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New York Times, Saturday, September 19, 2009

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Taub

This puzzle:

Rows: 13, Columns: 13 Words: 56, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FJKQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Taub. 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. Mel Taub had his first Times crossword published on October 24, 1954. His Puns and Anagrams puzzles (of which this is an example) have appeared in the Sunday Magazine since 1955.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0919 ( 21,865 )
Across
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Impudence of a Br. fool : BRASS
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At least it's a real bargain : STEAL
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Author in a stupor : PROUST
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Job for a Rhine surgeon : HERNIA
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Mien of a crapshooter will reduce friction : ROLLERBEARING
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Oath from a renegade : EGAD
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What lies in the Seine : ILES
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___ party (golfers' bash) : TEE
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Kind of dry : SUN
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Turned pea in 19-Across : SPUN
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Group of Irish islands in quarantine : ARAN
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Dead set against being keyed up : SEDATED
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Divided A.P. pictures : APART
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Tenants of Lords, e.g. : LODGERS
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U.N. rap added rapidly : RANUP
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Except having Republican passage from a book : EXCERPT
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Retro style : EDOM
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One who attends school hops : SOPH
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Swiss tourist center : URI
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Why isn't one done? : NOD
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Pedro's hand in Oman : MANO
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___ pressure (cause of a jetty collapse) : PIER
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Fall guy's protection when traveling : TRIPINSURANCE
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Where does N.C. rank among U.S. states in Christmas tree production? : SECOND
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Reined in nymph : NEREID
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Shabby followers of a bee : SEEDY
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Pairs accumulated in 500 days : DYADS
Down
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With which Seamus will rub ego : BROGUE
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Companion of Arnold : ROLAND
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Word with which to laud the new year : AULD
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The direction to Hussein's heart : SSE
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Having chevrons with red tips : STRIPED
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Charlie's luster : SHEEN
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Affairs that might sate the British : TEAS
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Kind of ant : ERR
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She danced in Tirana : ANITRA
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I learn of some measurements : LINEAR
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With 13-Down, push a fellow in public relations : PRESS
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See 11-Down : AGENT
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Bound legs with clubs : BLUDGEONS
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Sign outside a post office : STOP
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Vault may finally collapse : APSE
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Graduate from Calumet : ALUM
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___ enemy (one who may blow up bridges) : ARCH
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Ireland's currency unit since 2001 : EXPOUND
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What stern landlords expect : RENTS
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Holds so dear : ADORES
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Expression coined by a crapshooter : NODICE
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Plowed under, I gather : RUINED
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Summary? Cripes! : PRECIS
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Like one who's tried too hard : TIRED
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S Y : SANDY
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Intellect in 1500 : MIND
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One who may get a rap at a law office : PARA
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Writer whose work describes him to a T : POE
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Carlos, for example, in future years : REY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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