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CLOSING BELL

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 2009

Author:
Michael Ashley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Ashley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 21,866 )
Across
1
Low-I.Q. : DIM
4
Slender amount : WISP
8
Letterman airer : CBSTV
13
Venerable : AGEOLD
19
Gasteyer of stage and screen : ANA
20
He's less than a gentleman : ROUE
21
Broadcast element : AUDIO
22
Carnival sight : VENDOR
23
Goal of Sun-Maid's marketing department? : RAISINBRANDING
26
You might give this a gun : ENGINE
27
Conclude by : ENDAT
28
Shower with force : PELT
29
Go back to square one : STARTANEW
31
Office holder, of sorts : DESK
32
Willow twigs : OSIERS
35
Word with interface or option : USER
36
Part of a brake : SHOE
39
Salad bar activity? : GREENSFEEDING
45
Hot air : GAS
48
Composer Thomas : ARNE
50
Beat poet Cassady : NEAL
51
Actress Lotte : LENYA
52
Book on how to repair rodent damage? : OFMICEANDMENDING
58
Immigrant's course, for short : ESL
59
Dwellers on the Strait of Hormuz : IRANIS
60
Overseas news source, in brief : VOA
61
Pays down incrementally : AMORTIZES
64
Murphy's "48 HRS." co-star : NOLTE
65
Seeped : OOZED
68
"Drat!" : DARN
69
Reason that nothing's growing on the farm? : LONGTIMENOSEEDING
75
Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
76
Rugby play : SCRUM
77
Units of sweat : BEADS
80
Subject for 48-Across : BRITANNIA
85
Athos, to Aramis : AMI
86
Dish served ranchero-style : HUEVOS
87
Take a powder : RUN
88
Question from a campaign committee? : AINTWEGOTFUNDING
92
Old Apple laptop : IBOOK
95
Push : GOAD
96
Company founded in 1940 as Standard Games : SEGA
97
Bottom line : NET
98
Exercise for beginning yoga students? : GENTLEBENDING
103
Hang around : LOLL
105
Push too hard, maybe : RILE
106
Was gaping : STARED
108
Aloha Tower site : OAHU
112
Porous kitchen utensils : COLANDERS
117
Throws together : RIGS
118
Eight-time Canadian skating champion : ORSER
119
Repay : AVENGE
120
Tardy illustrator's assurance? : DRAWINGPENDING
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Be on the brink : TEETER
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Up time : ATBAT
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Broadway columnist Wilson : EARL
127
Whiz : ACE
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Position player's stat : ERRORS
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Baron Cohen who created 25-Down : SACHA
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Cart for heavy loads : DRAY
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Lead character on "Pushing Daisies" : NED
Down
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Took a chance : DARED
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For the birds : INANE
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Ones who'll straighten you up? : MAIDS
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Formal order : WRIT
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Cloud chamber particle : ION
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Form of 4-Down : SUBPOENA
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P.M. preceded and succeeded by Shamir : PERES
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Easy gallop : CANTER
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Chum : BUD
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Reagan cause: Abbr. : SDI
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Pantry array : TINS
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Science fiction author A. E. van ___ : VOGT
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Against, with "to" : AVERSE
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Well-bred : GENTEEL
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Cry before waving the hand : ENGARDE
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Ruler of the Aesir : ODIN
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Isolated : LONE
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Had no play in crazy eights : DREW
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Retailer beginning in 1867 : SAKS
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Alter ego of Borat and Brüno : ALIG
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Start of a German goodbye : AUF
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Haitian president Préval : RENE
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In the public eye : SEEN
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Home south of the border : HACIENDA
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Gemstone sources : ORES
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Zilch : NADA
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Spare : SLIM
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Deadly 1966 hurricane : INEZ
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Closing bell place: Abbr. : NYSE
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Hoedown participants : GALS
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Enter : GOIN
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Early Michael Jackson style : AFRO
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Petty : SMALL
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End of a ballade : ENVOI
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Really engrossed : INTOIT
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Something often thought of as impending : DOOM
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Lab challenges : MAZES
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Branching point : NODE
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Diploma holder : GRAD
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Court of justice : TRIBUNAL
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Destitute : INNEED
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S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
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Informal headwear : DORAG
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Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
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Novelist Morrison : TONI
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Sport of a rikishi : SUMO
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Sends out : EMITS
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San Francisco mayor Newsom : GAVIN
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Ready, in the kitchen : DONE
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U.S. Army E-6 : SSGT
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Naval lockup : BRIG
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Bumpkin : RUBE
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___ a secret : INON
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Pulitzer playwright of 1953 : INGE
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Heaps : ATON
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Science fiction prize : HUGO
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Lots of moolah : WADS
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Switch lines, say? : EDIT
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Mineral that crystallizes from magma : FELDSPAR
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Town on the SE tip of Italy that's the title setting for a Horace Walpole novel : OTRANTO
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"M*A*S*H" corporal : KLINGER
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Council members : ELDERS
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One using a comb : BEE
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Tokyo's airport : NARITA
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Meaning of the emoticon :-D : GRIN
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Whom a thane attended : LORD
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Pushed, with "on" : EGGED
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Broad style of cuisine : ASIAN
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From this time : HENCE
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Pushed : URGED
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Actress Blanchett : CATE
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Much-repeated word in air traffic control : OVER
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Creepy look : LEER
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Vitamin bottle info, for short : RDAS
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Mex. miss : SRTA
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Right turn ___ : ONLY
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Symbol of simplicity : ABC
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When doubled, a musical effect : WAH
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Prohibition, e.g. : ERA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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