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New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthplace of James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson: Abbr.

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, interpret the answers to the seven starred clues literally, in order from top to bottom.
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© 2009, The New York Times7/12/09 ( No. 21,796 )
Across
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Figure in "Lost Horizon" : LAMA
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Intelligent, creative sort, supposedly : VIRGO
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Fancy wheels : LIMO
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Pet protector, for short : ASPCA
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Monthly bill: Abbr. : ELEC
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"___ Gold" : ULEES
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___ Sea, 2,000-square-mile saltwater lake : ARAL
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Singer Collins and others : PHILS
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*Boondocks : MIDDLEOFNOWHERE
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Former presidential candidate in the Forbes 400 : PEROT
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Standing by : ONICE
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Symbol of modesty : VIOLET
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Away with an O.K. : ONLEAVE
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PBS funder : NEA
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Mobile-to-Birmingham dir. : NNE
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*Ambulance destination : MEDICALCENTER
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Group of genetically related organisms : BIOTYPE
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"Buy ___ regular price, get ..." : ONEAT
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Directional suffix : ERN
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It's within your grasp : PALM
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With 51-Down, cry of sorrow : WOE
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Specter in the Senate : ARLEN
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Emulates AZ or T.I. : RAPS
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*Imam or priest : SPIRITUALLEADER
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1986 Indy winner Bobby : RAHAL
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Vacation itinerary : SITES
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Literary heroine whose best friend is a goatherd : HEIDI
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Copy : ACTLIKE
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Looney Tunes nickname : TAZ
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Straighten out : UNCOIL
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G or R issuer: Abbr. : MPAA
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*When the heavens and earth were created : BEGINNINGOFTIME
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Car driven by James Bond in "Octopussy," for short : ALFA
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Forward : RESEND
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"Sweet" stream in a Burns poem : AFTON
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Roadie's armful : AMP
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Noisy but comfy chair : BEANBAG
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Wallop : BASTE
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First name in skin care : ESTEE
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Material with a distinctive diagonal weave : SERGE
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*Deputy : SECONDINCOMMAND
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Serving in the navy : ASEA
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Tweets, e.g. : TEXTS
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Grandfathers of III's : SRS
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Unpaid debt, e.g. : ONUS
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Let go : CAN
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Strait-laced : RIGID
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Field for a fault-finder? : GEOLOGY
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*Week after Christmas : ENDOFDECEMBER
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G, musically : SOL
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Lead-in to calculus : PRE
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1, to a trucker : LOWGEAR
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Love sign : CARESS
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Dog-___ : EARED
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Actor Jannings and others : EMILS
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*Lights out in New York City : BROADWAYCLOSING
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Bathroom fixture : BIDET
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"Yeah, right!" : IBET
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Children : ISSUE
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Part of a French opera : ACTE
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Open stars? : SEEDS
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Tops : LIDS
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Like mesh : NETTY
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Bartlett, e.g. : PEAR
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A mechanic might see it a lot : LEMON
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Flared dress : ALINE
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Publicity push : MEDIABLITZ
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Group with the 22x platinum album "Back in Black" : ACDC
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Saturn offering : VUE
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P.S. in a Beatles song : ILOVEYOU
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Mortgage adjustment, for short : REFI
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Subject of some modern maps : GENOME
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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"Chicago Hope" actress : LAHTI
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Choler : IRE
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Nick, say : MAR
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World Cup shout : OLEOLE
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Small, fruity dessert : APPLETART
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Luster : SHEEN
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Worrisome sight on the Spanish Main : PIRATESHIP
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Bee's target : CLOVER
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Back on board : ASTERN
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O'Brien's predecessor : LENO
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Get together : WED
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Birthplace of James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson: Abbr. : NCAR
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Abbr. on a cereal box : NTWT
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Like most dorms nowadays : COED
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___ Page, woman in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" : ANNE
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1950s Hungarian premier ___ Nagy : IMRE
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Birds with showy mates : PEAHENS
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"Hey there!" : PSST
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Pacific capital : APIA
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Foreman foe : ALI
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Pleonastic : REDUNDANT
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"The Divided Self" author R. D. ___ : LAING
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Former Swedish P.M. Olof ___ : PALME
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See 44-Across : ISME
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Director Sergio : LEONE
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Bonnie in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : RAITT
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Wanted poster letters : AKA
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Field of green : LEA
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Sister of Erato : CLIO
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Indian tourist locale : AGRA
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Cover girl Cheryl : TIEGS
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Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
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Something to play : OFFENSE
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Forehead coverer : BANGS
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Desk tray : INBOX
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Memory: Prefix : MNEM
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They may be crunched : ABS
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Wrangler rival : LEE
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All over : FARANDWIDE
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No matter the cost : ATANYPRICE
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___ items : MENU
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Those hoofing it : PEDS
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Events that are barrels of fun? : BEERFESTS
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'60s radical grp. : SDS
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Eye irritant : SMOG
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Suffix with diet : ETIC
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Relinquish : CEDE
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Kind of saw : CROSSCUT
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Peace Prize city : OSLO
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Verdi's "Celeste ___" : AIDA
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A-listers : CELEBS
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Breakdown of social norms : ANOMIE
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Playful rodent : GERBIL
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Payola, e.g. : GREASE
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Promise, for one : OLEO
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Gave the once-over : OGLED
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Exams for future docs : MCATS
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Uncooperative : BAD
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Field Marshal Rommel : ERWIN
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___-car : RENTA
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Lawn tool : EDGER
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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"Hurry!" : ASAP
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Result of bringing someone home, for short : RBI
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Etymologist's ref. : OED
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Science writer Willy : LEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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