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New York Times, Friday, August 19, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0819 ( 22,564 )
Across
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Actual title of the 1979 #1 hit known as "The Piña Colada Song" : ESCAPE
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"Family Guy" mayor, or the actor providing his voice : ADAMWEST
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Dump truck filler : LOADER
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Deliver : LIBERATE
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Shameless yes-man : LAPDOG
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1984 film starring Tom Selleck as a jewel thief : LASSITER
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Front covers : APRONS
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Fashion magazines, e.g. : GLOSSIES
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Trespasses : SINS
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Higgins's pupil in elocution : DOOLITTLE
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Abbr. rarely seen at the start of a sentence : ETC
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One rudely put out? : TONGUE
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Satellite community? : MOONBASE
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Small brawl : TUSSLE
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Removes from a spool : UNREELS
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Ignoring copyrights, say : PIRATIC
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"In the Night Kitchen" author : SENDAK
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Lady famous for piemaking : MRSSMITH
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Cash in : REDEEM
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Vegas hotel that hosts the World Series of Poker : RIO
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Nighttime assignment, often : GUARDDUTY
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"Star Trek: First Contact" villains, with "the" : BORG
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Girl's name meaning "messenger of God" : ANGELINE
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Second run : REPEAT
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Foot-stomping music : FLAMENCO
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Unfazed by : USEDTO
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Top-quality : FIVESTAR
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DVD box set purchase : SERIES
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Wild West show headgear : STETSONS
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Place to sit, ironically : STANDS
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"___ in Berlin" (1960 live album) : ELLA
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Mineral used as chalk by tailors : SOAPSTONE
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One born on Christmas Day : CAPRICORN
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Enlargement : ADDON
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Unskilled laborers : PEONS
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Newton-meter fractions : ERGS
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No more : ALLGONE
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Kind of box for input : DIALOG
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Moral theory that doesn't allow for shades of gray : ABSOLUTISM
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Old-fashioned letter opener : MESSIEURS
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You might keep a watch on it : WRIST
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Weird Al Yankovic's first Billboard hit : EATIT
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What tuning forks are made of : STEEL
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Clipped : TERSE
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Sleep, in British slang : DOSS
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Skinny-legged trotters : EMUS
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Had one do through persuasion : TALKEDINTO
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Outlaw Kelly of Australian legend : NED
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Like Lincoln before his presidency : BEARDLESS
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1950s-'70s senator Ervin : SAM
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Added to the soup, say : STIRREDIN
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Pressed one's suit? : LITIGATED
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Return a call? : ECHO
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Little game, perhaps : PREY
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Falling rocks : METEORS
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Company behind the 1960s yo-yo craze : DUNCAN
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Fishing hooks : GAFFS
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Dark : UNLIT
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Mesoamerican plant : AGAVE
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Ran into again : REMET
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Hemmed in : BESET
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"No good ___ plot can be sensible ...": W. H. Auden : OPERA
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Former Wisconsin senator Feingold : RUSS
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Dispose of : TOSS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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