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New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 22,232 )
Across
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"The Hobbit" hero : BILBO
6
College V.I.P.'s : BMOCS
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Drs.' org. : AMA
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___ flu : ASIAN
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Mother ___ : EARTH
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Defeat by just a tad : NIP
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Entree on many a Chinese menu : BUTTERFLYSHRIMP
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Pioneering anti-AIDS drug : AZT
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Blackener of Santa's boots : SOOT
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Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
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"No shirt, no shoes, no service," e.g. : RULE
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Cramped alternative to a basement : CRAWLSPACE
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Clear the board : ERASE
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"I could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Signs to heed : OMENS
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Rotting : DECAYING
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Pastor, for short : REV
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Pets ... or what the starts of 17-, 25-, 50- and 61-Across are all kinds of : STROKES
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It can be cast : DIE
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Tabriz residents : IRANIANS
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"Goodnight" girl of old song : IRENE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Amber is a fossilized one : RESIN
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Old New Yorkers, e.g. : BACKISSUES
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Lots : ATON
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Prefix with cultural : AGRI
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Intl. group with many generals : NATO
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Big milestone for a young co. : IPO
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Basic hotel banquet entree : BREASTOFCHICKEN
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Still : YET
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Anticipate : AWAIT
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River that drains more than 20% of France : LOIRE
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Date : SEE
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Labor's partner : PARTS
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Attack : SETAT
Down
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King of the elephants in a children's book series : BABAR
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Trooper on the highway : ISUZU
3
"The Loco-Motion" singer, 1962 : LITTLEEVA
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Dracula's altered form : BAT
5
Telephone numbers without letters : ONES
6
Prior to : BEFORE
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Island south of Sicily : MALTA
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Suffix with direct : ORY
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Small change: Abbr. : CTS
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It may precede "Don't let anyone hear!" : SHH
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Inner self : ANIMA
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Make like : MIMIC
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Beatles record label : APPLE
18
Fabled fliers : ROCS
19
Settle a debt with : REPAY
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Sports Illustrated span : WEEK
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Feature of many a bodice : LACE
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Equilibrium : STASIS
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Franciscans' home : ASSISI
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Affairs : DOS
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Facial recognition aid : IDENTIKIT
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Diarist Anaïs : NIN
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"___ whiz!" : GEE
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News agency that was the first to report on Sputnik : TASS
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Genetic materials : RNAS
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Mobile phone giant : NOKIA
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Small inlet : RIA
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Shows shock, e.g. : REACTS
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Book after Neh. : ESTH
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___ breath : BABYS
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Concur : AGREE
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Where Minos reigned : CRETE
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Out of shape : UNFIT
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Word with grand or soap : OPERA
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Largish musical group : NONET
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Many works at the Met : OILS
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Patsy : SAP
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Eero Saarinen designed its J.F.K. terminal : TWA
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Viking ship need : OAR
65
Runner Sebastian : COE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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