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New York Times, Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Author:
Steven Ginzburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven Ginzburg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ginzburg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0901 ( 21,847 )
Across
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Moody's rates them : BONDS
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Oceanic in scope : VAST
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Early software version : BETA
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Musical work that's often not in English : OPERA
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Gross, in kidspeak : ICKY
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Cart-pulling beasts : OXEN
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Pretentious and showy : ARTSY
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See 37-Across : SHARPTURN
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Uncooked : RAW
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Old woman's home, in a nursery rhyme : SHOE
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"___ Was a Lady" (Ethel Merman tune) : EADIE
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See 37-Across : SHEPHERDSCANE
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"___ to please!" : IAIM
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"Careful, now!" : EASY
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Woody Allen's trademark emotion : ANGST
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It may be worse than a bite : BARK
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Winter hrs. in New Orleans : CST
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How 18-, 24-, 47- and 56-Across may be defined : BYHOOKORBYCROOK
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Director's "Stop!" : CUT
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Tops of many Halloween getups : WIGS
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"You ___ be there" : HADTO
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Bell-ringing cosmetics company : AVON
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Theater area : LOGE
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See 37-Across : SWINGINGPUNCH
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A pet collar repels them : FLEAS
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Flip, as a coin : TOSS
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Tuna at a sushi bar : AHI
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See 37-Across : RACKETEER
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Rambo type : HEMAN
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Start the pot : ANTE
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Equips for war : ARMS
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In-your-face : OVERT
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"Guarding ___" (1994 MacLaine movie) : TESS
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First, second, third or home : BASE
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Noodges : PESTS
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Sows' mates : BOARS
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TV host with a book club : OPRAH
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Food package datum : NETWEIGHT
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"M*A*S*H" staffers: Abbr. : DRS
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Greets informally : SAYSHITO
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Baseball cap part : VISOR
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Needed a massage, maybe : ACHED
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Precursor of reggae : SKA
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49-Down war god : TYR
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Plant expert's field : BOTANY
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Give off, as charm : EXUDE
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Garr or Polo : TERI
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Rice who wrote of vampires : ANNE
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Accompaniers of carrots in a Birds Eye package : PEAS
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Haw's partner : HEM
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Belgrade natives : SERBS
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Forming clumps, like drying mud : CAKY
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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Big Apple sch. : NYU
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Spring sound : BOING
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Land SW of Uru. : ARG
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Utah, Omaha and others, on D-Day : CODENAMES
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Pink elephant sighter : SOT
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Fight ender, for short : TKO
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Tae ___ do : KWON
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Hot car's destination : CHOPSHOP
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Giant in pasta sauce : RAGU
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Responds to a morning alarm : AWAKES
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Workbench gripper : VISE
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Some football linemen: Abbr. : LGS
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Sunni and Shia, for two : SECTS
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"10 ___ or less" (checkout sign) : ITEMS
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Like Odin or 9-Down : NORSE
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Business presentation aid : CHART
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Aids for the stumped : HINTS
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Rush week venue, for short : FRAT
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Sprinter's assignment : LANE
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Running account at a bar : TAB
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Geologic time : ERA
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Day before a big event : EVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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