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LET'S PLAY BINGO

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 2009

Author:
Todd Gross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd Gross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 97 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gross. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This unusual grid has a Bingo card in the center. See this grid image or this PDF of the entire puzzle.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 21,859 )
Across
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Mark your card! : BSEVEN
7
Items in an ed.'s in-box : MSS
10
Covered, in a way : PAID
14
Briefly, after "in" : AWORD
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1960s-'70s Ford muscle car : TORINO
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On one's ___ : OWN
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Companion of Artemis whom Zeus changed into a spring : AURA
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It comes after a "long time" : NOSEE
23
The Pequod, e.g. : WHALER
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Giggle syllable : HEE
25
Mark your card! : GFORTYNINE
27
Slacken (off) : EASE
28
Sign off on : AGREETO
31
Emperor who married his stepsister : NERO
32
Child of the '70s, in brief : XER
33
Third year in 31-Across's reign : LVI
34
Like any channel between 30 and 300 MHz : VHF
35
Plumbing or heating : TRADE
37
Endangered Everglades mammal : MANATEE
39
Starbucks size bigger than grande : VENTI
41
Diagram used for brainstorming : IDEAMAP
43
Other side : ENEMY
44
Manfred ___, 1967 Chemistry Nobelist : EIGEN
45
Classic Disney film that includes "The Nutcracker Suite" : FANTASIA
47
Gravy holder : BOAT
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Hulu, e.g. : NETTV
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Enter : COMEINTO
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Pair : DYAD
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The Equality State: Abbr. : WYO
60
Mark your card! : ISIXTEEN
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See 54-Down : DEPOSITS
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Parking lot mishap : DENT
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Lose luster : TARNISH
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State with the least populous capital : VERMONT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Thrown off course : DERAILED
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Mark your card! : BFIFTEEN
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Genetic stuff : RNA
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Tailors : SEWS
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What "prn" on a prescription means : ASNEEDED
80
Muscular Charles : ATLAS
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Any trump : SUIT
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Worry words : OHMEOHMY
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The "it" in the 1990s slogan "Gotta have it" : PEPSI
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Opposite of charge : RETREAT
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Exposed sandbar, maybe : ISLET
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Prodded : NEEDLED
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Pigs : SLOBS
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Golfer Michelle : WIE
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Org. headquartered in Detroit : UAW
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Cover girl Carol : ALT
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Placed : LAID
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Vaughn's co-star in "The Break-Up," 2006 : ANISTON
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"This round's ___" : ONME
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Mark your card! : ISEVENTEEN
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Deuce, e.g. : TIE
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Paris couturier Pierre : CARDIN
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Occasional 1960s protest : LIEIN
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Prefix with directional : OMNI
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What an aurilave cleans : EAR
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Affirm, with "to" : ATTEST
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Elates : SENDS
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Horse of a different color? : ROAN
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Genetic stuff : DNA
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Mark your card! : NFORTY
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Mark your card! : BTWELVE
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"Me too" : SOHAVEI
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Writing's opposite : ERASING
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Depraved : VILE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Singer Jones : NORAH
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Jay who once hosted "Last Comic Standing" : MOHR
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Better, as an offer : SWEETEN
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Mock : SNEERAT
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Places of worship : PAGODAS
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"___ Wiedersehen" : AUF
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Monopoly token : IRON
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Statement of self-confidence : DAREME
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"Who wants to go next?" : ANYONE
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With 49-Down, order at a Chinese restaurant : WON
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Mark your card! : OSIXTYONE
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"Walk Away ___" (1966 hit by the Left Banke) : RENEE
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Combine that makes combines : DEERE
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Second-most common Vietnamese family name, after Nguyen : TRAN
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Mark your card! : GFIFTYTHREE
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Novelist Janowitz : TAMA
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Hollywood crosser : VINE
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Circuit : AMBIT
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Bone attachment : TENDON
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World Economic Forum host city : DAVOS
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Base's opposite : ACID
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Put away : ATE
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See 15-Down : TON
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Sick : TWISTED
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Mark your card! : OSEVENTYTWO
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With 61-Across, prospectors' targets : MINERAL
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The 13th item in a baker's dozen : EXTRA
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Banned insecticide : DDT
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Vote for : YEA
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Mo. when the Civil War started : APR
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Number of wonders of el mundo antiguo : SIETE
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Department store department : MISSES
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Roar for a toreador : OLE
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Untested : NEW
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Football stat. : TDS
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Soap opera, e.g. : DRAMA
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Undergrad degs. : BAS
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The A.C.C.'s Seminoles : FSU
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Mark your card! : ININETEEN
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Celebrated in style : FETED
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"... blackbirds baked in ___" : APIE
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Baseball stat. : HRS
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Skin colorer : MELANIN
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School near Windsor Castle : ETON
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Went around : ORBITED
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German mercenary : HESSIAN
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Spoils : PLUNDER
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Sailor's vision obstructer : SEAMIST
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Mark your card! : ITWENTY
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Popular 1940s radio show "___ Alley" : ALLENS
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Get ready to fall, maybe : LEAN
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Star employee : EDITOR
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Does perfectly : NAILS
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___ Janis, star of Broadway's "Puzzles of 1925" : ELSIE
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Like some pyramids : INCAN
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Try it out : DEMO
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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"___ put it another way ..." : ORTO
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YouTube clip, for short : VID
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Agcy. regulating guns : ATF

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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