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New York Times, Thursday, August 20, 2009

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 170 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0820 ( 21,835 )
Across
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Big name in oil : WESSON
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Easter flower, in Is-sur-Tille : LIS
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Butterfly wings, e.g. : ALAE
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The fool in "A fool and his money are soon parted" : ANTECEDENT
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Excuse given for asking for a ride : IDONTDRIVE
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Humanoid trees in Tolkien : ENTS
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Ticks, say: Abbr. : SECS
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Toddler's attire : ONESIE
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Time for potty training, maybe : AGETWO
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Rests : TAKESFIVE
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Chorus line opener : TRA
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Handel cantata "___ e Leandro" : ERO
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Promgoers, e.g.: Abbr. : SRS
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Burning : AFIRE
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Not shaky : SOLID
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Jagged : EROSE
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Clinks overseas : GAOLS
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What's revealed by connecting the special squares in this puzzle in order : PARALLELOGRAM
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Start of the United Negro College Fund slogan : AMIND
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Kosher : LEGIT
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___ Szewinska, Olympic sprinting gold medalist of 1964, 1968 and 1976 : IRENA
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Want from : ASKOF
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Ab ___ (from the top) : OVO
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Partisan leader? : NON
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Tube top : CAP
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Daze : STUPOR
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Nice kind of workweek : FOURDAY
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G.M., Ford and Chrysler : BIGTHREE
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Setting for an Agatha Christie novel : NILE
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Proctor's call : TIME
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Advice for essay writers : BEORIGINAL
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Dickens creep : HEEP
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Eight producers? : ICESKATERS
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Payroll dept. figs. : SSNS
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Wiring experts: Abbr. : EES
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Paris palace : ELYSEE
Down
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Middles that are often too big : WAISTS
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Ingratiate : ENDEAR
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Has on hand : STOCKS
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Intuit : SENSE
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When Canada celebrates Thanksgiving: Abbr. : OCT
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Washington in the Songwriters Hall of Fame : NED
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Hawaiian strings? : LEIS
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You might get one before a party : INVITE
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Direct : STEER
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Neck of the woods : AREA
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Tony-winning "Frost/Nixon" actor : LANGELLA
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Constellation : ASTERISM
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Best Director of 1992 and 2004 : EASTWOOD
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Be an utter bore? : DRONE
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Beer from upstate New York : SARANAC
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Like the symmetry of a starfish : FIVEFOLD
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Free of charge : ASAGIFT
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Part of some chains: Abbr. : ISL
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Walks unsteadily : REELS
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___ cloud (region of comets far beyond Pluto) : OORT
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Celtic land : ERIN
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"Beauty and the Beat" band : GOGOS
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P.D.Q. Bach's "Sanka Cantata" and such : PARODIES
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Final words of Numbers 5:22 : AMENAMEN
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Albanian coin : LEK
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How mini-pizzas are usually cut : INFOURTHS
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Each : APIECE
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Sounds off : OPINES
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1958 #1 song with the lyric "Let's fly way up to the clouds" : VOLARE
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Bully's warning : ORELSE
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Old comic strip "___ an' Slats" : ABBIE
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Concord : UNITY
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O.K.'s from the O.K. Corral? : YEPS
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Exits : GOES
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School basics : THREERS
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Presidential nickname : IKE
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Square dance partner : GAL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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