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New York Times, Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What this puzzle's perimeter contains abbreviations for

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Donaldson.
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© 2009, The New York Times6/3/09 ( No. 21,757 )
Across
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Like some fevers : MALARIAL
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Title role for Ben Kingsley : GANDHI
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Tiny, as a town : ONEHORSE
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It's north of the Strait of Gibraltar : IBERIA
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Some long flights : NONSTOPS
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Teeming, as with bees : ASWARM
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Fabric amts. : YDS
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Letter sign-off : BEST
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Diminutive endings : ETTES
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Stewart and Lovitz : JONS
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Florida theme park : EPCOT
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X-rated stuff : SMUT
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Garment line : HEM
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"___ Gold" (Fonda film) : ULEES
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Banned apple spray : ALAR
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Actress Rogers : MIMI
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What this puzzle's perimeter contains abbreviations for : TWENTYSIXSTATES
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"Must've been something ___" : IATE
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Visa alternative, for short : AMEX
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Early Mexican : OLMEC
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Chemical in Drano : LYE
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Make a snarling sound : GNAR
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In pursuit of : AFTER
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Hockey's Jaromir ___ : JAGR
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Eau, across the Pyrenees : AGUA
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Dealer's wear : VISOR
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Wile E. Coyote's supplier : ACME
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It's measured in minutes : ARC
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Class clown's doings : ANTICS
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Winter warmer : HOTCOCOA
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Farsi speakers : IRANIS
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Summer cooler : ICECREAM
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Drink of the gods : NECTAR
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Retired Mach I breaker : CONCORDE
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When repeated, a Billy Idol hit : MONY
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Give ___ to (approve) : ANOD
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Monocle part : LENS
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Sounds from a hot tub : AHS
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Hogwash : ROT
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2004 Will Smith film : IROBOT
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"___ your instructions ..." : ASPER
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More, in a saying : LESS
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1970s-'80s supermodel Carangi : GIA
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Playing hooky : ABSENT
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Colorful salamanders : NEWTS
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"Curses!" : DRAT
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Bring on board : HIRE
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Pet food brand : IAMS
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Discount apparel chain : TJMAXX
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Part of a shoot : SCENE
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Parasite's home : HOST
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Sharer's pronoun : OURS
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Former QB John : ELWAY
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Former QB Rodney : PEETE
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More artful : SLIER
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Blackjack player's request : HITME
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Mideast bigwig: Var. : EMEER
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Like items in a junk drawer: Abbr. : MISC
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Gas, e.g.: Abbr. : UTIL
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Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
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Mediterranean land : MALTA
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Yin's counterpart : YANG
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Vegan's protein source : TOFU
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Deadhead icon : GARCIA
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What many fifth graders have reached : AGETEN
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Like some tax returns : JOINT
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BP gas brand : AMOCO
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Self-absorbed : VAIN
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Concerning : INRE
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Opposite of legato, in mus. : STAC
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In vogue : CHIC
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Big name in desktop computers : ACER
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Map line : ROAD
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Showed up : CAME
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Ukr., once, e.g. : SSR
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New Deal inits. : CCC
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Conquistador's prize : ORO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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