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New York Times, Saturday, January 12, 2013

2-Down : Promising start?

Author:
Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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512/20/20066/14/202130
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Doug Peterson
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1.60021
Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Wilber.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/12/13 ( No. 23,076 )
Across
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Birder's reward : SIGHTING
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Amount of olives : JARFUL
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Not nervous at all : ASLOOSEASAGOOSE
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They might make a dog run : CHAINLINKFENCES
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On-air hobbyists? : HAMS
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Inspire warm feelings about : ENDEAR
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Aristotle's "___ Rhetorica" : ARS
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Select : ELITE
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Suffix with cannon : EER
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Oil deposit problem : ACNE
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Sports org. with the Colorado Rapids : MLS
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Jester's locale : COURT
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Shortbread flavorer : PECAN
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Much paperwork : FORMS
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Be in the can : DOTIME
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"If you can find a better car, buy it" pitchman : IACOCCA
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Like some fake redheads : HENNAED
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"___ Heart" (1988 Whoopi Goldberg film) : CLARAS
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Fit for the road, say : HONDA
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Promising location : ALTAR
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___ macchiato : LATTE
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"Deo vindice" was its motto: Abbr. : CSA
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In the wrong business? : NOSY
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Litter critter : CUB
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Ooh and aah, e.g. : REACT
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Big 12 sch. : TCU
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Emulates Chicken Little : PANICS
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Pico Mountain innovation of 1940 : TBAR
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1992 chick-lit best seller set in Phoenix : WAITINGTOEXHALE
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"Different strokes for different folks" : ITTAKESALLKINDS
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Like many measuring spoons : NESTED
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Air : TELECAST
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Algonquian chief : SACHEM
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Promising start? : ISHALL
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One of Macbeth's thanedoms : GLAMIS
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Jack or forklift : HOIST
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Exaggerated workload : TON
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Key : ISLE
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Foreign refusal : NEIN
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Look-sees : GANDERS
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"Aladdin" villain : JAFAR
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Smoking, say : AGER
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Wood or Underwood : RON
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Thick base for pizza : FOCACCIA
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Connection requirement, at times : USERNAME
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Fell off : LESSENED
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Activity with traps : SKEET
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Green jam ingredient? : ECOCAR
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Fortune 100 company named after a smoker : AETNA
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"The Two Towers" army : ORCS
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Portrayer of June in "Henry & June" : UMA
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Weigh : PONDER
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Venture : FORAY
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Dimple : DENT
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Sad sack's lament : ICANTWIN
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Earmark : ALLOCATE
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Wear for some superheroines : CATSUITS
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Like chop-shop cars : HOT
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Element : HABITAT
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Pair in a cage : LUNGS
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Place to change trunks : CABANA
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Barista's injuries : SCALDS
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Stationary : ATREST
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Did a rush job on? : CANED
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Code of conduct : ETHIC
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Anti-cavalry weapon : PIKE
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___ Hamels, 2008 World Series M.V.P. : COLE
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Move through a market : SELL
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Body image, briefly : TAT
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Vintage Jaguar : XKE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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