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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 2013

20-Across : Listening

Author:
Steve Salmon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Salmon.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/14/13 ( No. 23,078 )
Across
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They get crunched in gyms : ABS
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Pirate's loot : SWAG
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Insightful : ASTUTE
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Apple computer, informally : MAC
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___ and hearty : HALE
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___ Pieces : REESES
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Hawaiian music maker, informally : UKE
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The "U" in C.P.U. : UNIT
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Bleachers : STANDS
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Listening : LENDINGANEAR
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Smallest Great Lake, by volume : ERIE
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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___ rule (normally) : ASA
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First player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame : TYCOBB
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"Mona Lisa" painter : DAVINCI
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Like the street grid of Midtown Manhattan : RECTILINEAR
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"___ mia!" : MAMMA
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Nuclear agency established by H.S.T. : AEC
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Yellowish brown, as a lion's coat : TAWNY
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Oscar nominee for "As Good as It Gets" : GREGKINNEAR
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Mail to the wrong address : MISSEND
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Browns, as bread : TOASTS
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6-point football scores : TDS
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Gripper on an athlete's shoe : CLEAT
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Emperor said to have fiddled while Rome burned : NERO
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Apocalyptic warning ... or a hint to 20-, 33- and 42-Across : THEENDISNEAR
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What speeding cars do around turns : CAREEN
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Sample recording : DEMO
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Dessert often served à la mode : PIE
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Mistreats : ABUSES
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Bar next to butter, maybe : OLEO
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Aliens, for short : ETS
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Stinging plant : NETTLE
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Pioneer's direction : WEST
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Summer clock schedule: Abbr. : DST
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Necklace charm : AMULET
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Establishment that makes a lot of dough? : BAKERY
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Picturesque : SCENIC
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Feng ___ (New Age concern) : SHUI
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Aspirant : WANNABE
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Put in a row : ALIGN
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Suggest : GETAT
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Munitions depot : ARSENAL
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___ good example : SETA
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Sign of sadness : TEAR
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Ensign's org. : USN
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Baseball great Williams : TED
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Suffix with shepherd : ESS
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"In excelsis ___" : DEO
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"Not gonna happen" : NODICE
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Once again : ANEW
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Read, as a bar code : SCAN
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Light and graceful : AIRY
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Slow a car down : BRAKE
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In ___ fertilization : VITRO
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Once ___ while : INA
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Wick holder : CANDLE
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Perfect diving score : TEN
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Bosses, collectively: Abbr. : MGMT
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Dry as a bone : ARID
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Meal in the military : MESS
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Classic British roadsters : MGS
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Infuriate : INCENSE
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Occasionally : ATTIMES
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___ Taylor (clothing retailer) : ANN
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Oozed : SEEPED
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Characteristics : TRAITS
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Aching the most : SOREST
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Give funds for : ENDOW
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Singer with the 7x platinum single "Rolling in the Deep" : ADELE
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Lab procedure : TEST
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Dog trainer's "Follow!" : HEEL
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Chimney black : SOOT
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Bottle alternative : CAN
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Lincoln, familiarly : ABE
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Groove in a road : RUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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