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New York Times, Friday, January 21, 2011

Author:
Pete Mitchell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Pete Mitchell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mitchell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0121 ( 22,354 )
Across
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Aflac ad figure, facetiously : SPOKESDUCK
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Omegas represent them : OHMS
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She played Appassionata von Climax in Broadway's "Li'l Abner" : TINALOUISE
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Janus-faced : DUAL
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Chinchillas and boas, e.g. : EXOTICPETS
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Words before expert or fool : IMNO
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"The Gene Krupa Story" title role player : MINEO
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Pamplona pronoun : ESAS
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Bygone N.Y.C. punk club : CBGB
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Handles : SEESTO
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Chocolate ___ : LAB
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Ace pitcher's reward? : SALE
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Epoch when bats first appeared : EOCENE
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Starbucks offering : CHAI
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Homebuyer's "bargain" : FIXERUPPER
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Quiche ingrédients : OEUFS
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"___ Ferienreisen" (Strauss polka) : AUF
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Cool : POISE
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Result of a permanent failure? : BADHAIRDAY
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Basis of growth : SEED
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Jockey wear : BRIEFS
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Ones concerned with custody : EXES
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Put down a can? : SAT
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Telecom techies : EES
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Profanable : SACRED
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"___ on the Line" (Thomas the Tank Engine story) : ACOW
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Residencia : CASA
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Bit of a grind : CHORE
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Byron poem : LARA
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Outrageous : OVERTHETOP
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Clarifying words : ASIN
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Bad blood : NOLOVELOST
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Totally not happening : DEAD
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Make a spectacle of oneself, say : DRAWSTARES
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Watch things : STEMS
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User of a 58-Down : PIXIE
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When a quick snap may happen : ONONE
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Bush and Jackson : KATES
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Writer known as Old Possum, and his family : ELIOTS
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Lib. arts major : SOC
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Suck in : DUPE
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They're hung across roads : UIES
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___ Optics (telescope maker) : CSTAR
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Laura Bush biographer Ronald : KESSLER
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Like some poetry : ODIC
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Crow : HUMBLEPIE
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Iron's preceder on the periodic table : MANGANESE
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Acted like a baby, in a way : SLOBBERED
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Palooka : OAF
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Introductory course? : SOUP
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Many an interrogee : LIAR
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Radiate : EXUDE
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Navy equivalents of S.F.C.'s : CPOS
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High-fat dish with greens : COBBSALAD
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Sit on the bench : HEARACASE
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Assembly places : AUDITORIA
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"___ Should Ever Leave You" (Tom Jones song) : IFHE
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High-tech transmission : EFAX
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Trustworthy : SAFE
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Motion approval : ISECOND
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"That's what I'm talkin' about!" : YES
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Bag in a trunk : SACHET
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Make last, maybe : SAVOR
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Crayfish claw : CHELA
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Wankel engine part : ROTOR
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Jagged : EROSE
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Secretaries' charges: Abbr. : DEPTS
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Item used by a 2-Down : WAND
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One of Swoosie's co-stars on "Sisters" : SELA
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Shoulder-to-shoulder : AROW
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They often hang around sports bars : TVS

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

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