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New York Times, Friday, August 7, 2009

For whose benefit "the quality of mercy is not strain'd" in Shakespeare

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 253 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2009, The New York Times8/7/09 ( No. 21,822 )
Across
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"The loneliest guy in town" : MAYTAGREPAIRMAN
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"Hold on" : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
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Handles things evenhandedly : STRIKESABALANCE
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Important part for a jig : TOE
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Cracker shapes : ANIMALS
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Substitute acquired by about half a million people a year: Abbr. : GED
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Representative : ENVOY
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Scale start : DORE
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___ Fein : SINN
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"The Bridge on the River Kwai" setting : SIAM
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City where Einstein developed his special theory of relativity : BERN
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
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More fashionable : TONIER
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Sudden light seen through the clouds : SUNBURST
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Catch-22 : TRAP
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1970s-'80s sitcom setting : MELS
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Using high-flown language : POETICAL
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"Mother of the believers" : AYESHA
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"Bonne ___!" (French cry on January 1) : ANNEE
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Undershirt, in Britain : VEST
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"You're putting ___!" : MEON
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Office stamp : RECD
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"Say ___" (1940 Glenn Miller hit) : SISI
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Ones in control of their faculties? : DEANS
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"___ Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me" : IFA
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Mount from which people can see far away : PALOMAR
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Company that makes Styrofoam : DOW
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Viking stories, e.g. : NORSELITERATURE
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Took flak for something one said, say : GOTINTOHOTWATER
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Bedazzlement : STARSINONESEYES
Down
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Maximum, slangily : MOSTEST
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For whose benefit "the quality of mercy is not strain'd" in Shakespeare : ANTONIO
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Capital of Armenia : YEREVAN
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1979 nuclear accident site: Abbr. : TMI
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Hunky-dory : AOKAY
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Some raiders, informally : GMEN
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Lodge : RESIDE
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Charms : ENAMORS
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Businessman/entertainer who was once mayor of Bridgeport, Conn. : PTBARNUM
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"Behold ___ Horse" (William Cooper book) : APALE
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Targets of remedies : ILLS
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Stephen of "Stuck," 2007 : REA
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More itchy, maybe : MANGIER
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Balloonists' doings : ASCENTS
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Is unobliged to : NEEDNOT
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Missing : OMITTED
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"Beg pardon," in casual talk : SCUSEME
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Well : ABLY
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Iroquoian language : ERIE
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All lined up : NEAT
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Fair place : PAVILION
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Cut rinds, e.g. : PARINGS
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30.48 centimeters : ONEFOOT
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Something once bundled with Microsoft products : ENCARTA
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Basutoland, today : LESOTHO
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Navy service : SEADUTY
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Center of a roast : HONOREE
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"Jeopardy!" fodder : ANSWERS
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Dinah's avenger in the Bible : SIMEON
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1972 U.S./U.S.S.R. pact : SALTI
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Ties : DRAWS
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Bank chains hold them : PENS
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Museo contents : ARTE
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Quaint letter start : SIR
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___ kwon do : TAE

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

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