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New York Times, Friday, June 26, 2009

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0626 ( 21,780 )

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Across
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What a 17-Across might get assistance with : FLAT
5
Lower Slobbovia creator : CAPP
9
Bygone magistrates : DOGES
14
Was perpetually dishonest : LIVEDALIE
16
Calendar listing : EVENT
17
One calling about a tower, maybe : AAAMEMBER
18
1998 Grammy winner for narrating his book "Still Me" : REEVE
19
To the extreme : INSPADES
20
Ellen of "Ocean's Thirteen" : BARKIN
21
Fine, in a sense : LATEFEE
22
Made a claim : SAIDSO
23
Nickelodeon title character : REN
24
Formal discussion : COLLOQUY
26
"All the world's a stage" monologue setting : ARDEN
29
Cattle drivers : GOADS
30
Grp. of major supporters? : USO
31
Give up for a while : LEND
32
Like drag shows : CAMPY
33
Resist : BALK
34
Recalling org. : FDA
35
Be indifferent : SITBY
36
Make even brighter, say : REDYE
37
Softens : ASSUAGES
39
Dog holder : BUN
40
Kangaroo carrier? : QANTAS
41
Rumble : GANGWAR
45
More vaporous : FUMIER
46
Cry of reproof : FORSHAME
47
Concentration problem : LAPSE
48
Occasions that begin with misses? : MARRIAGES
49
Knitwear material : ORLON
50
Walled-off enclave in Iraq : GREENZONE
51
Tool parts for bending and shaping : PEENS
52
Make sound : MEND
53
Franklin in Phila., e.g. : INST
Down
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Beat : FLAIL
2
Tropical climber : LIANA
3
Check from a deck? : AVAST
4
Like some steel : TEMPERED
5
New Jersey city that was home to Walt Whitman : CAMDEN
6
Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama : ALBEE
7
Quiches, e.g. : PIES
8
Minute or hour lead-in : PER
9
Thwarts : DERAILS
10
Exaggerate : OVERDO
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Techies affiliated with a major electronics chain : GEEKSQUAD
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Way to watch someone win the lottery? : ENVIOUSLY
13
Antique gun : STEN
15
Pierce the ears of : DEAFEN
20
Guy who needs no 24-Down : BALDY
22
Ivory-covered? : SOAPY
24
Dopp kit items : COMBS
25
It can hold a team together : YOKE
26
Romeo might go after it : ALFA
27
Military parade site : REDSQUARE
28
Bit of forensic evidence : DNASAMPLE
29
Mountain passes : GATES
32
It usually has a band around it : CIGAR
33
Libya's second-largest city : BENGHAZI
35
Sheet materials : SATEENS
36
Arrests : RUNSIN
38
People often sing in it : UNISON
39
Forbidden : BARRED
41
Bridge guru : GOREN
42
Family car, informally : WAGON
43
Famous last words : AMENS
44
Back to zero, say : RESET
45
Lay an egg : FLOP
46
It's taken for a ride : FARE
48
Letters associated with a lion : MGM

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

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