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New York Times, Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0111 ( 22,709 )
Across
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Semidomed area : APSE
5
Constellation with the star Rigel : ORION
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Smidgens : DABS
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Mecca for oenophiles : NAPA
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Like a drag revue : CAMPY
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___-B : ORAL
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Fabric store employees? : SWATCHTEAM
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"Me neither" : NORI
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"Nixon in China" role : MAO
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Sculptor Jean : ARP
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Fed in pursuit of counterfeiters : TMAN
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Repair for a torn pullover? : PATCHONTHEBACK
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___ esprit (witty one) : BEL
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Set of parts awaiting assembly : KIT
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Bothersome : PESKY
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Org. that oversees American athletes : USOC
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Gunk : GOO
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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Attend a tennis tournament because one is a fan of? : GOTOTHEMATCHFOR
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"La Femme Nikita" director Besson : LUC
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Serengeti herd member : GNU
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Vostok 1's Gagarin : YURI
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Slanted columns? : OPEDS
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Dallas is in it, for short : NFC
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Kicker : LEG
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Cookies baked by Satan? : BATCHOUTOFHELL
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Ocean predator : ORCA
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Back-to-school night grp. : PTA
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E.M.T. hookups : IVS
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Mineral suffixes : ITES
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Arrest made on a side street? : ALLEYCATCH
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Online destination : SITE
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Grumpy : DOUR
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Muscular jerks : TICS
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Harmonizes, as digital devices : SYNCS
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Form of fencing : EPEE
Down
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All of the above, e.g.: Abbr. : ANS
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Claw holder : PAW
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2005 Broadway hit based on a 1974 film : SPAMALOT
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Vex : EATAT
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Edinburgh exclamation : OCH
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Turncoat : RAT
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"To clarify ..." : IMEAN
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Eye-straining exhibit : OPART
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Young termite, e.g. : NYMPH
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Advice to an introvert : DONTBESHY
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Airborne stimuli : AROMAS
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President after George : BARACK
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Toy consisting of 80 feet of wire : SLINKY
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One making a wake-up call? : COCK
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Money across the border : PESO
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Feat for a soprano : HIGHC
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Plains native : OTOE
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Monumental : EPIC
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Flu : BUG
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Dead-ended investigations : COLDCASES
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Text messager's "Wow!" : OMG
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Cram : STUFF
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Heinie : TUSH
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Period : FULLSTOP
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Oka River city : OREL
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Semi : RIG
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Wind section player : OBOIST
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Trilogy's midsection : PARTII
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Yadda, yadda, yadda : ETCETC
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Fashionable : CHIC
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Milky gems : OPALS
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Five-time All-Star second baseman Chase ___ : UTLEY
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Avian gripper : TALON
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Sidestep : EVADE
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S.A.S.E., for one : ENC
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"Getting to ___" (best-selling business book) : YES
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What a walk-on awaits : CUE
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Bygone Eur. realm : HRE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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