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New York Times, Friday, June 5, 2009

___ Reiss Merin, babysitter player in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead"

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 2009, The New York Times6/5/09 ( No. 21,759 )
Across
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Important church : MINSTER
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Like controversial issues : DEBATED
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Bob Marley classic : ONELOVE
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It lets you see who's calling : EYEHOLE
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Something to prove : THEOREM
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Fictional psychiatrist : FRASIER
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"___ sow't with nettle-seed": Shak. : HED
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Gang members : CRONIES
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Year in Nero's reign : LVI
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Psychoanalyst Fromm : ERICH
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From, in some European names : VON
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It may be worn on a sneaker : TREAD
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Phnom Penh cash : RIEL
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Like many an omen : EERIE
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Works in the Uffizi : ARTE
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Poorhouse bedding : STRAWMATTRESSES
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Termini : RAILHEADS
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Totally benign : ASGENTLEASALAMB
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It's often pinched : SALT
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Act rudely, in a way : STARE
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Foul : EVIL
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Street magician ___ Angel : CRISS
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Character lineup : RST
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Proceed (from) : ARISE
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Regional setting for almost eight months per yr. : EDT
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It may begin with an exordium : ORATION
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Got into a pickle? : ATE
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1912 headline name : TITANIC
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Got high gradually : CREPTUP
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Like Victor Hugo when he finished "Les Misérables" : INEXILE
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Pole position or pool position : LANEONE
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Some like them hot : CEREALS
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Registered for : ENTERED
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They deliver : MOTHERS
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Be a willing participant? : INHERIT
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Requiring more support : NEEDIER
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Brief warning : SLO
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What an unrequited lover carries : TORCH
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Loving leader? : EVER
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30-Down thoroughly : REMOVEALLTRACES
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Billy the Kid used one for his nickname : DEFINITEARTICLE
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Jane Rochester's maiden name : EYRE
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Half of a Disney duo, with "the" : BEAST
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They often mean "I see" : AHS
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Slaves : TOILERS
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Up : ELEVATE
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Pooh-poohs : DERIDES
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One between two cardinals? : NORTHEAST
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Red choices : CLARETS
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Part of a backwoods mix-up : RASSLER
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Lets off : EMITS
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See 7-Down : ERASE
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Not sanguine : WAN
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___ Reiss Merin, babysitter player in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" : EDA
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Like some monks : ASCETIC
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Subway rider during rush hour, metaphorically : SARDINE
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Striking brilliance : GLITTER
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Post, for one : AVIATOR
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Make a B instead of an A? : MISTUNE
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Like some profanity : BLEEPED
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"Peter and the Wolf" duck : SONIA
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Regarding : ANENT
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Moon marking : RILL
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North African harbor site : ORAN
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Bad ___, Mich. (seat of Huron County) : AXE
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Peruvian capital? : PEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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