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New York Times, Thursday, June 18, 2009

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQWZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Examines a passage : READS
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Low islands : CAYS
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Some Morgan Stanley announcements, for short : IPOS
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Maker of Gauntlet and Area 51 : ATARI
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Cousin of a heckelphone : OBOE
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Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
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Hospital employee's role as an opera girl? : NURSESAIDA
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Lord, e.g. : PEER
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Swear words? : IDO
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Mattress brand : SERTA
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Tiramisu topper : COCOA
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Locales for some orators : SENATES
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Attorney general before Reno : BARR
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What Starkist decided to do for "Charlie"? : NAMETHATTUNA
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Circles overhead? : HALOS
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Carbonium and others : IONS
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Boom preceder : SIS
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Grace period? : AMEN
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Hard-to-refute evidence in court : TAPES
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Boarding zones: Abbr. : STNS
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Veto : NIX
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Does some floor work : MOPS
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In turmoil : UPSET
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A girl, born 8:48 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces, e.g.? : DELIVERYDATA
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You might be safe with them : UMPS
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Came out : EMERGED
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Trajectories : PATHS
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Where some dye for a living : SALON
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Band from Japan : OBI
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Hollow response : ECHO
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Where a Hungarian toy inventor vacations in the Caribbean? : RUBIKSCUBA
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McAn of footwear : THOM
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Valuable deposits : ORES
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Goof-off : IDLER
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Orphan of literature : EYRE
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1976 top 10 hit for Kiss : BETH
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Talk radio's G. Gordon ___ : LIDDY
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Indian royalty : RANIS
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Exercise performed on a bench : ETUDE
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Singer Neville : AARON
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Vets, e.g.: Abbr. : DRS
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Shop-closing occasions : SIESTAS
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Not cultured : COARSE
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Slightly : ABIT
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His planet of exile is Dagobah : YODA
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Last word of "America the Beautiful" : SEA
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BMW, e.g. : IMPORT
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Cobbler bottoms : PIECRUSTS
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Three-layer snack : OREO
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Title sister played by Shirley MacLaine, 1970 : SARA
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"... bad as they ___" : SEEM
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Burmese and others : CATS
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Not long from now : ANON
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Most of the Ten Commandments, basically : BANS
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A little stiff? : TIPSY
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Furrow maker : HOE
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Almost perfect? : NINE
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Number two: Abbr. : ASST
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Full house, e.g. : HAND
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Gérard's girlfriend : AMIE
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Villain from DC : LEXLUTHOR
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Pirouette points : TOES
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Shower time: Abbr. : APR
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Train in a ring : SPAR
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Court stars, maybe, in brief : MVPS
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Knife, e.g. : UTENSIL
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Returnee's "hello!" : IMHOME
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"Yum!" : DELISH
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Every which way : AMOK
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Creator of "Dick Tracy" : GOULD
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Fell back : EBBED
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Holder of secrets, often : DIARY
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Black ___, archnemesis of Mickey Mouse : PETE
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Sore : ACHY
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"You betcha!" : SURE
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Support when one shouldn't : ABET
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Take the wrong way? : ROB
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Year Saint Innocent I became pope : CDI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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