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New York Times, Monday, August 31, 2009

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Fastener that may have a Phillips head : SCREW
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"One more thing ..." : ALSO
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Eject, as 16-Across : SPEW
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Tara's Scarlett : OHARA
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Factory whistle time : NOON
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Material from a volcano : LAVA
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Roger Bannister was the first : FOURMINUTEMILER
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"You've got mail" co. : AOL
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Trudge (along) : PLOD
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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In the proper manner : DULY
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Agents' customers : CLIENTS
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Women's quarters, in sultans' homes : HAREMS
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Fan sound : WHIRR
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Emergency removal of people, for short : EVAC
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"Rise and ___!" : SHINE
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"Paper or plastic?" item : BAG
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How something may be done, nostalgically : FOROLDTIMESSAKE
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Old competitor of Pan Am : TWA
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Heeded the alarm : AROSE
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___ and proper : PRIM
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Mensa-eligible : SMART
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Area west of the Mississippi : PLAINS
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Regardless of : DESPITE
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500 sheets : REAM
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Visitor in "District 9" : ALIEN
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Little vegetables that roll : PEAS
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Pitchfork-shaped Greek letter : PSI
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Features of yawls or ketches : FOREANDAFTSAILS
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Essayist's newspaper piece : OPED
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Suffix with billion : AIRE
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Fabric introduced by DuPont : ORLON
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Poetic nights : EENS
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Use a spyglass : PEER
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Sport with shotguns : SKEET
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Couch : SOFA
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Part of a sneeze after "ah-ah-ah ..." : CHOO
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Fidel Castro's brother : RAUL
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"To ___ is human ..." : ERR
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Indian beads used as money : WAMPUM
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Really bother : ANNOY
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Ear-busting : LOUD
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Drunkard : SOT
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Marine ___ (presidential helicopter) : ONE
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Tiny slice of pie : SLIVER
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Politico Sarah : PALIN
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Long jump or 100-meter dash : EVENT
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Peddlers peddle them : WARES
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Woes : ILLS
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Fabrics with wavy patterns : MOIRES
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Art ___ (1920s-'30s style) : DECO
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Doorbell : CHIME
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Queue : LINE
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Test the weight of : HEFT
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Swear to : AVOW
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___ avis : RARA
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Predecessor of bridge : WHIST
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Part of a mall : STORE
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Italian port on the Adriatic : BARI
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Closely related : AKIN
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Rubies, emeralds, etc. : GEMS
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Thin layer : LAMINA
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"Dang!" : DRAT
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E-mail often caught in filters : SPAM
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Risks being caught in a radar trap : SPEEDS
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Bog fuel : PEAT
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Rodeo ropes : LASSOS
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Willem of Spider-Man movies : DAFOE
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Run off to the justice of the peace : ELOPE
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Patrol car wailer : SIREN
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Direct, as for information : REFER
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Whittle down : PARE
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Heap : PILE
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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"Money ___ everything!" : ISNT
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40 winks : NAP
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Expire : DIE
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Noah's vessel : ARK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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