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New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 2010

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 141 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, the circled letters, starting at 21-Across and reading clockwise, will reveal the first part of 17-Across.
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0923 ( 22,234 )

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Across
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Like many a cellar : DANK
5
"The Usual Suspects" setting : JAIL
9
Peddle : HAWK
13
Suit material? : LIBEL
14
Unwanted spots : ACNE
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Ireland's ___ Islands : ARAN
16
Come next : ENSUE
17
Musical work in four parts, with its first part opening the Met's 2010-11 season : RINGCYCLE
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Went off on a tangent : VEERED
21
Sugar : DEAR
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Letters between a name and a nickname : AKA
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Hebrides isle : IONA
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Meet, as expectations : RISETO
26
Turkey : DUD
27
With 6-Down, genetic carriers : NUCLEIC
29
Divining rods : DOWSERS
31
Somme time : ETE
32
___ Kramer, 2010 Dutch Olympic gold medalist in speed skating : SVEN
34
Practice : USE
35
Attendee at a 17-Across performance : OPERAGOER
39
Bottom line : SUM
41
Boomers' kids : GENX
42
What you might need after a breakdown : TOW
45
Clog up : CONGEST
49
Savings vehicle : ROTHIRA
51
Decide : OPT
52
___ Rouge : MOULIN
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Eat like ___ : APIG
55
Hosp. test in a tube : MRI
56
Letters on a crucifix : INRI
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Yankee ___ Howard, 1963 A.L. M.V.P. : ELSTON
59
Singing voices in the 17-Across : BARITONES
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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All over : ANEW
64
Parcel (out) : METE
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First company to successfully manufacture bubblegum : FLEER
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Bother : TODO
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In ranks : AROW
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Trueheart of the comics : TESS
Down
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Patronize a bistro, say : DINEOUT
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It may be excused : ABSENCE
3
Kind of network : NEURAL
4
Artist Paul : KLEE
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It might get tips : JAR
6
See 27-Across : ACIDS
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Strapped : INNEED
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Smooth and connected : LEGATO
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Mudder's fodder : HAY
10
Pac-Man centers : ARCADES
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"Die ___" (second part of the 17-Across) : WALKURE
12
Folds, presses and stretches : KNEADS
13
Met maestro James, longtime conductor of the 17-Across : LEVINE
18
Exult : CROW
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Motivation : DRIVE
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"Happy Birthday" writer, say : ICER
28
Medium strength? : ESP
30
Big ___ : SUR
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Kvetch : NAG
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"Yikes!," online : OMG
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Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
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Down ___ knee : ONONE
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No. after a no. : EXT
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Singing voice in the 17-Across : SOPRANO
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Peppy : UNTIRED
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Sneaks (around) : TIPTOES
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Birds with hanging nests : ORIOLES
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Composer of the 17-Across : WAGNER
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Fighting : COMBAT
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Issue : EMIT
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County next to Napa : SONOMA
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Hurt's "Body Heat" co-star : TURNER
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Bother : HASSLE
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Mislead, and more : LIETO
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Artist's pad? : LOFT
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W.W. II site, briefly : IWO
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Clinch, with "up" : SEW

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

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