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New York Times, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Metal between osmium and platinum on the periodic table

Author:
Jay Kaskel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Kaskel.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/22/13 ( No. 23,086 )
Across
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Not so likely to be fooled again : WISER
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[Mercy!] : GASP
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Avoid : SHUN
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Make a running start at marriage? : ELOPE
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Mixed bag : OLIO
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"Is you is or is you ___ ma' baby?" : AINT
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Byproduct of a sad dairy cow? : BLUECHEESE
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Ming museum piece, maybe : VASE
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Is a bookworm : READS
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Place in society : STATUS
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Tartan cap : TAM
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Byproduct of a homely dairy cow? : PLAINYOGURT
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Oman man : ARAB
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Capote, to pals : TRU
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Rogers : YESES
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Old Carl Sagan series : COSMOS
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"I would say ...," in texts : IMHO
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Byproduct of an exhausted dairy cow? : WHIPPEDBUTTER
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Cry often made after a whistle : TAXI
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Kohl's competitor : TARGET
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Tehran tongue : FARSI
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Suffix with cavern ... or gorge? : OUS
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Turkish V.I.P.'s : AGAS
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Byproduct of an irate dairy cow? : STEAMEDMILK
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___ Poke (caramel candy) : SLO
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What a magician pulls a rabbit out of : TOPHAT
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Janet of "Psycho" : LEIGH
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Fit to serve : ONEA
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Byproduct of a portly dairy cow? : HEAVYCREAM
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Fruit in a still-life painting : PEAR
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Brand in Road Runner cartoons : ACME
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Does fantastic stand-up : KILLS
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Mex. miss : SRTA
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Film ___ : NOIR
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Paintball sound : SPLAT
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Part of WWW : WEB
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Down with a bug, say : ILL
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Whiskey distillery supply : SOURMASH
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Sword you score points with : EPEE
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Part of a show that begins "Previously on ..." : RECAP
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Attacks : GOESAT
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Ginger ___ : ALE
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Start of a cheer : SIS
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Verses, collectively : POESY
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Cannibal, e.g. : SAVAGE
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Temporary gap : HIATUS
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Waffling : UNSURE
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'40s beach blasts, briefly : NTESTS
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Good cholesterol, for short : HDL
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Camry maker : TOYOTA
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Tic ___ (breath mint) : TAC
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In ___ (lined up) : AROW
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Metal between osmium and platinum on the periodic table : IRIDIUM
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Senseless : NUMB
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Alternative to Ascap : BMI
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Kia model : OPTIMA
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Place to get a facial : SPA
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Gilligan's island home : HUT
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Gen. follower : EXOD
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___-la-la : TRA
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Shade of white : EGGSHELL
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Legitimate : REAL
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Chinese menu general : TSO
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Lens settings : FSTOPS
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Repentant one : ATONER
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"___ after me ..." : REPEAT
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Much of Libya and Algeria : SAHARA
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Expensive filling material : SILVER
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One of the Coen brothers : ETHAN
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Science writer Willy : LEY
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Thrills : KICKS
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Traction : GRIP
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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"What ___, chopped liver?" : AMI
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___ king : ALA
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Winter Denver hrs. : MST

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

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