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New York Times, Thursday, July 16, 2009

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKX} This is puzzle # 169 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0716 ( 21,800 )
Across
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Recreating : ATPLAY
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Commercial prefix with vision : UNI
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Election night figs. : PCTS
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Ships whose rudders don't touch water : DIRIGIBLES
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Sounds heard in a bowl : RAHS
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35-Across of 57-Across that equals 12-Down : ELEVENPLUSTWO
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Medical suffix : OSIS
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Bobsled challenges : ESSES
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Aesthete : ARTLOVER
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The Big East's Panthers, for short : PITT
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They travel through tubes : OVA
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Winter driving hazards : DRIFTS
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Start of a Hemingway title : TOHAVE
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Less affluent : NEEDIER
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French novelist Robert ___, upon whose work the 1973 thriller "The Day of the Dolphin" is based : MERLE
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Philosopher Zeno of ___ : ELEA
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Signature piece? : BIC
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See 17- and 57-Across : ANAGRAM
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Container for folding scissors : ETUI
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Something a chair may hold : GAVEL
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Pie crust pattern : LATTICE
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Rubber gaskets : ORINGS
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Endocrinological prefix : ADRENO
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Status follower : QUO
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Tolkien villains : ORCS
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Destination of Saul when he had his conversion, in the Bible : DAMASCUS
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Reader of someone else's diary, say : SNOOP
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Sparkling wine source : ASTI
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35-Across of 17-Across that equals 12-Down : TWELVEPLUSONE
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : SUEZ
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Neither high nor low : ATEYELEVEL
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Half-dome construction : APSE
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Govt. ID : SSN
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First arrival : ELDEST
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"Take ___ breath" : ADEEP
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Swiss cheese : TILSIT
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Cry just before a rabbit appears? : PRESTO
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Dwells in the past? : LIVETH
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So, so long : AGES
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Feminine side : YIN
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Extraordinary : ULTRA
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Red-spotted ___ : NEWT
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Singer of the Wagner aria "Liebestod" : ISOLDE
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Be a breadwinner : PROVIDE
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Detective's work record : CASEFILE
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Either 17- or 57-Across : THIRTEEN
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Snake's warning : SSS
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3.3 in a transcript, maybe : BPLUSAVERAGE
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Lead from a mountain? : ORE
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Brickmaking need : OVEN
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Women of Andalucía: Abbr. : SRAS
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Drs.' org. : AMA
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With clammy hands, say : NERVOUSLY
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N.Y.C. airport : LGA
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Gymnastics coach Károlyi : BELA
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Possible title for this puzzle : ITADDSUP
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Deep discounts : CUTRATES
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Britain's Royal ___ Club, for plane enthusiasts : AERO
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1051, on a monument : MLI
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Complete the I.R.S.'s Schedule A : ITEMIZE
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___ fog : INA
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Bob at the Olympics : COSTAS
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Puzzled : NONPLUSED
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Dig, with "on" : GROOVE
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Servings at teas : SCONES
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Doyenne : QUEEN
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Like L-O-N-D-O-N : SPELT
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100-lb. units : CWTS
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Bear's warning : SELL
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Simile center : ASA
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Flashed sign : VEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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