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New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 2011

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJVW} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0709 ( 22,523 )
Across
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Pick for a pendant : OPAL
5
In reserve : HELD
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Jets used to make touchdowns there : SHEA
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Stinky : RIPE
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Group with a 1977 hit banned by the BBC, with "the" : SEXPISTOLS
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Polo alternative : IZOD
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The basics : BRASSTACKS
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Narc's measures: Abbr. : OZS
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Perniciousness : HARM
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1982 A.L. Rookie of the Year : RIPKEN
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Go on and on : NATTER
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Sucker : GULL
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"Wait for it ..." : DRUMROLLPLEASE
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Windfall : BOON
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Deadening agent : OPIATE
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Media inits. since 1970 : NPR
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Coin with two stalks of wheat on its reverse : RUPEE
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Mouse handler's aid : PAD
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Row : RUNIN
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"I hated it" : UGH
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Is significant enough : COUNTS
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Titanic-taloned terrorizers : ROCS
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Film starring Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe : THELONGGOODBYE
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U.N.C. Charlotte's athletic conf. : ATEN
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"We're on!" : ITSAGO
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Writer and director of "Julie & Julia," 2009 : EPHRON
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Take advantage of a broken line : PASS
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"Forget it!" : NIX
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Radially symmetric creature : SEAANEMONE
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Plot element? : ACRE
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It may be combed for hairs : CRIMESCENE
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Lean : RELY
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Beat reporters?: Abbr. : EKGS
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640 57-Acrosses: Abbr. : SQMI
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Catonian infinitive : ESSE
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Bellatrix's constellation : ORION
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It may spin overhead : PIZZADOUGH
3
Qur'an part : APOSTROPHE
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Set the bar : LED
5
Mann's title : HERR
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It has its problems : EXAM
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Breakable records : LPS
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Upset : DISRUPT
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Corner item : STAPLE
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Ham option : HOCK
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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N.E.A. member?: Abbr. : ASSN
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Chain using lots of 2-Down : SBARRO
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"Tropic Thunder" director and co-star : STILLER
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Line on a jumper : HEM
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Earworm, e.g. : TUNE
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"I'd be delighted!" : GLADTO
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Question the truth of : OPPUGN
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Sixth-century Chinese dynasty : LIANG
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Soreness causes : ANNOYANCES
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Sporty ensemble? : SPICEGIRLS
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Kite kin : ERNS
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Polo alternative : BRUT
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Environmental transition area : ECOTONE
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Downtowns, e.g. : URBS
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Knot-tying result : ONENESS
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"Obviously" : SOISEE
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They used to play at the Big A : LARAMS
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Tippler's trouble : DTS
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Aster relative : OXEYE
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Suffix with 1-Across : ESCE
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Private jet, e.g. : PERK
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"Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy" writer : HAIG
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Scanning work, often : POEM
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10 in un decennio : ANNI
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John Wayne cop film : MCQ
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Were present? : ARE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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