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New York Times, Thursday, September 29, 2011

Author:
Ben Fish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fish. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Two hints for 17- and 57-Across and 11- and 26-Down appear somewhere in this puzzle.
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Students & seniors
Across
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Easy catch : POPUP
6
Site of some Galileo experiments : PISA
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"The ___ lama, he's a priest" : ONEL
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Dutch princess who's the daughter of Queen Juliana : IRENE
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Air show sound : ROAR
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Grievous : DIRE
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[See blurb] : GRADEBONUS
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Year St. Augustine of Canterbury died : DCIV
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Org. with a targetlike mark on its flag : RAF
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School yr. section : SEM
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Time for a pique-nique, maybe : ETE
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Honeybun : CUPCAKE
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Ming jar, e.g. : ANTIQUE
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Second bananas : STOOGES
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Kind of knife : GINSU
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Bugs : PESTERS
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Seventh heaven : ECSTASY
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N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
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Fairy tale : LIE
38
Reporter's aid : NOTEPAD
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Best-selling PC game released in 2000 : THESIMS
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Hot : IRATE
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Simple ski lift : ROPETOW
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Learned ones : SAVANTS
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Analgesic : ANODYNE
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Scot's negative : NAE
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Service award? : TIP
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Upper body: Abbr. : SEN
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Sphere : AREA
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[See blurb] : MATHSYMBOL
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Enamored (of) : FOND
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Home for Samuel Beckett : EIRE
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Language known to native speakers as "te reo" : MAORI
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Reverse : UNDO
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Esposas: Abbr. : SRAS
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Tries : STABS
Down
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Glutton : PIG
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Bomber pilot in "Catch-22" : ORR
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Green globule : PEA
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German connection : UND
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British aristocracy : PEERAGE
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Claim : PROFESS
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___ exchange : ION
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Link in the food chain? : SAUSAGE
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#33 on a table : ARSENIC
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___ duck : ODD
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[See blurb] : NICEQUALITY
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Baritone piece sung by Renato : ERITU
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New Orleans sight : LEVEE
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Sondheim's Mrs. Lovett, e.g. : BAKER
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Range parts: Abbr. : MTNS
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Airer of hearings : CSPAN
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"In ___," Nirvana album : UTERO
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[See blurb] : POSITIVEEND
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Prison staple : COT
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Suffix with real or surreal : IST
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One who says a lot in a game : SIMON
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"___ can" (campaign slogan) : YESWE
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The Depression, e.g. : ERA
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Runners do it : PANT
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Occasionally : ATTIMES
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Hopelessness : DESPAIR
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Wrecks : TRASHES
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Puts an edge on : HONES
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Curie, Kelvin and Fermi : EPONYMS
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But: Lat. : SED
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Major mess : SNAFU
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Sorkin who wrote "The Social Network" : AARON
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Shakespearean stir : ADO
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Bath ___ : MAT
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Flapper wrapper : BOA
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Sphere : ORB
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French flower : LIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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