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New York Times, Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Author:
Steve Dobis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Dobis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.85 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0630 ( 21,784 )
Across
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Senate page, e.g. : AIDE
5
Island neighbor of Tonga and Tuvalu : FIJI
9
Places of interest? : BANKS
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Sea dog's libation : GROG
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North African port : ORAN
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"Take this job and shove it!" : IQUIT
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*Informal greeting : HOWGOESIT
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Like undercooked eggs : RUNNY
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New wing : ANNEX
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Credit union's activity : LENDING
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It may be stacked or cut : DECK
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Knock over, so to speak : ROB
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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*At times : NOWANDAGAIN
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PC video gear, for short : CAMS
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Take it on the ___ : LAM
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Lion-colored : TAWNY
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Exercise in pronunciation ... like the first words of the answers to the starred clues : ELOCUTIONPHRASE
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Scout's mission, for short : RECON
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Hide-hair link : NOR
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One of TV's Mavericks : BRET
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*One not using the company cafeteria, maybe : BROWNBAGGER
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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Fall back : EBB
53
Stone for many Libras : OPAL
55
Mocks : JEERSAT
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Were in accord : JIBED
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PC-less Internet hookup, once : WEBTV
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*Bay Area concert venue : COWPALACE
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More than sore : IRATE
68
Newton or ohm : UNIT
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Liniment target : ACHE
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Fan mags : ZINES
71
Sonic the Hedgehog's company : SEGA
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Black belt's blow : CHOP
Down
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Ottoman Empire V.I.P. : AGHA
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Hotel room amenity : IRON
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Elevator direction half the time : DOWN
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Prodded, with "on" : EGGED
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"Friend or ___?" : FOE
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Org. with a code : IRS
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One corner of a Monopoly board : JAIL
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Worker for free, often : INTERN
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Small pool site in a yard : BIRDBATH
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Here, in Honduras : AQUI
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Former Georgia senator Sam : NUNN
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Piece moved in castling : KING
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Pig's home : STY
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Plow team : OXEN
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Affirmative action : NOD
24
Revolver inventor : COLT
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"The Bridge on the River ___" : KWAI
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Sharp-tongued : ACERB
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More vigorous : HALER
29
BP gas brand : AMOCO
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In the midst of : AMONG
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Clothing : GARB
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Clued in : AWARE
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Boxed-off map section : INSET
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Kremlin denials : NYETS
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Garbage hauler : SCOW
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Rattles : UNNERVES
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Scrapped, as a mission : NOGO
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Get ready for an exam : PREP
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Small ammo : BBS
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Device you can count on : ABACUS
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Big Indian : RAJA
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Pale shade of violet : LILAC
55
Ryan of "Boston Public" : JERI
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Suffix with kitchen or room : ETTE
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TV color adjustment : TONE
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"Goldberg Variations" composer : BACH
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Tunnel effect : ECHO
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Hard to fathom : DEEP
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1978 Diana Ross musical, with "The" : WIZ
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Halloween wear : WIG
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Education-conscious org. : PTA

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

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