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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 2009

Author:
Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins
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1.48057
Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Collins. This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 21,788 )
Across
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Landlocked European : SERB
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1946's "Giant Brain" : ENIAC
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"Séance on ___ Afternoon" (1964 suspense thriller) : AWET
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Greek goddess Athena ___ : ALEA
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Planet ruled by Ming the Merciless in "Flash Gordon" : MONGO
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Second start? : NANO
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Landscaper's project : ROCKGARDEN
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1920s leading lady ___ Naldi : NITA
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Fastest ocean liner ever in a transatlantic crossing (3 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes) : THEUNITEDSTATES
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Free : RID
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Catawampus : ALOP
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Showbiz bookings : TALENT
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Big man in Oman : EMEER
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Inexperienced with : NEWAT
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Old White House monogram : DDE
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Baseball's Dark and Downing : ALS
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Asian flatbread : NAN
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Copy cats? : PURR
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Private reading? : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Greek war god, to Greeks : ARIS
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Season opener? : PRE
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French seasoning : SEL
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Word with part or port : CAR
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Bank structures? : SPANS
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Branches : SECTS
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Bellyache : KVETCH
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Non-coffee order at Starbucks : CHAI
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Busts in a museum, e.g. : ART
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Patriotic display : REDWHITEANDBLUE
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Trans ___ (Kyrgyz/Tajik border range) : ALAI
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Oscar-winning portrayer of Police Chief Bill Gillespie, 1967 : RODSTEIGER
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Block division : CELL
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Send : ELATE
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Spoonful, say : DOSE
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Henry James biographer Leon : EDEL
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___ a fox : SLYAS
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Prefix with -zoic : ENTO
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He wrote "Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal" : SARTRE
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Old Testament God : ELOHIM
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Peter out : RECEDE
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Azerbaijan's capital : BAKU
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Send, in a way : EMAIL
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1973 Ali jaw-breaker : NORTON
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Highest-grossing film of 1996 : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Like some ports : AGED
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Pi and others : CONSTANTS
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Record for the record books : ANNAL
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Didn't retire, maybe : WAITEDUP
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Double ___ : ENTENDRE
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Maid of honor and best man, e.g. : TOASTERS
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Twists : GNARLS
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Parlor pic : TAT
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Hearing things : EARS
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Performed the role of : WAS
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Star of India and others : SAPPHIRES
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It may be down : PILE
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It may make people jump to a conclusion : SACKRACE
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Broke a court rule : TRAVELED
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Dog originally bred to hunt otters : AIREDALE
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PAC for those who pack? : NRA
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Live : RESIDE
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Prep, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
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California county : SHASTA
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Bath beads maker : CALGON
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Like best friends : TRUEST
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Disc holder : STEREO
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Gabardine, e.g. : TWILL
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They're placed in the center of a table : ANTES
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Single stroke : TOLL
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Remain : BIDE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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