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New York Times, Saturday, September 12, 2009

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 21,858 )

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Across
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Pet that hisses when frightened : BOXTURTLE
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Sermon subject : EVILS
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Certain prank victim : APRILFOOL
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Croesus conquered it : IONIA
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Cow with a drawn-out look : STAREDOWN
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Unselfish sort : GIVER
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Name on a bottle of Emerald Dream : ESTEE
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Ethical course : HIGHROAD
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Marie and Julie: Abbr. : STES
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Nobel-winning chancellor : BRANDT
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One of the Bonin Islands, for short : IWO
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The fox in Disney's "The Fox and the Hound" : TOD
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Like some washers : COINOP
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Big name in footwear : MCAN
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Skinny type : SCRAG
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Not at all cool : GEEKY
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0-to-500 scale that goes from least to most hazardous : AIRQUALITYINDEX
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Hamper : CRIMP
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Mathematician ___ Henrik Abel : NIELS
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First name in Indian music : RAVI
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Most important : HUGEST
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Org. with many centers : NBA
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What I might indicate : ONE
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Word a loser likes to see? : NONFAT
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Bring down : FELL
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Drill denial : SIRNOSIR
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Extremely unlikely : FREAK
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Crystal ball alternative : TAROT
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Not leave on the line? : TUMBLEDRY
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Laughable : INANE
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Like many motorcycle engines : AIRCOOLED
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Red giant variety : CSTAR
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Mountaineer's concern : STEEPNESS
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Least noble : BASEST
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Decides one will : OPTSTO
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Bluer than blue : XRATED
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Rim attachments : TIRES
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Fictional apiarist Jackson : ULEE
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Old postal abbr. : RFD
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At that : TOO
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Easily reachable goals : LOWHANGINGFRUIT
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Current source of problems? : ELNINO
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Ice figure? : EIGHT
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See, in Somme : VOIR
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Billed : INVOICED
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Have trouble drifting off : LIEAWAKE
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Cameo stone : SARDONYX
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It excludes income on foreign investments: Abbr. : GDP
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Adriatic wind : BORA
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Money for 32-Down : RIAL
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Size in a lingerie shop : CCUP
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___ room : MENS
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2,560 roods: Abbr. : SQMI
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Given an expensive coat : GILT
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Diversion involving a quotation : ACROSTIC
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Readers of the newspaper Hamshahri : IRANIANS
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Tommy Lee Jones film set along the Mississippi, with "The" : RIVERRAT
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___ knot : TIEA
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Very recently: Abbr. : YEST
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Yuletide trio : HOS
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Record-holder for throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games : UNITAS
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One getting into the groove? : NEEDLE
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Turns way up : BLARES
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Resins used in paints : ALKYDS
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Observant one : NOTER
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Ozone damager : FREON
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"Ali" actress Gaye : NONA
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Dud : FLOP
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Desert Storm grub, briefly : MRE
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Letters used in dating : BCE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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