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New York Times, Friday, July 3, 2009

First woman to land a triple axel in a major competition

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {F} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times7/3/09 ( No. 21,787 )

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Across
1
"In one era and out the other" phenomenon? : TIMEWARP
9
Pianist Jarrett and others : KEITHS
15
Basis of Tony Martin's "There's No Tomorrow" : OSOLEMIO
16
Decline : OPTOUT
17
Cutter, e.g. : SAILBOAT
18
Smoke and mirrors : HOOPLA
19
Show of affection : CARESS
20
Subject of therapy : ILLS
22
First name among U.N. secretaries-general : DAG
23
One who has a quick point to make? : ACER
24
Where Duff Beer is sold, on TV : MOES
25
Outfielder Guillén : JOSE
26
Off course, in a way : YAWING
29
Hornswoggles : BILKS
30
Office bldg. division : STE
33
Hot stuff : SALSA
34
Half a 1980s TV duo : ALLIE
35
One might stand in a chamber of horrors : WAXWORK
37
Calligraphy, some say : LOSTART
39
"Joy to the World" penner Hoyt ___ : AXTON
40
Army of the Potomac commander : MEADE
42
They may get waived: Abbr. : RTS
43
What you may experience when going around the world? : ZEROG
44
Muhammad Ali cornerman Dundee : ANGELO
46
"The Unanswered Question" composer, 1908 : IVES
47
Alternative to Genuine Draft : LITE
48
___ Québécois (political party) : BLOC
52
Beat it : LAM
53
Its logo is four interlocking rings : AUDI
54
Historical figure on whom a Verdi opera is based : ATTILA
56
Cheerios, abroad : ADIEUX
58
Certain fricassee : COQAUVIN
60
Rub the wrong way : NETTLE
61
Hollandaise, e.g. : EMULSION
62
Tree dwellers : DRYADS
63
Like duck soup : REALEASY
Down
1
Opera singer in an opera : TOSCA
2
Half brother of Midian, in the Bible : ISAAC
3
Waves on garments : MOIRE
4
Queen who wrote popular novels : ELLERY
5
ABC, Fox, etc., in Variety : WEBS
6
Half a 1950s TV duo : AMOS
7
Coastal feature : RIA
8
Hogwarts class taught by Severus Snape : POTIONS
9
Target competitor : KOHLS
10
Apollonius of Rhodes' "Argonautica," e.g. : EPOS
11
First woman to land a triple axel in a major competition : ITO
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An exorbitant amount : TOPDOLLAR
13
Grassy bottom : HULASKIRT
14
Things to get a grip on? : STAGESETS
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21, maybe : LEGALAGE
24
Girl with considerable pull? : MILKMAID
25
Dump without warning : JILT
27
"___ for You" (1975 Temptations album) : ASONG
28
Campaign setting : WAR
29
City where Erasmus taught : BASEL
30
Its flag includes a shield and two spears : SWAZILAND
31
One cooking a return : TAXEVADER
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Arm or leg : EXTREMITY
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Tries to get : WOOS
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Lines that lift up : ODE
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Decoy : ENTICER
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Not sharp : OBTUSE
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Meter-candles : LUXES
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Octavian's wife : LIVIA
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Gallimaufries : OLIOS
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Sharp : CANNY
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Holiday tune title starter : AULD
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Shade close to beryl : AQUA
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Like Magic? : TALL
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Flight projection, briefly : ETA
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"___! What fray was here?": Romeo : OME

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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