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New York Times, Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Author:
Jonathan Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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With 69-Across, ship of 55-Across : HALF
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___ d'esprit (witty remark) : JEU
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See 67-Across : TRADE
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Less receptive : ICIER
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Part of some garden statuary : URN
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Sum of any two opposite faces on a standard die : SEVEN
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Gossipy type : YENTA
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Aptly named ship on a later voyage of 55-Across : DISCOVERY
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Body of water sailed in by 55-Across : ARCTICOCEAN
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Genetic letters : RNA
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"Quíen Te Dijo ___?" (2003 Latin hit) : ESO
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Cornstarch brand : ARGO
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Like most of the voyages of 55-Across : TRANSATLANTIC
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___ scale : MOHS
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Salon supply : GEL
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Citizen alternative : SEIKO
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Vernal mo. : APR
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Top players : ATEAM
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Apology starter : MEA
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Copenhagen's ___ Bohr Institute : NIELS
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Palm Pilot, e.g. : PDA
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Bigfoot photo, e.g. : HOAX
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See 55-Across : NEWYORKHARBOR
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Pins and needles holder : ETUI
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___ Carlos, Brazil : SAO
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War stat : MIA
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Explorer who sailed into 46-Across in 1609 : HENRYHUDSON
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55-Across's destination when returning to Europe : AMSTERDAM
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Top players : ELITE
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More precious : CUTER
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Series ender: Abbr. : ETC
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Reach in total : RUNTO
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With 8-Across, business of 55-Across's backers : SPICE
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Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
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See 1-Across : MOON
Down
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Informal greeting : HIYA
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Expert server : ACER
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Nickname for someone who shares a name with the 16th president : LINC
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Chains : FETTERS
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Sport with throws : JUDO
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Attorney General Holder : ERIC
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Defeat, as an incumbent : UNSEAT
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1992 presidential aspirant Paul : TSONGAS
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Excite, with "up" : REV
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Declare : AVER
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Laura of "Jurassic Park" : DERN
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"A Day Without Rain" singer : ENYA
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Psychologist Jung : CARL
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It might produce a line at a party : CONGA
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Cosine of zero degrees : ONE
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Hosted : THREW
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Having everything needed : SET
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Hebrew leader? : ALEPH
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Island east of Java : TIMOR
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Swedish retail giant : IKEA
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Say "Pretty please?," say : COAX
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Educator Horace : MANN
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
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Nabokov title heroine : ADA
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Fen : MARSH
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Caustic substance : LYE
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"Told ya!" : SOTHERE
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Tough : HOODLUM
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Regretful type : RUER
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German children : KINDER
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"24" agent Jack : BAUER
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Bubs : MACS
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"You don't need to wake me" : IMUP
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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Miles per gallon, e.g. : RATE
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"A place you can go," in a 1979 #2 hit : YMCA
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___-Tibetan languages : SINO
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Hall-of-Fame QB Graham : OTTO
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___ lamp : NEON
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Gumshoe : TEC

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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