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New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 2011

"The primary factor in a successful attack," per Lord Mountbatten

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times9/17/11 ( No. 22,593 )
Across
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Singer/songwriter Scialfa : PATTI
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___ student : MED
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Banjo accessory : STRAP
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Cause for some spatial relationships? : ALIENABDUCTIONS
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Debut at the 1979 Frankfurt Auto Show : VOLKSWAGENJETTA
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It can heat up Roquefort : ETE
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Smooth : EASE
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One with nothing to hide : NUDIST
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Wallop : SOCK
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Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
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Like bath beads, typically : SCENTED
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Show one's stamped hand, perhaps : REENTER
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Can't take a bit : HATES
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Bear essentials? : CLAWS
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Relatives of the Iowa : OTO
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They're in the vicinity: Abbr. : ESTS
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Sartre's "Les Jeux Sont ___" : FAITS
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Box office need : DRAW
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Got things down : ATE
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Damn : CURSE
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Like 14-Across : EERIE
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Tool handle strengthener : FERRULE
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Member of a very early union? : SEXCELL
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Titan after whom one of the oceans is named : ATLAS
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Silver checker : REIN
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Some time : AWHILE
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Choice job : PLUM
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Lid around a loch : TAM
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Suffered serious consequences : PAIDASTEEPPRICE
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Groups aiming for good returns : INVESTMENTTEAMS
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Smoking and heavy drinking : AGERS
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Security demands : IDS
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They go with uppers : SOLES
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Surface : PAVE
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Over and over : ALOT
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One spending a long time in the bathroom? : TILESETTER
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Drug in a sci-fi novel series : TEK
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What swallows swallow : INSECTS
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Suits often hold them : MBAS
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Landscaping aid : EDGER
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Like some balances : DUE
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Memphis hospital, familiarly : STJUDES
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Like sashes : TIEDON
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Indian flatbread : ROTI
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Some marching bands : ANTS
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Math is part of it: Abbr. : PSAT
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Benefiting from Vivarin : AWAKE
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It's shown on TV monitors at many airports : CNNNEWS
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Tips, often : ONES
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Is a spellbinder : ORATES
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Bundle of a sort : SHEAF
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51-Down division : CASTE
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Alexandria is in it : DCAREA
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Coming down hard : TORRENTIAL
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Net sales : ETAIL
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Spur part : ROWEL
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Tulipe relative : LIS
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Maximum : FULLEST
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Numerical prefix : DECI
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Pirate's appurtenance : CUTLASS
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Grandfathers, e.g. : EXEMPTS
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Speakeasy scourge : RAIDER
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Blow : ERUPT
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"The primary factor in a successful attack," per Lord Mountbatten : SPEED
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Capital near Faleolo International Airport : APIA
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"The Joy Luck Club" director, 1993 : WANG
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Busy place : HIVE
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Magnifier : LENS
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Lofty place : ACME
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Hoarder's problem : MESS
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"I think you overshared," briefly : TMI
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Locomobile competitor : REO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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