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New York Times, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {VX} Scrabble average: 2.03 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 22,219 )
Across
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Prefix with bucks : MEGA
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iPhone user's purchase : APP
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Wings it : ADLIBS
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Came to rest : ALIT
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Pot-au-___ (French stew) : FEU
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Sign near roadwork, maybe : DETOUR
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Flashy display : RAZZMATAZZ
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"Water that moves you" sloganeer : JACUZZI
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Org. in "Burn After Reading" : CIA
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Brand with an iconic cowboy : MARLBORO
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Where pastrami may be put : ONRYE
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Golf's ___ Pak : SERI
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Toss high up : LOFT
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Passover meals : SEDERS
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Dutch-based financial giant : ING
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Test for Ph.D. wannabes : GRE
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Having a razor injury, say : NICKED
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Like Rod Serling tales : EERIE
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Asleep ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : CATCHINGSOMEZZ
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La ___ (San Diego area) : JOLLA
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Patron of sailors : STELMO
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Nile slitherer : ASP
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Matchsticks game : NIM
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Marks up or down, perhaps : RETAGS
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Rock trio known for its bearded members : ZZTOP
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"This just in ..." fare : NEWS
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Earth, in sci-fi : TERRA
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Copycat : IMITATOR
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Element with the shortest name : TIN
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Tested, as on "The $64,000 Question" : QUIZZED
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1892 Kipling poem : FUZZYWUZZY
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"Key Largo" actress : BACALL
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Prefix with dermis : EPI
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He sang about Alice's restaurant : ARLO
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Iced rum cocktail that's stirred with a stick : SWIZZLE
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Mr. ___ (old whodunit game) : REE
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Orbison and Bean : ROYS
Down
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Imelda, the shoe lover : MARCOS
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"Seinfeld" gal : ELAINE
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Giblets component : GIZZARD
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7-Eleven convenience : ATM
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Shaving lotion brand : AFTA
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Compote fruits : PEARS
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You're doing one : PUZZLE
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Juxtapose : ADJOIN
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Snookums : DEAR
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Maj.'s superior : LTCOL
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Paper in a poker pot : IOU
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Caffeine-induced state, slangily : BUZZ
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Eastern honorific : SRI
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Like apple pie, in a saying : AMERICAN
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Game with a dummy : BRIDGE
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1983 Streisand title role : YENTL
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Big brute : OGRE
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Bad hair day problem : FRIZZ
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Kicker's aid : TEE
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Coll., e.g. : SCH
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Euclid's subject : GEOMETRY
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Destiny : KISMET
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Otoscope user, for short : ENT
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Gush on stage : EMOTE
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Part of COLA : COST
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Bowser's bowlful : ALPO
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Camera type, briefly : SLR
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Newport festival music : JAZZ
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Out of gear : INIDLE
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Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
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Yellowstone sighting : GRIZZLY
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Some plasma TVs : SANYOS
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Zest : PIZZAZZ
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Nilla cookie : WAFER
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Dimwit : STUPE
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"Momma" cartoonist Lazarus : MELL
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Harriet's mate : OZZIE
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Eli and Peyton Manning, for two: Abbr. : QBS
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Motor City labor org. : UAW
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Here, to Henri : ICI
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Collect-all-the-cards game : WAR

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

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