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New York Times, Friday, September 23, 2011

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0923 ( 22,599 )

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Across
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It has rock bands : AGATE
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Pooh-pooh : SNEEZEAT
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___-toothed : SABER
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Informal show of approval? : STANDINGO
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Stroll : AMBLE
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Factor affecting Google search results : WORDORDER
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Juicer detritus : PEELS
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Modern proofs-of-purchase, for short : UPCS
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Takes for a ride : CONS
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Many gamblers have them : SYSTEMS
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Self-help book : HOWTO
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Gaston who wrote "The Phantom of the Opera" : LEROUX
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Include as an extra : TAGON
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___ Lady (decades-old commercial creation) : AVON
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Movie credits, usually : CRAWLS
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Collision sound : BAM
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"Dominus illuminatio ___" (Oxford University's motto) : MEA
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Validate : BEAROUT
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"___ Como Va" (1971 hit) : OYE
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It makes a lot of connections : AND
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Give a slant to : UPTILT
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Follower's response : ISEE
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In many cases : OFTEN
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Worries : EATSAT
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Last report on the evening news, typically : FLUFF
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Deny : GAINSAY
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Give a good rubdown : ROLF
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Blue shade : TEAL
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Providers of directions : VANES
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Admitted : OWNEDUPTO
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The Temptations' "Since ___ My Baby" : ILOST
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Leisure : SPARETIME
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Spitting mad : LIVID
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Something a drunkard is liable to hit : THESAUCE
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Turns brown quickly : SEARS
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Before all else : ASAP
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Series ender, sometimes : GAMESEVEN
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1969 #1 album for 11 weeks : ABBEYROAD
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Betrays, in a way : TELLSON
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1974 lyric repeated after "Como una promesa" : ERESTU
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Plea from the self-conscious : STOPSTARINGATME
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One looking for a deal? : NARC
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Some blockers : ENDS
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Old Tokyo : EDO
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Diamond substitute : ZIRCON
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Grant : ENDOW
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7-Down, for one : AGENT
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Many a sculpture : TORSO
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Like some Olympic races : SWUM
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Not counting : EXCEPT
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Multitude : HOST
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Asian spiritual guide : LAMA
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One who's gone but not forgotten : AWOL
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Muscles strengthened by squats : GLUTEI
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Put on a scale : RATE
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Music style derived from samba and jazz : BOSSANOVA
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Agreement from one's mate? : AYEAYESIR
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Big competition : MEET
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Aficionado : BUFF
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Phrase used to 46-Across : ITSALIE
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Proposals : OFFERS
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Forgers' tools : ANVILS
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He famously asked "Why didn't you burn the tapes?" : FROST
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Vinegar quality : LOWPH
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Attachments to pronator quadratus muscles : ULNAE
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Botanical balm : ALOE
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Object frequently painted by Degas : TUTU
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Grand : EPIC
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Some govt. issuances: Abbr. : STDS
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Employer of many a 7-Down : DEA

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

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