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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 2011

Author:
Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 22,584 )
Across
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He played Joe Palooka in the 1934 film "Palooka" : STUERWIN
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Elite : SELECT
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Like the trades : EASTERLY
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Press agent? : IRONER
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Able to be drawn out : TRACTILE
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National park whose name means "the high one" : DENALI
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Bunny fancier : HEF
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Itch : YEN
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Like Jesus : SEMITIC
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Hot chocolate time, maybe : APRESSKI
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"Horrors!" : EEK
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Author of the 1968 work named in the circled letters (reading clockwise) : WOLFE
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Cinéma ___ : VERITE
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Cartoon "Yuck!" : PTUI
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1950s political inits. : AES
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Perfume, in a way : CENSE
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Subject of the 1968 work : MERRYPRANKSTERS
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Source of the saying "The gods help them that help themselves" : AESOP
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Detectives look for them, briefly : MOS
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Emulate Don Corleone : RASP
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Castle part : TURRET
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Leader of the 35-Across : KESEY
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Archer's wife in "The Maltese Falcon" : IVA
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Like ruckuses or roadster roofs : RAISABLE
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Like some poker betting : NOLIMIT
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___-ray : BLU
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1950s-'60s political inits. : JFK
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Secretaries used to make them : DITTOS
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"Ciao!" : TOODLEOO
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Will words : ILEAVE
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Italian scientist who lent his name to a number : AVOGADRO
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Hauled (off) : CARTED
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Like summer school classes, often : REMEDIAL
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MacFarlane who created TV's "Family Guy" : SETH
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Amount ignored in weighing : TARE
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Org. with the ad slogan "It's not science fiction. It's what we do every day" : USAF
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More quickly? : ETC
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Make more presentable, as a letter : RETYPE
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More twisted : WRIER
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"No way!" : ILLNEVER
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Nevada county containing Yucca Mountain : NYE
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Seconds : SIDEKICKS
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Loners : EREMITES
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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"The Color Purple" protagonist : CELIE
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Double-cross, e.g. : TRICK
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Georgia was one once: Abbr. : SSR
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Something new : AFIRST
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Some bagel toppers : SESAMES
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Steno's stat. : WPM
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Cup ___ (hot drink, informally) : OTEA
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Neon sign, e.g. : LURE
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Recommendation letter, maybe : ENTREE
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Valued : APPRAISED
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High ___ : SEAS
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Language from which "spunk" is derived : ERSE
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"I played already" : YOURMOVE
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Willing to consider : NOTABOVE
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Writer in cipher, maybe : SPY
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Slowing down, in music: Abbr. : RIT
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Workable if awkward solution to a computer problem : KLUDGE
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Like Hindi or Urdu : INDIC
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Last word in a showman's spiel : VOILA
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Let out, e.g. : ALTER
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A flower is pretty when it's in this : BLOOM
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"Leave ___ that!" : ITAT
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"Episode VI" returnee : JEDI
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Meeting places : FORA
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Noted gang leader : KOOL
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Swabbie : TAR
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Man of tomorrow : LAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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