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New York Times, Thursday, March 4, 2010

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 139 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 22,031 )
Across
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Proceed without notes, say : ADLIB
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How kids grow up, it's often said : TOOFAST
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Soviet space dog : LAIKA
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*One who dislikes unruly hair? : MOPHATER
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Spy satellite's acquisition : INTEL
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Bygone emporium : DIMESTORE
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___ position : FETAL
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Housewares brand : OXO
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Felipe Calderón's land: Abbr. : MEX
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Night class subj. : ESL
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*Alternative way to get directions? : OTHERMAP
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Heroic verse : EPOS
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Artist's portfolio : DRAWINGS
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"Molly ___," popular Irish song : MALONE
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*Better, in hip-hop slang? : MOREPHAT
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Spanish waves : OLAS
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Church perch : PEW
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"___ in London" (jazz album) : ELLA
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*Kitchen or living room? : HOMEPART
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Like XX vis-à-vis X, sizewise : LARGER
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"American Beauty" setting : SUBURBIA
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Canadian station sign : ESSO
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*Via Veneto? : ROMEPATH
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Villainous member of the Serpent Society, in Marvel Comics : ASP
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39-Down vote : YEA
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FedEx rival : DHL
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Half of a 1980s sitcom duo : ALLIE
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Football's Adam Vinatieri, e.g. : EXPATRIOT
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Sewers have them : MAINS
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*Be funnier than comedian Bill? : TOPMAHER
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Pick : ELECT
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2003 hip-hop hit by Fabolous : INTOYOU
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Pharmacy units : DOSES
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Subtitle of many biographies : ALIFE
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The majority of Jutlanders : DANES
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Mary's charge : LITTLELAMB
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Retail giant founded by a 17-year-old : IKEA
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Swell : BALLOON
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Song sung by an orphan : TOMORROW
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Expose, poetically : OPE
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Sounds of surprise : OHS
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Stout : FAT
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___ smasher : ATOM
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Very dry : SERE
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"The Lost World" menace : TREX
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Answer to each of the six starred clues, literally : MIXEDMETAPHOR
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Play-___ : DOH
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Chip, maybe : MAR
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Amaze : AWE
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Piccolo players, e.g. : PIPERS
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Affected one : POSEUR
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Masked men with blades : NHLGOALIES
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Big blow? : GALE
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Alpha, beta or gamma : STAR
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Eponymous scale developer : MOHS
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Diamond family name : ALOU
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Devotional bench : PRIEDIEU
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Voting 50-Across : PRO
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1972 treaty subj. : ABM
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Judge's cry : LET
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Red-faced : ASHAMED
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Pilot's abbr. : ALT
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"___ when?" : SINCE
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Gadflies, e.g. : PESTS
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Hairy Himalayan : YETI
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Nebraska senator succeeded by Hagel : EXON
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Datebook entry: Abbr. : APPT
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"Fiesque" composer : LALO
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I love, to Livy : AMO
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Scotland's Firth of ___ : TAY
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Greek character : RHO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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