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New York Times, Monday, September 9, 2013

One who delights in starting fires, informally

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Cee. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Gary Cee notes:
Will ran a similar puzzle of mine earlier this year with a baseball theme, so I took a stab at a sister puzzle with a football angle, ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
A note about ROULADE (43D) and AGORA (51D): I've heard some people say a Monday puzzle shouldn't have difficult words like these, but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
We have some very good puzzles coming up this week but I give the POW! to Gary for his strong early-week work. There's at least one ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/9/13 ( No. 23,316 )
Across
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Plays a part onstage : ACTS
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Ebony : BLACK
10
What a definition defines : WORD
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Opening for a coin : SLOT
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The "U" in UHF : ULTRA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Theater critic Walter : KERR
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Wage increase : SALARYHIKE
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Carpet layer's calculation : AREA
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___ syrup : MAPLE
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Dog doc : VET
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Journalist's credential : PRESSPASS
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Wage increase : RAISE
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Frightened by shots : GUNSHY
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Golda of Israel : MEIR
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Inclined (to) : APT
31
Characteristic : TRAIT
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Takes home, as an income : EARNS
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"Observant of you to notice the error!" : GOODCATCH
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Luster : SHEEN
41
South Korea's capital : SEOUL
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Work of ___ : ART
45
Rat (on) : TELL
46
Panda's favorite plant : BAMBOO
48
Gladden : ELATE
50
1960 John Updike novel : RABBITRUN
53
Swiss peak : ALP
54
Prolonged attack : SIEGE
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Genuine : REAL
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It may be composed to accompany a movie : MUSICSCORE
60
Unfreeze : THAW
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"... happily ___ after" : EVER
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Kitchen gadget for apples : PARER
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Zippo : NADA
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Mama's counterpart : DADA
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Flood : SPATE
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"You sure got that right!" : AMEN
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Pose, as a question : ASK
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Become less cloudy : CLEARUP
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Flood : TORRENT
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Cause of gray hair and worry lines, some say : STRESS
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Vehicle that may have a farebox : BUS
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Long-necked animal in a petting zoo : LLAMA
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Betting game with dice : CRAPS
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Communism theorist Marx : KARL
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Cry from a nursery : WAH
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Best Actor for "Hamlet," 1948 : OLIVIER
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Makes hand over fist : RAKESIN
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Ones who've got something to lose? : DIETERS
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"Get ___ Ya-Yas Out!" (Rolling Stones album) : YER
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Kutcher of "Two and a Half Men" : ASHTON
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Links org. : PGA
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One who delights in starting fires, informally : PYRO
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Far Eastern housemaid : AMAH
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Commercials : ADS
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Skater's surface : ICE
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Chinese principle : TAO
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Cream-filled pastry : ECLAIR
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Moolah : GELT
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Ernest of the Country Music Hall of Fame : TUBB
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One way to serve clams or rice : STEAMED
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Terrific, in slang : HELLUVA
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Ran out, as time : ELAPSED
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President Lincoln : ABRAHAM
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Dish of meat wrapped around a filling : ROULADE
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Ship's unit of weight : TON
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Sicilian volcano : MTETNA
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PC key for problem situations : ESC
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Postgame wrap-up : RECAP
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Ancient Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Flat-crowned cap : BERET
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AOL and MSN : ISPS
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One of the Gershwins : IRA
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Looking sickly : WAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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