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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 2010

Literary captain who says "It's better to sail with a moody good captain than a laughing bad one"

Author:
Natan Last, Brown University '12
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Last.
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 Times9/18/10 ( No. 22,229 )
Across
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45, e.g. : DISC
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Founding member of Public Enemy known for wearing large clocks around his neck : FLAVORFLAV
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"___ at Duke's Place" (1965 jazz album) : ELLA
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2007 satirical best seller subtitled "And So Can You!" : IAMAMERICA
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___ de Caña (Nicaraguan rum) : FLOR
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First British group since the Beatles to have two albums in the U.S. top 10 at the same time : SPICEGIRLS
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"That's a great price!" : SWEETDEAL
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Strained : TAUT
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___ sauce (sugary purée) : MELBA
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Run for it : SEAT
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Bygone medical ventilator : IRONLUNG
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Hikes : TRAMPS
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Perfectly : PAT
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Bldgs. with community courts : YMCAS
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Building support : STRUT
36
Area worth the most bonus troops in the game Risk : ASIA
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Literary captain who says "It's better to sail with a moody good captain than a laughing bad one" : PELEG
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About : ASTO
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Solid : STOUT
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More solid : SANER
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Defunct ministry initials : PTL
46
Hatted bell ringers : SANTAS
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"Relaciones Espirituales" writer : STTERESA
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Fish also called a Jerusalem haddock : OPAH
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Site of a noted ancient league : IONIA
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Caustic soda, symbolically : NAOH
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One may cause your dinner to be spoiled : LATELUNCH
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Out of it : INLALALAND
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Wet bar, maybe : SOAP
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2009 Lady Gaga hit : BADROMANCE
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Oread in love with her own voice : ECHO
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One of an evil fairy tale duo : STEPSISTER
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Three-player game : SKAT
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"Fo' sho" : DEF
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Distresses : ILLS
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What some plays are shown in : SLOWMOTION
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List quickly? : CAREEN
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Alternative to a shake : FISTBUMP
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Bachelor party entertainment : LAPDANCES
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Date in France? : AMIE
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Spanish cows : VACAS
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Breakfast dish : OMELET
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Pump abbr. : REG
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9-Down variety : FRITTATA
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Money in the banca, once : LIRA
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Org. since 1920 with many staff lawyers : ACLU
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Sweeping : VAST
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"For Better or for Worse" matriarch : ELLY
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"___ sine scientia nihil est" (Latin motto) : ARS
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"Not for me" : IPASS
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Certain Afrocentrist : RASTA
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Bashes : GALAS
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Board game grande dame : MRSPEACOCK
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Attempts to sink : PUTTS
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Lady Liberty garb : STOLA
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Topic in artificial intelligence : SENTIENCE
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Variety of zither : AUTOHARP
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Age : GETOLDER
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Minor hit : TAP
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Brand in contact lens care : RENU
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Makings of a hero? : SALAMI
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Some salon jobs : RINSES
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Papa Bear of Chicago football : HALAS
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Bills : NIBS
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Gut course?: Abbr. : ANAT
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Adjective for a coach house inn, maybe : OLDE
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"___ pis!" ("Too bad!," in France) : TANT
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Nelson's catchphrase on "The Simpsons" : HAHA
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___ Banos, Calif. : LOS
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Where the chips fall where they may? : POT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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