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New York Times, Friday, July 31, 2009

Early TV news commentator famous for doing Timex ads

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QUVX} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times7/31/09 ( No. 21,815 )
Across
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"___ better be!" : ITHAD
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Factory staple : DIE
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Abbr. in a "works cited" list : ETAL
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"I'm not done yet!" : THERESMORE
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It's passed on : LORE
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Oscar-nominated portrayer of Frida Kahlo : SALMAHAYEK
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Discipline : AREA
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Financial statement abbr. : YTD
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Reason to make a prank call, maybe : DARE
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What a player may mean by knocking on the table : IPASS
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Relatively close : WITHINEARSHOT
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Subject of the 1955 film "The Last Command" : ALAMO
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Baby shower gift : ONESIE
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Band members with long necks? : SITARS
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Many students on "Gilmore Girls" : ELIS
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It's 11 miles NNW of JFK : LGA
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Something not on the menu : SPECIAL
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Roll top? : SCHMEAR
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Certain correlative : NOR
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Really appeal to : GRAB
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Early TV news commentator famous for doing Timex ads : SWAYZE
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Heads up : CHAIRS
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Makes scarce : HIDES
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Where a fouled player might go : FREETHROWLINE
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Crystallizes : JELLS
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Passage blockers : NOES
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Stars participate in it: Abbr. : NHL
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Pendant option : OPAL
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Comics character with a "gang" : BAZOOKAJOE
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Not be a nobody : RATE
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Passage enabler : OPENSESAME
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Not natural : DYED
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Bond : WED
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City in 1917 headlines : YPRES
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Minute, informally : ITSY
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"Not ___!" : THAT
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Wasn't full of holes : HELDWATER
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The Adriatic vis-à-vis the Mediterranean : ARM
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Red-handed : DEADTORIGHTS
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Helen Thomas in the White House press corps, e.g. : DOYENNE
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Boiling point? : IRE
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Cry of surprise : EEK
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March on : ELAPSE
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It contains 613 mitzvot : TORAH
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"... love's shadows ___ rich in joy!": Romeo : ARESO
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___ of all : LEAST
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Onetime C.I.A.-backed foreign leader : SHAH
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Plumber seen in an arcade : MARIO
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Mayo sauce? : IRISHWHISKEY
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Computer debut of 1998 : IMAC
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They might store electric charges : EELS
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Nike rival : ASICS
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Part of M.P.A.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Slimming option, for short : LIPO
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Fast Eddie's girlfriend in "The Hustler" : SARAH
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It might store an electric charge : LEYDENJAR
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It's often piercing : GAZE
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Vultures were sacred to him : ARES
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Refuge : LAIR
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Cardinal : MAIN
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Like many beachgoers : BRONZED
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Single-___ : CELLED
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Become rapturous : SWOON
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Product of glacial erosion : FJORD
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Square things : REPAY
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Make rapturous : ELATE
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Independent, noble types, it's said : LEOS
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Typist's position : HOME
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Remains : LEES
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It comes after the last number : BOW
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Troglodyte : APE
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"My baby at my breast," in Shakespeare : ASP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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