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New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Author:
Alex Boisvert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Boisvert

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Scrabble average: 1.87 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Boisvert. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Barnyard female : SOW
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X : CHI
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Like Shakespeare's sonnets : IAMBIC
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TV schedule abbr. : TBA
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Nonfiction films, for short : DOCS
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Mafioso's code of silence : OMERTA
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One who breaks the 16-Across : RAT
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Mourning comic book mutants? : XMENINBLACK
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Ed with the 1967 hit "My Cup Runneth Over" : AMES
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Toto's creator : BAUM
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Bending easily : LITHE
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Event that includes Snowboarding Charades and Motocross 20 Questions? : PARLORXGAMES
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Source of perspiration : PORE
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Set on : ASSAIL
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One way to play : DIRTY
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Speak with folded hands, say : PRAY
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"You Are My Destiny" singer, 1958 : ANKA
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Classic Fiat model : UNO
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Result of a phobia of medical pictures? : XRAYBAN
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Integral : KEY
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Business major subj. : ECON
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Tina's "30 Rock" co-star : ALEC
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North Africa's ___ Mountains : ATLAS
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Travel in the bush : SAFARI
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Cousin of a foil : EPEE
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Curious person's video game console? : PANDORASXBOX
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Endor natives in "Return of the Jedi" : EWOKS
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Barnyard females : EWES
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"The great instructor," per Edmund Burke : TIME
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Diabolical graph line? : XAXISOFEVIL
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X : TEN
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In a fair manner : EVENLY
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Sci-fi novel made into a 1984 cult film : DUNE
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Word before booster or tripper : EGO
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Has a premonition of : SENSES
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It may get whipped in the kitchen : EGG
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Fled : RAN
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Part of a football helmet : STRAP
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First president whose name ends in a vowel other than E or Y : OBAMA
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Safe for the 40-Down : WATERPROOF
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XLI x X : CDX
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Dude : HOMBRE
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Glacier climber's tool : ICEAX
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It's charged : ION
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Moseys : AMBLES
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Etheridge who sang "Come to My Window" : MELISSA
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Imp : BRAT
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Desire : ITCH
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Birthday order : CAKE
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Cozy : SNUG
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"___ Gigolo" : IMA
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Nickelodeon opening : SLOT
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Large African antelope : ORYX
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Poet Angelou : MAYA
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Rug rat : ANKLEBITER
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Acronymic store name : IKEA
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Potato chip brand owned by PepsiCo : LAYS
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Club bill : DUES
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Member of an empire founded by Manco Capac : INCA
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Bud : PAL
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Bread for a Reuben : RYE
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"Happy Days" network : ABC
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Precipitation : RAIN
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Refreshers : NAPS
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Table cloths : NAPKINS
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Send a quick update, in a way : TEXT
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Have a backwoods brawl : RASSLE
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Facilitating : EASING
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"Be Kind Rewind" co-star Mos ___ : DEF
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Outstanding : OWED
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Vaudeville offering : REVUE
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The end : OMEGA
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Gas used in flash lamps : XENON
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Former flames : EXES
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Breaker, e.g. : WAVE
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Plow pullers : OXEN
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Jewish laments : OYS
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Relay part : LEG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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