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New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Author:
Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Sabin. 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. Lou Sabin, of Milltown, N.J., sold his first puzzle to The Times in 1950. He now constructs crosswords with his wife, Fran. Altogether Lou has had more than 150 puzzles in the paper.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0915 ( 21,861 )
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*One attracted to a flame : MOTH
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Maker of the Outback : SUBARU
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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A single time : ONCE
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Smoothing tools : PLANES
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Scott Joplin composition : RAG
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*Bygone $20 gold coin : DOUBLEEAGLE
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"___ Could Turn Back Time" (1989 Cher hit) : IFI
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___ bit (slightly) : AWEE
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Skillful : ADROIT
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Cause for a blessing : SNEEZE
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Joanne of "Red River" : DRU
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Wrist-elbow connector : ULNA
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Baby-sat, say : MINDED
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Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
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Eye : OGLE
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Nanosecond : TRICE
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Just enough to wet one's whistle : SIP
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What the answers to all the asterisked clues are : THINGSWITHWINGS
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U.F.O. fliers : ETS
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"Can't you take ___?" : AHINT
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Leaning type : ITALIC
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"To your health!" : PROSIT
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Was friends with : KNEW
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One of Captain Ahab's legs : PEG
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Lifelines? : AORTAS
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Poet Nash and others : OGDENS
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"I'm ___!" : ONIT
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Hydroelectric facility : DAM
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*President's ride : AIRFORCEONE
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Pub order : ALE
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Brainstorm : IDEATE
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Rocker Stefani : GWEN
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Guy doll : KEN
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Dreaded : FEARED
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*Pest you might slap : GNAT
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Stylish, '60s-style : MOD
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Singer who funded New York's Strawberry Fields memorial : ONO
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Fort Worth sch. : TCU
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Book after Philemon: Abbr. : HEB
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Shot out, as lava : SPEWED
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Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Bleated : BAAED
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Lee who directed "Taking Woodstock" : ANG
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Second start : RELAUNCH
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Secondhand : USED
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Spherical home in a tree : ORIOLESNEST
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*Mark on a Brit. military pilot's uniform : RAFINSIGNIA
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Antsy feeling : AGITA
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Lie in a hammock all afternoon, e.g. : LAZE
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Karel Capek play : RUR
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Whacked, old-style : SMOTE
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*Nocturnal songster : NIGHTINGALE
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Grunts : ENLISTEDMEN
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First place? : EDEN
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Singer Bonnie : RAITT
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Morning moisture : DEW
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More than 14-Across : TWICE
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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High-school jrs. take them : PSATS
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Guy's date : GAL
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Pier, during loading or unloading : SHIPSIDE
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Dr. Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
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Shock's partner : AWE
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Like DNA strands : PAIRED
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Campus mil. group : ROTC
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Old "You press the button, we do the rest" sloganeer : KODAK
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Succeed : GOFAR
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Innocent : NAIF
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Do, re or mi : NOTE
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Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
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Yolk holder : EGG
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Not rent : OWN
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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M.D. specialty : ENT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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