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New York Times, Friday, September 10, 2010

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 2.14 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 22,221 )
Across
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Hot dogs : SHOWOFFS
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It's all ivory and no ebony : CMAJOR
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NyQuil ingredient? : CAPITALQ
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Change the boundaries of : REZONE
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"Speak of the devil!" : OHITSYOU
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Opposite of abridge : EXTEND
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Racked (up) : RAN
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Some westerns : EPICS
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Class with graphs, for short : ECON
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Danger for a king : CHECK
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Its max. score is 240 : PSAT
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Leonardo's "The Aviator" co-star : CATE
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Sported : HADON
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Crotchety cries : EHS
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___ acid (microscopic staining compound) : OSMIC
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Hayseed's greeting : HOWDYEDO
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Luther opponent Johann : ECK
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Derek who played Claudius in "I, Claudius" : JACOBI
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Walks in the park : AMBLES
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Havana greeting : ALO
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1995 platinum rap hit that starts "To all the ladies in the place with style and grace" : BIGPOPPA
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Polish capital : ZLOTY
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Formal girl : DEB
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Salma of the screen : HAYEK
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Big name in retail jewelry : ZALE
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Structures near cell walls : BARS
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Trash-talks : SLAMS
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Golden Globe winner Sommer : ELKE
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"Leaving Brooklyn: ___!" (Williamsburg Bridge sign) : OYVEY
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One with notions : KIT
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What's going on : DOINGS
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Fiji rival : AQUAFINA
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Briefs, e.g. : UNDIES
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Literally, "sweet song" : DULCIMER
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Bygone currency : PESETA
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Visual aids? : EYEEXAMS
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Really let have it : SCORCH
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Response to sarcasm : HAHAHA
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Theorized : OPINED
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Swift gift : WIT
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Decisive periods, briefly : OTS
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Tammy ___ of 1970s-'80s TV : FAYE
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Was a turkey : FLOPPED
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Like a wet Nerf ball : SQUISHY
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Roadrunner feature : CREST
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Code for Latin America's busiest airport : MEX
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San Diego State team : AZTECS
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Much-maligned mascot : JOECAMEL
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Warned : ONNOTICE
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Hillbillies' cousins : REDNECKS
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What a sleuth tries to close : CASE
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Alaskan salmon : COHO
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Tuberous : KNOBBY
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Punches : OOMPHS
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Boom Blox console : WII
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Fist bump : DAP
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With added spice : JAZZEDUP
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Without any help : ALLALONE
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Nerd-rejecting high-school group : COOLKIDS
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Ancient fertility god : BAAL
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Victorian's greeting : GDAY
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Be everywhere in : PERVADE
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Burial rite : OBSEQUY
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Very small, as a bikini in a 1960 hit : TEENIE
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Washington city or county : YAKIMA
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2009 Grammy winner for "Relapse" : EMINEM
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Orange dwarfs : KSTARS
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Nova lead-in : BOSSA
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Time to visit a lot of trees : YULE
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Confound : GET
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Buddy : ACE
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Pickle : FIX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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