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New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 2009

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0627 ( 21,781 )
Across
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Rock samples : DEMOTAPES
10
Rub together : GNASH
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Any : ONEORMORE
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"Proceed slowly" : LENTO
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Salad ingredient : REDPEPPER
18
Keen : EAGER
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Author of "Time's Arrow," 1991, a novel written in reverse chronological order : AMIS
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They're observed in the evening : VESPERS
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Actress Scala : GIA
23
Henchmen : LACKEYS
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"Pushing Daisies" star ___ Pace : LEE
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Lights : SETSONFIRE
30
Punk : HOOD
31
Uncomfortable, in a way : SELFCONSCIOUS
33
Québec's Festival d'___ : ETE
34
Post ___ (after-the-fact) : HOC
35
Start of a confession : BLESSMEFATHER
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Auto finish? : CRAT
43
Influential 1996 video game : TOMBRAIDER
45
Drink whose name suggests its vitamin content : HIC
46
Yellow squares, often : POSTITS
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Sch. founded by a president : UVA
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Receiver of some contributions : ROTHIRA
50
Year that Acre fell in the First Crusade : MCIV
51
Freeze : ICEUP
52
Uncomfortable : ILLATEASE
57
Oil source : SHALE
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Contents of a certain household box : CATLITTER
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Relates to : TELLS
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Cocktails lacking hard liquor : SPRITZERS
Down
1
Rappers' wrappers : DORAGS
2
They're opposed : ENEMIES
3
Talk to two 2-Down, say : MEDIATE
4
Mumble after a fumble : OOPS
5
Hero of "Boyz N the Hood" : TRE
6
Excite, with "up" : AMP
7
___ psychology : POP
8
Outmoded preposition : ERE
9
Waitstaff : SERVERS
10
Actress co-starring in TV's "Burn Notice" : GLESS
11
Spring's opposite : NEAP
12
"Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie" poet : ANGELOU
13
They're often playing at home : STEREOS
14
Cut up, with "around" : HORSED
21
It begins with an E (in two ways) : EYECHART
23
Throws up : LOFTS
24
Genealogical discovery : ANCESTOR
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Budgetary bigwig, for short : CFO
26
They have connections : KIN
29
Some pellets : SLEET
30
___ Minh : HOCHI
32
Is in Athens? : IOTAS
35
French bread : BRIOCHE
36
Milky : LACTEAL
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Multipart art : MOSAICS
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Defibrillator user, for short : EMT
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RICO Act enforcer : FBI
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School : EDUCATE
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Agent of change : REVISER
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Word that first appears in Matthew 1:1 : CHRIST
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Movie critics, sometimes : RAVERS
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Water bearers : PIPES
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Bottom of the sea? : HULL
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Birthplace of poet Paul Verlaine : METZ
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You could stand to lose it : LAP
54
Delta, for one: Abbr. : LTR
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BBC's Sports Personality of the Century : ALI
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Black-throated ___ (Asian bird) : TIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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