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New York Times, Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0117 ( 22,715 )

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Across
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Tick off : MIFF
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Wash : BATHE
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Mimics : APES
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Skunk's defense : ODOR
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Under way : AFOOT
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Attract, as an audience : DRAW
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Dickens wrote one about two cities : TALE
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They're frowned upon : NONOS
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What an office seeker seeks : VOTE
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Blockheaded : THICK
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In medias ___ : RES
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Human or kangaroo : BIPED
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Red salmon : SOCKEYE
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Not a pretty sight : EYESORE
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Cleaning substance : LYE
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Banded marbles : AGATES
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Most negligible : MEREST
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Currently : NOWADAYS
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Sports org. in a 1976 merger : ABA
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Blow away : WOW
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Leased : LET
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Sticks out : OBTRUDES
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Showily stylish : FLOSSY
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River on the Texas/Louisiana border : SABINE
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Hightailed it : RAN
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With 50-Across, Dutch painter represented by this puzzle's circled letters : VINCENT
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See 48-Across : VANGOGH
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Warning at a station : ONAIR
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Cairo-to-Addis Ababa dir. : SSE
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It used to be called the Hermit Kingdom : KOREA
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Evidence of a ship's passing : WAKE
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Be sassy, with "off" : MOUTH
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Fateful day in March : IDES
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Ovine mothers : EWES
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Cream of the crop : ELITE
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Wasp's home : NEST
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Indian emblem : TOTEM
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"Pardon me, would you have any ___ Poupon?" : GREY
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Applesauce maker : MOTTS
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The 43rd state : IDAHO
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Kind of acid in breakfast cereal : FOLIC
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Something redheads tend to do : FRECKLE
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Outlaw : BAN
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In front of, old-style : AFORE
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Kind of deafness : TONE
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Slammer : HOOSEGOW
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Flying saucer fliers, for short : ETS
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Counseled : ADVISED
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Season-ending events on "The Bachelor" : PROPOSALS
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"Peter Peter Pumpkin ___" : EATER
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Writer Stieg Larsson, e.g. : SWEDE
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People are always searching for them : KEYS
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Alpha-gamma connector : BETA
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Still : YET
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Go slightly off course : YAW
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Chinese chairman : MAO
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Opposite of rise : EBB
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Rodent-eating reptiles : RATSNAKES
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"You're calling because ...?" : YES
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Messy dorm room, say : STY
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Broke off from a group : WENTSOLO
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Most risqué : RACIEST
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"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
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What a lot of partiers make : DIN
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___ Angelico : FRA
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Long and lean : LANK
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Not stopping : ONGOING
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"I'd like to buy a ___, Pat" : VOWEL
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Deeply impressed : INAWE
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Sting Ray, e.g., informally : VETTE
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"Large pepperoni with extra cheese," e.g. : ORDER
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V-formation fliers : GEESE
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Overly quick : HASTY
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
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Shook hands with, say : MET
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What a seamstress may take up : HEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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