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New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 2009

Author:
Gary & Stephen Kennedy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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32/12/20095/22/20172
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1.62000
Gary Kennedy
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22/12/20097/23/20092
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1.63000
Stephen Kennedy

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 85, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kennedy. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kennedy. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

As the long answer at 7 Down implies, there are ten symmetrically arranged Across answers which need the word DOG added to make sense. 1 Across is HOT DOG, 9 is DEVIL DOG, 15 is ALPHA DOG, 36 is DOG EAR, 34 is DOG CATCHER. Those are all in the top half.

Rotating the grid to see the symmetric answers in the bottom half you get DOG TAG, DOG BREEDER, LUCKY DOG, SALTY DOG, and at 74 across you need to add the missing word twice to get DOG EAT DOG.

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H
2
O
3
T
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M
5
E
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O
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W
8
S
9
D
10
E
11
V
12
I
13
L
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A
N
A
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A
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P
H
A
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O
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N
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R
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N
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D
E
P
O
T
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L
E
X
U
S
20
M
A
G
21
L
E
V
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L
I
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K
E
24
E
R
S
25
V
I
S
26
C
E
R
A
27
K
N
E
E
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S
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I
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T
I
N
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O
T
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S
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U
S
S
R
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T
R
O
I
34
C
A
T
C
H
35
E
R
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E
A
R
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P
A
T
H
38
M
O
D
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E
40
L
41
A
42
P
E
T
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R
O
V
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E
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R
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N
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T
A
G
47
B
R
E
48
E
D
E
R
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R
O
M
E
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S
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E
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M
I
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A
J
O
B
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Z
O
N
E
D
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A
X
E
S
56
R
E
G
A
57
L
E
S
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M
A
N
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A
T
M
S
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O
P
E
61
N
62
U
63
P
64
O
C
T
65
A
L
66
P
O
67
A
C
H
68
O
L
E
69
A
T
A
L
L
70
L
U
C
K
Y
71
S
N
L
72
S
A
L
T
Y
73
O
T
T
E
R
74
E
A
T
© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0723 ( 21,807 )
Across
1
Show-off : HOT
4
Manx cries : MEOWS
9
U.S. Marine : DEVIL
14
"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANA
15
Leader of the pack : ALPHA
16
Like some flocks : OVINE
17
Neurotic cartoon character : REN
18
End of the line, e.g. : DEPOT
19
Auto debut of 1989 : LEXUS
20
Bullet train type : MAGLEV
22
Go for : LIKE
24
Hosp. locations : ERS
25
Innards : VISCERA
27
Common sports injury site : KNEE
28
Certain occupation : SITIN
31
Milo's canine pal : OTIS
32
See 4-Down : USSR
33
"Star Trek" empath : TROI
34
Animal control officer : CATCHER
36
Folded corner : EAR
37
Trail : PATH
38
1927-31 Ford : MODELA
42
Alexander ___, Russian who popularized a chess opening : PETROV
44
Hibernia : ERIN
46
G.I.'s ID : TAG
47
Person who raises and sells pups : BREEDER
49
City containing a country : ROME
50
Big rig : SEMI
53
"Get ___!" : AJOB
54
Plotted for urban uses : ZONED
55
Cans : AXES
56
Entertains : REGALES
58
"Holy moly!" : MAN
59
20 places? : ATMS
60
Cry that may accompany pounding : OPENUP
64
Using base 8 : OCTAL
66
Steal : POACH
68
___ Miss : OLE
69
One bit : ATALL
70
One falling into good fortune : LUCKY
71
NBC-TV inits. : SNL
72
Old sailor : SALTY
73
Animal in a lodge : OTTER
74
Cutthroat : EAT
Down
1
Damage : HARM
2
Ready to serve : ONEA
3
Kraft Foods drink : TANG
4
With "the" and 32-Across, describing an old Matryoshka doll : MADEIN
5
Hgts. : ELEVS
6
Antonym: Abbr. : OPP
7
Hit song from 2000 ... and a hint to 10 symmetrically arranged Across answers : WHOLETTHEDOGSOUT
8
Mocking, in a way : SATIRIC
9
Loser to Clinton : DOLE
10
The 31st vis-à-vis the 1st, e.g. : EVE
11
She-foxes : VIXENS
12
Habituates : INURES
13
Inferior : LESSER
21
Super Bowl of 2023 : LVII
23
K2 locale : KASHMIR
26
Mac, e.g. : COAT
27
Many a Kirkuk resident : KURD
28
Dance bit : STEP
29
"Dies ___" : IRAE
30
Injury, in law : TORT
34
Lascaux paintings, e.g. : CAVEART
35
Long, long time : EON
37
With 48-Down, for example, south of the border : POR
39
Cornwallis's school : ETON
40
Pricey fabric : LAME
41
Yellowing, maybe : AGED
43
Parts of box scores: Abbr. : RBIS
45
Sitcom with the character B.J. : REBA
48
See 37-Down : EJEMPLO
49
Shot up : ROSE
50
Some Girl Scout cookies : SAMOAS
51
First-and-second bet : EXACTA
52
A little nuts : MENTAL
54
Feature of a pleasant summer day : ZEPHYR
57
"Two Treatises of Government" writer : LOCKE
59
Friend : ALLY
61
It has two holes : NOSE
62
Arms runner? : ULNA
63
Stone, e.g. : PELT
65
PC key : ALT
67
Not delay : ACT

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

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