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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 2012

Author:
Todd Gross and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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179/13/20097/23/20185
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1.54130
Todd Gross
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452/20/20069/26/201925
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1.63300
Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Gross. This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0113 ( 22,711 )
Across
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Eaters of halal food : MUSLIMS
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Like many mall fixtures? : TEENAGE
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Star of 2011's "Puss in Boots" : ANTONIOBANDERAS
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One shooting out on a golf course : SPRINKLERSYSTEM
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Oil sources for oil paint : LINSEEDS
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Mode : STYLE
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Mo. containing Constitution Day : SEP
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Unhealthily light : PALISH
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From : ASOF
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It may be fat after a fight : LIP
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Digs : ISINTO
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Onetime Taliban stronghold : TORABORA
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What twisty arrows warn drivers of : DANGEROUSCURVES
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Bring into being : ENGENDER
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Hit film directed by James Cameron : ALIENS
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Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Arctic or Antarctic fish-eater : TERN
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It has left and right channels : STEREO
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Part of S.F.S.U. : SAN
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How some hearts are broken : INTWO
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Car exhaust part : MANIFOLD
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Potential pets : DOMESTICANIMALS
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Worker whose charges may charge : ELEPHANTTRAINER
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Answer that avoids answering : DONTASK
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Writer's field : LETTERS
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More, to a señor : MAS
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Like surprises you'd rather not get : UNPLEASANT
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Youth : STRIPLINGS
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Chop source : LOIN
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They have keepers : INNS
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Bit of D.J. equipment : MIKE
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Flat bottom : SOLE
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Hold hands? : TARS
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Nav. position : ENS
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Nestlé brand : EDYS
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Partridge family setting : NEST
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Hanging out in galleries, say : ARTY
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Isle of Man man : GAEL
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"Nine Stories" title girl : ESME
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Flat bottom : BED
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Web presence : SPIDER
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"Natural Affection" playwright : INGE
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Surgical aid : STENT
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Big band : HORDE
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Done to ___ : ATURN
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Foundering call : SOS
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Black-and-white giants : ORCAS
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Geologist's big break? : FAULT
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Couples' retreat : LOVERSLANE
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Rachel McAdams's "Sherlock Holmes" role : IRENEADLER
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Choose to refuse : PASSON
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Big wheel at a party? : BRIE
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Beyond, to Browning : OER
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Put the finger on : IDED
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Short plea : NOLO
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Some govt. raiders : TMEN
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Imitated Niobe : WEPT
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Dept. of Labor division : OSHA
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Stole option : MINK
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Do one's part? : ACT
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N.F.C. part: Abbr. : NATL
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Concerning : INRE
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Order : FIAT
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Except : OMIT
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Univ. helpers : TAS
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Some 55-Down: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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