's done : MODE
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Corsage part : PIN
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"An Unquiet Mind" subject : MANICDEPRESSION
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Drug taken in "Rent" : AZT
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Certain navel : OUTIE
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Gold measure : OUNCE
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Duck Hunt gaming console, briefly : NES
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Searched (around) : NOSED
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Dracula's time : NIGHT
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Annual Kodak Theatre events, with "the" : OSCARS
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With 49-Down, its form follows the pattern of the circled letters : ITALIAN
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Biopic about Ritchie Valens : LABAMBA
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Metro area : URB
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Stew morsel : PEA
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Publican's stock : ALES
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Dandies : FOPS
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Shylock's offering : LOAN
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Cookout pest : ANT
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Spring/summer/fall/winter and others : CYCLES
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Reaches the big time : MAKESIT
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Buckeyes : OHIOANS
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Stayed put : DIDNTGO
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Trot or canter : GAIT
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Top 10, e.g. : HITS
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Support beam : IBAR
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When repeated, Mork's sign-off : NANU
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TV monologist : LENO
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Gridder's on-air greeting, maybe : HIDAD
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Pickler's need : BRINE
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Boolean ___ : LOGIC
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Three-quarters of M : DCCL
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Got promoted : ROSE
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Canal of song : ERIE
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Car tower, maybe : REPOMAN
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Out to lunch : INADAZE
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Removes (oneself) : ABSENTS
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Giving for free : COMPING
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Ancient capital of Syria : ANTIOCH
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Source of bubbly : ASTI
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Ex-lib, perhaps : NEOCON
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"So it is" : ISEE
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See 2-Down : SONNET
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Willie Mays's last team : METS
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Andy's TV son : OPIE
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Scott in 1857 news : DRED
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Tango team : DUO
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Holy Trinity part : SON
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___ generis : SUI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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