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New York Times, Thursday, June 11, 2009

Author:
Alex Boisvert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 13, Columns: 19 Words: 80, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: After finishing this puzzle, color the circled squares blue, and color all the Across answers containing an "R" red, to reveal an image related to the puzzle's theme.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0611 ( 21,765 )
Across
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Bikini blast : ATEST
6
Car wash aid : RAG
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Bugs : IRKS
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Track branch : SPUR
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Film character played by a full-blooded Cherokee : TONTO
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Ear: Prefix : OTO
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Cry : WAIL
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Name, in a way : CITE
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Ferrari competitor : LOTUS
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Dorm V.I.P.'s : RAS
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Suburb south of Paris : ORLY
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Give a star, say : RATE
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Japanese dog : AKITA
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Trendy prefix : ECO
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Cultural org. : NEA
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iPod contents : TUNES
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Spruce : NATTY
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"Heads for the hills" locale? : MOUNTRUSHMORE
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It may be fired : TILE
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Poker champ Ungar : STU
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Actress Mendes : EVA
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Whence "Thine alabaster cities gleam" lyric : AMERICATHEBEAUTIFUL
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Baseballer with a "W" on his cap : NAT
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Kilmer of "Batman Forever" : VAL
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Mideast capital : SANA
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1775 flag motto : DONTTREADONME
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Actress Moran and others : ERINS
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Stock : USUAL
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Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
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Drunk's woe, with "the" : DTS
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Bikers may have them : LANES
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Some RCA products : VCRS
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Take on : HIRE
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Knack : ART
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___ area : METRO
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The right point? : EAST
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Kind of salad : BEET
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"Holy smokes!" : GEE
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Pupil, in Picardie : ELEVE
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Three-point shot, in slang : TREY
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"... ___ he said" : ORSO
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Chariot attachment? : EER
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Pony farm sign : RIDES
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Hawk's home : ATLANTA
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Lined up the cross hairs : TOOKAIM
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Name : ENTITLE
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Possible result of anxiety : STUTTER
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"... ___ the least" : TOSAY
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"Air Music" composer : ROREM
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Not free : ATACOST
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Turn bad : GOSOUTH
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"Forget it!" : IWONT
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Pinker, perhaps : RARER
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Hawaiian tourist attraction : KILAUEA
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Hugger-mugger : SLY
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Rugby scuffle : SCRUM
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Softly : PIANO
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Total : UTTER
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"The Terminator" man Kyle ___ : REESE
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"___ so?!" : THAT
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___ León (Mexican state bordering Texas) : NUEVO
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"Law & Order" spinoff, informally : SVU
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U.N.-like : INTL
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Wheels : CAR
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Oil production site? : ATELIER
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Operator's need : BANDAGE
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Stately thing in Browning's "Oh, to be in England ..." : ELMTREE
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Like Bar-Ilan University : ISRAELI
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Blacked out : FAINTED
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Rattle : UNNERVE
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Rodeo rings? : LASSOES
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Bed cover : DUVET
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Jazz's Peterson : OSCAR
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Sip : NURSE
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Delectable : TASTY
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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As a result of : DUETO
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Aromatic compound : ESTER
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Whom Bugs bugs : ELMER
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"The Wire" shower : HBO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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