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New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 2009

*"Cheers!" ... or a hint to answering this puzzle's five starred clues

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Stewart.
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© 2009, The New York Times9/3/09 ( No. 21,849 )
Across
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English poet Coventry ___, who wrote "The Angel in the House" : PATMORE
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Where "Thy will be done," in a prayer : ONEARTH
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Parts of irises : AREOLES
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Cheap cafe : BEANERY
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Scheme : CONNIVE
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Like outcasts : SHUNNED
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Balkan land : KOSOVO
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Canadian prov. on Atlantic Time : PEI
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Previously called : NEE
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Desert water source : CACTUS
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Big 12 sch. : ISU
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Bleed (for) : FEEL
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It can turn up heads : TOSS
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Rifle part : SIGHT
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Skate part : LACE
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Profitability, for a business : AIM
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Not just a brat : TERROR
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"___ always say ..." : ASI
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Popular newspaper columnist who writes for Good Housekeeping : HELOISE
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Sense of "wow" : AWE
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Tricky highway maneuvers : MERGES
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___ fault : TOA
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Checks for accuracy : VETS
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Where a hole may develop : ELBOW
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Town in W.W. II headlines : STLO
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Counterpart of Thanatos, in Freudian psychology : EROS
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Not here : YON
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Stashes : HOARDS
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Plant bristle : AWN
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Tiny bit : DAB
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Not authentic : POSING
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World capital known locally as Krung Thep Mahanakhon : BANGKOK
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Overused soap opera plot device : AMNESIA
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Not to the point, say : EVASIVE
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Swordplay, e.g. : DUELING
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Runs down : DEFAMES
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Sack and others : DRESSES
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Have heat : PACK
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Ending with buck : AROO
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___ place : TENS
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Item on a chain : MONOCLE
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Twin Tony whose #6 jersey was retired : OLIVA
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*Auto accessory : REVOCTAES
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Sioux Falls-to-Cedar Rapids dir. : ESE
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Dwell : OBSESS
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Soft drink since 1924 : NEHI
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Liquide clair : EAU
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___ Taylor (clothier) : ANN
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*Crewman on the tail of a bomber : RENNUGRAER
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Corner : TREE
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Fictional Mr. : HYDE
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*"Cheers!" ... or a hint to answering this puzzle's five starred clues : PUSMOTTOB
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Sweat : TOIL
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"Aha!" : ISEE
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"My dear fellow" : SIR
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One in an affair : FLAME
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Holder of a black marker : EASEL
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*1968 Barbra Streisand starring role : ECIRBYNNAF
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Purchase by Mr. Fix-It : HOWTO
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Lock : TRESS
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*Beef cut : TSAORPMUR
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Chopped : HEWN
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Kansas town on the Neosho River : IOLA
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Fake blood, maybe : GOO
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Skiffs and scows : VESSELS
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Fountain orders : SHAKES
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Beneficiary : DONEE
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Opposite of up : ABED
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You might catch one near a beach : WAVE
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Chocolate brand : DOVE
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Goddess who restored Osiris to life : ISIS
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Highest score in baccarat : NINE
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Comedian's stock : GAGS
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Fed. purchasing org. : GSA
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Kipling novel : KIM
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Hyperactivity may be a sign of it, for short : ADD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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