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New York Times, Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Author:
Eshan Mitra, Brown University '12
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mitra. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: BROWN CROSSWORD WEEK — Every crossword this week has been created by a member of the Puzzling Association of Brown University.
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 22,225 )
Across
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Standing : ERECT
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Features of Sophocles plays : ODES
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Peeve, with "off" : TICK
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Rolls for dinner : SUSHI
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Major constellation? : URSA
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Something an undercover agent might wear : WIRE
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In consecutive order : SEQUENTIAL
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Knowing, as a secret : INON
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Big news on the sports page : TRADE
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Bean on the screen : ORSON
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Cracker brand : RITZ
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Just barely legit : BORDERLINE
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Gets used (to) : ADAPTS
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Consideration for when to arrive at the airport: Abbr. : ETD
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But: Lat. : SED
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It's read from right to left : TORAH
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Senseless : INANE
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Give it a go : TRY
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What a slow person may need : HEADSTART
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Nada : ZIP
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Word written on the Saudi flag : ALLAH
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"Dig in!" : EATUP
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Summer cooler : ADE
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Place for a ring : TOE
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Astronomer Halley : EDMOND
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Slip-up : MINORERROR
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Sound accompanying a cloud of smoke : POOF
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It's flashed by an officer : BADGE
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Musical set in Buenos Aires : EVITA
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Epps of "House" : OMAR
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Fragile articles ... or a hint to the things named by the circled letters : BREAKABLES
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Cloud ___ : NINE
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Endure : LAST
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Arafat's birthplace : CAIRO
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Stats for a QB : INTS
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You, to a Quaker : THEE
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Went "tap tap tap" on a keyboard : TYPED
Down
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What makes a pin spin? : ESS
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Regret : RUE
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Abbr. after a lawyer's name : ESQ
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Cheekiness : CHUTZPAH
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Auditorium balcony, e.g. : TIER
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One-up : OUTDO
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More arid : DRIER
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That, to Tomás : ESA
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"I've got a mule, her name is ___" : SAL
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Pirouette : TWIRL
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"No, you go, really" : IINSIST
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Bing Crosby, e.g. : CROONER
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Anthony of the Supreme Court : KENNEDY
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Busts : NABS
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Chose from a menu : ORDERED
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It's smelled when something's fishy : RAT
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Response to "Who wants ice cream?!" : IDO
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Driveway surface : TAR
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___ by chocolate (calorie-heavy dessert) : DEATH
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Explosive Sicilian? : ETNA
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"Masterpiece ___" : THEATRE
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Less active : IDLER
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Source of intelligence: Abbr. : NSA
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Sunburn soother : ALOE
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Team that has a tankful of rays in the back of its ballpark : TAMPABAY
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It's driven over the ice between periods : ZAMBONI
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The "king" in "The Last King of Scotland" : IDIAMIN
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Locket, often : PENDANT
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Excessively : TOO
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Game featuring 108 cards : UNO
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Alternative to a print version: Abbr. : PDF
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Christine's lover in "The Phantom of the Opera" : ERIK
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Shrek and Fiona, in "Shrek" : OGRES
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Witherspoon of "Legally Blonde" : REESE
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Ambassador's asset : TACT
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Alternative to a Philly cheesesteak : BLT
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Cheerleader's cheer : RAH
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Cup's edge : LIP
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Before, in verse : ERE
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Garden shop offering : SOD

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

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