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New York Times, Thursday, July 30, 2009

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {KXZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 21,814 )
Across
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Facility : EEEE
5
<-- What this is, on a calendar : MAY
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Signals : QQQQ
12
Jiltee of myth : MEDEA
14
Yamaha offering, in brief : ATV
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Perform acceptably : CUTIT
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Profanities (and a hint to this puzzle's anomalies) : FOURLETTERWORDS
19
Peer group? : IIII
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Razz : TTTT
21
Liverpool-to-Portsmouth dir. : SSE
23
Buzzers : GNATS
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Some exchanges, quickly : IMS
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Arrives : GETSTHERE
30
Mean mien : SNEER
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Scale range : ONETOTEN
33
Do what Jell-O does : JIGGLE
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Alley of Moo : OOP
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Patient responses : AHS
36
Geisha's accessory : FAN
37
Like : ALA
38
Many "Star Wars" fighters : DROIDS
40
Blood, e.g. : GANGSTER
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Forward : SAUCY
43
Some people in a tree : ANCESTORS
44
Division of an office bldg. : STE
45
Wasn't straight : ARCED
46
Carry-___ : ONS
47
Garden sights : BBBB
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Is behind : OOOO
51
Record holders? (and a punny hint to this puzzle's anomalies) : REPEATOFFENDERS
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Sluggish : INERT
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Whistle blower : REF
60
"American Idol" judge : ABDUL
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"Man oh man!" : GGGG
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___ admin (computer techie) : SYS
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Hip : YYYY
Down
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Voltaic cell meas. : EMF
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Abbr. in a help-wanted ad : EEO
3
E-mail address ending : EDU
4
Like H. P. Lovecraft among all popular writers? : EERIEST
5
Show types : MATINEES
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Part of a 2005 SBC merger : ATT
7
Actress Mimieux of "Where the Boys Are" : YVETTE
8
Offering, as a price : QUOTING
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12 or 15 min. : QTR
10
Rx abbr. : QID
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Peck parts: Abbr. : QTS
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Iranian supreme leader ___ Khamenei : ALI
15
100 lbs. : CWT
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Some musical notes : EIGHTHS
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Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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They may have niños and niñas : SENORAS
22
Exit : STEPOUT
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Royal son of the comics : ARN
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Nuclear unit : MEGATON
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Merchants : SELLERS
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Stuff on a shelf : GOODS
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Kowtower : TOADY
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Squeals : SINGS
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Cans : REARS
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Courtroom identification : JANEDOE
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Starts of some sporting events : FACEOFFS
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Big chip off the old block? : ICEBERG
40
Health supplement chain : GNC
41
Defended : STOODBY
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Pergolas : ARBORS
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Dance grp. at the Met : ABT
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It goes over a plate : BAT
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___ leash : ONA
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Horse and buggy : RIG
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Official lang. of Barbados : ENG
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Part of a violin : PEG
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Hardly macho : FEY
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Actress Williams of the 1960s-'70s : EDY
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___ Lopez (chess opening) : RUY
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On the ___ : SLY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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