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New York Times, Saturday, July 25, 2009

Seaman whose last words were "God and my country!"

Author:
Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HJKQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times7/25/09 ( No. 21,809 )
Across
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Brand seen near razors : AFTA
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They're in seats : INCUMBENTS
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Cover-up during a shower : TARP
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Philosophy of Montague or Santayana : NEOREALISM
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Inquire about a union contract? : PROPOSEMARRIAGE
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Roman ___ : ACLEF
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Color faintly : TINCT
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One may be prayed to: Abbr. : STE
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Connect : RELATE
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Crash accompanier : NOISE
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Alter in a clothing store? : RETAG
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Trumpeter with a prominent neck : SWAN
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Home to Stratford: Abbr. : ONT
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Quarter master? : NUMISMATIST
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They benefit personally : VESTEDINTERESTS
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East Coast sobriquet : EMPIRESTATE
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Crane component : CAB
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One symbol of the 41-Across : ROSE
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Filled treats : OREOS
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Certain joe : DECAF
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Kind of joe : SLOPPY
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Seek change? : BEG
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Father of Eleazar, in the Bible : AARON
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Psychics claim to see them : AURAE
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Meteorological shocker? : ELECTRICALSTORM
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Something often written under : NOMDEPLUME
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Model Melissa Aronson, familiarly : EMME
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Hardly happy : DISTRESSED
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Relative of a chestnut : ROAN
Down
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For what it's worth : ATPAR
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Play genre : FARCE
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Sing the parts of in succession : TROLL
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Be published : APPEAR
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It'll cover you: Abbr. : INS
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Brand seen near razors, once : NEET
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Losing the fuzz? : COMINGINTOFOCUS
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Heavens: Prefix : URANO
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Word of politesse : MERCI
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St. ___ (Caribbean hot spot) : BARTS
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"My God!," as cried by King David : ELI
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Actress Long and others : NIAS
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U.S.A.F. NCO : TSGT
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Hook go-with? : SMEE
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Not so rarely : OFTENER
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Something to practice : ETUDE
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City near Padua : ESTE
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"London Fields" novelist, 1989 : AMIS
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Superior setting: Abbr. : WISC
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Hairy clue-sniffer : ASTA
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It may delve into a derailment: Abbr. : NTSB
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Supervising : OVER
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Seaman whose last words were "God and my country!" : NEMO
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Some are level: Abbr. : TSPS
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Kindergarten "grade" : STAR
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Dishes (out) : METES
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Biological interstices : AREOLAS
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Even : TIED
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Brennan's successor on the Supreme Court : SOUTER
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One working on the side? : EATER
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Seize, in a saying : CARPE
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Edible pomegranate parts : ARILS
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Many an ad : PROMO
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Province next to Piacenza : PARMA
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Mocha setting : YEMEN
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River feature : BEND
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Wellsian race : ELOI
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Beauties : GEMS
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It may be dropped : NAME
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Spring setting in Chi-Town : CDT
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Had the edge : LED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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