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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 21,854 )

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Across
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Tight spots : BINDS
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"Pronto!" : ASAP
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Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
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Family tree member : INLAW
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Ankle-length, maybe : MAXI
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Borrower's limit : CREDITLINE
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Up-front : OPEN
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Hard to rattle : SERENE
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Joe Six-Pack's protrusion : POTBELLY
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Lake former, perhaps : DAM
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Kemo ___ (the Lone Ranger) : SABE
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Little devil's opposite : ANGEL
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"___ a Rock" : IAM
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Chips go-with : SALSA
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Harmless-to-humans slitherer : GARTERSNAKE
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It may be floppy or pointy : EAR
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Hit a serve past : ACED
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___-Grain (breakfast bar brand) : NUTRI
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You can't escape it : FATE
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
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Typical visitor to Cooperstown : BASEBALLFAN
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___ Vecchio (Florence landmark) : PONTE
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Night sch. class : ESL
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Gut course : EASYA
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Neeson of "Kinsey" : LIAM
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Self-importance : EGO
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One cause of deforestation : ACIDRAIN
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Star, in Paris : ETOILE
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Visitors to the manger : MAGI
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Conflict settled by the Treaty of Paris in 1856 : CRIMEANWAR
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Queens tennis stadium : ASHE
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1965 Beatles song or movie : HELP
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Use more 3-in-One on : REOIL
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"West Side Story" gang : JETS
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Works of 9-Down : ODES
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Word that can follow the ends of 17-, 21-, 36-, 44-, 54- and 64-Across : DANCE
Down
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Popular ballpoints : BICS
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Concerning, on a memo : INRE
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Pirate or Padre, for short : NLER
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Miami-___ County : DADE
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Bernie Madoff job : SWINDLE
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Co. offering a Buddy List : AOL
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Send via DHL, say : SHIP
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Cornerstone word : ANNO
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Keats and Horace, for two : POETS
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Pseudopod-forming organism : AMOEBA
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Canadiens' rivals : MAPLELEAFS
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Jump on the ice : AXEL
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Facetious nickname for a giant : TINY
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Samovar beverage : TEA
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Military site : BASE
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Apply incorrectly : MISUSE
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Visibly shocked : AGASP
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Cheesy snack : NACHO
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Go-ahead : GREENLIGHT
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J.F.K. posting: Abbr. : ETD
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Starts the kitty : ANTES
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Venus de Milo material : MARBLE
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Skewered Asian fare : SATAY
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Concert venue : ARENA
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Genetic letters : RNA
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Sedona and Sorento automaker : KIA
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Atlantic state in two time zones: Abbr. : FLA
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Put up with : BEAR
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Trapeze artist's attire : LEOTARD
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Straightens (up) : TIDIES
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Like many a Clint Eastwood character : MACHO
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"I didn't know that!" : GEE
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Key with three sharps: Abbr. : AMAJ
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Item on a docket : CASE
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Ticked off : IRED
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Aswan's river : NILE
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Fit to serve : ONEA
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Lottery player's cry of elation : IWON
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Of the flock : LAIC
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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"M*A*S*H" cops, for short : MPS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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