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New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Author:
Jonah Kagan and Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonah Kagan
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Victor Fleming

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kagan. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 21,938 )
Across
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City near the Great Sphinx : CAIRO
6
Mine treasure : ORE
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Macaroni shape : ELBOW
14
Steve who was called Steverino : ALLEN
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Turkish headgear : FEZ
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Golden egg layer of story : GOOSE
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Rod in a henhouse : ROOST
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Magical powder : FAIRYDUST
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French lady friend : AMIE
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Peeved : INAPET
22
1980s soap opera set at a winery : FALCONCREST
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Fury : IRE
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Blue literature : EROTICA
30
Blue hue : AQUA
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Cuts with light : LASES
34
Homecoming returnees, for short : ALUMS
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1950s-'60s sitcom that ran on all three networks : FATHERKNOWSBEST
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Tale of Troy : ILIAD
41
Alfred P. ___ Foundation : SLOAN
42
Papyrus plant, e.g. : REED
43
Plucks, as eyebrow hairs : TWEEZES
48
Prefix with biology : EXO
49
Occasion for pumpkin picking : FALLHARVEST
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Almost : NEARLY
55
Killer whale : ORCA
56
Part of a morning routine ... or a literal hint to 18-, 22-, 35- and 49-Across : BREAKFAST
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Knock the socks off : FLOOR
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Not deigning to consider : ABOVE
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___ goo gai pan : MOO
62
Turn away : AVERT
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Ate in high style : DINED
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Drink with a head : ALE
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Fits one inside the next : NESTS
Down
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Wine container : CARAFE
2
Six-time baseball All-Star Sandy : ALOMAR
3
Repetitively named Philippine province : ILOILO
4
Take out surgically : RESECT
5
Ottawa's prov. : ONT
6
Take out : OFF
7
Show again : REAIR
8
Net mag : EZINE
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1-Across is its capital : EGYPT
10
Mine treasure : LODE
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Chic shop : BOUTIQUE
12
C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
13
Not yet firm, as cement : WET
19
Univ. dorm supervisors : RAS
23
Like some smoothly running machines : OILED
24
Tenn. neighbor : NCAR
25
Wine containers : CASKS
27
Jamaica exports : RUMS
28
Atlantic Seaboard states, with "the" : EAST
30
Priest's robe : ALB
32
Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Truth, old-style : SOOTH
34
Ed who played Lou Grant : ASNER
35
Order after "Aim!" : FIRE
36
The "A" in A-Rod : ALEX
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Get stewed : TIEONEON
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Duped : HAD
39
Guitar pedal effect : WAWA
44
Change over time : EVOLVE
45
Homes (in on) : ZEROES
46
Front car in a motorcade : ESCORT
47
Turns on, as a car : STARTS
49
Not real : FAKED
50
It might mean "I want a treat!" : ARF
51
Andean animal : LLAMA
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"Disinfect to Protect" brand : LYSOL
54
Christmas light site : EAVE
56
George Thorogood stutter "B-B-B-B-___..." : BAD
57
A sac fly earns one : RBI
58
Nail spot : TOE
59
Wave a palm frond at, say : FAN

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

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