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New York Times, Monday, August 16, 2010

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Jennifer Nutt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels
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Jennifer Nutt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 22 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Nutt. NYT links: Across Lite
Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

Jennifer Nutt is a gal I've met here in SF through various crossword functions. She had a puzzle in the LA Times which had LOOSECANNON and CASUALFRIDAY as part of a theme about LOOSE, CASUAL, etc. but while solving, I thought it was going to be about the TV detectives CANNON, Joe FRIDAY, et al. So I approached her about doing one together with that theme, since my idea had been inspired by one of her puzzles. She was very easy to work with. It was the first time I collaborated with someone I didn't know that well.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0816 ( 22,196 )
Across
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Letter after beta : GAMMA
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Go 80 m.p.h., say : SPEED
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Place to get a mud bath : SPA
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Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie ___" : AMOUR
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Uncle's special little girl : NIECE
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Sunbathe : TAN
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Unpredictable sort : LOOSECANNON
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No longer chic : OUT
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Italian wine province : ASTI
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Back of a boat : AFT
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Kelly Clarkson and Fantasia : IDOLS
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End-of-the-week office dress policy, maybe : CASUALFRIDAY
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Have high hopes : ASPIRE
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Drooping, as a rabbit's ears : ALOP
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Yucatán Indian : MAYAN
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Audition tape : DEMO
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Cousin of an ostrich : EMU
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Permanently sever ties : BURNONESBRIDGES
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Paris's ___ de la Cité : ILE
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Austrian peaks : ALPS
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Laugh-a-minute folks : RIOTS
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Appetizer, entree or dessert : DISH
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President of Egypt before Sadat : NASSER
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Franciscan order member : CAPUCHINMONK
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Ooze : EXUDE
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"Alley ___" : OOP
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Greek love god : EROS
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"___ Abner" : LIL
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What each of the characters named at the ends of 17-, 24-, 38- and 48-Across is : TVDETECTIVE
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___ Vegas : LAS
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French place of learning : ECOLE
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Anne Frank's hideout : ATTIC
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"Go, bullfighter!" : OLE
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"Give it ___!" ("Quit harping!") : AREST
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Like an untended garden : WEEDY
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Grand party : GALA
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"Famous" cookie guy : AMOS
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No longer worth debating : MOOT
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One in a jam? : MUSICIAN
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"What ___ the chances?" : ARE
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Awful mistake : SNAFU
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Ship of Columbus : PINTA
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Early night, to a poet : EEN
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Environmental prefix : ECO
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Robert of "Meet the Parents" : DENIRO
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Got up : STOOD
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___ Abdul, former judge of 22-Across : PAULA
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Having the jitters : ANTSY
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24 cans of beer, e.g. : CASE
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Word after skinny or salsa : DIP
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Baby sheep : LAMBS
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Bloom: Sp. : FLOR
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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"And our love become a funeral ___" (lyric from the Doors' "Light My Fire") : PYRE
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Indian metropolis : DELHI
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Telepath's "gift," in brief : ESP
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Divas have sensitive ones : EGOS
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Apportion, with "out" : METE
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Lenin's land, for short : USSR
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Ogden who wrote "Candy / Is dandy / But liquor / Is quicker" : NASH
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Tehran is its capital : IRAN
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Quaint computer insert : DISKETTE
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Firecracker that fizzles : DUD
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Drink served with a mint leaf : ICETEA
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"Ain't gonna happen" : NOPE
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Pablo Casals's instrument : CELLO
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Like some symmetry : AXIAL
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Throb : PULSE
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Christmas carols : NOELS
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Sacred choral work : MOTET
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Baptism or bar mitzvah : RITE
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Roman author of "Metamorphoses" : OVID
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Cabinet head: Abbr. : SECY
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RCA product : VCR
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Crow's call : CAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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