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New York Times, Friday, July 24, 2009

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0724 ( 21,808 )
Across
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It doesn't exist : NOSUCHTHING
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Find fault with : COMPLAINABOUT
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A soldier's gear, for example : GOVERNMENTISSUE
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Bloomer after whom bloomers are named : AMELIA
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Rent to another : RELET
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Toy from China : PEKE
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"Young ___ Boone" (short-lived 1970s TV series) : DANL
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You might grind it out : BUTT
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Fast hits : LINEDRIVES
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With 5-Down, snooping aid : SPY
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Discussed at length : HASHEDOVER
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Musical direction that means "lyrical" in Italian : CANTABILE
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Actor who debuted in "Kung Fu: The Movie" : BRANDONLEE
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Snooping aid : TAP
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Activities at punk rock concerts : SLAMDANCES
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"Gotta run!" : TATA
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High bark : YELP
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End ___ : USER
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Foolish, in British slang : BARMY
40
Fruit salad ingredient : MELON
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Folk singer Tom with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award : PAXTON
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It gets you up and around : SPIRALSTAIRCASE
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Words from one who won't settle : SEEYOUINCOURT
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People in a line : DESCENDANTS
Down
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Whim-wham : NOVELTY
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It might contain a filling : OMELET
3
Diagonally set spar : SPRIT
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Bone involved in pronation : ULNA
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See 27-Across : CAM
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Move quickly : HIE
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Spike's former name : TNN
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Ring contents, maybe : HAT
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Bibliog. equivalent of "ditto" : IBID
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Calamitous decline : NOSEDIVE
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French painter Courbet : GUSTAVE
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Arise : COMEUP
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Pulitzer-winning historian Frederick Jackson ___ : TURNER
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Outfits : GARBS
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Fish that can move equally well forward and backward : EELS
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Team whose home arena is the Palace of Auburn Hills : PISTONS
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Better : ENHANCE
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Company with a tree in its logo : KEEBLER
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Fluid dynamics phenomena : EDDIES
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Convertible carriage : LANDAU
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It's assumed : ROLE
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Bit of assistance : HAND
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Local or regional Boy Scout gathering : CAMPOREE
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Nullifies, as an oath? : BLEEPS
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Made a comeback : RALLIED
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Medieval conquerors : TARTARS
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Maximally : ATMOST
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Max of video game fame : PAYNE
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"___ by Sinatra" (1982 collaborative jazz album) : SYMS
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Reaganomics recommendation : TAXCUT
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One addressed as "lord" : BARON
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Parliamentary faction : NAYS
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1/6 of an inch : PICA
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Ad ___ (at the place: Abbr.) : LOC
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Good name for a trial lawyer : SUE
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Ingredient in Delftware glazing : TIN
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"What next?" : AND

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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