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New York Times, Monday, September 5, 2011

What literally comes from the north, east, west and south?

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times9/5/11 ( No. 22,581 )
Across
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Necklace fasteners : CLASPS
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"Entourage" cable channel : HBO
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Talks like this in "Star Wars" films he does : YODA
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Cut the mustard : HACKIT
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Dada artist Jean : ARP
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Landed : ALIT
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Property with a mansion : ESTATE
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"Fat chance, laddie" : NAE
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Griffin who created "Wheel of Fortune" : MERV
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Charleston is its capital : WESTVIRGINIA
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"All seats have been sold" sign : SRO
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First part of a ski jump : INRUN
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Longest river in Deutschland : RHEIN
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___, Crackle and Pop : SNAP
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Trumpet's saliva-draining key : SPITVALVE
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Skirt's edge : HEM
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Perry Mason's field : LAW
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Kitchen cleanup cloth : DISHRAG
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Samuel Langhorne ___ : CLEMENS
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Simile's center : ASA
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Author Asquith of children's books : ROS
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511, in old Rome : DXI
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Not a unanimous ruling : SPLITVOTE
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Role in "Young Frankenstein" : IGOR
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"Laughing" animal : HYENA
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Biblical word with "thou" : DIDST
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Deposit, as an egg : LAY
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Swedish liquor with memorable ads : ABSOLUTVODKA
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Melt : THAW
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Qty. : AMT
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Jack the ___ : RIPPER
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Elvis's "___ Las Vegas" : VIVA
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Doctor's charge : FEE
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Log-in info : USERID
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Fix, as a cat : SPAY
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Finish : END
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Eagle's grabbers : TALONS
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Masticates : CHEWS
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Focused-beam emitters : LASERS
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Takes steps in response to : ACTSON
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32-card game : SKAT
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Venomous snake : PITVIPER
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Oktoberfest vessel : STEIN
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Abrupt finishes to phone conversations : HANGUPS
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Genius : BRAINIAC
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Ready for business : OPEN
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Japanese motorcycle maker : YAMAHA
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Bullfight cheer : OLE
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North, east, west or south: Abbr. : DIR
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Off-road transport, briefly : ATV
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Four Monopoly properties: Abbr. : RRS
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Chicago columnist Kupcinet : IRV
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Fashion magazine founded in France : ELLE
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___ the Terrible : IVAN
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What literally comes from the north, east, west and south? : NEWS
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"Feels great!" : AHH
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Informed : TOLD
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Sportscaster Albert : MARV
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Bit of Morse code : DASH
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Look-for-it children's game : ISPY
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Common event the day after Thanksgiving : SALE
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Favorable sign : GOODOMEN
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Permit for leaving a country : EXITVISA
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Russian fighter jet : MIG
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Stiffly phrased : STILTED
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Sort of : INAWAY
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Indenting key : TAB
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College Web site suffix : EDU
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One who knows the ropes : OLDPRO
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Earn tons of, as dough : RAKEIN
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Walk proudly : STRUT
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Distance units on a football field : YARDS
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Not threatened : SAFE
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German car : OPEL
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Appliances hidden in seven answers in this puzzle : TVS
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It's rotated when doing the twist : HIP
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Palindromic girl : AVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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