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New York Times, Thursday, January 17, 2013

Author:
Milo Beckman
Editor:
Will Shortz
15-Down : Chinese dynasty during the Three Kingdoms period
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Milo Beckman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Beckman.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/17/13 ( No. 23,081 )
Across
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Knock on wood, say : RATTAT
7
Arizona product : ICEDTEA
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"Gotcha" : ISEENOW
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"Hoo-oo-EY!" : HOTDAMN
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"No clue" : BEATSME
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One who made the crew cut? : OARSMAN
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Locational nickname with origins in horse racing : THEBIGAPPLE
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Amount to be divvied up : PIE
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Operation time : DDAY
23
Christian of film : BALE
24
Antarctic body named for an Englishman : ROSSSEA
28
Ring : PEAL
31
Raid target : ANT
32
Noted series of paintings by Andrew Wyeth : HELGAPICTURES
36
Face seen on many T-shirts : GUEVARA
38
500, e.g. : CARRACE
39
Preparing to be shot, say : STRIKINGAPOSE
40
Capital of Australia: Abbr. : DOL
41
Googly ___ : EYES
42
Medical subject of Time magazine covers of 1967 and 2010 : THEPILL
44
Wear down : GNAW
47
Échecs pieces : ROIS
48
Symbol of might : OAK
49
Dweller on the Straits of Johor : SINGAPOREAN
55
Shipwreck cause, perhaps : LORELEI
57
Let up on : RELIEVE
60
Melancholy, say : EMOTION
61
Private business, in slang : BEESWAX
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Tube warning ... or an apt title for this puzzle? : MINDTHEGAP
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Manages : SEESTO
Down
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Lightly roast : RIB
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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One encouraged to drink on the job : TEATASTER
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Midsize moon of Saturn : TETHYS
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"As I Lay Dying" father : ANSE
6
Dead center? : TOMB
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"Come hungry. Leave happy" sloganeer : IHOP
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Kentucky export : COAL
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Being, in Bordeaux : ETRE
10
License to drill? : DDS
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Battle of Fort Brooke locale, 1863 : TAMPA
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Text alternative : EMAIL
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"Bonne ___!" : ANNEE
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Chinese dynasty during the Three Kingdoms period : WEI
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Bummers : DRAGS
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Food with an inedible center? : DONUT
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Censor, in a way : BLUR
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Inconclusive : SHAKY
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Like some extreme coincidences : EERIE
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Composer Menken and others : ALANS
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Loop of lace : PICOT
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Bitcoins, e.g. : ECASH
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Stuck, after "up" : ATREE
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Top-of-the-hour broadcast, maybe : RADIONEWS
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Reason for a food recall : ECOLI
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Emulates a bear : SELLS
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Menu with zoom options : VIEW
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Encomium : PRAISE
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Automaton of Jewish folklore : GOLEM
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Feminist Wolf : NAOMI
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City intersected by I-76 and I-77 : AKRON
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Cut open : SLIT
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Architect ___ Ming Pei : IEOH
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Lucky figure in Chinese culture : NINE
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Ball : ORB
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Roger of "Cheers" : REES
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Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
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It's about when you leave: Abbr. : ETD
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Brewery sight : VAT
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Prefix with thermal : EXO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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