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New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Keeper of the Keys" was the last novel he was featured in

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {FQVX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times8/29/09 ( No. 21,844 )
Across
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2001-08 Yankees pitcher with seven Gold Gloves : MUSSINA
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Headline during the Dreyfus Affair : JACCUSE
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Revealing pieces : INTIMATEAPPAREL
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Some coverage providers : CELLPHONETOWERS
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Heavy hitters : MAULS
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Conjurers : MAGES
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City or state lead-in : TRI
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Puts it to : ASKS
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Acted out : MIMED
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"Keeper of the Keys" was the last novel he was featured in : CHAN
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Artichoke heart? : CEE
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Inattentive type : DOZER
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Classical lyre holder : ERATO
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Particularly prized possession : JEWEL
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Carpentry machine : PLANER
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Credited : IMPUTED
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Appear before : PRECEDE
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Worker in a big house near Big Ben : GAOLER
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What an antsy person might watch : CLOCK
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Boot part : UPPER
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Cow : DAUNT
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Hymnbook holder : PEW
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Some farm stock : EMUS
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Otto follows it : SETTE
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Straw unit : BALE
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Seasoning cristales : SAL
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"Peter and the Wolf" bird : SASHA
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"Peter and the Wolf" duck : SONIA
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Something shown off on a half-pipe : SKATEBOARDTRICK
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Russia, China and France are in it : SECURITYCOUNCIL
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Greek salad ingredient : OREGANO
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It can be brutal : HONESTY
Down
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Algonquian language : MICMAC
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Butterflies, say : UNEASE
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He wrote of the prodigal son : STLUKE
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Sash supporters : SILLS
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Hell-raisers : IMPS
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"Ixnay" : NAH
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Like turbojet fuel : ATOMIZED
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Bullying seabird : JAEGER
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"Nell" director Michael : APTED
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Coast Guard noncoms : CPOS
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Field call : CAW
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Bowling ball material : URETHANE
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Like many leaves : SERRATED
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"To be, or not to be" soliloquy setting : ELSINORE
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Coat in one's mouth : ENAMEL
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It may be pushed or ridden : MOWER
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Figure out : CRACK
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Check : DETER
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Awaiting induction : ELECT
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Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Feiffer : JULES
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Back up? : PRONE
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"Um ... all right" : IGUESSSO
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Creator of the stuff of legends? : MAPMAKER
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Hoi polloi : POPULACE
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"On the Malice of Herodotus" author : PLUTARCH
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Old Silk Road destination : CATHAY
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Studebaker alternative : DESOTO
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Loses it : PANICS
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Summon up : ELICIT
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Without conviction : WEAKLY
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___ vaccine : SABIN
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Shouldered : BORNE
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Clinic supplies : SERA
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Overwhelm : STUN
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Harbor pusher : TUG
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Ending with Sea or Ski : DOO

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

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