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New York Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JMQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 22,345 )
Across
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Poorly developed, as an idea : HALFBAKED
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Clear of dishes : BUS
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50% : ONEHALF
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Milton Berle's longtime sponsor : TEXACO
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Actress ___ Alicia : ANA
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___-Dixie Stores : WINN
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Spoil, as a parade : RAINON
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"Stat!" : NOW
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Tony winner Hagen : UTA
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Joule fraction : ERG
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"Misty" composer Garner : ERROLL
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The second "T" in TNT : TOLUENE
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Vitamin label fig. : RDA
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Rock's ___Lonely Boys : LOS
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Sunken ships : HULKS
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Unmoved : STOIC
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Anka's "___ Beso" : ESO
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Port on the eastern Mediterranean : TYRE
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Go ___ length : TOANY
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Q's point value in Scrabble : TEN
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Coffee additive : HALFANDHALF
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Bikini part : BRA
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Draws back : SHIES
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Big Apple enforcement org. : NYPD
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Improviser's asset : EAR
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Artist Matisse : HENRI
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Tahitian-style wraparound skirt : PAREO
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Dam-building org. : TVA
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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Most dismal : DARKEST
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Worker in a cage : TELLER
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Pickup truck feature : BED
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Book before Esth. : NEH
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Joy Adamson's lioness : ELSA
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Way of the East : TAO
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"As if!" : OHSURE
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Marsh growth : REED
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Year-end helper : ELF
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"Time After Time" singer Cyndi : LAUPER
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Four hours on the job, perhaps : HALFDAY
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Cool, in slang : DEF
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Opening 30 minutes of football : FIRSTHALF
Down
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Deceptive remark : HALFTRUTH
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Barely defeat : BEATOUT
3
With respect to a graph line, e.g. : AXIALLY
4
Toto's state: Abbr. : KAN
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Prefix with system : ECO
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"Singin' in the Rain" director Stanley : DONEN
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Prank cigar sound : BANG
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Game with Draw 2 cards : UNO
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How a magician's assistant might appear : SAWEDINHALF
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Person in the hole : OWER
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Lake Michigan explorer Jean ___ : NICOLET
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Box in : ENCLOSE
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Wrestling hold : HALFNELSON
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Puts a new finish on : RESTAINS
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Risqué : RACY
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Kiev's land: Abbr. : UKR
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Suffix with Sudan : ESE
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Like some inns or hot dog stands : ROADSIDE
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Cartridge filler : TONER
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Hardly enthusiastic : HALFHEARTED
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Wife, colloquially : BETTERHALF
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In a tangled mess : RAVELED
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Amu Darya's outlet : ARALSEA
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Do some blacksmith's work on : SHOE
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"Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" airer : NPR
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Shaggy animal in a herd : YAK
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Marriage contracts, briefly : PRENUPS
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Provisional Mormon state : DESERET
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Jacob Riis subjects, with "the" : OTHERHALF
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Moe parodied him in some W.W. II-era Three Stooges shorts : ADOLF
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Tramp's love : LADY
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Broadway hit, slangily : BOFF
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Pub offering : ALE
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Yes, in Yokohama : HAI
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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