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New York Times, Friday, September 17, 2010

Author:
Jonah Kagan, Brown University '13
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonah Kagan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Kagan. 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. 0917 ( 22,228 )
Across
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Japan's Prince Hirobumi ___ : ITO
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Five-time N.B.A. All-Star Chris : WEBBER
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2001 #1 album with the hit "Love Don't Cost a Thing" : JLO
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"Easy peasy!" : NOPROBLEMO
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Christian with many robes? : DIOR
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Over the top : HYPERBOLIC
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___Ring (birth control brand) : NUVA
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Over : ABOVE
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Vessel over heat : OLLA
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"Leaving on ___ Plane" : AJET
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Perfect-record breaker : LOSS
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When all one's planning is put to the test : DDAY
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Company outing, for short? : IPO
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River of Devon : EXE
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Sch. for the preordained? : SEM
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Photoshop, say : DOCTOR
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Literally, "different lizards" : ALLOSAURUSES
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Descartes found this truth to be self-evident : COGITOERGOSUM
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Colorful stage performers since 1987 : BLUEMANGROUP
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There are 50 in a keg of Newcastle : LITRES
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Home of Polar Bear Prov. Park : ONT
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One of about 3,000 in Shakespeare's plays : PUN
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It starts with el primero de enero : ANO
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"Wassup, ___?" : DAWG
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One might lose it in a crisis : HOPE
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Tee off : MIFF
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Where you might see some initials : BARK
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Break down, in a way : PARSE
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Prefix with angular : EQUI
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Like some love : UNREQUITED
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Opine : MUSE
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Put off retirement? : STAYUPLATE
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Spec for a roomy flat? : EEE
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O.K.'s : YESSES
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Subj. in "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" : LSD
Down
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Scarf down : INHALE
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Home for Barbie and Ken, perhaps : TOYBOX
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Counter : OPPOSE
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Tediously went (on) : WORE
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Flag : EBB
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Autumnal event so called because it helps hunters kill their prey : BLOODMOON
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"Twilight" protagonist : BELLA
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"Bones" actress Deschanel : EMILY
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Jay-Z's ___-Fella Records : ROCA
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Practice with locks and pins? : JIUJITSU
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Troubadour's creation : LOVEPOEM
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Ones happy to give you their addresses? : ORATORS
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Makes roar : REVS
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Kind of profiling : DNA
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Some sorority women : DELTAS
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Lowlifes : SLIME
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Sea grass grazer : DUGONG
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"Indoors ___?" : OROUT
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Where two branches of a curve meet, in math : CUSP
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Sun exposure, for one : AGER
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Part: Abbr. : SEG
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Certain navigational aids : ARROWKEYS
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Company that gets a lot of its money from foundations? : CLINIQUE
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Defunct : OUTOFUSE
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"It's my fault" : BLAMEME
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Door : PORTAL
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Reasons to use Pepto-Bismol : UPSETS
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Compulsory : NEEDED
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Il Poeta : DANTE
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Decoration for Gertrude's room in "Hamlet" : ARRAS
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When repeated, exuberant cry : HAIL
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"Ptui!" : FIE
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Tied up : BUSY
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Litter, maybe : PUPS
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36-Across neighbor : QUE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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