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New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 2012

Author:
Gareth Bain
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gareth Bain

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 83, Blocks: 46 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 22,710 )
Across
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La ___ (Argentine city) : PLATA
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Irksome : PESKY
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Blacken : CHAR
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Museum piece : RELIC
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Name of counties in three states, all crossed by I-90 : ERIE
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Loosen (up) : LIMBER
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Amicable : ONGOODTERMS
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Abridge : ELIDE
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Windhoek-to-Pretoria dir. : ESE
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"Beloved," in operas : CARO
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Begin energetically : WADEIN
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Player of Mark Antony in 1953's "Julius Caesar" : MARLONBRANDO
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Sing : BLAB
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Epithet for France's Louis VI, with "the" : FAT
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Singer Alan or Anita : ODAY
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Weather line : ISOBAR
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Abbr. in classifieds : EOE
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Andries Pretorius, e.g., who gave his name to a national capital : BOER
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What each of the 10 abbreviations in this puzzle's answer stands for : CANADIANPROVINCE
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Bloom support : STEM
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Jimmy : PRY
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Electorate : VOTERS
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Gas brand north of the border : ESSO
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Pet rat in a 1972 #1 song : BEN
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Medium bra specification : BCUP
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Old name of the San Jose Sharks' arena : COMPAQCENTER
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Kind of push-up : ONEARM
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Muckraker Jacob : RIIS
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Clinton's veep and his father : ALS
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Gain knowledge : LEARN
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Skateboarding ramp : QUARTERPIPE
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American Shakers founder : ANNLEE
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Language that's written from right to left : URDU
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Popular Italian scooter : VESPA
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Not natural : DYED
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Map magnification : INSET
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Kindle file : EBOOK
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Like many a sniper : PRONE
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Runners : LEGS
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Veld flower : ALOE
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Uncle José, e.g. : TIO
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Hybrid, in a way : ACDC
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Inspect : PEERAT
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Wrongdoing : ERROR
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Less than 1% : SKIM
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"Assuredly" : YES
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Author Beverly : CLEARY
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"Broom-___" : HILDA
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Much-advertised sleep aid : AMBIEN
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Fixed up : REDID
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Where Harrah's started : RENO
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Sushi bar sauce : TAMARI
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The L.A. Sparks play in it : WNBA
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Not all there : LOOPY
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Frankfurt an der ___ : ODER
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They're flicked : BICS
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Exam for future attys. : LSAT
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Have ___ to pick : ABONE
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It'll pass : FAD
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"Pow!" : BAM
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Subject of the 2005 book "Conspiracy of Fools" : ENRON
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Drill part : BIT
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Year in the reign of the emperor Augustus : ONEBC
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Napkin shade, maybe : ECRU
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Party in a legal proceeding: Abbr. : RESP
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Part of St. Paul's : APSE
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No longer bothered by something : OVERIT
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Baron ___ Richthofen : VON
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Like some runs : EARNED
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Small area meas. : SQCM
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City once divided by the Green Line : BEIRUT
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Mixer choice : COLA
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Seemingly ceaselessly : ONEND
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With cruelty : MEANLY
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Plumbing, e.g. : TRADE
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Golf's Ballesteros : SEVE
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Quick weight loss method, for short : LIPO
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Command eliciting barking : SPEAK
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On the ___ vive : QUI
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Mantelpiece pieces : URNS
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Johnny ___ : REB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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