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NINE OF DIAMONDS

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 2011

Author:
Kurt Mueller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mueller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0724 ( 22,538 )
Across
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Crackerjack : ACE
4
Org. fighting pirates? : ASCAP
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Pink shade : CORAL
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Wyle and Webster : NOAHS
19
Man of mystery : MRX
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Stylish : SMART
21
Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Hit TV show that ended in 2011 : OPRAH
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Cuts in a cardboard container? : BOXSCORES
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American-born Japanese : NISEI
26
Prefix with meter or methylene : TETRA
27
Tax lawyer's find : LOOPHOLE
28
Heel : RASCAL
29
7'1" former N.B.A. star : ONEAL
30
Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Yelled initially? : CALLEDOUTATFIRST
34
Nursery noise : WAH
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Empty : INANE
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26 of the 44 U.S. presidents: Abbr. : ATTYS
38
Instruction part : STEP
40
Beach site, maybe : CAPE
42
It might be skipped : ROPE
44
So-so formal dance? : FAIRBALL
46
Went far too slowly during the 10K? : WALKEDINARUN
54
State symbols of North Dakota and Massachusetts : ELMS
55
Leader who said "All reactionaries are paper tigers" : MAO
56
Slight : SLENDER
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"Use the Force, ___" : LUKE
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Arizona is the only state to have one : ZEE
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Attach to : PINON
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"Rocks" : ICE
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Certain helicopter : COBRA
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Piece of black-market playground equipment? : SWINGFORTHEFENCES
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Cousin of kerplunk : SPLAT
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___ for life : SET
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Purple shade : LILAC
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Press : INK
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It comes out in the wash : ODOR
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Northernmost borough of London : ENFIELD
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Freud's one : EIN
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Antlered animal : STAG
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Wool or cotton purchase request? : BATTINGORDER
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Disgusting advice? : FOULTIPS
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Way out : DOOR
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24 hrs. ago : YEST
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Isle of the Inner Hebrides : IONA
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Brown-___ : NOSER
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New York's historic ___ Library : ASTOR
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Top of a ladder?: Abbr. : CEO
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Whiskey bottle dregs? : BOTTOMOFTHEFIFTH
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Courtroom entry : PLEA
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Corporate shake-up, for short : REORG
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Beyond ___ : BELIEF
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People whose jobs include giving tours : REALTORS
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To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
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"I don't give ___!" : ADARN
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Nobleman after a banquet? : FULLCOUNT
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Rita Hayworth's femme fatale title role of 1946 : GILDA
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Effects of many waterfalls : MISTS
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Felt bad : AILED
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Bind : TIE
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Toothpaste brand once advertised as having the secret ingredient GL-70 : GLEEM
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Not settled : ANTSY
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Hits and runs : STATS
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Rev.'s address : SER
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Mosey : AMBLE
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Perform Hawaiian music, say : CROON
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Shell alternative : EXXON
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"Uncle Moses" novelist Sholem : ASCH
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Smack : SMOOCH
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French first lady ___ Bruni-Sarkozy : CARLA
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Staggering : AREEL
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Game tally: Abbr. : PTS
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It was invaded in the War of 1812 : CANADA
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Prayer : ORISON
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Airlift, maybe : RESCUE
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Really bugged : ATEAT
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Orphan girl in Byron's "Don Juan" : LEILA
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Seldom : NOTOFTEN
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Urging at a birthday party : OPENIT
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I-5 through Los Angeles, e.g. : ARTERY
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Heckle, e.g. : HARASS
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Thou follower? : SHALT
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Some volcanoes : SPEWERS
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Doesn't stop, in a way : RENEWS
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Pitcher part : LIP
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Animal with a snout : TAPIR
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Urgent transmission, for short : APB
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Result of a pitch, perhaps : SALE
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Schedule opening : TIMESLOT
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Trolley sound : CLANG
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Distant : ALOOF
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Side in checkers : RED
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Metered praise : ODE
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Tasseled topper : FEZ
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Leader exiled in 1979 : AMIN
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Not much : ALITTLE
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Nobelist Walesa : LECH
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Queen's request, maybe : KNEEL
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Skin cream ingredient : ALOE
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Adds insult to injury, say : RUBSITIN
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Land on the Sea of Azov: Abbr. : UKR
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Cultural org. : NEA
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Stomach area : PIT
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Deferential denial : NOSIR
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Junk bond rating : CCC
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Something on a hog? : WART
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Stalk by a stream : REED
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Feudal lands : FIEFS
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Ex-governor Spitzer of New York : ELIOT
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When repeated, a TV sign-off : NANU
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Kind of story : SOB
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Hi-tech organizer : PDA
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Sonoma neighbor : NAPA
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Metric wts. : KGS
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Vast, in verse : ENORM
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Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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"What ___?" : FOR
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Towel : DRYOFF
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Reach at a lower level : STOOPTO
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Emoticon, e.g. : IDEOGRAM
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See 102-Down : LIE
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"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
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Words following see, hear and speak : NOEVIL
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1972 Best Actor nominee for "The Ruling Class" : OTOOLE
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Winning length in a horse race : STRIDE
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Finally : ATLAST
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Side in a pickup game : SHIRTS
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Minute : TEENSY
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Swiss quarters? : CHALET
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Confederate general who won at Chickamauga : BRAGG
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Noted 1991 Harvard Law grad : OBAMA
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Supplied, as data : FEDIN
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Slot machine symbols, often : FRUIT
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With 86-Down, what Washington purportedly could not do : TELLA
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Boors : LOUTS
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Banks who was known as Mr. Cub : ERNIE
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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Some notebook screens, for short : LCDS
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Fourth notes : FAS

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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