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New York Times, Thursday, May 26, 2011

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
It's celebrated for 30 days each year beginning September 15
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.89 Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Vengsarkar.
Jim Horne notes:

In this chromosomal puzzle, XY is read as HIS, and XX as HERS.

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© 2011, The New York Times5/26/11 ( No. 22,479 )
Across
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Coll. major : SOC
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"___ is life" : SUCH
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See 28-Across : LATINA
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King of wrap? : ANACONDA
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Developing agent in photography : AMIDOL
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It's celebrated for 30 days each year beginning September 15 : HISPANICHERITAGE
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Plus : EXTRA
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___ moth : LUNA
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"Take my word for it" : TRUSTMEONTHIS
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With 8-Across, Sonia Sotomayor, self-professedly : WISE
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Is down with : HAS
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"___ it up and spit it out" ("My Way" lyric) : IATE
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"___ du lieber!" : ACH
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Stickle : ARGUE
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There are 843 of these in Central Park : ACRES
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2.0 : CEE
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Matching towel set ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : HISANDHERS
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Much Apr. mail is addressed to it : IRS
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Really big : OBESE
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Conrad of old films : NAGEL
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It might be casual: Abbr. : FRI
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Weekly Comedy Central host : TOSH
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Nice view : MER
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Miles off : AFAR
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Foiled bites? : HERSHEYSKISSES
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Part of a bell tower : ROPE
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Looped vase handles : ANSAE
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Newsmakers of 1903 : THEWRIGHTBROTHERS
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Imitate : DOLIKE
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Yarn : TALLTALE
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Features of hedgehogs : SPINES
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Company leaders: Abbr. : SGTS
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Barolo or Marsala : RED
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___-Altenburg (former German duchy) : SAXE
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Black : ONYX
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Cook, e.g.: Abbr. : CAPT
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School locator? : SONAR
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Cycle starter : UNI
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SARS monitor, for short : CDC
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"Fat chance!" : HAH
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Lash of westerns : LARUE
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Part of PABA : AMINO
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Really big : TITANIC
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Moscow's home: Abbr. : IDA
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Yule quaff : NOG
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Sierra Nevada, for one : ALE
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Bistro offering : CARTE
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Slippery ___ : ELM
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Alfred who wrote "Driving Miss Daisy" : UHRY
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Astronomy figure : SAGAN
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Seaquake sequel : TSUNAMI
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Duty : TARIFF
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Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
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Private aye? : YESSIR
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Baylor U. locale : WACOTX
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Cooler : ICEBOX
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"Oh, man" : SHEESH
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Can : AXE
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Lips : EDGES
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___ Rose : AXL
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Gen ___ (thirtysomethings) : XERS
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Williams's paint partner : SHERWIN
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Often ___ : ASNOT
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Radiohead frontman Thom : YORKE
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Fears of some paranoiacs : SPIES
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Powder site : KEG
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Court figures : EARLS
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Astronomy figure : STAR
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Turning point : AXLE
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Deleted : EXED
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Parts of bowls, for short : TDS
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Quaint school event : HOP
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"The Book of ___" : ELI
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Seaside ___, N.J. : HTS
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Handle : TAG
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Luncheonette order : BLT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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