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New York Times, Friday, June 12, 2009

Imaginary surface coinciding with the earth's sea level

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times6/12/09 ( No. 21,766 )

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Across
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Served well : ACED
5
Without ___ (religiously) : FAIL
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It has a facility with animals: Abbr. : ASPCA
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Nice figure : SALEPRICE
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Truffula Tree defender, with "the" : LORAX
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Red carpet events : PREMIERES
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Playwright Pirandello : LUIGI
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One of Darrow's clients : SCOPES
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Enters via osmosis : SEEPSIN
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Hunting companion, maybe : SETTER
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Uninteresting voice : SINGSONG
24
Main ingredients in hasenpfeffer : HARES
25
"Don't give up!" : BESTRONG
26
Manufacturer of boxy cars : OTIS
27
Friend of Harry and Ron : HERMIONE
28
Isolated PC key : ESC
29
Unilateral decision-makers : DESPOTS
30
Excellent, slangily : RAD
33
Frequent subject on "Desperate Housewives" : ADULTERY
35
Empty bottles : TOPE
36
Like some jewel cases : SLIMLINE
37
Bygone players : HIFIS
38
Wasted : MISSPENT
39
"Char-r-rge!" : BANZAI
40
Head set? : ANTLERS
41
Lousy driver, say : DUFFER
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Imaginary surface coinciding with the earth's sea level : GEOID
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Alopecia sufferer's purchase : HAIRTONIC
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"Donnie ___" (2001 cult film) : DARKO
47
Like gazebos, often : OPENSIDED
48
Pitching staff? : ADMEN
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Communism battler, with "the" : WEST
50
Miss : LASS
Down
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Deadly desert denizen : ASP
2
They come with belts : CARSEATS
3
Potential blackout cause : ELECTRICALSTORM
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Puts in a bad position? : DEMOTES
5
Less reserved : FREER
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Show of superiority : AIRS
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Winter coat : ICE
8
Central concept of minimalism : LESSISMORE
9
Quick movements : ALLEGROS
10
"Come and get it!" : SOUPSON
11
1894 adventure novel, with "The" : PRISONEROFZENDA
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Putting away : CAGING
13
Giving a pink slip : AXING
15
Singer's gift, colloquially : PIPES
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Body : ENTITY
22
Mule, e.g. : SHOE
23
Midgard ___ (monster of Norse myth) : SERPENT
25
Top dog : BESTINSHOW
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Author of "Something Happened," 1974 : HELLER
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Bad-mouthed : DUMPEDON
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Things getting a lot of buzz about them? : APIARIES
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Portrayer of TV's Ricky : DESI
34
Find objectionable : DISLIKE
35
Early phonograph cylinder covering : TINFOIL
36
Musical O'Connor : SINEAD
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Swordsmen's grips : HAFTS
38
One of the Gabor sisters : MAGDA
39
Very well done : BURNT
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Conks out : DIES
44
Caricature : APE
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Certain investments, for short : CDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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