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New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Author:
Tim Wescott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Wescott

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {VX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 21,813 )
Across
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Clinks : JAILS
6
Way out : AFAR
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Baseball star in Senate steroid hearings : SOSA
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Sheltered water : INLET
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Repetitive routine : ROTE
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It may be pumped : IRON
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Argue forcibly : MAKEASTRONGCASE
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South American cruise stop : RIO
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Finish lacing up : TIEAKNOT
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___ fly (run producer) : SAC
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Catch red-handed : NAB
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Royal Navy drink of old : GROG
28
Pesticide spreader, e.g. : CROPSPRAYER
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
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Arthurian times, say : YORE
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Name in 2001 bankruptcy news : ENRON
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Knoxville sch. : UTENN
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Grizzlies' org. : NBA
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"Call it!" call : TAILS
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Lehmann of opera : LOTTE
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Damage, so to speak : COST
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Con man? : ANTI
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Chaotic place : ZOO
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Terse : SHORTWINDED
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"Don't ___ me, bro!" : TASE
53
Dark half of a Chinese circle : YIN
54
G.P.S. heading : SSE
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Like a Möbius strip : ONESIDED
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Class with the periodic table on the wall, often: Abbr. : SCI
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Where Olaf I or Olaf II sat : NORWEGIANTHRONE
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"___ la Douce" (1963 film) : IRMA
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Fish-eating raptor : ERNE
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Moves gingerly : EASES
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Cold war propaganda disseminator : TASS
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Rink fake : DEKE
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Like Yogi Berra, physically : SQUAT
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Huck's raftmate : JIM
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Bibliophile's suffix : ANA
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Sort : ILK
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Lounge lizard's look : LEER
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Discolorations : STAINS
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Works in a gallery : ART
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Snow structure : FORT
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Yours, in Tours : ATOI
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Bridge no-no : RENEGE
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2007 Michael Moore documentary : SICKO
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Juicer remnants : ORANGERINDS
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Eh : SOSO
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Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
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Needing a rinse : SOAPY
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"La Bohème" setting : GARRET
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Charles who created Peppermint Patty : SCHULZ
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"Am not!" response : ARETOO
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Shake hands : COMETOTERMS
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It's most useful when it's broken : BRONCO
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Blood drive donation : PINT
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Shady retreat : ARBOR
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Like bread dough or beer : YEASTY
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Actor Nick and family : NOLTES
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Like some football kicks : ONSIDE
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Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
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Storied monster, informally : NESSIE
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Dance for Chubby Checker : TWIST
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Counterbalanced, as bets : HEDGED
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What some races are won by : INCHES
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___ the custom (traditionally) : ASWAS
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"Get ___!" ("Stop procrastinating!") : ONIT
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"The Thin Man" detective : NORA
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Mayo's land : EIRE
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Dungeonlike : DANK
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Modern home of ancient Ur : IRAQ
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Alumna bio word : NEE
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Columbus sch. : OSU
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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1970s self-improvement program : EST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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