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New York Times, Monday, May 4, 2009

Author:
Mark Milhet
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Milhet

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Milhet. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0504 ( 21,727 )
Across
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In ___ land (daydreaming) : LALA
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Boeing products : JETS
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Path around the earth : ORBIT
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Greek vowels : ETAS
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Elvis Presley's middle name : ARON
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Battery brand : DELCO
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Succumbing to second thoughts : GETTINGCOLDFEET
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Beatnik's "Got it!" : IMHIP
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"Salut!," in Scandinavia : SKOAL
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Concorde, in brief : SST
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Performed prior to the main act : OPENED
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What it takes to tango : TWO
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Billiard sticks : CUES
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One still in the game, in poker : STAYER
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Submit, as homework : HANDIN
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Low digits : TOES
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Succumbing to second thoughts : CHICKENINGOUT
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Mare's newborn : FOAL
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Colbert ___ (Comedy Central show audience) : NATION
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Blunders : ERRORS
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978-0060935443, for Roget's Thesaurus : ISBN
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U.K. record label : EMI
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Genetic material : RNA
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Hunky-dory : AOK
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Sailor : SEAMAN
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___ and downs : UPS
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How Santa dresses, mostly : INRED
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Anatomical passages : ITERS
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Succumbing to second thoughts : LOSINGONESNERVE
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Start of the Spanish calendar : ENERO
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Biblical captain for 40 days and 40 nights : NOAH
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Golden ___ (senior citizen) : AGER
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Two-door or four-door car : SEDAN
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Friend in war : ALLY
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Unfreeze : MELT
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Veterans' group, informally : LEGION
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Returning to the previous speed, in music : ATEMPO
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Agitated state : LATHER
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Actor/brother Sean or Mackenzie : ASTIN
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Dutch painter Steen : JAN
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Energy units : ERGS
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Tick-___ : TOCK
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High-hatter : SNOOT
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Fewer than 100 shares : ODDLOT
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Fight adjudicator, for short : REF
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"Gesundheit!" : BLESSYOU
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Arctic covering : ICESHEET
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Walks unsteadily : TOTTERS
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Drug used to treat poisoning : IPECAC
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Statutes : LAWS
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Easy two-pointer in basketball : DUNK
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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Mount ___, where the Commandments were given to Moses : SINAI
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Loads : ATON
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Largest city on the island of Hawaii : HILO
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Tiny criticisms : NITS
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Dixie bread : CORNPONE
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Pestered : HARASSED
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Writing points : NIBS
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Entered : GONEIN
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Old schoolmasters' sticks : FERULES
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Ruin, as one's parade : RAINON
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Any one of the Top 40 : SONG
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Come out : EMERGE
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___ Comics, home of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four : MARVEL
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Add with a caret, e.g. : INSERT
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Swedish coin : KRONA
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Starting group of athletes : ATEAM
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Certain alkene : ENOL
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Order to the person holding the deck of cards : DEAL
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Author Levin : IRA
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Not camera-ready? : SHY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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