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New York Times, Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Author:
Steve Dobis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Dobis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Dobis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 21,763 )
Across
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Breezes through : ACES
5
Andrews and Edwards, for two: Abbr. : AFBS
9
Wall supports : STUDS
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Zoo barrier : MOAT
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One getting one-on-one help : TUTEE
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*Movie starring a cross-dressing John Travolta : HAIRSPRAY
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Having a lot to lose? : OBESE
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In base 8 : OCTAL
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*Big writing assignment : TERMPAPER
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Enjoyed Bazooka, e.g. : CHEWED
25
Carillon sounds : DONGS
26
Lowly worker : PEON
28
"... ___ thousand times ..." : NOA
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Step up from dial-up : DSL
32
Not at rest : INMOTION
36
Driver's license feature : PHOTO
38
Lab container : VIAL
39
Word that can precede the starts of the answers to the eight starred clues : SHORT
42
Lowell and Tan : AMYS
43
The "A" in WASP : ANGLO
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Is on deck : GOESNEXT
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Most apts. have them : NOS
48
Strike caller : UMP
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Wizard's stick : WAND
52
Places to serve slop : STIES
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Flea market deal, perhaps : RESALE
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*Very easy tasks : CAKEWALKS
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Unable to retreat, as an animal : ATBAY
63
Fine fiddle : AMATI
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*Electric Slide, for one : LINEDANCE
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Introductory TV episode : PILOT
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Not e'en once : NEER
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Idyllic places : EDENS
70
B'way booth in Times Square : TKTS
71
Temperance supporters : DRYS
Down
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Like some committees : ADHOC
2
Alternative to first-class : COACH
3
Cream of the crop : ELITE
4
*Nonbinding vote : STRAWPOLL
5
Sound booster at a concert : AMP
6
Siege site : FORT
7
Called to a lamb, say : BAAED
8
"Sophie's Choice" author : STYRON
9
*Like a band-aid solution : STOPGAP
10
Instruments in military bands : TUBAS
11
Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
12
Dis and dis : DESE
13
Palm reader, e.g. : SEER
18
Winter driving hazard : SLEET
22
6 on a telephone : MNO
24
The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to ___ Dream" : DOIS
27
Japanese drama : NOH
29
Capitol feature : DOME
30
River of Hades : STYX
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Not grasping the material, say : LOST
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Lendl of tennis : IVAN
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Padre's boy : NINO
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Rack purchases, briefly : MAGS
35
Yuletide quaff : NOG
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*Heels-over-head feat : HANDSTAND
40
Column crosser : ROW
41
Sign of sorrow : TEAR
44
*Defeats mentally : OUTWITS
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Golf's Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
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Actress Farrow : MIA
50
Bit of shotgun shot : PELLET
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Determined to achieve : SETON
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Long-bodied lizard : SKINK
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One of the Yokums : ABNER
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Cagney's TV partner : LACEY
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Close watchers : EYERS
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New Jersey's ___ May : CAPE
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In the thick of : AMID
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Curly cabbage : KALE
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Fit of pique : SNIT
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Publishers' hirees: Abbr. : EDS

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

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