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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 2011

Composer nominated for an Oscar for "Blues in the Night"

Author:
Jeremy Horwitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Horwitz

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Horwitz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times9/24/11 ( No. 22,600 )
Across
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Bit of miner's gear : HEADLAMP
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Go for first : PREFER
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Take pains : ENDEAVOR
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Where it's at : LOCALE
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Upbeat : POSITIVE
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Much of Micronesia : ATOLLS
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Use a Zen garden : MEDITATE
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Gloating cry : SEE
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Disallowed FedEx destination : POBOX
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___ Aarnio, innovative furniture designer : EERO
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Put on cloud nine : SENT
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Spacewalks and moonwalks, briefly : EVAS
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Put back in order? : STET
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Direction for a boxer : SIC
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Tip for a writer : NIB
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Creator of many 38-Across : JOHNGRISHAM
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Response to "Thanks so much" : ANYTIME
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Once-common urban skyline sights : AERIALS
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Many 31-Across characters : LEGALEAGLES
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Free : RID
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See 42-Across : OUT
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With 41-Across, discuss : TALK
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Kellogg's brand : EGGO
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Wrigley sticks? : BATS
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Characteristic governor : GENE
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Bakers' dozen, maybe? : OVENS
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Mars, e.g. : ORB
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Title for Wallis Simpson : HERGRACE
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Opening for the wrist or the back? : SLAPON
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Attend the lectures of : SITUNDER
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Curve-cutting line : SECANT
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She played Jane in "Fun With Dick and Jane," 2005 : TEALEONI
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Where traditional bloomers gather : ANKLES
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Aim for : ASPIRETO
Down
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Cool, once : HEP
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"Warszawa" instrumentalist : ENO
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Much e-mail : ADS
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Martian moon : DEIMOS
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Glove material : LATEX
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Like noisy fans : AVID
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Place to witness a big scene? : MOVIETHEATER
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What a bar mitzvah recently was : PRETEEN
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"Apology" author : PLATO
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Drills that can bore : ROTE
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Conscious beginning? : ECO
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Bum rap : FALSECHARGE
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Astronaut Ochoa : ELLEN
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Fix, as ribs? : RESET
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Nude showers? : ARTGALLERIES
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Like ones that are fleeced : OVINE
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Bum rap? : BABYGOTBACK
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Aye-aye relative? : SISI
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Certain : SOME
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Sean Connery and Roger Moore, e.g. : SIRS
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End it with suddenly : JILT
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Be mephitic : REEK
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Associate (with) : ALIGN
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Kind of PC command : MSDOS
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Certain crosses : TAUS
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Ice-T or Ice Cube persona : GANGSTA
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Plane, e.g. : EVENER
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Nova preceder : BOSSA
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Composer nominated for an Oscar for "Blues in the Night" : ARLEN
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Lavatory label : GENTS
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Circular windows : OCULI
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Make more efficient : HONE
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"___ at the pane": Robert Browning : ATAP
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Mate : PAL
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___-eyed : DOE
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Fictional creature whose name is Old English for "giant" : ENT
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Museu do √ćndio site : RIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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