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New York Times, Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
School cafeteria fare ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GQ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers. This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Blindauer. Wednesday freshness: 40%
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© 2009, The New York Times7/22/9 ( No. 21,806 )
Across
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It's found in chambers : AMMO
5
Moves quickly : TROTS
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It was dropped in the '60s : ACID
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Just watch TV, say : LOAF
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Historic San Francisco theater, with "the" : ROXIE
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Dame ___ Everage (Barry Humphries character) : EDNA
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Olympic boxing gold medalist of 1964 : EOJFRAZIER
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It may be down at the heel : SPUR
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For the nonce : PROTEM
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Was in a no-win situation? : DREW
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Under the table : LIT
24
King in "Jesus Christ Superstar" : HEROD
25
Hero of Super Bowl III : JEONAMATH
27
Run out of gas, say : DIE
29
Tooth trouble : DECAY
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47th U.S. vice president : OJEBIDEN
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Cheri of "Scary Movie" : OTERI
38
Abrasive soap brand : LAVA
39
While away, as time : SPEND
42
Trampled (on) : TROD
43
Wipe : ERASE
45
Oscar winner of 1990 : OEJPESCI
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Pockets of dough? : PITAS
50
Light hair color : ASH
51
Singer on day three of 1969's Woodstock : EJOCOCKER
54
Handy : OFUSE
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Scand. land : NOR
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"No, mein Herr" : NEIN
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Egyptian god with the head of a jackal : ANUBIS
62
"'Tis a pity" : ALAS
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School cafeteria fare ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : SLOPPYJOES
66
Commend, as for outstanding service : CITE
67
More sick, in dialect : ILLER
68
Bibliophile's suffix : IANA
69
Archie or Veronica : TEEN
70
Winter Palace figures : TSARS
71
Canine order : STAY
Down
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Jewish leader? : ALEPH
2
Roger who played the same role seven times : MOORE
3
Paramount : MAJOR
4
"___ the races!" : OFFTO
5
Disney World transport : TRAM
6
Cartoonist Chast : ROZ
7
Nitrous ___ : OXIDE
8
Steering system component : TIEROD
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Composed : SERENE
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1950s political inits. : AES
11
Sound system staples : CDPLAYERS
12
Indigenous Canadian : INUIT
13
Title before Sidious or Maul : DARTH
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___-wip : REDDI
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Steve Martin's birthplace : WACO
25
Cherokee, for one : JEEP
26
Certain finish : MATTE
28
Bouncers check them, briefly : IDS
30
Cheer for a matador : OLE
31
Candy holder : JAR
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Disappear : EVAPORATE
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Meat-and-potatoes : BASIC
34
Three-time Keanu Reeves character : NEO
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"Arabian Nights" bird : ROC
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Uganda's ___ Amin : IDI
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By : NEAR
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Wedding reception hirees : DJS
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Neighbor of Slough : ETON
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Like the 28-Down of underage drinkers : PHONY
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Gets 100 on a test : ACESIT
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Learned things : SKILLS
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Pass : ENACT
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Half of Brangelina : JOLIE
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___ Gay (W.W. II bomber) : ENOLA
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Some apples : FUJIS
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W.W. II menace : UBOAT
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___ College, north of Albany, N.Y. : SIENA
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Lamb piece : ESSAY
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Loan figs. : APRS
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Committee member, maybe: Abbr. : SEN
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Word in a price : PER

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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