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New York Times, Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FGJQX} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0629 ( 22,148 )
Across
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AARP or the National Rifle Association : LOBBY
6
Without: Fr. : SANS
10
French city in 1944 fighting : METZ
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"Bird on ___" (1990 film) : AWIRE
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Lafayette's state? : ETAT
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Super star : NOVA
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Poetic foot : IAMB
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Asian cat : SNOWLEOPARD
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Blue Jays, on a scoreboard : TOR
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Net : CLEAR
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Heroine of Verdi's "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
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Euro forerunner : ECU
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Slo-o-ow leak : DRIP
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Makeshift seat at a rodeo : BALE
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Penn, for one: Abbr. : STA
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Alarm bell : TOCSIN
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With 41- and 43-Across, cop cruiser ... or a description of the five animals named in this puzzle : BLACK
41
See 39-Across : AND
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See 39-Across : WHITE
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Form of many a diploma : SCROLL
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Smidge : DAB
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Sign to be interpreted : OMEN
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"The dog ate my homework," maybe : LIE
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"You love," to Livy : AMAS
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Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Some track-and-field training : SPRINTS
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Move stealthily : PROWL
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Decorative pond fish : KOI
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Shamu, for one : KILLERWHALE
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"Back in the ___" : USSR
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Porky Pig, e.g. : TOON
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Building usually without a 13th floor : HOTEL
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Penury : NEED
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"La Belle et la ___" (French fairy tale) : BETE
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At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Actress Sedgwick of "The Closer" : KYRA
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Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
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Like the review "Hated it," e.g. : TERSE
Down
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Track units : LAPS
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Wilson of "Wedding Crashers" : OWEN
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Like some vision : BINOCULAR
4
Melee : BRAWL
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Bellowed : YELLED
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Potential enamorada : SENORITA
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On : ATOP
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Like some exercises : NAVAL
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Ogle : STAREAT
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___ tai (drink) : MAI
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Island near Java : TIMOR
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Equus quagga : ZEBRA
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Prominent features of Alfred E. Neuman : EARS
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"What should I ___?" : DONOW
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___ cheese : NACHO
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Wanes : EBBS
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Class after trig : CALC
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One of the 2008 Olympic mascots : PANDA
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Cause of a beach closure, maybe : ECOLI
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Flight training equipment : SIMULATOR
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Thing : ITEM
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"99 Red Balloons" singer, 1984 : NENA
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"Hogan's Heroes" colonel : KLINK
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Made less intense : DAMPENED
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1970 #1 hit whose title follows the lyric "Speaking words of wisdom ..." : LETITBE
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Bob ___, 2008 Libertarian candidate for president : BARR
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"Who cares?" : SOWHAT
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Polecat : SKUNK
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Actress Parker : POSEY
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Choir support : RISER
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Tart fruits : SLOES
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Intact : WHOLE
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Former Mississippi senator Trent : LOTT
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Minus : LESS
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Ultimatum ender : ELSE
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Nutritional abbr. : RDA

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

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