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New York Times, Friday, January 20, 2012

29-Down : Pleasantly rustic

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 158 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2012, The New York Times1/20/12 ( No. 22,718 )
Across
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Semimonthly tide : NEAP
5
Mooring post on a ship : BITT
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Head nurse on "Scrubs" : CARLA
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If you add up the pros and cons : ONBALANCE
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Nautical direction : ABEAM
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Pitcher of the only no-hitter in World Series history : DONLARSEN
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Small truck manufacturer : TONKA
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Highly rated 1997 film with the song "Tupelo Honey" : ULEESGOLD
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Take in, possibly : ALTER
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Flogs : HARDSELLS
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Like yoga instructors : LITHE
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Pink shade : ROSE
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Secures every share from : BUYSOUT
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Early man? : BOY
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Had some inventory problems : RANSHORT
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___ lane : HOV
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Berate profanely : SWEARAT
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Court : WOO
34
What mansions rarely are : ONESTORY
36
"___ = Politics" (TV slogan) : CNN
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Inventor given a gold medal by Titanic survivors : MARCONI
38
"Goodness me!" : GOSH
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U.K. Triple Crown racecourse site : EPSOM
42
Dance trio? : CHACHACHA
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Suddenly took interest : SATUP
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Motivated : BESTIRRED
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Go on : PRATE
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Communion place : ALTARRAIL
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Abject : UTTER
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Colorful Amazon swimmer : NEONTETRA
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They're indispensable : NEEDS
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Mrs. Charles Lindbergh : ANNE
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"The Lucy-___ Comedy Hour" : DESI
Down
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"Well, of course" : NODUH
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Name on a famous B-29 : ENOLA
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Mammy's son : ABNER
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Adjective applied to ginger ale : PALEDRY
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Things towed along towpaths : BARGES
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Expanse beneath an arch? : INSOLE
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Certain lymphocyte : TCELL
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Works behind a counter : TENDSBAR
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Prompter : CATALYST
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Get rid of : ABOLISH
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Like some store furniture : RENTTOOWN
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North American home of 30,000 islands : LAKEHURON
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Tiramisu ingredient, often : AMARETTO
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Frequent photo prop for Will Rogers : LASSO
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"___ furtiva lagrima" (Donizetti aria) : UNA
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Bourbon enemy : BONAPARTE
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Blow out of proportion : OVERSTATE
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Flat fish : RAY
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Pleasantly rustic : HOMESPUN
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The Village ___ (musical group with the 1963 hit "Washington Square") : STOMPERS
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Walked away with : WON
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Star of Ang Lee's "Hulk" : ERICBANA
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Looked for a phenomenon, maybe : SCOUTED
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Blackened : CHARRED
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Leroux who created the Phantom : GASTON
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Premium number : OCTANE
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What a dickey simulates : SHIRT
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Lady of Paris : HELEN
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Junk car : CRATE
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Some funeral attendees : HEIRS
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"We're Madly for ___" (old campaign song) : ADLAI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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