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New York Times, Thursday, May 7, 2009

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 166 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

You could fill this grid by putting a circle in each corner. The four rebus squares must be interpreted differently Across or Down. As shown here, the top entry is for the Across answer and bottom is for the Down. Notice that this makes a nicely symmetric set.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 21,730 )
Across
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B-ball player : HOOPSTER
6
Like the Grand Canyon or Fourth of July fireworks : AWEINSPIRING
15
"Casablanca" co-star : LORRE
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Phobic sort : NEUROPATH
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Prayer leaders : IMAMS
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Rush job? : TALKRADIO
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Broadway Joe : NAMATH
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"American Pie" actress Tara : REID
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"Burma Looks Ahead" author : UNU
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Head of steam? : ESS
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Give ___ (care) : ADARN
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Picasso's muse Dora ___ : MAAR
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De ___ (by right) : JURE
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Jocund : GAY
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Cigar distributor, perhaps : PROUDPAPA
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Fictional hero on a quest to Mount Doom : FRODO
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Gets past a last difficulty ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : ROUNDSTHECORNER
42
Creepy : EERIE
43
Unisex : HISORHERS
44
"Show pity, ___ die": "The Taming of the Shrew" : ORI
46
Heading in a Keats volume : ODES
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"Notch" on Orion's belt : STAR
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Diaper, in Devon : NAPPY
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Mandela's org. : ANC
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Agcy. with agents : IRS
57
Stuff the piggy bank : SAVE
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Take, as an exam : SITFOR
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Means of some W.W. I raids : ZEPPELINS
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Complete, quickly : THORO
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Ousters : EVICTIONS
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Crunching sound : CRUMP
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Welcome January 1, say : RINGINTHENEW
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1950s fad item : HULAHOOP
Down
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New York City tour provider : CIRCLELINE
2
Bodies of organisms : SOMAS
3
Suspended air travel? : TRAMS
4
Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
5
Kick back : REST
6
Hill denizen : ANT
7
___ smile (grin) : WEARA
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Calculus pioneer : EULER
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Teeing off : IRKING
10
Sud's opposite : NORD
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Where you may get steamed : SPA
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"The Taming of the Shrew" setting : PADUA
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1986 Turner autobiography : ITINA
14
Showtime, at NASA : ZEROHOUR
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Strings pulled in heaven? : HARPS
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The end : DEATH
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Some aromatic resins : MYRRHS
27
Sonny : JUNIOR
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Milk dispenser : UDDER
30
Prior to, poetically : AFORE
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Paid intro? : PRE
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Beluga delicacy : ROE
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Joint possession word : OUR
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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Classical storyteller : AESOP
37
Series opener : ONE
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Part of many Dutch surnames : DER
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Hosp. areas : ORS
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Buffalo Bill ___ Wild West Show : CODYS
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Bad way to be caught : INALIE
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Teeny dress measurement : SIZEZERO
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___ Fountain : TREVI
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Clinton's first defense secretary : ASPIN
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Par ___ : AVION
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Pasta variety : PENNE
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Run ___ of : AFOUL
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Mysterious art visible from the sky : CROPCIRCLE
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Green of "The Italian Job," 2003 : SETH
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Scratcher's target : ITCH
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Dolly Parton's "Travelin' ___" : THRU
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%: Abbr. : PCT
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Milwaukee-to-Houston dir. : SSW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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