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New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 2009

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 21,856 )
Across
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"Quién ___?" (Spanish "Who knows?") : SABE
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Player on the 1979 N.B.A. championship team, for short : SONIC
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"Where's ___?" : WALDO
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Prefix with port : HELI
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CNBC host ___ Regan : TRISH
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Zero ___ : INON
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First: Abbr. : ORIG
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"Mona Lisa," e.g. : OILPAINTING
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Football formation : WISHBONE
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Individual retirement account, e.g. : NESTEGG
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"___ salute!" (Italian drinking toast) : ALLA
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Must, with "to" : HAS
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Scottish refusal : NAE
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Somewhat overdone : ABITMUCH
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Bush solicitor general Theodore : OLSON
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Shoe part : INSOLE
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Lago composition : AGUA
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TV's Houston and Dillon : MATTS
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___-turn : NOU
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Geographical finger : FJORD
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Fictional governess : EYRE
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On ___ track : AFAST
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Parks and others : ROSAS
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Pain : NUISANCE
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Vert.'s opposite : HOR
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Place to get a 47-Across : SPA
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Ball catcher : MITT
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Work for a certain therapist : MASSAGE
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Some sweepers sweep them: Abbr. : STS
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Bartender's announcement : LASTCALL
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Voice of Scar in "The Lion King" : JEREMYIRONS
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Big-screen beekeeper : ULEE
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Stand for something? : EASEL
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Last name in mystery : DOYLE
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Chip ___, whom many consider the greatest cash game poker player of all time : REESE
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Remnants : ENDS
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Aired : SHOWN
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Raptor's roost : AERIE
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Cloud nine : BLISS
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Composition of a 30-Down : EIGHTNOTES
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Pie-in-the-face giver or receiver : STOOGE
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Circular seal : ORING
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Memphis's locale : NILE
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AOL, e.g. : ISP
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Bravo follower : CHARLIE
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First number in a record : WINS
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Not pro : ANTI
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Chaney of horror : LON
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Half a ring : DONG
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___ ease : ILLAT
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Pintos, e.g. : BEANS
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Smirnoff competitor : ABSOLUT
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Sci-fi awards : HUGOS
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Honda division : ACURA
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Herringlike catch : SHADS
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Narrowly, after "by" : ANOSE
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Theme of this puzzle : MAJORSCALE
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They can be read by the illiterate : OMENS
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Easy shot : LAYUP
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Small groove : STRIA
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Actually : INFACT
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Nixon interviewer : FROST
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More nervous : ANTSIER
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Friendliness : AMITY
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Pain : HASSLE
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They're located behind the ears : MANES
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Claire's boy on "Lost" : AARON
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Sweat ___ : GLAND
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___ Island : ELLIS
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Portly pirate : SMEE
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Get checkmated : LOSE
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Olympic sport since 1964 : JUDO
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Old bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
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Rod's partner : REEL
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Actress Charlotte : RAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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