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New York Times, Monday, January 16, 2012

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

This one was inspired from Patrick Blindauer's wedding to his lovely bride Rebecca in St. Louis. I wanted CLANGCLANGCLANG 15 WENTTHETROLLEY 13 and MEETMEINSTLOUIS 15 but somehow that evolved into just three repeating words.

I thought PICKYPICKYPICKY was funny and MONEYMONEYMONEY was the name of a song. Again Will pushed for four, which is the new 3. WORDSWORDSWORDS was from Shakespeare so I thought that classed things up a bit!

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 22,714 )

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Across
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Kind of 54-Down that's flavored with flowers : JASMINE
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Compilation book : OMNIBUS
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Tiberius or Charlemagne : EMPEROR
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Flowering shrub common in the South : LANTANA
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Hamlet's reply to "What do you read, my lord?" : WORDSWORDSWORDS
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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Musical piece for two : DUET
21
"Cheers" actor Roger : REES
22
Laughed contemptuously : SNEERED
25
Desertlike : DRY
26
California peak : SHASTA
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Tear : RIP
32
"You're too hard to please!" : PICKYPICKYPICKY
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Jai ___ : ALAI
40
Bearded beast of Africa : GNU
41
"Damn Yankees" seductress : LOLA
42
1976 Abba hit : MONEYMONEYMONEY
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Louis XIV, par exemple : ROI
48
Cosmetician Lauder and others : ESTEES
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It's all the rage : FAD
52
Not oral : WRITTEN
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Bushy do : AFRO
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On a cruise : ASEA
59
Fencing sword : EPEE
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How the trolley went in a 1944 song : CLANGCLANGCLANG
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Perceptible by touch : TACTILE
68
Prodding into action : GOOSING
69
Moe, Larry and Curly : STOOGES
70
Big name in multivitamins : ONEADAY
Down
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A majority of Israelis : JEWS
2
Frenzied : AMOK
3
Nimble for one's age : SPRY
4
Docs prescribe them : MEDS
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Tax org. : IRS
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This very minute : NOW
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Wear away, as soil : ERODE
8
Like a big brother : OLDER
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Expertise : MASTERY
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Opposite of SSE : NNW
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"Believe ___ Not!" : ITOR
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Exposed : BARED
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Beneath : UNDER
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Parisian street : RUE
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Pig's digs : STY
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40 winks : NAP
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Quick swim : DIP
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E-mail that's sent out by the millions : SPAM
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Largest city on the island of Hawaii : HILO
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Open ___ of worms : ACAN
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T-bar rider : SKIER
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Aviator : PILOT
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"Can ___ now?" : IGO
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Channel for Anderson Cooper : CNN
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Letter before ar : KUE
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Ice cream treat : CONE
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Swiss artist Paul : KLEE
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Cheers for successes : YAYS
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"Ouch!" : YOW
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Backup singer for Smokey Robinson : MIRACLE
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"___-haw!" : YEE
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AOL alternative : MSN
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Statistics, e.g. : FACTS
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Black key above G : AFLAT
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Northern constellation : DRACO
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Capri and Wight : ISLES
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Pekoe, e.g. : TEA
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"It takes two" to do this : TANGO
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Knowledgeable about : ONTO
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"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
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No longer owed : PAID
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Like a soufflé : EGGY
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Band's engagement : GIG
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Suffix with penta-, hexa-, hepta-, etc. : GON
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Iowa college : COE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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