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New York Times, Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Author:
Tim Wescott
Editor:
Will Shortz
Louisiana city named for the fifth U.S. president
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wescott.
Notepad: When completed, this puzzle grid will contain an unusual feature that appears nine times. Can you find it?
Jim Horne notes:

This amazing puzzle has nine Word Squares: four 3 x 3, four 4 x 4, and one 5 x 5 right in the middle. This image shows all the word squares highlighted. See Wordplay for more.

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© 2009, The New York Times7/8/09 ( No. 21,792 )
Across
1
Steal from : ROB
4
Go on a jag : BINGE
9
"Beat it!" : SCRAM
14
"O Henry, ___ thine eyes!": Shak. : OPE
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"In an ___ world ..." : IDEAL
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Boorish : CRUDE
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Spell-off : BEE
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Just learning about : NEWTO
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"I've ___ up to here!" : HADIT
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Make arable, perhaps : IRRIGATE
22
Ants, archaically : EMMETS
23
Acts the shrew : NAGS
24
___ Penh, Cambodia: Var. : PNOM
25
Is compassionate : HASAHEART
30
Half a flock, maybe : EWES
34
Sisters' org. : SOR
35
Dues payer : MEMBER
36
Hindu god : DEVA
37
What a cow chews : CUD
38
Style of truck with a vertical front : CABOVER
40
Mule of song : SAL
41
"101 ___ for a Dead Cat" (1981 best seller) : USES
43
Multi-act shows : REVUES
44
"The Closer" cable channel : TNT
45
1978 Yankees hero Bucky : DENT
46
Remains of a felling : TREESTUMP
48
"So satisfying!" sounds : AAHS
50
Louis XIV, Louis XVI et al. : ROIS
52
Deep divides : CHASMS
55
Bacardi concoction, perhaps : RUMPUNCH
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"___ lost his mind?" : HASHE
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Yam or taro : TUBER
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Fish-to-be : ROE
62
Pale with fright : ASHEN
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Ohm's symbol : OMEGA
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"A Chorus Line" song : ONE
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Casts off : SHEDS
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Alternative to roll-on : SPRAY
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Bard's nightfall : EEN
Down
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Batcave figure : ROBIN
2
Diva's workplace : OPERAHOUSE
3
Place for a pilsner : BEERGARDEN
4
Cherry variety : BING
5
"Aha!" elicitor : IDEA
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"Winning the Future" author Gingrich : NEWT
7
Event receipts : GATE
8
"Xanadu" band, for short : ELO
9
Dorky sort : SCHMO
10
Pulled an all-nighter : CRAMMED
11
Like cutting in line, e.g. : RUDE
12
Mine opening : ADIT
13
"Amazin'" team : METS
21
Mag. copy : ISS
22
Followers of appetizers : ENTREES
24
Sneak peek, informally : PREVUE
26
___ Theaters (national cinema chain) : AMC
27
Fireplace floors : HEARTHS
28
Fireplace remains : EMBERS
29
Higher-ranking than : ABOVE
31
Louisiana city named for the fifth U.S. president : WESTMONROE
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Big name in women's apparel since 1949 : EVANPICONE
33
Margarita glass rim coating : SALT
34
Gulf war missile : SCUD
39
Run after Q : RST
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Squirreled away : STASHED
47
Montevideo's land: Abbr. : URU
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Church chorus : AMENS
51
Unwashed hair may have it : SHEEN
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Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
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"Slung" dish : HASH
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Arthur who wrote "A Hard Road to Glory" : ASHE
55
Beef cut : RUMP
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Super, slangily : UBER
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Prefix with vitamins : MEGA
58
Do penance, say : PRAY
60
How-___ (do-it-yourself books) : TOS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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