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New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 2011

"___ of kindness, however small, is wasted": Aesop

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Some of the black squares in this puzzle's grid provide a hint to the four longest Down answers.
Jim Horne notes:

The black squares across the middle spell "Jr" in this puzzle about Juniors.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0505 ( 22,458 )

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Across
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It's bisected by the Missouri R. : SDAK
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Fatiguing : HARD
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Drain : EMPTY
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About half of many schedules : HOMEGAMES
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Bygone coins : LIRAS
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Gambler's jubilant cry : IMONAROLL
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Camel, e.g. : SMOKE
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One area of corporate law : MERGERS
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One getting hit on at a party? : REEFER
21
Beam : RAY
22
"Deep Space Nine" role : ODO
24
Only bird with nostrils on the tip of its beak : KIWI
27
Chocolate substitute : CAROB
29
It has 10 sections : SAT
32
"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
33
Lime, e.g. : OXIDE
34
"A rabbi, a priest and a duck walk into ___ ..." : ABAR
36
Soccer period : HALF
37
Third-longest river in Africa : NIGER
38
Home to van Gogh's "The Starry Night," in brief : MOMA
39
It may be assumed : NAME
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"___ of kindness, however small, is wasted": Aesop : NOACT
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Sportswriters' picks, for short : MVPS
42
Islet : CAY
43
What this means in an e-mail: >:( : IMMAD
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"Couldn't agree more" : YEAH
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Series of grisly cases : CSI
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No longer used : OLD
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Presidential first name : BARACK
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Knit pick? : SWEATER
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Old Glory's land, for short : USOFA
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Figure in a 5-4 Supreme Court decision : SWINGVOTE
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Summer Olympics athlete : DIVER
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Enters as a disorderly group : PILESINTO
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Stays awake nights, maybe : STEWS
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Associate : ALLY
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Gets : SEES
Down
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Thin wedge : SHIM
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Nonrectangular part of a skyline : DOME
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Theme for Julio Iglesias : AMOR
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Baseball star : KENGRIFFEY
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Jazz/pop singer : HARRYCONNICK
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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First Amendment subj. : REL
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Verizon service : DSL
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Additionally : ELSE
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Street performer : MIME
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T.A., someday? : PROF
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Bit of filming : TAKE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Mother Earth : GAEA
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Actor : ROBERTDOWNEY
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Paper tiger, e.g. : ORIGAMI
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Twelve: Prefix : DODECA
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Architect Louis : KAHN
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Deep-voiced Hayes : ISAAC
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TV mother of Pebbles : WILMA
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They're universally accepted : AXIOMS
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Singer/dancer/actor : SAMMYDAVIS
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Over : ABOVE
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City known as the Big Guava : TAMPA
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Without consideration : RASH
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Stems, so to speak : LEGS
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Some brewskis : BUDS
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___ were : ASIT
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Not stay put : ROVE
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Not too many : AFEW
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Hit 2006 Disney-Pixar film : CARS
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Place for a potted plant : SILL
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Timbre : TONE
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Cigar's end? : ETTE
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Flying Cloud and Royale 8 : REOS
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Place for complimentary bathrobes : SPA
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Actor Wheaton : WIL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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