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New York Times, Friday, May 7, 2010

Author:
Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 22,095 )
Across
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Not just a mess-up, in modern lingo : EPICFAIL
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Necessary : NEEDBE
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Alternative to Holiday Inn : LAQUINTA
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First name that's feminine in English and masculine in Italian : ANDREA
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Picker-uppers? : ANTENNAS
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Steps taken on a farm? : STILES
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Ball holders : TEES
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Nickname since 1959 : ALOHASTATE
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"___ you!" : ITS
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Fern feature : SPORE
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Voiceless, in phonetics : SURD
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National capital on a river of the same name : OTTAWA
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Dinner ___ : DATE
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Union opponent : REB
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Big company located in Times Square : NASDAQ
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Salesperson who may give you a ring : AVONLADY
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Knock out, in a way : DRUG
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Film character who lives to be 877 : YODA
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Swiss cheese ingredient : COWSMILK
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Step on the way to the Olympics, maybe : TRIALS
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Old Spanish queen : ENA
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With 35-Down, something meant to be shaken : SNOW
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Naturally bright : SUNLIT
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High-school put-down : NERD
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Drainage area : BASIN
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Big inits. in camping : KOA
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Musician nicknamed El Rey : TITOPUENTE
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Guilt symptom : PANG
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Support in a stadium : ROOTON
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Staple of classic rock, informally : ZEPPELIN
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Still : ATREST
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Spread out over time, in a way : AMORTIZE
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Welcome cry for the seasick : LANDHO
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Slurs : ASPERSES
Down
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Rapture : ELATION
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C.I.A. director under Obama : PANETTA
3
Battery used to measure brightness? : IQTESTS
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Providers of tips for improving one's English? : CUES
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Five bones : FIN
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"True Blood" actress : ANNAPAQUIN
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___-Ethiopian War, 1935-36 : ITALO
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His #2 was retired in 1997 : LASORDA
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Org. with the motto "For the benefit of all" : NASA
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Docs with penlights : ENTS
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Shortens, maybe : EDITS
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Big name in radio advice : DRLAURA
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Really embarrassed, perhaps : BEETRED
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Passed effortlessly : EASEDBY
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Emotionally tough to take : HEAVY
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They're all abuzz : SWARMS
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Elaborates : ADDS
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Treat on a stick : TOOTSIEPOP
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Evasive maneuver : ENDRUN
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Gone flat? : LAIN
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See 46-Across : GLOBE
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Key : CENTRAL
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The tiniest bit : ONEIOTA
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Opposite of pacific : WARTORN
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Annual celebration with candles : KWANZAA
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They're basic : ALKALIS
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Put on a pedestal : LIONIZE
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Symbol of chastity : STAGNES
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Lavished gifts (on) : DOTED
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Cuts off : STEMS
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Deluxe : POSH
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"Come ___ these yellow sands": "The Tempest" : UNTO
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Czech-born N.H.L.'er Sykora or Prucha : PETR
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Lead-in to wash : PRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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