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New York Times, Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Author:
Edward Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 22,191 )
Across
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"Attention please ..." : AHEM
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Mensa figs. : IQS
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F.B.I. operation involving a nonexistent sheik : ABSCAM
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Nattily dressed ad figure : MRPEANUT
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Queen's Guard workplace : PALACE
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Want badly : YEARNFOR
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Going nowhere, jobwise : INARUT
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Early second-century year : CVI
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Took advantage of : USED
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Suffix with bleacher : ITE
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Dickens character who says "Something will turn up" : WILKINSMICAWBER
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Lupino of "High Sierra" : IDA
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Dogpatch diminutive : LIL
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Mineral in tailor's chalk : TALC
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Toy with an axis : TOP
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Jim Crow-fighting org. : NAACP
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Wisecracking dummy of old radio : CHARLIEMCCARTHY
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Mandel of "Deal or No Deal" : HOWIE
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"Stifle!" : SHH
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Plod along : SLOG
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Lessen, as difficulties : EASE
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Yahoo! competitor : AOL
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Shirt part : ARM
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Dorothy L. Sayers's bon vivant sleuth : LORDPETERWIMSEY
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Therapists' org. : APA
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Kind of collar : FLEA
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Bucolic setting : LEA
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Colbert or Stewart specialty : SATIRE
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Giggling nervously : TWITTERY
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Moon of Neptune : TRITON
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Items worn by 14-, 23-, 39- and 52-Across : MONOCLES
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Any of a comedic trio : STOOGE
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59-Across grazer : EWE
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One of a Roman septet : HILL
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First daughter of 1977-81 : AMY
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Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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DDT-banning org. : EPA
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Maker of Zocor and Fosamax : MERCK
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G37 automaker : INFINITI
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Status ___ : QUO
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Play lightly : STRUM
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Pricing word : APIECE
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Part of many a bank robber's outfit : BANDANNA
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1974 kidnap org. : SLA
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Native encountered by Columbus : CARIB
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Sharp : ACUTE
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It's fed at curbside : METER
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Smithery sight : ANVIL
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Title for Mick Jagger : SIR
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Broom-Hilda, for one : WITCH
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Home to part of Yellowstone Park : IDAHO
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Steven Bochco TV drama : LALAW
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Is tiresome : WEARS
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Sang the blues : CRIED
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Meir and Rabin, briefly : PMS
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Big name in tires : ATLAS
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Milking the cows, e.g. : CHORE
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Tiny tribesman : PYGMY
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Jumping game : LEAPFROG
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Blacken : CHAR
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Mess queue : CHOWLINE
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Greek moon goddess : SELENE
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Saison on the Seine : ETE
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Be dishonest with : LIETO
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Hangs in there : LASTS
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Some eyeball benders : OPART
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Track odds, e.g. : RATIO
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Wonderland cake words : EATME
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Success on TV's "Concentration" : MATCH
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"Am ___ believe ..." : ITO
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Blow the socks off : WOW
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New Haven student : ELI
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Fam. member : REL
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Fashion monogram : YSL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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