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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Maura B. Jacobson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 66 for Ms. Jacobson. 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. Maura Jacobson, of Hartsdale, N.Y., published her first crossword in the Sunday Times on March 6, 1955. Her popular weekly series of puzzles for New York magazine began in 1978.
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Across
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Designer Oscar ___ Renta : DELA
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Last word in the Bible : AMEN
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Zippo : NADA
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Athenian marketplace : AGORA
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Big, big, big: Prefix : MEGA
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Playground situation #1 : TWENTYONESWINGS
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Place for three men of verse : INATUB
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Where Springsteen was born : INTHEUSA
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"Orinoco Flow" singer, 1989 : ENYA
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"Right you ___!" : ARE
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Give ___ go : ITA
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Land of Esau's descendants : EDOM
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As per schedule : ONTIME
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___ me tangere (touch-me-not) : NOLI
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"Was it ___ I saw?" (cat's palindrome) : ARAT
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Drink you stir : COCOA
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Playground situation #2 : TWENTYTHREEKIDS
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Fab Four member : RINGO
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Long, long time : AEON
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"Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
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First-string athletic groups : ATEAMS
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"Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
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High-fashion inits. : YSL
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Internet access co. : AOL
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Goad : PROD
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Ol' Blue Eyes' family : SINATRAS
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Rash, perhaps : UNWISE
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1962 Robert Mitchum/Shirley MacLaine film ... or the outcome of 17- and 40-Across? : TWOFORTHESEESAW
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Vegetable on a vine : LIMA
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You can get a rise out of it : YEAST
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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There's nothing like it : ONER
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December ad word : XMAS
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Wild hog : BOAR
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Voting no : ANTI
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Croquet locale : LAWN
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Mental flash : IDEA
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Oncle's spouse : TANTE
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How diaries are written : DAYBYDAY
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Self-image : EGO
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Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
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Boxing venue : ARENA
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Femme friend : AMIE
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Restaurant reading : MENU
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Coop finds : EGGS
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Rocketeer's org. : NASA
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The Jetsons' dog : ASTRO
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Whistler's whistle : TUNE
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From what place : WHENCE
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Circulation line : AORTA
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Part of IUD : INTRA
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Namely : TOWIT
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Bill who said of his TV monologues "It's all been satirized for your protection" : MAHER
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Hit, of a sort : TOKE
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How you might respond to an offensive remark : ICILY
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Styles : MODES
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Aid in show-and-tell : EASEL
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Scout unit : TROOP
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Marinara sauce ingredient : TOMATO
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Gives over for safekeeping : ENTRUSTS
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"Apologies!" : SORRY
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Sharpen : HONE
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Glove material : LATEX
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Hardly Mr. Cool : DWEEB
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Battle town of 1944 : STLO
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"Heads ___, tails ..." : IWIN
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Gold rush locale of 1898-99 : NOME
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Some distance away : AFAR
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Fake : SHAM
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Words in a ratio : ISTO
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Washstand vessel : EWER
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That, to Juanita : ESA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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