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New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 2009

39-Across : *Junk

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 60 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times9/29/09 ( No. 21,875 )
Across
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Moth-repellent closet material : CEDAR
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Osprey's claw : TALON
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E.R. hookups : IVS
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Get around : ELUDE
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First month in México : ENERO
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"Just kidding!" : NOT
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*Dangerously unpredictable sort : LOOSECANNON
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Old "Up, up and away" carrier : TWA
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Even-tempered : PLACID
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Last choice on a questionnaire : OTHER
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Nasty habit : VICE
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Silverstein of children's literature : SHEL
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Christmas carols : NOELS
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Take a breath : INHALE
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Commercial prefix meaning "low price" : ECONO
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Add fuel to, as a fire : STOKE
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Harvest : REAP
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"___ first you don't succeed ..." : IFAT
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Sleuth, slangily : TEC
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*Junk : DEEPSIX
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Monk's title : FRA
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___-Seltzer : ALKA
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Irish Rose's beau : ABIE
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Coming-clean declaration : ILIED
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Clued in : AWARE
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___ Boys' Choir : VIENNA
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Cousin of a foil : SABER
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Bottom of a 40-Down : LOBE
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Three-stripers: Abbr. : SGTS
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Entrance to a bay : INLET
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They're on your side : ALLIES
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Bygone muscle car : GTO
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*Inviolable, as rules : HARDANDFAST
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Abbr. on an input jack : MIC
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Harold who directed "Groundhog Day" : RAMIS
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May and June, but not July : NAMES
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"___ and ye shall receive" : ASK
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"But of course!" : OHYES
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Clueless ... or where the answers to this puzzle's starred clues were all first used : ATSEA
Down
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Animation frame : CEL
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"Evil Woman" band, for short : ELO
3
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, e.g. : DUO
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Marketers' "language" : ADSPEAK
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Fishing line holder : REEL
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Show the ropes : TEACH
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Photographer Leibovitz : ANNIE
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War aid program passed by Congress in 1941 : LENDLEASE
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Conquistador's quest : ORO
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"That is completely the wrong way!" : NONONO
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*Likely to happen : INTHEOFFING
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One of five different ones in "sequoia" : VOWEL
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Roster at the Oscars : STARS
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Private eye's project : CASE
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Collette of "The Sixth Sense" : TONI
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Scene from a summit : VISTA
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Big chipmaker : INTEL
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*Jammed : CHOCKABLOCK
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Set the pace : LED
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Cost-of-living stat. : CPI
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Insurgent group : REBELARMY
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Prefix with center or cycle : EPI
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Ain't right? : ARENT
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Triumphant cries : TADAS
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It may be cocked or cupped : EAR
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Noon, on a sundial : XII
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Bide-___ : AWEE
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Healthful claim on labels : LESSFAT
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Joint: Prefix : ARTHRO
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Blood line : VEIN
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Summation symbol : SIGMA
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Nay sayers : ANTIS
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Any Beatles tune, now : OLDIE
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Bill of fashion : BLASS
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___ Krabappel of "The Simpsons" : EDNA
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"That feels so-o-o good!" : AAH
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Morning hrs. : AMS
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Visit with : SEE
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Luggage inspection org. : TSA

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

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