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New York Times, Monday, July 20, 2009

Author:
Pancho Harrison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Harrison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0720 ( 21,804 )
Across
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"Uncle ___ Cabin" : TOMS
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Witches' faces have them : WARTS
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___ vu : DEJA
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"Put a sock ___!" : INIT
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Writer T. S. or George : ELIOT
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Midterm, e.g. : EXAM
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Sicilian spewer : ETNA
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Former British P.M. Tony : BLAIR
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Surprisingly lively for one's age : SPRY
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What the love of money is, they say : ROOTOFALLEVIL
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Lop off, as branches : PRUNE
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RR depot : STA
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"The Lord of the Rings" enemy : ORC
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"So long!" : SEEYA
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Ninth-inning pitcher : CLOSER
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Squealer : RAT
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Stop a prevailing trend : STEMTHETIDE
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Gillette razor : ATRA
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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30-second spot, e.g. : TVAD
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Quickly turn the pages of : LEAFTHROUGH
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That: Sp. : ESO
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Mexican revolutionary ___ Villa : PANCHO
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Check the fit of, as a dress : TRYON
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"___ Pinafore" : HMS
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Hospital trauma ctrs. : ERS
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"Oh, bushwa!" : MYEYE
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Factory supervisors ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 36- and 42-Across : PLANTMANAGERS
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Old woman's home in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
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"Fear of Flying" writer Jong : ERICA
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Marco Polo crossed it : ASIA
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Simplicity : EASE
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Contract conditions : TERMS
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Sore, with "off" : TEED
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Like Georgia Brown of song : SWEET
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"Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
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It may hang out in a sports stadium : TIER
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First in the rankings : ONTOP
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17-year-old, legally : MINOR
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Condition of affairs : STATUS
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Duck features : WEBFEET
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___ breve (2/2 time in music) : ALLA
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Iranian money : RIAL
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Works long and hard : TOILS
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Seventh-inning ritual : STRETCH
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Arnaz of "I Love Lucy" : DESI
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Nitroglycerin or dynamite : EXPLOSIVE
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Cookie holder : JAR
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"The Joy Luck Club" writer Tan : AMY
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George Washingtons : ONES
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Low-lying area : VALE
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___ a beet : REDAS
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Belief : CREDO
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Vintage designation : YEAR
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"I ___ amused!" : AMNOT
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Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
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Alice's mate on "The Honeymooners" : RALPH
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First string : ATEAM
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Make lemons into melons, e.g.? : TRANSPOSE
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Go from gig to gig : TOUR
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Steelers' grp. : AFC
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Ellington's "Take ___ Train" : THEA
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Big stingers : HORNETS
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One who mounts and dismounts a horse : GYMNAST
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Georgetown athlete : HOYA
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Spread, as seed : STREW
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Go-aheads : YESES
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Great Lakes Indians : ERIES
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Cousin of an onion : LEEK
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Bog : MIRE
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Summit : ACME
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Lead-in to masochism : SADO
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Filming site : SET
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Part of 33-Down's laugh : HAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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