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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 2005

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle Mahowald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Mahowald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0909 ( 20,394 )
Across
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Aerie area : CRAG
5
Axis leader : TOJO
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Floored : INAWE
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Celebratory dance : HORA
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With 23-Across, winner of seven Oscars : STAR
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French film award : CESAR
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They pop on planes : EARS
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He surpassed Smith as the all-time winningest N.C.A.A. tournament coach : KRZYZEWSKI
20
Totally : FROMATOZ
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Much may go on behind them : SCENES
23
See 15-Across : WARS
24
Food thickeners : AGARS
26
Gillette alternative : SCHICK
28
News sources : GAZETTES
32
Spanish "no son," translated : ARENT
33
Bright circle? : MENSA
34
It might follow a dot : EDU
35
"Follow my lead" : DOASIDO
37
Picked teams, perhaps : GAMBLED
39
"The significance being …?" : AND
40
Product in mint condition? : CERTS
42
Hollywood's Hayek : SALMA
43
It might result in an important decision : TESTCASE
45
Rouen resident, e.g. : NORMAN
46
With 63-Across, domestic, e.g. : HIRED
47
Good thing to have in competition : EDGE
48
Leave alone : DESERT
51
Took a piece from? : DISARMED
55
Biblical beast : ANTICHRIST
57
Tops : AONE
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Tie-up : SNARL
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Class stopper : BELL
60
Set item : PROP
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1946 Literature Nobelist : HESSE
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"O-o-oh" : ISEE
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See 46-Across : HELP
Down
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Special creator? : CHEF
2
Die laughing, so to speak : ROAR
3
Ones given the shaft? : ARROWHEADS
4
Carriers under city streets : GASMAINS
5
"I'm very disappointed in you" : TSKTSK
6
"Al ___ Lado Del Rio" (Best Song of 2004) : OTRO
7
Time of extravagance and hedonism : JAZZAGE
8
Direct conclusion? : ORY
9
Malt alternative : ICECREAMSODA
10
State-of-the-art : NEWEST
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Society: Abbr. : ASSN
12
Boat trailer? : WAKE
13
Thrower of the apple of discord : ERIS
19
One of a famed family of entertainers : ZSAZSA
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Parts of seven countries lie within it : ARCTICCIRCLE
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Targets of some busts : GANGS
26
Slain peacemaker : SADAT
27
Snow White's poisoner : CRONE
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"Go on" : TELLMEMORE
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Problem for a horticulturist : EDEMA
31
Red Sea borderer : SUDAN
33
Kind of alphabet : MORSE
36
Want : DEARTH
38
Spreadsheet software option : BARGRAPH
41
Victoria's Secret purchases : TEDDIES
44
Collection agcy. : THEIRS
45
Parent company of Alpo, Friskies and Fancy Feast : NESTLE
48
Run … or ruin : DASH
49
Female suffix : ENNE
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Reading stops: Abbr. : STAS
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Many a resort : ISLE
53
Tautomeric form of vitamin C, e.g. : ENOL
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2005 portrayer of Wonka : DEPP
56
Diamond stat. : RBI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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