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New York Times, Thursday, August 13, 2009

Author:
Patrick McIntyre
Editor:
Will Shortz
Starts of some games ... and of the answers to 16-, 22-, 48 and 56-Across?
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {HJKQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McIntyre.
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© 2009, The New York Times8/13/09 ( No. 21,828 )
Across
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"A peculiar sort of a gal," in song : SAL
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Muddy : ROIL
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Themed events : FESTS
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Actor Tognazzi of "La Cage aux Folles" : UGO
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Seaside raptor : ERNE
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Allen Iverson's teammates till '06 : SIXERS
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Ingredient in some gum : NICOTINE
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Gossip : YAPPER
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Request that often follows "Please" : STANDBY
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Inceptions : ONSETS
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Chow : EATS
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Oscar Wilde or Bill Maher, for example : ICONOCLAST
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Some car roofs : TTOPS
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Like some announcements that have been lost : REPOSTED
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Sister who's won the U.S. Open three times : SERENA
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Grafton's "___ for Innocent" : IIS
31
Curly shape : ESS
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Starts of some games ... and of the answers to 16-, 22-, 48 and 56-Across? : COINFLIPS
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R.B.I. producer, sometimes: Abbr. : DBL
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Holder of le trône : ROI
40
Minnesota college : STOLAF
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"Hold on!" : WAITASEC
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Hot, after "on" : AROLL
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Like some passes : INCOMPLETE
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Mambo king Puente : TITO
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Contravenes : DENIES
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They give you control : REMOTES
55
Fang : CANINE
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Cedar and hemlock : CONIFERS
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Lightly sprayed : MISTED
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Mathematician Post or Artin : EMIL
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Riddle-me-___ : REE
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Foreign thoughts : IDEES
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Kind of column : OPED
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New Left org. : SDS
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Hackneyed movie endings : SUNSETS
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Perturb : AGITATE
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G.P.S. device, e.g. : LOCATOR
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Part of AARP: Abbr. : RETD
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Small African antelope : ORIBI
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"Back ___" (1974 Genesis song) : INNYC
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Family name of about 15% of Koreans : LEE
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Big bomb : FIASCO
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Runs out : EXPELS
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Having a dividing wall, in biology : SEPTATE
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Locks : TRESSES
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Map abbr. until 1991 : SSR
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TV Guide info : SYNOPSIS
17
How many writers work : ONSPEC
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Buck ___, first black coach in Major League Baseball (Cubs, 1962) : ONEIL
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Opening : ORIFICE
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Patriot's concerns, briefly : TDS
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___-Cat : SNO
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What machmeters measure : AIRSPEED
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Songs from rosy-cheeked singers, maybe : NOELS
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Moms and dads belong to it: Abbr. : PTA
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Rather : SORTOF
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Bad record, for short : DWI
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Not a long-term solution : BANDAID
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Certain plate : LICENSE
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Overstays? : LOITERS
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Not the same anymore : ALTERED
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Gets ready to brush, maybe : FLOSSES
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This evening, on posters : TONITE
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Organic compounds with nitrogen : AMINES
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Step heavily (on) : TROMP
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Start of a counting rhyme : EENIE
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Like Clark Kent's manner : MILD
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Third year in the reign of Edward the Elder : CMI
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Corp. honcho : CEO

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

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