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New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 2010

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 67 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 22,216 )
Across
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Math class, for short : CALC
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Future doc's exam : MCAT
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Its slogan begins "15 minutes could save you ..." : GEICO
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How stocks may be sold : ATPAR
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Snack with a floral design : OREO
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Ship written about by Apollonius of Rhodes : ARGO
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International relief org. : OXFAM
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Went for : CHOSE
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Taking the dimensions of busybodies? : MEASURINGSNOOPS
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Encircle : HEMIN
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Medicare add-on : PARTB
28
Fair : SOSO
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Short-billed rail : CRAKE
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Starting material in coal formation : PEAT
32
Some wedding guests : AUNTS
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Image format : JPEG
36
Her feast day is Jul. 11 : STOLGA
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Eminem song that samples Dido's "Thank You" : STAN
41
___ germ : OAT
42
Done swimming? : OUTOFTHEPOOL
45
Giving an award to the wrong person? : PRIZESLIPUP
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Capital of Albania : TIRANE
49
Freshen, in a way : AERATE
50
Lipstick hue : CORAL
52
Tofu base : CURD
53
Add (up) : TOT
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Indian guy in National Lampoon's "Van Wilder" movies : TAJ
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Get on : AGE
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Sense : INTUIT
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Italian sculptor Nicola : PISANO
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Follower of White or Red : SOX
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"That feels good!" : AAH
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Wielder of the sword Tizona : ELCID
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More likely to get gifts from Santa : NICER
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Slandering a Thanksgiving dish? : TURKEYTORT
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Othello, before Act V, Scene II? : LIVINGMOOR
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"Enoch ___," Tennyson poem : ARDEN
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Plum relatives : SLOES
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Palindromic preposition : ERE
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Map abbr. before 1991 : SSR
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Many Maurice Sendak characters : BEASTS
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Kazakh land feature : STEPPE
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Large cask : TUN
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Professional org. with a House of Delegates : AMA
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It has a big mouth but can't speak : URN
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Friendship ender : RIFT
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Loy of "The Thin Man" : MYRNA
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Custom-make : TAILOR
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Awaited judgment : PENDED
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Comment in a women's mag? : COSMOREMARK
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Summary of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? : INDIANARECAP
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Like Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata : INA
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January 13, e.g. : IDES
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So far : TODATE
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Site of the oldest university in South America : LIMA
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Joins : WELDS
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Fervent : RABID
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Character in "I, Claudius" : NERO
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Carne ___ (roasted meat dish) : ASADA
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Marion's "La Vie en Rose" character : EDITH
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Pious spouse's ultimatum? : LOVEMELOVEMYGOD
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Bank manager? : LEVEE
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Hyundai sedan : AZERA
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Had a hunch : KNEW
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Drink in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : OUZO
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Wand waver, old-style : FAERY
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Like Ymir : NORSE
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Ymir, for one : OGRE
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One-eighties : UEYS
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Give for free : COMP
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Word with gray or rest : AREA
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The Duke of Albany's father-in-law : LEAR
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Surname of TV's George, Frank and Estelle : COSTANZA
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Disfigure : MAR
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Champagne often mentioned in hip-hop songs : CRISTAL
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Undecided, in a way : AGNOSTIC
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Getup : TOGS
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Suffix for shapes : GON
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Antiship missile used in the Falklands War : EXOCET
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"It slipped my mind" : IFORGOT
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Cloak, in Córdoba : CAPA
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Siberian city : OMSK
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"Mein Gott!" : ACH
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Wearer of a famous ring : THEPOPE
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Fruit with a thick rind : POMELO
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Crumbly cheese : ASIAGO
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Netflix movie : RENTAL
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"___ Roi" (Alfred Jarry play) : UBU
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Brief stay : SOJOURN
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F equivalent : ESHARP
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Bouquet of flowers : NOSEGAY
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Metamorphose, as a larva : PUPATE
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Keeping an eye on : TENDING
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It may cause a scene : SPAT
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One who keeps one's balance? : TREASURER
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Sneaker with a Jumpman logo : AIRJORDAN
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Made-up : FICTIVE
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Hit 1989 biographical play : TRU
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Z follower : ETA
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Samoan dish : POI
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Put to sleep : LULL
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Dish with greens and ground beef : TACOSALAD
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A nonzero amount : ONEORMORE
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Unit of pressure : TORR
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Grub : EATS
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"___ on parle français" : ICI
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Family of games : SIMS
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Classic Jags : XKES
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Piece keeper? : HOLSTER
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Reputation ruiner : DIRT
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Brand advertised as "the forbidden fragrance" : TABU
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Beseech : ENTREAT
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Go to waste : ROT
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Overflow : TEEM
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Gray, e.g. : NEUTRAL
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Cuckold's purchase, perhaps : SPYCAM
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Confessional user : SINNER
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Charcoal alternative : PROPANE
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One-point Scrabble tiles : ENS
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"Me, ___ cheerful twinkle lights me": Robert Burns : NAE
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Torah holders : ARKS
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Agcy. that may order recalls : FDA
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"Is it not so?" : AMIWRONG
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Sweetheart's telephone comment : IMISSYOU
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Egyptian coin : PIASTER
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Rescue : DELIVER
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Bogey : ONEOVER
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"... is fear ___" : ITSELF
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"Search me" : NOIDEA
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Certain PC storage area : DDRIVE
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Apple products : CIDERS
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Roosevelt or Hoover : DAM
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Mathematician Turing : ALAN
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Doofus : BOZO
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City in Nevada : ELKO
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Flu symptom : AGUE
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Ready for a nap : DOZY
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Big deals : ADOS
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"Get your hands off me!" : HEY
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Popular middle name for a girl : MAE
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Shorn female : EWE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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