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New York Times, Friday, June 4, 2010

"Only the hand that ___ can write the true thing": Meister Eckhart

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 2010, The New York Times6/4/10 ( No. 22,123 )
Across
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Gym equipment : MATS
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People magazine's 1991 "Sexiest Man Alive" : SWAYZE
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Parmesan possessive : MIA
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Dangerous thing, supposedly : ALITTLELEARNING
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Vis-à-vis : COMPAREDAGAINST
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See 41-Across : TEAM
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Spoken word that's a sound trademark of 20th Century Fox : DOH
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They may rotate at luaus : SPITS
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Brought up for discussion : MOOTED
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Ritz of the Ritz : CESAR
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Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 : INF
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Irritates : RUFFLES
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Vintner's vessel : TUN
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Adjustments, informally : MODS
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He tried to have Capone killed in 1926 : MORAN
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Mawashi wearer's activity : SUMO
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Blood designation, briefly : ONEG
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One that shoots : PLANT
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Oblast between Kursk and Tula : OREL
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A third of vingt-et-un : SEPT
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"I Can ___ Rainbow" (classic kids' tune) : SINGA
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Prefix with phobia : XENO
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With 18-Across, how some people work : ASA
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Brit's bender : BOOZEUP
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Short change? : CTS
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Be a dandy : PREEN
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Adds roads to, say : REMAPS
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Last place to be single? : ALTAR
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Former "Reach for the stars" sloganeer : CBS
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Hindu love god : KAMA
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Take five : PAUSEFORAMOMENT
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Battlefield attendant : STRETCHERBEARER
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Oxford letters : EEE
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___ Sea (part of the South Atlantic) : SCOTIA
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Crowd draw, maybe : SALE
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Desktop option : MAC
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Many things to juggle : ALOTONONESPLATE
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It's often pushed back before taking off : TIMEOFDEPARTURE
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Green party V.I.P.? : STPAT
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Canon shooter, briefly : SLR
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Unwanted 36-Across : WEED
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Lt. Raine of "Inglourious Basterds" : ALDO
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"___, you!" : YEAH
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Veer : ZAG
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"Only the hand that ___ can write the true thing": Meister Eckhart : ERASES
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Spying aid : MINIATURECAMERA
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Flying aid : INSTRUMENTPANEL
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They get cuts: Abbr. : AGTS
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Chair person? : TAMER
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Thimblefuls : NIPS
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It may create a buzz in the morning : MIMOSA
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Criticizes severely : DUMPSON
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Horseback figure? : CENTAUR
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Page number : FOLIO
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Liszt or Schubert : FRANZ
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"Tootsie" Oscar winner : LANGE
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"I won't miss it" : NOLOSS
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One may demand attention: Abbr. : SGT
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White ___ : SOX
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Special Forces trademarks : BERETS
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It's superior to bohea : PEKOE
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Luxury : EASE
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Half of a 1960s pop group : MAMAS
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Oratory projection : APSE
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Silver salmon : COHO
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Second baseman Boone : BRET
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Pakistani fashion : SARI
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TV monitor : FCC
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Many an exec : MBA
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Low numero : TRE

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

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