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New York Times, Saturday, January 14, 2012

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQZ} Average word length: 6.32 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0114 ( 22,712 )
Across
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Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins : CREWMATES
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Large parts of some support systems? : DCUPS
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Bit of the magic of Disney : PIXIEDUST
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Increased : RANUP
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Start practicing, as bad habits : LAPSEINTO
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University next to the Centers for Disease Control headquarters : EMORY
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A.B.A. team that signed Moses Malone out of high school : UTAHSTARS
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Yellow fever carrier : AEDES
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"Vexations" composer : SATIE
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Cause people to disbelieve, with "on" : CASTDOUBT
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Flintstones vitamins maker : BAYER
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Pull up stakes, informally : RELO
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U.S. United Nations representative, 2005-06 : BOLTON
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Pfizer brand since 1997 : LIPITOR
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Dunce-cap-shaped : CONOID
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"The Great Santini" author : CONROY
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Nutty as can be : IDIOTIC
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Kept slightly open artificially, maybe : WEDGED
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Storms on the road : GEOS
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Spanish uncle? : NOMAS
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Anne Brontë's first novel : AGNESGREY
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The U.S.S. Constitution has three : MASTS
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Grounation Day celebrant : RASTA
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Snack item next to a dip bowl : NACHOCHIP
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With lid rattling, say : ABOIL
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These days : INOURTIME
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Waterfall or rapid : SAULT
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Feature of many a pizzeria : STONEOVEN
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Builds up : HYPES
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Sticks firmly : HOLDSFAST
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A little above average : CPLUS
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Loop taken on a drive? : RIATA
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Gertrude Stein or Alice B. Toklas : EXPAT
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"___ could" (expression of regret) : WISHI
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Thornburgh's predecessor as attorney general : MEESE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Makeshift cat dish : TUNACAN
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Animal that has escaped from its owner : ESTRAY
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Fox Business Network show : STOSSEL
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Horrible : DREAD
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Provider of relief for a finger? : CAMEORING
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Roman count? : UNODUETRE
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All in the family? : PUREBLOOD
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Le Carré specialty : SPYSTORY
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Flashes : TRICES
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Ominous : BODING
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Coastal setting of "The Birds" : BODEGABAY
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Bistro offering : ONIONSOUP
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Bathroom item on a honey-do list : LOOSETILE
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Bit of retribution : TIT
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Locust tree feature : POD
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Cuban remnant : CIGARASH
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From Land's End, e.g. : CORNISH
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Aces, nowadays : WAYCOOL
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Will, if intentions bear out : MEANTO
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De-ices, perhaps : SALTS
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Rules of conduct : MORES
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Lead-in to God or Congress : ACTOF
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Trinity member : SHIVA
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Post-marathon posts : TIMES
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Wiped out : SPENT
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"Best friend" from Germany? : HUND

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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