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New York Times, Saturday, June 20, 2009

"Dilbert" character who was reincarnated as his own clone

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Wilber.
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© 2009, The New York Times6/20/09 ( No. 21,774 )
Across
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Reduced fare? : DIETPLATE
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Not much : ABIT
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Writer on pictures : ROGEREBERT
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Bagels, essentially : TORI
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Going bonkers for the British? : ANGLOMANIA
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Eczema treater : ALOE
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"___ Blues" (track on the Beatles' "White Album") : YER
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Response to being elbowed, maybe : WASISNORING
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"Dilbert" character who was reincarnated as his own clone : ASOK
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Driver's helper : TEE
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Kind of question : TRIVIA
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Indicator of high-level staff? : GCLEF
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Companion for Pan : DRYAD
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Suffix with 49-Across : ISM
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Prehistoric stone tool : EOLITH
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Show great anticipation : SALIVATE
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Home for a 28-Across : TREE
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Kachina doll makers : ZUNI
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Bruiser's display : MACHISMO
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Maximally balanced : SANEST
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Professional grp. with its own insurance agency : AMA
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Visibly elated : LITUP
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Part of a number : LYRIC
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Tyke : MOPPET
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Set-___ : TOS
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1924 co-defendant : LOEB
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Clown : MERRYANDREW
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General in the Taiping Rebellion : TSO
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Dramatic honor : OBIE
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Beige attribute : NEUTRALITY
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It's folded before dinner : TACO
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Staged : THEATRICAL
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Blackmailer in an 1850 novel : HEEP
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Restive : ILLATEASE
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Certain hauling fee : DRAYAGE
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"The Bald Soprano" playwright, 1950 : IONESCO
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It's stuffed in a restaurant : EGGROLL
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Letterhead abbr. : TEL
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Ship part : PROW
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Paul who won a Golden Globe for "American Graffiti" : LEMAT
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Brought down : ABASED
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Surname of three generations of Flemish old masters : TENIERS
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Solar system discovery of 2003 : ERIS
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Maker of the Lynx and Jaguar systems : ATARI
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Where Quechua is spoken : BOLIVIA
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Writer whose words are twisted? : IRONIST
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Outcome disallowed by the N.H.L. in 2005 : TIEGAME
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Victim of terrible teasing : TANTALUS
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Second, e.g. : ORDINAL
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Country star Urban : KEITH
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Kansas mil. reservation with the U.S. Cavalry Museum : FTRILEY
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Old Fenway nickname : YAZ
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Waffling : HESITANT
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Part of some audiophiles' collections : VINYL
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One making a journey with a gurney : EMT
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Bigger than big : MAMMOTH
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Shape shifters? : AMOEBAE
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Fancy : CAPRICE
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Best in a one-on-one : OUTDUEL
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Body art? : EROTICA
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Followers of some meals : SIESTAS
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"Drop City" novelist, 2003 : TCBOYLE
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Way in : PORTAL
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Before making the cut? : PREOP
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Option at Sleepy's : SERTA
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Orange, peach or strawberry product : NEHI
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Imperfection : WART
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Interrogator's red-flag raiser : LIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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