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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Environmental problem addressed in the Clean Air Act

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Fagliano.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/23/13 ( No. 23,087 )
Across
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Deal : PACT
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"Fine ___" : BYME
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"Stop!," at a checkpoint : HALT
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Finito : OVER
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Balkan native : CROAT
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Jackie Robinson's alma mater : UCLA
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It might start with "Starters" : MENU
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2003 OutKast hit that was #1 for nine weeks : HEYYA
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Bumpkin : HICK
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Po boy? : PETEROTOOLE
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Female kangaroo : DOE
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With 24-Across, like Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story" : ONE
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See 23-Across : ACT
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Teen heartthrob Zac : EFRON
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To a greater extent : MORESO
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L.A. woman? : LAILAALI
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N.L. team with a tomahawk in its logo : ATL
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Notable 2012 Facebook event, for short : IPO
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Artist Rembrandt van ___ : RIJN
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In person? : ISAACNEWTON
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Obama education secretary Duncan : ARNE
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Draw : TIE
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Chow line? : ARF
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P.R. man? : PAULRYAN
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Pushover : SOFTIE
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Detergent brand : RINSO
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Apt name for a chef? : STU
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Turn-___ : ONS
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Not funny anymore : OLD
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It girl? : IVANKATRUMP
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Natl. Merit Scholarship earner's exam : PSAT
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Give or take : ABOUT
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Antioxidant berry : ACAI
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Lucky Charms ingredients : OATS
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Steak cut : TBONE
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Scandal suffix : GATE
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Rung : STEP
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Went under : SANK
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Quelques-___ (some: Fr.) : UNES
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It might be shaken next to a field : POMPOM
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Johnson & Johnson skin-care brand : AVEENO
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Tallest member of a basketball team, often : CENTER
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"You make a good point" : TRUE
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"Rush Hour" director Ratner : BRETT
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It has its ups and downs : YOYO
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Tuna salad ingredient : MAYO
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List ender : ETAL
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"Come again?" : HUH
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Environmental problem addressed in the Clean Air Act : ACIDRAIN
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Rapper on "NCIS: Los Angeles" : LLCOOLJ
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Fooled : TAKENIN
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Like many éclairs : CHOCOLATY
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Guy in dreads, say : RASTA
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Pickled delicacy : EEL
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Way in the distance : FAROFF
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Stands in a studio : EASELS
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Fourth-anniversary gift : LINEN
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Donkey Kong, e.g. : APE
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The Cyclones of the Big 12 : IOWASTATE
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Overwhelm : INUNDATE
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"Homeland" org. : CIA
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Rainbow ___ : TROUT
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Suitable : APROPOS
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Harangues : RAILSAT
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Person in un palais : ROI
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Amazon flier : TOUCAN
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Cell body : INMATE
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Spots : ESPIES
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One raising a stink? : SKUNK
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Tanks : VATS
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"Mamma Mia!" group : ABBA
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When shadows are shortest : NOON
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Sauce brand : RAGU
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Recipe amt. : TSP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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