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New York Times, Friday, August 14, 2009

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
Her 1965 Met debut was as Cio-Cio-San in "Madama Butterfly"
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Silk. Friday freshness: 60%
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© 2009, The New York Times8/14/9 ( No. 21,829 )
Across
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Alternative to newspaper classifieds : CRAIGSLIST
11
Loses intensity : SAGS
15
Constitution precursor : MAGNACARTA
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Short : CURT
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Curaçao ingredient : ORANGEPEEL
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Top status : ONEA
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Member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty : NERO
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"Stillmatic" rapper : NAS
21
Stuff : MATTER
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19th Amendment champion : CATT
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Editor's job, often : CUTTING
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Dessert, in Dover : AFTERS
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Time before TV : RADIOERA
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Had a spirited session? : DRANK
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Rate : MERIT
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"Les ___" : MIZ
33
E.U. mem. since 1995 : AUST
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Like the scriptures on which Hare Krishna is based : VEDIC
35
Thing caught near the shore : WAVE
36
Sch. in the New England Football Conference : MIT
37
School area with mice : PCLAB
38
A light may be set on one : TIMER
39
Restaurant staffers : STEWARDS
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They're reflective : MUSERS
42
Groups : ASSORTS
43
"The Human Stain" novelist : ROTH
44
Storied shrine : PAGODA
45
Something to shoot for : PAR
46
Bodice fastener : LACE
50
Lumber : PLOD
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A bout to remember? : PRIZEFIGHT
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Golden Triangle land : LAOS
55
Have some humble pie : EATONESHAT
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Possible result of pulling the plug : EDDY
57
"The Wrecking Crew" actress, 1969 : SHARONTATE
Down
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"Don't be shy!" : CMON
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Like some gases : RARE
3
Food stabilizer : AGAR
4
Papal name last used in 1724 : INNOCENT
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Shut up : GAG
6
Dogs often pick them up : SCENTS
7
Splash gently against : LAPAT
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Burns up : IRES
9
Ursule, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
10
Like yeshiva studies : TALMUDIC
11
Her 1965 Met debut was as Cio-Cio-San in "Madama Butterfly" : SCOTTO
12
Play for which Peggy Cass won a Tony in 1957 : AUNTIEMAME
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Largest tributary of the Colorado : GREENRIVER
14
Night watchmen? : STARGAZERS
22
In a row : ATIT
24
Major ancient construction project : ARK
25
Native Trinidadian : CARIB
26
It goes up and down at dinner : ADAMSAPPLE
27
Picnic staple : FRUITSALAD
28
"Mmm!" : TASTESGOOD
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"... thy cheeks look ___ Titan's face": Shak. : REDAS
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Unites : MELDS
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Maxell products : VCRTAPES
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It has things you want : WISHLIST
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Ponderosa pal : PARD
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Subject of a 1976-79 Met exhibit : TUT
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Like the smell of fresh pine : WOODSY
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Puerto Rican-born Oscar winner of 1961 : MORENO
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Trimming aid : RAZOR
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Bun alternative : PITA
47
Muslim honorific : AGHA
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Many people do it online : CHAT
49
Couch extension? : ETTE
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Motivation exclamation : RAH
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Setting for sedges : FEN

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

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