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New York Times, Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0610 ( 21,764 )
Across
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This and that : STUFF
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Locale of famous playing fields : ETON
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Start of the 13th century : MCCI
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Top of some forms : LINEA
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Whole lot : RAFT
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Obsessed mariner : AHAB
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Encyclopedia volume : INDEX
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Element number 55-Across : RUTHENIUM
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Bygone compact : GEO
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Go carefully (over) : PORE
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Dryer remains : LINT
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Atlanta Brave who wore the number 55-Across : HANKAARON
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Done in : SLAIN
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Halloween candy : TREATS
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Justification : REASON
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Promising : ROSEATE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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President number 55-Across : BARACKOBAMA
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It's a wrap : BOA
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Cousin of a camel : GUANACO
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Turn "this" into "_ .... .. ...," e.g. : ENCODE
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Earl Grey holder : TEABAG
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Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
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Feb. 7, 2010, the date of this event's number 55-Across : SUPERBOWL
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Group of courses : MEAL
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Times in want ads : EVES
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Cell material : RNA
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See 18-, 23-, 35- and 49-Across : FORTYFOUR
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Steamy : HUMID
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Lake ___, discovery of Louis Jolliet : ERIE
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Lord over : RULE
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Senseless : INANE
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Absolutely : DEAD
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Melodramatic cry : ALAS
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Fireplace tool : TONGS
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Snub : SLIGHT
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Musical liability : TINEAR
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Brought to ruin : UNDONE
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Charge : FEE
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Transmit electronically : FAX
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Calculator message : ERROR
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Bullish beginning? : TAURO
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A lot : OFTEN
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Nonacademic degree : NTH
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Capital founded by Spanish invaders, 1571 : MANILA
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Sight from Taiwan : CHINASEA
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Admonishment : CAUTION
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ThinkPad developer : IBM
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If not : ELSE
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Music section : PASSAGE
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"American Idol" judge DioGuardi : KARA
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Suffix with liquid : ATOR
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Santa Fe-to-Colo. Spr. direction : NNE
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Sale sweeteners : REBATES
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Euro predecessor : ECU
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Abbr. on a blotter : AKA
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Truck scale unit : TON
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Study of Louis Pasteur : BACTERIA
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Stellar server : ACER
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Old Dead Sea kingdom : MOAB
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Red or black, at a gaming table : BET
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Bar request : ONEMORE
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Held the floor : ORATED
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Tony winner Tyne : DALY
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Apollo astronaut Frank : BORMAN
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Deck cover : AWNING
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Forest clearings : GLADES
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1988 Olympics host : SEOUL
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Palate part : UVULA
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Shimon of Israel : PERES
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Ness, for one : FED
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Term of address in a monastery : FRA
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Any of the Billboard Top 40 : HIT
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Game with Skip cards : UNO

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

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