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New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Author:
Donna S. Levin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donna S. Levin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Levin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 21,820 )
Across
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Did a dog trick : SPOKE
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___-Ball (game on an incline) : SKEE
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"Mamma Mia" quartet : ABBA
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Renault 5, in North America : LECAR
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Rain cats and dogs : POUR
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Film critic Pauline : KAEL
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First few bars : INTRO
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Mrs. Dithers in the comics : CORA
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"This ___ joke!" : ISNO
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America's so-called Third Coast : GREATLAKES
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Clementine's shoe size : NINE
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Playboy or Playgirl-caliber model : HOTTIE
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Item with a magnetic strip, nowadays : KEY
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Tyler of "The Incredible Hulk" : LIV
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What Hail Mary passes rarely result in, briefly : TDS
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One who must be above suspicion, in a saying : CAESARSWIFE
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Ex-governor Palin : SARAH
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Hero maker's aid : SLICER
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Crèche trio : MAGI
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Whole bunch : TON
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Prefix with normal : PARA
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Hunky sort : ADONIS
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One who tries : JUDGE
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Many an autobiographer's need : GHOSTWRITER
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Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
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Original Luddite ___ Ludd : NED
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Oklahoma's ___ Tree National golf course : OAK
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Like Bill O'Reilly's "zone" on Fox News : NOSPIN
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Clearance rack words : ASIS
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Character known for exclaiming the first words of 20-, 28- and 46-Across : PERRYWHITE
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Like certain sums : TIDY
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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Perfect Sleeper maker : SERTA
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Smooth : EVEN
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"___ Enchanted" (Anne Hathaway movie) : ELLA
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Range extending to the Arctic Ocean : URALS
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Huge quantities : SEAS
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Gray no more, say : DYED
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Longtime CBS boss William : PALEY
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Cold-shoulder : SLIGHT
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Booth Tarkington title tween : PENROD
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Largish combos : OCTETS
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Unit of purity : KARAT
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Racy reading : EROTICA
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Pet welfare org. : SPCA
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Wack job : KOOK
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"That's it!" : EUREKA
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Blackboard accessories : ERASERS
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Closely related : AKIN
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St. Peter's, e.g. : BASILICA
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Affleck/Lopez as a tabloid twosome : BENNIFER
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Important plant in alternative medicine : ALOEVERA
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Father of Goneril : LEAR
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Mother's cry at a dinner table : EAT
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Japanese sliding screen : SHOJI
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Disposable cleaning aid : WIPE
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Lust and envy, for two : SINS
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Ones in high places : MAGNATES
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Post-it component : ADHESIVE
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Brainstorming result, perhaps : GOODIDEA
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Wack job : NUT
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"Who am ___ say?" : ITO
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Out of order, in a way : SWAPPED
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Refuse to grant : DENY
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Matures : GROWSUP
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Singer with the 1994 #1 hit "Bump N' Grind" : RKELLY
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Form of a well-thrown pigskin : SPIRAL
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Y. A. known for well-thrown pigskins : TITTLE
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On edge : UNEASY
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Mattel's Princess of Power : SHERA
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Roget offerings: Abbr. : SYNS
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Anger : RILE
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Interpret : READ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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