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New York Times Mar 23 2009

'Meet Me at the ___' COPA
'___ you ready?' ARE
A.B.A. member: Abbr. ATTY
Activity with bubbles BATH
Astronaut Shepard or Bean ALAN
Bacon units STRIPS
Billionaire's home ESTATE
Bit part CAMEO
Boneheads SAPS
Broadway honor TONY
Bush's 2004 opponent KERRY
Church council SYNOD
Close NEAR
Coffee, slangily JAVA
Coup d'___ ETAT
Environmental sci. ECOL
Fed. auditing agcy. GAO
Fix part of dinner with lettuce, carrots, peppers, etc. TOSSASALAD
Food Network stars CHEFS
Game company behind Sonic the Hedgehog SEGA
Garr or Hatcher TERI
Go off like Mount St. Helens ERUPT
Golden arches, for McDonald's LOGO
High-I.Q. group MENSA
Ill will SPITE
Important sense for a gourmet TASTE
Impudent PERT
In tatters TORN
Islands west of Portugal AZORES
It's in your throat when you choke up LUMP
Jail unit CELL
Japanese dog AKITA
Japanese wrestling SUMO
Kid with frequent temper tantrums BRAT
Knots TIES
Large part of a waiter's income TIPS
Light greenish blue AQUA
Lighted sign over a door EXIT
Longtime Comiskey Park team, informally CHISOX
Mascara mess SMEAR
Mideast bigwig EMIR
Minnesota's St. ___ College OLAF
Moon shape CRESCENT
One putting finishing touches on a cake ICER
Participate on Election Day CASTAVOTE
Parts to play ROLES
Perrier competitor EVIAN
Pesky flier GNAT
Play a part ACT
Point the finger at BLAME
Prefix with lateral EQUI
Prepare to camp PITCHATENT
Prevent, with 'off' STAVE
Psychologist/writer LeShan EDA
Pub draughts ALES
Put ___ good word for INA
Retail giant selling dog food, birdcages and such PETCO
Sailor's 'stop!' AVAST
Show childish anger THROWAFIT
Sissy of 'Carrie' SPACEK
Sitarist Shankar RAVI
Sponge used in a 39-Across LOOFAH
Take a 39-Across WASH
Tennis's Bjorn BORG
The P.L.O.'s Mahmoud ___ ABBAS
Touched in the head CRAZY
Vientiane's land LAOS
What 'video' means literally ISEE
Where watermelons grow PATCH
Words cried before 'No hands!' LOOKMA
Worker for 15%, say AGENT
Writer Harte BRET
Wyoming's ___ Range TETON
___ California BAJA
___-Magnon man CRO
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