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New York Times, Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Author:
Jill Winslow
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jill Winslow

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJUXYZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Winslow. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0615 ( 22,134 )
Across
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Pet rocks, once : FAD
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Prebirth event : SHOWER
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Message runner : PAGE
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Top-of-the-charts number : ONE
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It may come before the end of a sentence : PAROLE
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Not get merely by accident : EARN
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Intermittent, as a relationship : ONAGAINOFFAGAIN
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Host of a nightly TV show taped in Burbank : LENO
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Sunburned : RED
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Lift the spirits of : ELATE
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Spearheaded : LED
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Leaves the main topic temporarily : ISOFFONATANGENT
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Playground retort : CANSO
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Pub deliveries : ALES
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Apply brakes to : SLOW
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Org. with audits : IRS
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Gearbox option : REVERSE
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Day of anticipation : EVE
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___-do-well : NEER
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One you dig the most : FAVE
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More exquisite : FINER
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Start to exit an Interstate : GETONTHEOFFRAMP
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Old El ___ (food brand) : PASO
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Simile connection : ASA
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Fall bloom : ASTER
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Resinous tree : FIR
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Stick it in your ear : QTIP
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Trade places ... or a hint to parts of 17-, 27- and 48-Across : SWITCHPOSITIONS
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Smuggler's unit : KILO
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Francis of old game shows : ARLENE
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Show hosts, for short : MCS
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Dish simmered in a pot : STEW
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Negotiator's refusal : NODEAL
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Dig in : EAT
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Jester : FOOL
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Rice who wrote "The Vampire Chronicles" : ANNE
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College V.I.P. : DEAN
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Place to relax : SPA
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Arrangement of locks : HAIRDO
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River of Normandy : ORNE
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Alternative to an iron : WOOD
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Little help? : ELF
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Whistle blower, in brief : REF
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Limbs for movie pirates : PEGLEGS
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Tiny battery : AAAA
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Sand : GRIT
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Uses an iron or a 7-Down, say : GOLFS
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Time in earth's history : AEON
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Get an ___ effort : EFOR
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Quadraphonic halved : STEREO
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Scottish miss : LASS
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Last step at a bakery : ICING
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Delhi wrap: Var. : SAREE
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Beginning : ONSET
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Arizona tribe : NAVAHO
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Pain reliever brand : ALEVE
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___ Kagan, Obama nominee to the Supreme Court : ELENA
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Caesar's nine : NOVEM
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Impudent nobody : TWERP
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Terrestrial salamanders : EFTS
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Bad grades : EFFS
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Aid for skiing uphill : ROPETOW
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Modern dweller in ancient Ur : IRAQI
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Crack officer? : NARC
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Hot breakfast cereal : FARINA
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Questions : ASKS
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Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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Scrabble piece : TILE
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Bow out of a poker hand : FOLD
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"Now it's clear" : ISEE
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Big book : TOME
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Member of a Pre-Columbian empire : INCA
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It's attention-getting : PSST
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___ Solo, Harrison Ford role : HAN
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Voting yes : PRO
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___ Aviv : TEL

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

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