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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boldly patterned warblers ... and a hint to 17-, 24-, 50- and 59-Across

Author:
Gary Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary J. Whitehead

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Whitehead.
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© 2010, The New York Times6/9/10 ( No. 22,128 )

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Across
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Flexible blades : EPEES
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Machines that run Panther or Leopard : MACS
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Bean curd : TOFU
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Prefix with brewery : MICRO
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Home of King Harald V : OSLO
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Eye part : IRIS
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Part of a drug lord's income, maybe : BLOODMONEY
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Burping in public, e.g. : NONO
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Eye part : LENS
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Field of expertise : AREA
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Small particles : MOTES
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Shogun's capital : EDO
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Fruity soda : CHERRYCRUSH
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"Slumdog Millionaire" setting : MUMBAI
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Still : EVENSO
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Watch furtively : SPYON
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Res ___ loquitur : IPSA
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You might get your feet wet with this : DEW
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Boldly patterned warblers ... and a hint to 17-, 24-, 50- and 59-Across : REDSTARTS
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Minute Maid drink brand : HIC
41
Big film shower : IMAX
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Eye shade : HAZEL
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Powerless : UNABLE
49
Singer portrayed in film by Jennifer Lopez : SELENA
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Rolling Stones hit of 1967 : RUBYTUESDAY
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Liq. measures : PTS
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Prepare to recite the Pledge of Allegiance : STAND
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Hidden valley : GLEN
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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Certain mason : BRICKLAYER
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City in Utah : OREM
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Prefix with physics : META
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Many-___ (large, as an estate) : ACRED
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Half, quarter or eighth follower : NOTE
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Insignia : EMBLEMS
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Amassed : PILEDUP
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Rental car choice : ECONOMY
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Cupid's Greek counterpart : EROS
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Stuff sold in rolls : SOD
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Actress Mary Tyler ___ : MOORE
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Co-star of 6-Down in 1970s TV : ASNER
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Cloudless : CLEAR
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___ milk : SOY
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Cassiterite, e.g. : TINORE
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Like a good speaking voice : OROTUND
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Deft touch : FINESSE
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Base entertainment : USOSHOW
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When doubled, a fish : MAHI
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When Emperor Henry IV was dethroned : MCV
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Fred Astaire prop : CANE
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Oenophile's concern : YEAR
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Staten Isl., for one : BOR
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Doctrine : ISM
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Educ. group : PTA
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"Yakety ___," 1963 hit : SAX
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Target of Pierre's prayers : DIEU
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Place with a gym : THEY
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"The best pal that I ever had," in song : SAL
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Author Zora Neale ___ of the Harlem Renaissance : HURSTON
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Not yet born : INUTERO
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1966 musical based on "I Am a Camera" : CABARET
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Gentle breezes : ZEPHYRS
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Sides accompaniers : ENTREES
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World Series-winning manager of 1981 and 1988 : LASORDA
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How famous people are known : BYNAME
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Brit. company name ending : LTD
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Went under : SANK
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Everglades wader : EGRET
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Skirt features : SLITS
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Break down : DECAY
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___ Bell : TACO
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Ascap alternative : BMI
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Science course requirement, maybe : LAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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