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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 2009

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWX} This is puzzle # 141 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: HALF-CENTURY PUZZLEMAKERS' WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, are by puzzlemakers who have been contributing to The Times for more than 50 years. Bernice Gordon, 95, of Philadelphia, had her first Sunday crossword published on January 23, 1955. Her first weekday puzzle appeared three years earlier. She is the oldest known puzzlemaker in the newspaper's history.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 21,860 )
Across
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Home : ABODE
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If A > B and B > C, then A > C, e.g. : LOGIC
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'60s hallucinogen : LSD
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Subtraction from a bank account : DEBIT
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Cage or Penn : ACTOR
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Teardrop's starting point : EYE
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Film director's sound? : OLIVERSTONE
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Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
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Nun from Ávila : STTERESA
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"Goodness gracious!" : MERCY
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Genetic letters : RNA
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Bard of ___ : AVON
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Birth control advocate's fury? : MARGARETSANGER
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Architect Saarinen : ELIEL
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Old photo tint : SEPIA
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How some mail-order packages arrive, for short : COD
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Puts on : DONS
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Barcelona's home : SPAIN
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Amount between all and none : SOME
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U.S.N. officer : ENS
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Coin toss call : TAILS
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1998 Disney film set in China : MULAN
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Jazz pianist's court appearance? : GEORGESHEARING
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X-ray vision blocker : LEAD
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Letter after wye : ZEE
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Bamboo-eating animal : PANDA
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Words of longing : IMISSYOU
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55-Down's cold war foe : USA
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Comedian's parents? : TOMSMOTHERS
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Ullmann from Norway : LIV
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Submit one's tax return via computer : EFILE
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Horses with speckled coats : ROANS
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Wages : PAY
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7/4/1776 and 12/7/1941, e.g. : DATES
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This, that and the ___ : OTHER
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Foofaraws : ADOS
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Alternative to suspenders : BELT
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News item listing surviving kin : OBIT
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Branches off : DIVERGES
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Everlasting : ETERNAL
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Lad's mate : LASS
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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Classic muscle car : GTO
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Charged particle : ION
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Onetime center of Italian violin manufacture : CREMONA
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Edward who wrote humorous verse : LEAR
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Working well together, after "in" : SYNC
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Say no to : DENY
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Derrière : REAR
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Where London is: Abbr. : ENG
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Venomous, as a snake : ASPISH
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Conceited : VAIN
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Ancient Persian : MEDE
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"Get ___ Little Dogies" : ALONG
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Get the soap out : RINSE
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Caught sight of : ESPIED
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Dabbling ducks : TEALS
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Bacteria in a breakout : ECOLI
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Not italic : ROMAN
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China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
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Chronicle : SAGA
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It's guaranteed to hit the mark : SURESHOT
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Dealt with, as an injury : TREATED
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Eminent conductor : MAESTRO
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Antiquated : OLD
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Basso Pinza : EZIO
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Solid parts of orange juice : PULP
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It's east of Europe : ASIA
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Armada : NAVY
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Capri, for one : ISLE
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Sras. : Mexico :: ___ : France : MMES
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Opposite of nah : YEAH
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French department : ORNE
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56-Across's cold war foe : USSR
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Three ___ kind : OFA
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Sch. near Harvard : MIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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