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New York Times, Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tic-tac-toe line ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 187 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2011, The New York Times6/1/11 ( No. 22,485 )
Across
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Soprano Nixon : MARNI
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Infielders' stats, for short : DPS
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Software prototype : BETA
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Demanding instructor's cry : AGAIN
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"Love the skin you're in" sloganeer, once : OILOFOLAY
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Part of DKNY : DONNA
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Make heads or tails of something? : FLIPACOIN
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Undergrads' Greek leadership society : ORDEROFOMEGA
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___, Straus and Giroux (publisher) : FARRAR
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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"... like THAT!" : BAM
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Magical : FEY
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Front cover? : BIB
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Turkish capital : ANKARA
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Steering system part : TIEROD
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Roman 209 : CCIX
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Warren Buffett's sobriquet : ORACLEOFOMAHA
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Gazillions : ALOT
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Many a nursery chair : ROCKER
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Racy, say : RATEDR
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Line part: Abbr. : SEG
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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Garden party? : EVE
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Target of many a New Yorker cartoon : WASP
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Sent : MAILED
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You need to raise your hand to receive this : OATHOFOFFICE
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Drunkard : INEBRIATE
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Doesn't include : LACKS
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Pulitzer-winning novel by Willa Cather : ONEOFOURS
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Mixed bags : OLIOS
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___' Pea : SWEE
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What "-" means in a Google search : NOT
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First course? : PLANA
Down
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Financial scammer Bernie : MADOFF
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Old Greek markets : AGORAE
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Was used up : RANDRY
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S.F. footballer : NINER
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How a fatwa might be issued : INARABIC
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Tip politely : DOFF
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Pre-episode : PILOT
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Dirtball : SLIME
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___ Burger (veggie patty) : BOCA
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"Turn to Stone" grp. : ELO
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Skater Babilonia : TAI
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Author Rand : AYN
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"The Makropulos Affair," for one : OPERA
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"Oliver Twist" creep : FAGIN
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Composer with 20 children : BACH
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Song on a stage : ARIA
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Top (out) : MAX
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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1981 Chrysler debut : KCAR
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___ Gallery : TATE
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Tic-tac-toe line ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : OOO
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R.A.F. awards : DFCS
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Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
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Repetitive learning : ROTE
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Vermont ski resort : OKEMO
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Big bust : MEGAFLOP
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It might come after you : ARE
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Tom Thumb, for one : DWARF
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Five to one, e.g. : RATIO
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Keys of music : ALICIA
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Invite : BECKON
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"Potemkin" port : ODESSA
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Olympic snowboarding gold medalist White : SHAUN
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2009 U.S. Open winner Juan Martín del ___ : POTRO
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"___ to Pieces" (Patsy Cline hit) : IFALL
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Cousin of an English horn : OBOE
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Suffix with song : FEST
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Aegean tourist mecca : IOS
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Fort Myers-to-Tampa dir. : NNW
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Wide shoe spec : EEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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