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New York Times, Saturday, September 4, 2010

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0904 ( 22,215 )

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Across
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Fishing gear : BAITBUCKETS
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Hollywood acronym : SAG
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Company mascot introduced in the 1930s that has never been put out to pasture : ELSIETHECOW
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Group with the '79 double-platinum album "Discovery" : ELO
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Stance in a fashion magazine : GLAMOURPOSE
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Up to, informally : TIL
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___ milk : SOY
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Bench warrant, e.g. : WRIT
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Walk to the gate, perhaps : SEEOFF
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Baseball stat : RUNS
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Lamented : WEPTFOR
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Zeros, in sports slang : BAGELS
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One who's smart? : WISEACRE
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Switch positions : ONOFF
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"Lost" actress Raymonde : TANIA
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Liszt's "___ Préludes" : LES
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Hardly traditionalists : NEOS
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___ Sisters (daughters of Atlas) : SEVEN
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Popular spectator sport that's not in the Olympics : SUMO
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Money market currency abbr. : USD
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The Abominable Snowman, for one : BIPED
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Block : DEBAR
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Babe-in-arms alternative? : STROLLER
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"___ Really Matter" (Janet Jackson song) : DOESNT
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John Wayne : THEDUKE
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It's hardly a smash hit : DINK
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Kindle, say : READER
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Impotent : WEAK
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E-2 Marine : PFC
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Utter doofus : ASS
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Apathetic person's words : FORALLICARE
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John L. Lewis was its first pres. : CIO
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Laptop tested aboard the Endeavour : IBMTHINKPAD
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Home of Smallville: Abbr. : KAN
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Swift retreat? : NESTINGSITE
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Adjures : BEGS
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Gallic greeting : ALLO
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"Well!" : ISAY
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Title guy in an animated HBO sitcom : TIM
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Aid to King Hrothgar, in literature : BEOWULF
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Some driving school practice : UTURNS
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Rock on a stage : CHRIS
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Didn't go stale : KEPT
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Friendly intro? : ECO
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Adds : TOSSESIN
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Comic strip adoptee : SWEEPEA
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Course load? : SETOFCLUBS
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Like the 1974 rope-a-dope fight : ALIFOREMAN
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Kiawah Island, for one : GOLFRESORT
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Hellenic character : ETA
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Calls : REFS
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Got into port : WINED
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Incentive to buy a CD, maybe : BONUSTRACK
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Number of folks? : ANESTHESIA
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Excuse : GOODREASON
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Sing vibrato, say : WAVER
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Hides on a frame : TEPEE
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Luxurious wrap : SILKROBE
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Grope for : SEEK
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Tekka-maki sushi source : BLUEFIN
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Promoter of the 13-Down fight : DONKING
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"How ___ ..." : ODD
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Phone headquarters : DIALIN
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City of 15+ million whose busiest street is Chandni Chowk : DELHI
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Steam engine pioneer : WATT
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Parental term of endearment, in Spain : PAPI
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Frequent party planner, for short : FRAT
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Opt to drop : CEDE
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Hosp. units : RMS
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Contents of some books: Abbr. : CKS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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