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New York Times, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Author:
Gareth Bain
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gareth Bain

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 22,723 )
Across
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Gulp from a flask : SWIG
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Classic sci-fi terror, with "the" : BLOB
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Began a triathlon : SWAM
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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Running behind : LATE
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Afghanistan's Karzai : HAMID
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What the annual Dove Awards are awarded for : GOSPELMUSIC
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"The Hot Zone" virus : EBOLA
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Source of T-bones : STEER
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Like winter in Siberia : COLDASHELL
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Game with Skip and Reverse cards : UNO
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Baseball card fig. : RBI
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Followers of lambdas : MUS
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"The Crow" actress ___ Ling : BAI
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Song title for both Fleetwood Mac and Starship : SARA
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Kind of aerobics : STEP
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Phyllis's never-seen TV husband : LARS
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Open to suggestion : AMENABLE
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Coming-clean words : ILIED
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Indicators of age ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : TREERINGS
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Sweet filling, in commercial names : KREME
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Inviting a blessing? : SNEEZING
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Sing a paean to : LAUD
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Pursuers of the Sopranos, for short : GMEN
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Drop ___ (start to disrobe) : TROU
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"Newhart" setting : INN
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Tre + tre : SEI
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City of Kyrgyzstan : OSH
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Tricky turn : ESS
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One at a crime scene : EYEWITNESS
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Take illegally : POACH
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Noir or comedy : GENRE
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Place for iodine : FIRSTAIDKIT
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Perfumer's compound : ESTER
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"Horrors!" : EGAD
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Accelerator particles : IONS
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Drunken spree : TOOT
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Staph-caused irritation : STYE
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Cherub at Notre Dame : ANGE
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Autograph: Abbr. : SIG
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Ian who won the 1991 Masters : WOOSNAM
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Yet to come : INSTORE
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Act starstruck, say : GAPE
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Words on a jacket : BLURB
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Chorus syllables : LAS
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Ear-related : OTIC
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Look good on : BECOME
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Gets rid of : SHEDS
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Indiana river : WABASH
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Sights on slides : AMOEBAE
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President Fillmore : MILLARD
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"The Persistence of Memory" and others : DALIS
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Name for a bull : ELMER
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Wolfish : LUPINE
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Team ___ : USA
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Trinidad or Tobago : ISLE
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Chipped in : ANTED
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Like telegrams, typically : TERSE
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"Hungarian Rhapsodies" composer : LISZT
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Part of a slot machine : ARM
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Any of the "Stayin' Alive" singers : BEEGEE
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Apparel abbr. : LGE
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___ uncertain terms : INNO
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"Gold Digger" rapper : KANYEWEST
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Chance upon : RUNINTO
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"Suppose so" : IRECKON
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Having chips, say : NOSHING
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NASA's Grissom : GUS
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Feudal subject : LIEGE
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Rifle problems : MISFIRES
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Dog in the funnies : SNERT
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Classic Bogart role : SPADE
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___ polloi : HOI
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Palm smartphone : TREO
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Army NCO : SSGT
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Scotland's Firth of ___ : TAY
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Mao ___-tung : TSE

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

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