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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 2009

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GKQ} This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0622 ( 21,776 )
Across
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King Kong, e.g. : APE
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Trailer's connection to a car : HITCH
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Highly skilled : ADEPT
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Where IVs may be administered : ERS
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Japanese automaker : ACURA
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Theatrical medley : REVUE
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Emphatic south-of-the-border assent : SISISENOR
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Lessen : ABATE
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Comet, say, to the impressionable : OMEN
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Mocking remark : JAPE
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After-dinner candies : MINTS
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Central American canal locale : PANAMA
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In great shape : FIT
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Beginning piano student's exercise : CMAJORSCALE
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Feeds, as pigs : SLOPS
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Thing to hum or whistle : TUNE
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Neural transmitter : AXON
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Vagrant : HOBO
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Test answer you have a 50/50 chance of guessing right : FALSE
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Nevada gambling mecca : RENO
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Demon's doing : EVIL
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Just sits around : IDLES
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Parting words : SEEYOULATER
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Finish : END
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Prickly plant : NETTLE
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No longer fashionable : PASSE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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United ___ Emirates : ARAB
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A-list : ELITE
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Wind that cools a beach : SEABREEZE
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Aviator ___ Post : WILEY
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Word said upon answering a phone : HELLO
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Suffix with rocket or racket : EER
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Shop : STORE
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Woody or Gracie : ALLEN
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Banned bug spray : DDT
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See 8-Down : AESOP
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___ donna (vain sort) : PRIMA
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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Contains : HAS
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Winter river obstruction : ICEJAM
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Bluefin, for one : TUNA
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Wheat or soybeans : CROP
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Loser to a tortoise, in a fable by 1-Down : HARE
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Fragrance named for a Musketeer : ARAMIS
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Quick, cashless way to pay for things : DEBITCARD
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"___ Almighty" (2007 movie) : EVAN
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Miniature golf shot : PUTT
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Gadgets not needed in miniature golf : TEES
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA
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Roast hosts, for short : MCS
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Costing nothing : FREE
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The Beatles' "Any Time ___" : ATALL
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Roberts of "Erin Brockovich" : JULIA
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Beginning : ONSET
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Rink leap : AXEL
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The ___ Ranger : LONE
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Outfielder Slaughter in the Baseball Hall of Fame : ENOS
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Kenny Rogers's "___ a Mystery" : SHES
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Zero, in tennis : LOVE
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Village Voice award : OBIE
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Leisure suit fabric : POLYESTER
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Hatfield/McCoy affair : FEUD
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Ill temper : IRE
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Cyclops feature : ONEEYE
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Give power to : ENABLE
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Cornered : TREED
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Vegged out : LAZED
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Roger with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down : EBERT
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Sunday seats : PEWS
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Touched down : ALIT
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Storage for forage : SILO
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Workplace watchdog org. : OSHA
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Irish dance : REEL
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Do some telemarketing : CALL
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"Apollo 13" director Howard : RON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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