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New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Author:
Oliver Hill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Oliver Hill

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hill. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 21,826 )

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Across
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Baking soda meas. : TSP
4
Brother of Nintendo's Mario : LUIGI
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Good thing : ASSET
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Oklahoma Indian : OTO
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Beaming : AGRIN
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Prefix with -path : SOCIO
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Islamabad's land: Abbr. : PAK
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Nursery purchase : PLANT
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In unison : ASONE
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Pre-costume ball activity : DRESSINGUP
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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Ellipsoidal : OVATE
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Uses rubber on : ERASES
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"___ life!" : GETA
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Like Buddy Holly's glasses : HORNRIMMED
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Like Stephen King novels : SCARY
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Burning passions : ZEALS
35
Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENC
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Patient care grp. : HMO
39
Angry cry to a vampire : DIE
41
Zippo : NIL
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Strong suit : FORTE
44
Supermodel Evangelista : LINDA
46
Prepares part of breakfast, say : FRIESANEGG
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Tee off : MIFF
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Long-eared hound : BASSET
54
Rising star : COMER
55
Figure in red : DEBT
57
Cole Porter musical that's a play within a play : KISSMEKATE
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Break-in deterrent : ALARM
62
Pick up bit by bit : GLEAN
63
Tonic go-with : GIN
64
$2 on the gray mare, e.g. : WAGER
65
Bandleader's command : HITIT
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Upper-left key : ESC
67
Winter accident cause : SLEET
68
Starts a turn on "Wheel of Fortune" : SPINS
69
Library admonition : SHH
Down
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Head honcho : TOPDOG
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"... ___ a fever" : STARVE
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Jab with a finger : POKEAT
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Memory glitch : LAPSE
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Wrinkly citrus : UGLI
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"Axis of evil" land : IRAN
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Pungent, like some Asian cuisine : GINGERY
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One after another : INTURN
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Simile words : ASA
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"Well, sorr-r-r-y!" : SOSUEME
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Tartan wearer : SCOTSMAN
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Tot's "piggies" : TOES
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Metro map points: Abbr. : STAS
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Scorecard figure : PAR
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Evaluated, with "up" : SIZED
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Western omelet need : HAM
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Conquistador's prize : ORO
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"Y"-sporting collegian : ELI
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Upgrade from a dial-up connection : DSL
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Knight's realm? : CHESS
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Letter before gee : EFF
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Hide-hair link : NOR
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Game to 31 : CRIBBAGE
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Like, slangily : DIG
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Gerund end : ING
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Source of an oil used in aromatherapy : TEATREE
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Blurt out, say : LETSLIP
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Bad way to run : AMOK
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Set a price at : ASK
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Paddock sounds : NEIGHS
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Camera card contents : IMAGES
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Fixation : FETISH
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Word that can precede the starts of 20-, 28-, 46- and 57-Across : FRENCH
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Number after a period : CENTS
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Crow cousins : DAWS
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Flier to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
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Alien-seeking program: Abbr. : SETI
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Common street name : MAIN
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Villain player in "Rocky III" : MRT

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

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